How to Auto-Snipe Your eBay Auctions - dummies

By Marsha Collier

When it comes to eBay bidding and winning, a bunch of software programs and websites can help automate your shopping and feedback process. They will bid for you whether you’re near a computer or sleeping peacefully.

BidRobot deftly places sniping bids for you from its servers. It’s won many an auction while users have been away from their computers. The service is one of the least expensive out there, charging a low flat rate. Get a three-week free trial (all you can snipe for three weeks!).


BidRobot also has a BidGroup feature to use if you’re bound and determined to get the lowest price for an item. This is accomplished by planning a bidding schedule at a set price. The bidding continues until you win your item (or not). Here’s how it works.

  1. Search for your item.

    Search for your specific item on eBay. You may find a large number of eBay auctions that offer your item.

  2. Select the auctions you’d like to bid on.

    Review the listings (checking the seller’s feedback, description and eBay Buyer Protection availability) and select six different listings.

  3. Create your first snipe.

    Type your first snipe bid in the pale-yellow Bid section (at the very top of the BidRobot bid screen) and select the option to indicate that you want to create a group of bids with the other five auctions.

  4. Group the other auctions.

    To bid on other sellers’ auctions, scroll down until you find the Pending Bid Group that contains your first item bid. Then use the form in that BidGroup area to add more snipe bids for other auctions in that specific BidGroup. You may add bids for as many additional auctions as you like to this group.

  5. Winning.

    If you win any one of the auctions in your BidGroup, the remaining bids in that specific group will not be placed. This is automatic.