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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 669 - December 19, 2003 - ISSN 1539-5065    2 of 3

Sniping Services Do Their Share for eBay Holiday Shopping

By Ina Steiner
December 19, 2003

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Sniping, the controversial practice of bidding at the last minute on eBay auctions, is in full swing during the holiday shopping season. Two companies that provide "automatic" sniping services are offering shoppers special deals this month.

eSnipe, one of the largest sniping services, is having a 1-day promotion on December 19. Snipes that normally cost between $.25 to $10 will cost $.05 between December 19 at 8:00 p.m. through Saturday, December 20, at 8:00 a.m., Pacific Standard Time. See Web site for details: http://www.esnipe.com/NickelBidNight2003

Another sniping service, BidSlammer, is running a promotion for the month of December, giving registered users double sniping power. BidSlammer gives double the snipe bucks for each purchase, so if you buy $20, you get $40 of credit toward eBay snipes. http://www.bidslammer.com

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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