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What’s Proxy Bidding?

How to use this powerful bidding tool

Proxy bids are a standard part of the eBay bidding system. If you've bid on eBay before you may have used it without even realizing it.

Think of proxy bidding as a service. It monitors an individual auction for you and automatically places bids on your behalf so you don't have to stay glued to the computer. Basically you bid the maximum amount you're willing to pay for the car and eBay will automatically raise your bid as needed to beat out other bidders. Here's an example: Read the rest of this entry »

What is Sniping?

Understanding this controversial practice on eBay

So you've finally found the perfect Corvette for sale at auction. You've researched the seller, stayed one step ahead of the other bidders and now the auction is about to close. There's been no activity for the last day and you're getting confident that this classic Corvette will be in your garage next week. You're glued to your computer screen watching the minutes tick by and constantly refreshing the eBay auction page to make sure you're still high bidder. 30 seconds left...15 seconds left. It's in the bag. The auction ends...and...you're...the...loser! Someone outbid you! Arrggghhh! Read the rest of this entry »

Checking a seller’s Feedback

Research the seller before bidding on that Corvette for sale

Just like buying any big ticket item from a private party, you want to know the person selling that Corvette on eBay. The first place to look is their feedback. This is something you should check on every item you bid on, not just cars. The seller's feedback page is where you can see how experience they are and how well they've handled other transactions in the past. Read the rest of this entry »