Changing Bid

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11 Jan, 2013 06:13 PM

during the past 30 days I have been very successful using
Today I lost one that showed my highest bid was $99.00, which I changed several days ago to $116. Today as I watched the bidding go higher, I increased my Snipe amount using the suggested procedure "Q. How do I change my snipe amount?
A. You actually do that by choosing the auction and selecting Snipe again
from the context menu. The new snipe amount overwrites the old snipe

I changed the value twice to $132.25 but lost the bid at $131. When I checked ebay they showed my "Highest Bid as $99.00" my initial bid. I don't understand why this happened.

I question I have is the arrow that shows in the "Bid" column pointing up or down. How does this effect my bid and how can I change it?
Thanks for your help and a great product.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by cyberfox on 26 Apr, 2013 02:42 PM

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    eBay rejects bids that are less than one minimum bid increment over the
    current bid. The bid increments go on a sliding scale, from $0.05 for <$1
    to $100 for >$5000. Your bid of $132.25 is only $1.25 more than the
    'current' (at the time of the snipe) bid of $131. The minimum bid
    increment between $100 and $250 is $2.50, so eBay would have rejected the
    bid attempt as too low.

    You can find out more about minimum bid increments here:

    I hope that helps, and I'm sorry you lost your auction...

    Best of luck with your future auctions!

    -- Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by cyberfox on 26 Apr, 2013 02:45 PM

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    Sorry, I missed your other question. If you have an arrow on your 'Bid'
    column header, it is purely to tell you the direction that the list of
    auctions is sorted. Typically you would sort by time left, instead of bid,
    and you do that by clicking the column header for Time left. You'll see an
    arrow appear on it, showing the direction that it is sorted.

    It does not have any affect on your bid, only on how the auction list is

    Best of luck with your auctions!

    -- Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

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