Hidbid is ready - 2007-08-25
We're now ready to execute your snipes.
All of the design and other small details aren't finished, but our sniper engine is functioning well. A couple of the snipes we've scheduled were executed 2 seconds early so we adjusted it a bit but then went back to the original settings. We figure having a snipe execute 2 seconds early occasionally is better than 2 seconds late.
*Note- during peak internet (and eBay) traffic times, it's best to adjust your snipe to execute with 8-10 seconds left in the auction, to hopefully account for any delay in execution. Check out our FAQ page for more information about sniping, possible risks, etc.
We'll be modifying the look of the site as well as a few of the features over the next few weeks or months. Our hope is to create Hidbid to have more useful features while keeping our site user friendly.
A few minor issues we have right now:
Our emails are sent out in html, not simple text. So, if you open a message using a webmail (and probably some other) client, you'll see the html code in addition to your message text.
We thought we had it fixed once, but it reverted back.
Our emails aren't consistently received when sending to Yahoo email addresses.
That's about it for actual issues (we really don't see the occasional early bid placement as an issue). Hopefully these things will be taken care of shortly, maybe by the time you read this.
We'll be playing with the design and trying a couple different color schemes, maybe shrinking some tables, small things like that. Also, our forum should be up shortly.
Play with the site a bit and see what you think.
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