eBay auction sniper

How do I set up a snipe?
(if you want to do a search of eBay from Hidbid, just scroll down this page and follow the pictures and text. If you already know which item you'd like to schedule a snipe for, click here).

setting up a snipe

After you've signed in to Hidbid, you should see your member page, similar to the picture above.  To set up a snipe, first click on the "Search" tab, to search eBay.

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Type in the name of the item that you are looking for in the "Keyword" field.
You can refine your search by using the optional "Categories", "Price" "min" and "max", and "# of bids" "min" and "max" fields.
Now just click on the "Search" button (not the "Search" tab).

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The eBay items matching your search will now be displayed.  You can scroll down the page to look at the results and move on to the next page of results by clicking the numbers at the bottom of the page.

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If you see an item you'd like more information about, just click on its "View" button.

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You'll be taken to the item's listing page on eBay.

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If you like what you see and want to schedule a snipe for that item, click on the "Snipe It!" button for that item.

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You should now see a screen like the one in the picture above, showing the item information, the time left in the auction, the minimum amount you can bid, etc.
Enter your maximum bid, number of seconds before the auctions end you would like for your bid to be placed, your eBay user ID, and your eBay password in the fields provided.
*Note - 5-8 seconds is highly recommended for the "Time left to bid" field. 5 seconds is ideal, but during high Internet and eBay traffic times (Sunday evenings, American time zones) there may be a delay in your snipe's execution. Up to 8 seconds would be a better choice during these times, to be sure that your bid is placed.
**To view what we do to protect your sensitive information and our privacy policies, go to our FAQ and privacy policy pages.
Click on the "Check at eBay" button to verify that your eBay information is entered correctly.  If it isn't, you'll get an error when you click the "Snipe" button near the bottom of the page.
Which, that is the last step.  When you have entered all the necessary information, click the "Snipe" button.

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That's all there is to it.  If you entered your eBay information correctly and a valid bid amount, your snipe should now be scheduled and ready to go.  You should see a screen similar to the one above.
Everything on the page is pretty much self explanatory.  The little hourglass icon symbolizes that Hidbid is waiting to place your bid.

Click here to go back to the main tutorial page.

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If you already know which item you'd like to snipe, go to that item on eBay. Copy the item number shown on the upper right-hand side of the auction listing.

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Sign in to Hidbid and you should see your member page, similar to the picture above. Enter (or paste) the item number in the "Item #" field.
The "Quantity" field should be left set to 1, unless you're bidding on a Dutch auction and you'd like more than 1 of the item.
You don't need to enter your bid on this page.
Click the "Snipe it!" button.
Click here to be taken to the next step. *Note- the item shown in the next picture isn't the same one. We tried to keep this page from running on too long.

Why Snipe With Hidbid?

* Save money

* Save time

* It's free!

* Quick and easy to use

* Reliability

* Peace of mind

* No need to download anything

* No need for you to leave your computer on

* Cancel or change your bids without upsetting eBay or eBay sellers

* Flexible snipe execution scheduling

* View your snipe history

* Immediate auction results e-mailed to you

* A forum to pick-up and share eBay tips