How to win eBay auctions

How to win eBay auctions

eBayWikipedia: eBay Inc. (/ˈiːˌbeɪ/ EE-bay) is a multinational e-commerce corporation, facilitating online consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales. It is headquartered in San Jose, California. eBay w... is all about psychology… a little like gambling. The most a person is willing to pay is rarely actually the most they’re willing to pay. When one sees an eBay auction at a couple of pounds above the most you’re willing to pay, it’s very easy to rethink your bid.

As such, to get the best chance of winning an eBay action, bid at the very last moment. This gives those with a poor grasp on self control little chance to reconsider the amount they’re willing to pay. In order to do this, you need to decide how much you’re willing to pay. Oh… a catch 22 I hear you say. No. Stop being a fanny and make a decision. This will be based on:

  • How much you want what’s on offer
  • How much you can get it for elsewhere
  • How much money you have burning a hole in your pocket

Once you’ve made this decision, you have 2 options. The first is to wait until the very last moment of an auction and place your bid. I’ve lost many an auction because I forgot about it or my computer was a little too slow to get the bid in on time. The other option is to use an auction snipingWikipedia: Auction sniping is the practice, in a timed online auction, of placing a bid likely to exceed the current highest bid (which may be hidden) as late as possible—usually seconds before the end of the ... tool. I’ve used auctionsniper for a few years now. You just need to enter in the item number and your maximum bid. AuctionSniper will then bid for you in the closing seconds to give you the best chance of winning.

If you’re going to sign up, use the link above or the image link below as this gives me a few free snipes. You’ll also get some free snipes when you sign up to let you try the service.

 

P.S. This isn’t shameless affiliate driven promotion like a possibly mutual acquaintance does with crummy services such as GoDaddy. AuctionSniper is genuinely a decent service which I urge you to check out.