eBay Sniping Software May Mark Turning Point in Black Monday Sales
Unexpectedly high sales of its eBay sniping service triggered an early holiday 2012 sale at eSnipe.com, a leading auction sniper site whose services are prized by bargain-hunting purchasers of collectibles.
Due to an unexpected increase in sales at eSnipe, Inc., a provider that allows you to automatically place bids in the final seconds of an eBay auction, they have been able to slash their prices considerably for Black Monday. The knock on affect of this is an expected boom in online bidding. eSnipe is a favorite with collectors due to its ability to increase an eBay bid fast enough at the end of an auction, that it exceedingly difficult to beat by hand.
This is eSnipes fourth sale during their 12 years of business, and it will run until the 25th of November. According to eSnipe CEO, Tom Campball, these discounts will never be repeated.
One of the problems that eSnipe solves is that eBay don't like it if you cancel bids. However, as eSnipe defers bidding until the final seconds, this gives you the opportunity of changing your mind and canceling the bid, at any time before the final bid occurs. Due to eSnipes low charges, 1% on a winning bid, it is expected that many businesses that buy their stock from eBay will see the advantages of this system.
Auction Sniper Service Discounts Steepest in 12 Year History
"This sale was an experiment to see whether such steep cuts would bring in new users. It was controversial inside the company because of the potential support burden. In fact we were inundated with orders from existing users instead," says CEO Tom Campbell
Auction Sniper Stragglers Note: Sale continues until November 25
The sale at eSnipe will remain open until November the 25th at http://www.esnipe.com/
Company CEO Tom Campball says, “The usual free trial period is unchanged, so new customers who purchase the service now can still take full advantage of the free offer and wait to use their discount later, as long as the order is placed before November 25th.”
About eSnipe, Inc.
eSnipe places bids for eBay users during the last few seconds of the auction, a practice called "sniping" in online auction parlance. eSnipe launched in 1999 as one of the early eBay sniper services to on high-speed dedicated servers. eSnipe's multiple servers (hybrid Linux, Windows, and BSD) placed over $300 million worth of bids on eBay in 2011 alone. eSnipe CEO and former Microsoft program manager Campbell made eSnipe one of the first pay sites on the Internet in June, 2001. To keep merchant account charges low he was forced to devise the first profitable micropayment system on the web. It has been in unbroken operation since--and profitable longer than Amazon.com. http://www.esnipe.com/