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How to Win an eBay Item by Sniping

Watch more How to Buy & Sell Things Online videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Win an eBay item by sniping with these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Register on eBay Register on eBay, if you're not already, and make sure you're signed in on the day the auction ends. Keep track of the auction you wish to win, including the current bid price, time left in the auction, and the ending time. Set up a text or e-mail alert with eBay to remind you to bid. Step 2: Read carefully Read the auction description carefully and ask any questions before sniping, which will leave you no time for questions or to retract your bid. Step 3: Get ready Get ready to snipe by going to the auction page a few minutes before the end time and opening the auction page in two separate browser windows. Reposition and resize the windows so they are side by side. Tip If it's a hot item, there's likely to be several snipers. The one who submits the highest bid closest to the end of the auction is the winner. Step 4: Put in your bid Put your maximum bid in the first window and select Place Bid but do not hit the Confirm Bid button on the next page. Scroll down the page so the Confirm Bid button is visible. Step 5: Confirm bid Go to the other window and refresh the page so you can see the current price and time left. Keep refreshing until there are 10 to 15 seconds left. Then go back to the other open window and hit the Confirm Bid button. Hit the Refresh link to see if your bid was accepted. Tip If you have a slow internet connection, you won't be able to refresh as fast and will probably have to enter your bid about 30 seconds earlier. Step 6: Use one-click bid Use eBay's one-click bid feature to quickly increase your bid if you're outbid and there's still time left. You need to be signed in to eBay and have at least one bid on the item already. Step 7: Use sniping services Check out fee-based, online sniping services if you don't plan to be around for the end of the auction. They can't increase your maximum bid, but they do the sniping for you, and many services offer a free trial. Happy hunting! Did You Know? EBay is the world's largest online marketplace, with more than 90 million users worldwide.
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