Mark Atwood (fallenpegasus) wrote,
Mark Atwood

Why the hell do people snipe on eBay? I mean, there is no upside, you don't get a better price, and there is a downside, you are much more likely to overpay.

Someone just sniped the IBM TP T23 I was bidding on, in literally the last second, beating my bid, and payed over past market price, and who knows how much he set is max bid by.

I do know why craven eBay allows it, even tho the technical fix would be trivial to implement: the more people snipe, the more they overpay, and the more they overpay, the more fees eBay collects.

Damn. The next one isn't for another 16 hours.

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