How do I set up a
(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).
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"
Type in the name of the
item that you are looking for in the "Keyword"
You can refine your search by using the optional "Categories", "Price"
, and "# of bids" "min" and "max"
Now just click on the "Search"
button (not the "Search" tab).
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.
If you see an item you'd
like more information about, just click on its "View"
You'll be taken to the
item's listing page on eBay.
If you like what you see
and want to schedule a snipe for that item, click on the "Snipe It!"
button for that item.
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
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.
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
Click here to go back to the main tutorial page.
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
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 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!"
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.
* Save money
* Save time
* It's free!
* Quick and easy to use
* 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
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