Thanks to esnipe owners, they make a huge work to constantly update the ebay API. Last time they last 20 minutes only to fix the inconsistency. Good job.
Review by CustomerGwynne Saulsberry10 months ago
eSnipe takes security very serious and responds in record time! I've enjoyed the use of eSnipe and now took the time to review them when they exceed my expectations. Thank you Support at eSnipe.
Review by Trofted1 year ago
I've used eSnipe a dozen times and have always been satisfied, even though there are free sniping sites out there. However, on my last bid, as I watched the seconds tick down expecting eSnipe to place the bid for me...nothing happened. Then I went to their site, which was down. When I spoke to customer service they blamed an eBay connection (which is a lie) and never updated the problem on their server status page (keeping members in the dark that they ever had a problem). They did admit during this conversation that this technical glitch happened to many customers of theirs. They were very dismissive about it like "this comes with the territory of placing bids in the final seconds". That's your job!!! Now they are refusing to refund my remaining "bid point" balance of $10 which I will NEVER use because I would never trust them again.
Review by Scobey1 year ago
I have used esnipe for over 10 years. There was a point where it did not work on Ebay but it was a problem for ALL the sniping services and it was sorted out in a month or two.
It is great for winning auctions on really hard to find items and to avoid paying too much in a bidding war.
Review by Bestoon Dickins2 years ago
I've used eSnipe for about 10+ years to bid on stuff I'd like but didn't want to fuss and fume at the last moment placing a bid.
So far out of maybe 40 or 50 uses it's been great - once in a while it doesn't place my bid but I've had that problem directly with eBay too - the web works in mysterious ways.
It's tempting to just go to the bay and bid my maximum price but I've had much better luck sniping in at the last few seconds. The cost of the snipe (1% for a winning bid) is very reasonable for the service and convenience.
Review by Bafford Yerger2 years ago
Doesn't always work properly. Glitches and misses the end of auction or more often the program believes that you are outbid when you are not.
It's possible that eBay is interfering somehow. Either way...YOU LOSE
Review by Kunie2 years ago
The current issue of "there's a problem with your account" is all about eBay.com - I've been an eBay seller/buyer for 10+ years an now having repeated issues of not able to bid and I'm not even an esnipe user (alth. have used them in past). Its so bad that I cancelled my ebay membership.
Review by Trixay Aznar3 years ago
Ebay no longer recognizes esnipe. You can't authorize them without ebay saying your password was compromised. If you send esnipe money, you're giving it away. Steer clear.
Review by Mad3 years ago
I THINK ESNIPE GOT HACKED AND THE HACKERS FOULED UP THEIR COMPUTER SYSTEM, BUT THEY WON'T ADMIT IT. I CAN'T BID ANY MORE. I GET THE MESSAGE "SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOUR EBAY INFO". I'VE PLACED DIRECT BIDS ON EBAY SINCE AND NOTHING IS WRONG WITH MY EBAY INFO. THE PROBLEM IS ESNIPE. I HAVE SENT 5 EMAILS TO GET THIS CORRECTED AND HAVE NOT HEARD BACK. WHAT TRULY LOUSY CUSTOMER SERVICE. LOST 2 IMPORTANT BIDS AS A RESULT.
I AM CANCELING BECAUSE IF IT WAS HACKED THEN SOMEONE NOW HAS ALL MY PERSONAL INFO AND CAN USE MY ACCOUNT. THE PROBLEM NOW IS I CAN'T FIND OUT HOW TO CANCEL MY ACCOUNT, AND I CAN'T GET ESNIPE TO TELL ME HOW.
WHAT A JOKE.
Review by Subtho3 years ago
I love Esnipe. I have used their services for YEARS, have been grandfathered into certain conveniences, have saved hundreds of dollars and have won approx. 90% of the auctions on which I have bid. The other 10%, I had bid too low or there was a technical difficulty. By golly, if I was accurate and helpful 90% of the time, I'd be a goddess!
Thank you, Esnipe for creating this awesome service, allowing me to bid with confidence, saving me money and releasing me from the need to be tied to my computer screen. I share this site with every single person that, I know, bids on EBay, even my own customers!!
Keep up the good work! :)
Review by Densus4 years ago
BEWARE USING ESNIPE. They will randomly remove your ebay sign-in password. Then after your auctions end they will inform you.. "EBAY PASSWORD PROBLEM".
This has happened 3 TIMES TO ME!. It's always after I change my ebay password.
1. I log on to my esnipe account and change the password to my new ebay password.
2. Log on and off 3-4 times to make sure password is WORKING PROPERLY!
3. ESNIPE THEN CANCELS ALL MY NEW AUCTIONS BIDS.
It never fails. This is a BAD GLITCH for a auction bidding service
I'm done losing bids cause of them. HELLO AUCTION SNIPER!
Review by Tahminah4 years ago
they are the scum of ebay
Review by Reida Allei4 years ago
I lost a bid that was significantly higher than the winning bid for a rare discontinued item.
This was reported as "ebay connection problem" and that I should read the server report.
This page is loaded with reports of this problem and the only recourse esnipe is willing to
do is give bid points to the customers who lost auctions from this server glitch that is clearly
from esnipe's side.
How about making up the difference of having to purchase the item at a higher price than the auction winning price.
This is all too clear that esnipe is not as reliable as they boast on their page.
Review by Ashlrr4 years ago
This is a case where the less people know esnipe is available the better my chances are of winning the items I am bidding on, I have been happily using esnipe for over 10 years.
