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Here is what is happening to me, and it's been pretty consistent lately.

Anyone have any thoughts? The "Captcha" thing is it.

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Here is what is happening to me, and it's been pretty consistent lately.

Anyone have any thoughts? The "Captcha" thing is it.

Thanks in advance...

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Bob, have you changed your ebay password within the last 4 or 5 months? I've heard that if you have changed it that gavelsnipe may not work ever again.
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Dan is spot on. I moved to Gixen. No issues.

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It has been said that eBay sends Captchas to accounts with weaker passwords since they're most likely to be taken over by bots (computer software) to commandeer auction bids. So you may want to upgrade your eBay account password to something with 16 characters including capital letters, numbers, and special characters. Then update it in your sniping program.

There is a new fraudulent bidding system being employed now to counteract true bidding on eBay, that guys on Blowout have been mentioning has been happening in cards more lately.

Say there's an item worth $400 and the bid is currently at $100. A guy that wants it under value will have one account bid $1000, which will set the new viewable max bid at $105. A secondary account will bid $1010 and then the max bid will show as $1010. Then seconds before the auction ends, the last bid will be rescinded and the first account will win at $105. This is probably subverting the bids of sniping tools because they're watching to see if your listed $400 bid will currently win, which it will not because the bid's at $1010.

https://www.blowoutforums.com/showthread.php?t=1389651
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It has been said that eBay sends Captchas to accounts with weaker passwords since they're most likely to be taken over by bots (computer software) to commandeer auction bids. So you may want to upgrade your eBay account password to something with 16 characters including capital letters, numbers, and special characters. Then update it in your sniping program.

There is a new fraudulent bidding system being employed now to counteract true bidding on eBay, that guys on Blowout have been mentioning has been happening in cards more lately.

Say there's an item worth $400 and the bid is currently at $100. A guy that wants it under value will have one account bid $1000, which will set the new viewable max bid at $105. A secondary account will bid $1010 and then the max bid will show as $1010. Then seconds before the auction ends, the last bid will be rescinded and the first account will win at $105. This is probably subverting the bids of sniping tools because they're watching to see if your listed $400 bid will currently win, which it will not because the bid's at $1010.

https://www.blowoutforums.com/showthread.php?t=1389651
You can not rescind your bid on ebay with less than 12 hours to go unless you placed it within one hour of rescinding. Does blowout have any links to auctions in which this has happened?
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You can not rescind your bid on ebay with less than 12 hours to go unless you placed it within one hour of rescinding. Does blowout have any links to auctions in which this has happened?
Yep, I've seen a few. Linked from this most recent thread about "bid shielding" tactics.
https://www.blowoutforums.com/showthread.php?t=1389651

Oh, I see I already posted that thread. Did you read it?
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Yep, I've seen a few. Linked from this most recent thread about "bid shielding" tactics.
https://www.blowoutforums.com/showthread.php?t=1389651

Oh, I see I already posted that thread. Did you read it?
Sorry, didn't see the link. Wow...the criminal mind knows no bounds. Ebay could remedy this by not allowing any retractions in the final 24 hours and/or extend bidding by 5 minutes on any lot that gets a bid in the final minute or so.
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As usual, thanks to all for their input. Robert and Dan's suggestion of Gixen worked extremely well. I signed up for it, and went the paid subscription route for all of six bucks.

Last night I used it for the first time, and won 34 auctions in a set I am building. Worked flawlessly, and I am very pleased.

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Gavelsnipe failed on my last three ebay snipes, yesterday and the day before. After many years I have now switched to Gixen as others suggested. Hopefully their success percentage will be much better.

As an afterthought. If a bidder placed a snipe with both gavelsnipe and gixen as an insurance bid, I assume that you would not be bidding against yourself as they are both under the same Ebay user ID. I have often bid manually with a Gavelsnipe bid in place on an item and only got it for the highest amount needed to win, even though the Gavelsnipe max and the manually entered max bid were both higher than the winning bid.....

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Gavelsnipe failed on my last three ebay snipes, yesterday and the day before. After many years I have now switched to Gixen as others suggested. Hopefully their success percentage will be much better.

As an afterthought. If a bidder placed a snipe with both gavelsnipe and gixen as an insurance bid, I assume that you would not be bidding against yourself as they are both under the same Ebay user ID. I have often bid manually with a Gavelsnipe bid in place on an item and only got it for the highest amount needed to win, even though the Gavelsnipe max and the manually entered max bid were both higher than the winning bid.....
Correct....you can't bid against yourself. So while your bids will appear "stacked" the money should look identical to one another.
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+1 for Gixen - switched over a month ago and haven't had one issue.
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Gavelsnipe failed on my last three ebay snipes, yesterday and the day before. After many years I have now switched to Gixen as others suggested. Hopefully their success percentage will be much better.

As an afterthought. If a bidder placed a snipe with both gavelsnipe and gixen as an insurance bid, I assume that you would not be bidding against yourself as they are both under the same Ebay user ID. I have often bid manually with a Gavelsnipe bid in place on an item and only got it for the highest amount needed to win, even though the Gavelsnipe max and the manually entered max bid were both higher than the winning bid.....
Beware the Gixen phone app-it is quite wonky on the Android platform for me. Works fine on my PC but the app has been a nightmare.
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Won't be a problem....I use my phone to make calls and receive calls, nothing else....can't imagine operating daily on it, versus my laptop
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Yep, failed me last night. It may have something to do with ebay's forced changeover to managed payments that happened just a few days ago. Ebay ended over 500 of my listings. Coins, Tokens, Postcards... They are the worst run publicly traded company on the internet.
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My wife says gavelsnipe is where old white guys steal toys from kids LOL. This all because her and my son lost a bid on some Ghostbusters toys. They watched with excitement and celebrated their win when they were the high bidder until the screen refreshed.
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Gavelsnipe failed on my last three ebay snipes, yesterday and the day before. After many years I have now switched to Gixen as others suggested. Hopefully their success percentage will be much better.

As an afterthought. If a bidder placed a snipe with both gavelsnipe and gixen as an insurance bid, I assume that you would not be bidding against yourself as they are both under the same Ebay user ID. I have often bid manually with a Gavelsnipe bid in place on an item and only got it for the highest amount needed to win, even though the Gavelsnipe max and the manually entered max bid were both higher than the winning bid.....
+1 Like you, I had 3 Gavelsnipe failures over the weekend after nearly a year since that last Capcha episode. I still don't comprehend why eBay discourages bidding this way. On one of Gavelsnipe's misfires, eBay's action cost the seller at least $50.
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+1 for Gixen.

I've been using it for a while now and it works great. They have an android app too that makes it really easy to setup a bid for items in my watched list.
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I had two Gavelsnipe failures tonight. Both items were under $50, so it's not a huge deal. But my bids were higher than the winner on each item.

I guess I have to make the switch to Gixen.
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Ive been pleased with bidnapper.
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.. I've used " EZSniper" since Hector was a pup ; it's click-simple and they snipe at just the last split second and they have saved me literally truly thousands of dollars because back in the bidding by clicking days I had the impulse control of a mobile home kitchen grease fire ...
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I switched to Gixen this past week and successfully sniped 2 auctions.
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