Computer question conserning ebay?


  #1  
Old 06-28-12, 06:50 AM
G
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 247
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Computer question conserning ebay?

When I am watching an item on ebay, I sometimes have a strange problem. When the item is "counting down"--- time left, although it is in red print, less then One hour left, and I am logged in, it does not count down. I have to constantly refresh to get accurate time left.
This doesn't happen all the time, just most of the time.
Any suggestions?
 
  #2  
Old 06-28-12, 10:02 AM
the_tow_guy's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: SW Fla USA
Posts: 12,327
Received 173 Upvotes on 135 Posts
I'm not sure I knew the clock on ebay was real-timed. I do seem to remember that if someone puts in a bid right at closing then the expiration time is extended; maybe that's affecting it?
 
  #3  
Old 06-28-12, 02:04 PM
H
Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 2,446
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
I think you are right the-tow-guy I haven't bid on e-bay for a while but did bid on another website where they do add time to the clock if someone makes a bid within a certain time. Giles you should send an e-mail to e-bay if you have any concerns and they can give you a better answer than I could. I don't see any concern but like I said I haven't placed a bid in a while either.
 
  #4  
Old 06-28-12, 02:33 PM
G
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 247
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
I don't really understand what you guys are talking about, but many items are purchased on eBay by "spike bid".
I have spiked, and won items with FIVE SECONDS left
There could be many bids received during these last few seconds.
If the counter doesn't count down automatically, it would be more difficult to "spike"
I am thinking eBay may have changed this intentionally.
As far a contacting eBay--I have tried that with very poor results
 
  #5  
Old 06-28-12, 02:46 PM
ray2047's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 33,575
Upvotes: 0
Received 15 Upvotes on 13 Posts
I use JbidWatcher. A lot less stress. Just set it to snipe. Depending on the speed of your connection you can set it to snipe 5 seconds before the auction closes. That way you don't end up in a bidding war that raises the price.
 
  #6  
Old 06-28-12, 03:09 PM
G
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 247
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Thanks---I'll check out JbidWatcher
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: