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    Question Ever lose an auction for less than your snipe?!

    Pretty simple question - have you ever watched an auction close, you're not the winner, but after taking a closer look it was won for less than your snipe (or bid) and you weren't the winner?!

    Sounds stupid but this just happened to me... had a $12 snipe and the auction was won for $11.83 or something and I wasn't the winner. Obviously it is because "incrementally" I wasn't able to bid but just found it interesting because even though it's basically pennies, the seller got less money than someone was willing to pay.

    Has this happened to anyone else? Any bigger auctions where incrementally you need to bid at least $5 or $50 and you lost it?

    I know the answer is "Don't put in a snipe for an even dollar amount but always over the even dollar amount to avoid this" but just thought it was interesting but understand what happened.
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    Many times, and my snipes are never on the dollar.

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    Don't tell me this, I'm at the NASCAR race today and sniping for the first time today, I was actually pretty worried even before I read this lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk8 View Post
    Don't tell me this, I'm at the NASCAR race today and sniping for the first time today, I was actually pretty worried even before I read this lol
    Don't worry you will be fine your sniping a Dawson card. No on else collects him anyway.

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    Sniping = love hate relationship


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    Yup. It's something I wish I didn't have to do, but if you want to win...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pine Tar View Post
    Don't worry you will be fine your sniping a Dawson card. No on else collects him anyway.
    Ouch lol
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    Part of me was happy because I figured it'd sell for like $8 and my snipe was WAY enough... Was actually happy to see I didn't win lol


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    My first experiment with sniping went okay last night, have to work over night tonight so I will have to try it again tonight
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    Sniping.


    A service I wish had never been invented.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Mario View Post
    Sniping.


    A service I wish had never been invented.
    Come onnnnnnnnnnnn... You know it's the best thing since sliced bread.


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