Auction Sniper for eBay by Picture Engine Company, Inc. (Universal)
Released: May 24, 2013
Version: 5.1.7
Size: 9 MB
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Auction Sniper for eBay

Picture Engine Company, Inc.
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◉ Touch on this description text for details of the 4 modes of use, and if this app is something you can use●●

● All Auction Sniping is fee FREE FOR LIFE. no more paying a service for each auction.

● Adjust bid time between 10 seconds and 2 seconds before end of auction, Enter your Maximum price you would pay, and the snipe automatically bids only what is needed to win, using only your Maximum price if that is what is needed to win.

● This App has 4 modes, a Mac companion app is used for mode (1) (see each below)
combine modes for exactly what you want in an eBay sniper.

◉ ◦ ●●● First mode ●●● ◦ ◉
Do you own a Macintosh computer(OSX 10.8 or better)? if yes, use this mode, if not, continue to the other modes below.

why a companion Mac app? because as you may already know, apps like this do not run tasks in the background. In contrast, The Mac app CAN run in the background, and it can finish the snipe for you in the background automatically, a complete automatic sniper in this mode.

To have the app snipe for you automatically, you will need three things
◎ 1) this app.
◎ 2) iCloud turned on.
◎ 3) the companion Mac app available in the Mac App Store. See the help-Faqs tab in the app or at website, touch on the "Developer Website" link below, (also very low price)

Then just follow the steps 1,2,3,4 at the bottom of the window in the app.

(the Mac App also has all the functionality of this App. All the snipes are shared through iCloud between the two companion apps near instantaneously.)

◉ ◦ ●● Second mode ●● ◦ ◉
Do you have an old iPod touch or iPad/iPhone (iOS8 or better),  or can buy a used iDevice?  Then you can set up that device as your new dedicated Sniper-server and do completely automatic sniping that way.

○ Want to do automatic sniping without leaving your main device on?   Just pick up an old iPod or other iDevice,  install this sniper app on it at no additional cost,  go to the ‘System Settings’ on the device, and then the tab ‘General’ and set ‘Auto Lock’ to Never, and the iCloud account to the same as the rest of your iDevices. Now plug the device in permanently so the device is always on with the Sniper App running in the foreground. This device now becomes your ‘Sniper Server’. Add snipes with your main Device, let your new Sniper-server do the rest.

◉ ◦ ●● Third mode ●● ◦ ◉
As you may already know, apps like this do not run tasks in the background. In that case, this app can set alerts that remind you to get the app into the foreground so it can do that snipe for you while in the foreground. The alerts are set automatically.

Follow the steps 1,2,3,4 at the bottom of the window in the app to set your snipe. In this mode, two alerts are automatically set, 1) at about one hour before the end of the auction to remind you of the coming auction.
then 2) at about two mins to go. At this alert, open the sniper app and it will finish the snipe for you.
If you want additional alerts besides the ones automatically set, then enter mode (4) to set up additional alerts (see below).

◉ ◦ ●● Fourth mode ●● ◦ ◉
● Some people want to see what is going on near the end of the auction and want to enter that bid personally at the last moment. In this mode, you can set up to 3 alerts at a time so you can get in that chair and do just that. With one touch have all alerts entered into your calendar with correct time and with peace of mind, no mistakes.

● With iCloud, your new Calendar events will also sync to all your other devices and Calendars for seamless alerts automatically so your entire digital arsenal is alerted.

● A link back to the listing is saved with your alerts, so when an alert appears, simply touch on "view" and you'll see a link to the listing for immediate action.
◦ ◦ ◦

● You will be pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to set up a snipe in any of the modes.

What's new in version 5.1.7
eBay changed their mobile web site, the app is updated for that. Also update for iPhone X.
last few enhancements : (touch "more" for details)

1) improved the apps ability to handle even more snipes, depending on stability of your internet connection
2) sort snipe list by date button.
3) see the current pricing of all the auctions in one place now in the sniping watch list.
4) see your max snipe price of all the auctions in one place now in the sniping watch list.
5) see the end time of all the auctions in one place now in the sniping watch list.
6) see how much time is remaining of all the auctions in one place now in the sniping watch list.

added robustness to the eBay sign-in, so you should only need to sign in one time to eBay.

My promise to you is that as eBay changes, and Apple adds new app capabilities, I will continually improve the app so it is as effortless for you as possible to win eBay auctions.

My “Pay it forward” to you.

First update this sniper app and explore the new features, and if you've "won a few" in the past and like the new features, click on this "Mac App Store" app again, then the "Purchases" tab at the top of the window, and then click on the sniper app's title to write a review. Look for "Write a Review > " near middle of page, also you can email me directly in the "Preferences" button within your sniper app with any suggestions you might have for the app, as always, I'll get back to you ASAP.

Thoughtful reviews provide an incentive for the large expenditure of time it takes for me to continually improve the app so it is your best tool you reach for, and the best app it can possibly be, period.
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Auction Sniper for eBay is an ok, 3.5-star app.
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