NOW OPEN. The MSE Forum's energy-themed Ask An Expert event is open for questions. Visit the dedicated board to ask MSE Gary & MSE Andrew about gas & electricity

Goofbid sniper no longer free?

2

Replies

  • pulliptearspulliptears Forumite
    14.5K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    Forumite
    I agree with Gixen. I've used the free version for years and it's never let me down.
  • SteveJW wrote: »
    Anyone know how to delete a Goofbid Account

    Thanks

    They have a link for that here;

    https://www.goofbid.com/close_my_account.html
  • forgotmynameforgotmyname Forumite
    32K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    Forumite
    I've never quite got the significance of having, say, a 2 - 3 second lead time over a 6 second one. At either time interval there is no opportunity for a non-sniper to see your bid and react with a higher one, so you are only competing with other snipes. In which case it is surely better to have the earlier bid as they take precedence. For example if I snipe at 6 seconds for £20 and you snipe at 2 seconds with £20.50 - I win because you are trying to bid below the bid increment, had you sniped at 7 seconds you would have won as I would have been below your maximum bid.

    I use Gixen by the way, and have never had a problem with them.


    SP

    Been there and done that myself, sniping in person not using a service though. I lost an item even though my bid would have been the highest.

    "would have" being the operative phrase. My bid was not above the limit of the previous snipe.

    ie. £xx bid where the next bid must be 20p more than the last one. My bid was onbly 18p more and because i bid with less than 5 seconds to go there was no chance to alter the bid amount.

    If i had gone in a few seconds earlier my bid would have won. All for the sake of 2p and leaving it too late. Did i learn? nope i still do it.
    Censorship Reigns Supreme in Troll City...

  • has anyone that uses goofbid for seller history had any issues with the tool? as for the past few days I am not able to see seller history and it is saying 'seller has not listed any items'.
  • steveE2steveE2 Forumite
    1.3K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Combo Breaker
    Forumite
    1luckystar wrote: »
    has anyone that uses goofbid for seller history had any issues with the tool? as for the past few days I am not able to see seller history and it is saying 'seller has not listed any items'.

    I contacted Goofbid about this and they say they have been updating there servers and This is something our developers are currently investigating and should be working as normal very soon
  • 1luckystar1luckystar Forumite
    103 Posts
    I have sent them mail and they said the same, its working ok now. Glad they fixed it.
  • edited 16 April 2017 at 3:18PM
    adindasadindas Forumite
    6K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    Forumite
    edited 16 April 2017 at 3:18PM
    They have a link for that here;

    https://www.goofbid.com/close_my_account.html

    Has anyone tried to cancel / delete the old Goofbid Account and after sometimes around 6 months (say) try to create a new account and the clock for free to use will restart again ??
  • brisbris Forumite
    10.4K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    Forumite
    If your going to pay for the service i wonder if you can hold them liable for failed bids?
    That doesn't even make sense. A snipe is only as good as the amount you want to pay, there are still plenty more people who will have a better bid already waiting.


    Sniping never has and never will guarantee you will win a bid, all snipping does is catch the shillers and people who put in to low a bid but would maybe increase it if they had more time.
  • adindasadindas Forumite
    6K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    Forumite
    bris wrote: »
    That doesn't even make sense. A snipe is only as good as the amount you want to pay, there are still plenty more people who will have a better bid already waiting.


    Sniping never has and never will guarantee you will win a bid, all snipping does is catch the shillers and people who put in to low a bid but would maybe increase it if they had more time.

    I believe what forgotmyname means with failed bid here is the fail bid due to technical error from Goofbid although your maximum bid is still well above the final value. If happen quite a few times with Goofbid for unknown reason.
This discussion has been closed.
Latest MSE News and Guides

Homes, hornets & high heels

This week's MSE Forum highlights

MSE Forum

Kids eat for 'free' or £1 this summer

Little ones can enjoy hot meals for less

MSE Deals