Review by Yaneric5 years ago
New to the world of auction shopping, a friend of mine turned me on to this. I can set it and go straight to bed for overnight bidding.
Review by Ermyl6 years ago
1. Esnipe Bidgroups is THE KILLER APP HERE. Bid on a bunch of similar items with the intent of only buying one. Once Esnipe wins one, it won't bid on any more.
2. Find a better deal or change your mind, you can't cancel an ebay bid. You just have to wait and hope you get outbid. But you can cancel an esnipe bid.
3. Some chump ebayers keep upping their bids once outbid. But not if you snipe them at the last second.
Review by DorothyHayes Barboa6 years ago
I've been using eSnipe for about thirteen years, and I've been very happy with the service. I feel their pricing is quite fair for what they offer, which is a reliable last few seconds bid. I read one review where the reviewer complained about a minimum $1.00 charge for a foreign bid... Seriously? If the extra 75 cents is going to break you, then don't use this service for foreign bids. They also have a maximum charge. So if I am bidding on an automobile or other high priced item, I'm only charged $10.00!! That's a great deal compared to me hanging around my computer! Anyway, I've been very impressed with this site and I highly recommend them!
Review by Ljubina ChappellCustomer6 years ago
Excellent- have used for 12 years or more. Has saved me a bunch of money and staying up half the night to bid.
Review by Almondo7 years ago
I would give this site a zero if I could. they charged me a dollar for bids that should of only been 25 cents. I buy beads and bulk bid on a whole heap one night thought I saved myself a bundle the next day and a nights sleep but guess what.. they ended up costing me twice as much as I would of considered paying in some cases. I of course complained and they sent me a $#*! n bull excuse that they charge 100 points for non us bids.. oh really? because I didn't read that pearl in your "how much does is cost" in your Q's and A's. theres much better free sites people can use. DONT use this site people they are dishonest and rip off merchants
Review by Maggsies7 years ago
I just logged on after a couple of years and my BidPoints are still there! Pretty cool that they didn't expire after all this time.
This service if for when you really, really want to win some item, this system will give you your best chance. I started using eSnipe years ago after forgetting to check up on an auction of something a really wanted right at the end of the auction. With eSnipe, you can just set it and move on with your life. It's always exciting to get that notice of a win when you weren't even thinking about it! Great for use at work when you might not be able to access eBay right at the critical moment. You don't need to use it every time, just on the important items.
Review by Lulio8 years ago
Esnipe sounds like a good idea, for the website. Having observed esnipe, I fail to see why you need it. If you want something on ebay, all you have to do is bid the maximum amount you are willing to pay. If you don't know what that is, you shouldn't be bidding. Ebay only increases the amount you bid by one increment, say $1, more than the last bid. And it does it instantly. If the bids become more than your maximum, then you are outbid and the auction ends for you (costing you nothing). Esnipe does the same thing, except you have to pay not to bid. I have won close to 100 auctions this way, but it is much more fun to do your own sniping. And let's say you told it to bid 4 seconds before the end. That's still enough time for me to beat you, unless you bid more than my maximum. But hey, to each his own. I am not criticizing, just making an observation. Happy bidding, no matter how you do it.
Review by GavinWarnfeldt9 years ago
Review by Elgort Tai9 years ago
I noticed that when I bid on item and it had days to go people would start biding on that item as well. However if I wait until the last few seconds of a auction, often there are way fewer bids. This makes wining a item less expensive. With so many people on eBay charging outrageous shipping/handling charges I searched for a way to keep the competition at a minimum.
The answer is esnipe. A low cost alternative to biding myself. I can set it up to bid at any time before the end of an auction and it always works. I have never had a filed bid using this system. I don't get caught up in biding wars and never bid more than what I started out to bid. I love this system. I see people end up bidding more for an item than it can be purchased out right for. Its crazy. Get some management involved in bidding on eBay and try esnipe. I use it exclusively to bid on eBay.
Review by Dennin9 years ago
I've been using eSnipe since 2006 and think it is a great tool for end of auction bidding.
It is particularly useful when you just don't have the time to sit- and fume about losing an auction. When there is an item i really would like or need, I use eSnipe. Otherwise I just use the Buy-It-Now option.
I've both won and lost items in auctions with eSnipe. The ones I lost were simply too popular and went way above what I bid.
Some people report that esnipe never even bid on a item. That's happened to me too but ONLY because at the time my bid would have been placed, it was already above my highest bid. Esnipe states this in their terms and it perfectly understandable, correct software behavior.
You simply purchase "points" then use them as need be. My points purchased in 2006 are still good, they do not expire like cellphone rollover minutes.
My "points" purchase have paid for themselves over and over again. You do not need to be there for the end of auction, it works whether you are online or not, their servers do the work. I must admit, it is fun to watch yourself win an auction in the last 4-6 seconds of an auction without lifting a finger!
Out of the dozen or so time I have used this, it has NEVER failed to place a bid when my bid was higher then the current bid.
Placing a realistic bid is key to winning an auction. If you place a bid for $50 for something you KNOW will sell for $100, you simply won't win with any sniping software. Of course, I still do this knowing I'll probably lose and still get lucky on occasion.
This software is one of the best of it's kind and highly recommend it. If you do a lot of auction, then it;'s worth buying 1000 points. You can find out what their current pricing is, but 1000 points buys $1000 worth of eBay merchandise.
Review by KrissKraft9 years ago
Pretty neat system if you like to bid in the last seconds on ebay auctions, this does it for you. Plus you don't need to hang around the computer when the auction is ending. I wish their site was a bit more user friendly, but all in all, it's a great service for the price. Keep it up!