General sniping question

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Avatar WarPigl3t 1 post

When does it snipe? Does it snipe in the last 5 seconds, the last 2 seconds, the last 10 seconds? When?

Do I need to have the JBidwatcher program running on my desktop for it to snipe the item when the time comes? So like if I’m going to work, should I leave my computer on with JBidwatcher running while I’m out?

Avatar ivan 11 post(s)

when ? look at the configuration, sniping tab.
yes, the computer needs to be on and connected to Internet in order JBW is able to snipe.
Take a holiday or leave the computer on !


Avatar jimg 6 post(s)

You may wish to choose a snipe time shorter than the default 30 seconds, although making it too short (10 seconds or so) can result in missed bids. Many people re reporting snipes being bypassed, so be careful.

Also, BE SURE YOUR CLOCK is accurate. Be sure to use your OS features to set your clock to a reliable time server. JBidwatcher will attempt to make adjustments for a mis-set clock, but it works best if you set your clock to be accurate to a common time standard.

After you set your computer clock, then synchrnize your machine to eBay’s clock. Use the Server tab. First check the delta time using the “Time Information’”. The number reported is in milliseconds, so a number reported as 1000 represents a full second difference between the auction clock and your computer clock. Then Synchronize and recheck. You should see a lower number reported.