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You're at the top of your game. Nice work guys...
stealthbidz | Feb 08 02:41PM

The new interface is much better. Thanks for the update....
Hoang | Feb 03 11:25PM

Anyone else having trouble with the new layout?
Teiren | Jan 10 08:47PM

@tinker - Yes, you're right. Edit made. Thank you for the suggestion....
bidslammer | Oct 07 09:27AM

K.... SO ALL SNIPES ARE OK... YOU SHOULD SAY THAT FIRST LOL...
tinkertots | Oct 07 07:37AM

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errewdacsdccsevd | Oct 06 07:11PM

This used to be my backup service, now it's the only one i use. keep up the good work guys!...
bikerhawg | Oct 05 12:42PM

Hi, no we did not miss any snipes due to Captcha rejections (unless the password itself was incorrect and not updated)....
bidslammer | Oct 03 09:49AM

Is this why I lost my last bid? can you please check, it was something i really needed...
Ysoserius | Oct 02 11:31PM


Even More New Features

posted: Jun 26, 2020

We have released a new revision of software with several improvements:

Unlimited Import Watch List

Import Watch List is Now Free. There are no restrictions on importing. Some customers like to do all of their scouting on the eBay site, and then return to BidSlammer. This can be done smoothly now.

Also, the "Import Watch List" button has moved from Preferences to the "Watched" tab on your dashboard. It has been separated into "Import Watch List" and "Import Bid List" buttons.

Manual Archive Feature

You can now voluntarily archive items, i.e., send them from the "Completed" tab to the "Archive" tab. Listings will continue to be archived automatically after 60 days.

Changes to Search Engine

The following enhancements were made to the search engine:

  1. Native search. The "Search eBay" form (in the upper-left corner of your dashboard) now searches your native country by default.
  2. Price range search. You can specify a minimum and maximum price for your searches.
  3. Bid indicator. Search results will now indicate items for which you already have a bid scheduled. Instead of a "Load Snipe" button, your bid will be shown with the icon.
  4. Buyer Shipping Detection. When you load an item with the Add Snipe form on your dashboard, it will warn that you are responsible for shipping.
  5. Item Conditions. The condition of the item is shown, e.g., New, New with Defects, Refurbished, Like New, Used, Very Good, Good, Acceptable, and For Parts or Not Working.
  6. Pagination and Item Counts now update correctly if "Hide Losses" is checked.

We hope you will enjoy the new features. We're still not done yet, however: we still have a few irons in the fire for 2020.

Good luck sniping!

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New 1- and 2-Second Snipe Options

posted: May 26, 2020

Hello Snipers,

We are happy to announce new 1- and 2-second lead time options as part of our regular Power Pack service offering.

Some of you may have noticed that we sneaked these options into the pull-down menu about a month ago. We're happy to report that the 2-second setting works just fine. Our connections to eBay require less than a tenth of a second now when, back in the day, a bid required several seconds. And, we noticed that they are processing bids in less than a second these days. So, we're giving this a try.

We also added a 1-second sniping option. Please note that it is marked as "(experimental)" for the time being. We are still accumulating data on the 1-second lead time. When we're satisfied we can guarantee it, we'll remove "(experimental)" from the menu.

The idea for this arose when we were looking at competitor sites using WayBackMachine. Many of them didn't start advertising a 3-second option until a few months after we did. We were not the first sniping service to offer a 3-second option, but we definitely set the bar. We are responsible for making it a staple for sniping services.

We took screen snapshots of all of our competitors' pages that boast a 3-second option. It will be interesting to see if those pages change in time.

Enjoy the new feature, and good luck sniping!

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New Site Improvements

posted: Mar 5, 2020

We have released a new revision of software with several improvements:

All snipes with 10-or-more-second lead times are free. This feature was created for pay-per-use customers. Now, pay-per-use customers do not have to burn a premium snipe for items of less importance. You can specify a lead time of 10 or more seconds, and the snipe will be treated as free. This will also allow your premium snipes last longer.

The "Add a Snipe" box now has auto-complete. This is the box at the top of your snipe home page. When you put an eBay item number into the box and exit the box, helpful information about the item will be displayed. The intention is to bring your attention to any problems with the auction, such as a seller with zero (0) feedback. Right now it shows cost, bids, reserve price (if any), seller name and feedback rating, and shipping cost. We plan to add other important fields on request; just ask. The “Max Bid" box will also auto-fill with the current price plus the Minimum Bid Increment. See the bottom of this post for a snapshot.

The "Add a Snipe" box has and for updating bid values. We like this feature because it encourages you to factor the minimum bid increment into your bid. The increment chosen is based on the current price, that is, eBay's Minimum Bid Increment tables.

Shipping calculations are now automated. The cost of shipping and estimated transit time is calculated and displayed for you. For this to work properly, you must have your postal code saved in BidSlammer Preferences. We stored your postal code (but not your address) when you signed up, so you only need to change it if it's different than what you have in your eBay profile. Please also note that the system updates shipping costs in the background; they do not appear right away.

The help pages have been reformatted. They are easier to navigate now.

Bid and cost information on your main snipe page will now continue to refresh in the background while you are away from your computer or tabbed-out in another browser tab.

eBay UserID changes are now supported. If you change your eBay user ID at the eBay.com website, and sign up for the service again, we will detect the change. This will allow you to continue using the same account. We can also merge accounts together if you open a support ticket.


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