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Online sniping service. Bidnapper sends email alerts when you have been outbid, and includes auction searching, watching and management. There are a variety of service options, and users can earn free snipes by referring friends.
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Trial: 15 days
Snipe credits: From $19.99 for ten winning snipes
Sniping service Bidnapper is running two offers for new customers to obtain one year of free sniping, worth $49.99.
The second offer enables eBay sellers to offer their customers a coupon for a free subscription, at no cost to the seller. Sellers can create coupons here.
The cash back feature, called "Buyer's Club", helps users to participate in cash back programs to receive credit for purchases.
The UnWiredBuyer function allows users to monitor the final minutes of an auction when they are away from their computer. The system calls them by phone in the last 3 minutes and announces the auction status including the current bid amount. The user may also place a bid on eBay over the phone, by following voice prompts, if bidding has gone above the snipe value they have set.
Sniping tools are suffering again, following on from the impact last month of eBay's Weak Passwords Policy.
Mario Vodopivec of Gixen traces the problem to the new Paperless Payments Policy. This requires sellers on eBay.com to accept only paperless payments (PayPal or credit cards), causing auctions from outside the US which don't accept PayPal to be mssing from the US eBay site - the site many sniping services use to get item details and place bids.
Mario explains "On October 27th eBay broke most sniping services and software when it started restricting some items to be viewed only on their respective eBay country sites. German customers seem to be the most affected. This happens because most sniping services work with ebay.com only; so if a listing is visible only on ebay.de, most sniping services won't work with it."
A number of sniping services, including Gixen, have since released fixes for the problem.
A number of sniping tools have reported missed bids due to eBay's new "weak password policy".
Under the new policy, eBay shows security warnings to users with passwords they have determined to be less than strong, encouraging these users to change their passwords to something more secure. The warning has blocked some bids from sniping services such as Bidnapper and JustSnipe.
eBay advises users to choose passwords with a combination of at least 6 to 8 letters, numbers, and special characters; or multiple words without spaces. Passwords should not consist of single words or easily obtainable personal information, and should not contain part of a user ID, email address, or words related to eBay or a hobby.
Sniping tool Bidnapper can now place last-minute bids on eBay plus 23 other auction sites.
The newly supported sites include uBid, Bidz, Liquidation.com, eBid, Overstock Auctions, CQout, ePier, Yahoo! Japan, Allegro, and Aukro.
Bidnapper are looking at further extending their support to sites such as Dell Auctions, QXL, Ricardo, Eachnet, and Taobao.
Sniping service Bidnapper has altered its pricing plans from 1 August. Prices are now:
- Non-stop, unlimited service, $6.95/month, recurrent
- 12 months of unlimited service $45.95
- 6 months of unlimited service $26.95
- 3 months of unlimited service $16.95
- 1 month of unlimited service $9.95
- 10 winning snipes $19.95
- 25 winning snipes $36.95
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The Supplier Says
Bidnapper delivers bids to eBay® auctions at the last moment in a process called "sniping." Snipe with Bidnapper to:
Win more auctions, your competition won't have time to respond
Protect your username from searches by your competition
Place your bids automatically, in any currency, while you do other things
Change or delete your bids without the eBay® hassle
Hold prices down by not bidding throughout the auction
Use the proxy system to advance your bid just enough to win From the supplier's website