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Wurlitzer 105 Band Organ Sold on eBay
By Matthew Caulfield

I have always thought that there is something unethical about the
sniping software created to defeat other bidders in online auctions
such as eBay.  I have heard that at least one auction service tries
to defeat snipers by extending any auction for a few minutes if there
are bids in the last minute of the auction.

But I suppose eBay doesn't do that in order to put pressure on bidders
to bid their maximum bid right at the start.  Probably smart tactics
all around.  The marketplace is dog-eat-dog.

Matthew Caulfield
Irondequoit, New York

(Message sent Thu 12 Apr 2007, 13:16:00 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  105, Band, eBay, Organ, Sold, Wurlitzer

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