Good Sniping Software?
March 8, 2008 2:32 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend a good, free sniping software for ebay bidding?
posted by tangyraspberry to Computers & Internet (20 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
esnipe has never failed me.
posted by spasm at 2:58 PM on March 8, 2008

posted by IronSurfer at 3:06 PM on March 8, 2008

I like
posted by DoctorFedora at 3:09 PM on March 8, 2008
posted by special-k at 3:11 PM on March 8, 2008

second jbidwatcher.
posted by scruss at 3:16 PM on March 8, 2008

esnipe is a website sniping service, not PC software. They offer a free trial and are very reasonably priced after that. I have been very satisfied with their service.
posted by swarkentien at 3:24 PM on March 8, 2008

I like Auctionstealer too.
posted by essexjan at 3:48 PM on March 8, 2008 is another website service - 5 free snipes a week, and they haven't failed me yet.
posted by streetdreams at 4:07 PM on March 8, 2008

i third Used it for two years, works great, and they have proven to be trustworthy. In that time, i believe they have saved me hundreds of dollars. They have a free component that lets you bid 3 auctions a week for free, but on the free side, it puts your bid in 10 seconds before the auction closes. If you pay, you can snipe unlimited, plus it puts the bid in only 3 seconds before auction closes.
posted by extrabox at 4:33 PM on March 8, 2008

I like
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 5:07 PM on March 8, 2008

thirding jbidwatcher.

it is a free, open source (and cross-platform) destkop application which means that you can be confident that it is not doing anything malicious with your ebay account or computer. you can also add, change, or remove functionality yourself by modifying the code.

otoh, jbidwatcher needs to be running on your computer at the time of the snipes for them to actually work.
posted by 4n0nym0u5 at 5:13 PM on March 8, 2008

I use I wouldn't say that I love it, but it works and hasn't let me down yet.
posted by exquisite_deluxe at 6:27 PM on March 8, 2008

Fourthing JBidWatcher
posted by mge at 6:55 PM on March 8, 2008

Another happy JBidWatcher user. If you're a geek with a machine that's always on anyway it's a no-brainer.
posted by Skorgu at 8:33 PM on March 8, 2008

I use JBidWatcher too. I think that makes me sixth.
posted by ikkyu2 at 9:26 PM on March 8, 2008

7th'ing JBidwatcher.
posted by melorama at 9:52 PM on March 8, 2008

posted by qvtqht at 4:59 AM on March 9, 2008

If your computer's not going to be on, then use Gixen -- it's always worked for me.
posted by suedehead at 11:03 AM on March 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

seconding Gixen
posted by singingfish at 2:00 PM on March 9, 2008 is not free, but has no monthly fees, just a per successful snipe charge of 25c or a percentage of larger bids. It seems cost effective for a one or two auction a month type usage.
posted by bystander at 5:48 PM on March 9, 2008

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