Links for Sniping and eBay
Sniping Information Sites
news and resources for online auction users
Absolutely the place to go for independent eBay sellers
Articles about eSnipe and Sniping
USA Today: On eBay, it Pays to Snipe
Alvin Roth, Harvard economist: "Sniping is a good strategy", mentioning eSnipe by name in a USA Today article
eBay Bidders Sold on Sniping
Wired interviews Tom Campbell of eSnipe
Secrets: Better Buying on eBay
The author of eBay Hacks says "By far, the best
sniping service available is eSnipe.
AUCTIONS How to Outbid the Fanatics: Software That Never Sleeps
The New York Times correctly calls eSnipe the "Industry Standard"
on Auction Sniping
Be sure to check Wikipedia on sniping
eSnipe, Sniping, and the eBay Sniper late bidder in Academic Papers
The Timing of Bids in Internet Auctions: Market Design, Bidder Behavior, and Artificial Agents [PDF]
Alvin Roth, Harvard, Axel Ockenfels, University of Magdeburg: "One of the most interesting of these bidder agents is the web based service eSnipe.com."
Last-Minute Bidding and the Rules for Ending Second-Price Auctions: Evidence from eBay and Amazon Auctions on the Internet [PDF]
Mentions eSnipe multiple times. "The effect of the ﬁxed deadline is no doubt as large as it is because it rewards late bidding both when other bidders are sophisticated and when they are not.
Shilling, Squeezing, Sniping: Explaining late bidding in online second-price auctions [PDF]
Close look at sniping and related phenomena. Doesn't mention eSnipe but asserts that sniping is best practice for the ebay sniper.
Insights from Internet Auctions
Patrick Bajari, Stanford University, and Ali Hortacsu, University of Chicago: "...bidders should wait until the last minute in order to avoid revealing their private information"
Bid Sniping on eBay by Andy Chou [PDF]
"Another reason that makes late bidding rational is to drive the final price down."
Asymmetric Information, Adverse Selection and Seller Disclosure: The Case of eBay Motors [PDF]
Gregory Lewis, Harvard University: "... sellers selectively disclose information based on the quality of their vehicle." Briefly mentions sniping. Shockingly, omits mention of eSnipe. We forgive him.
Gone in 60 Seconds: Last-Minute Bidding on eBay Auctions [PDF]
Excellent title! Ike Onur, author of several sniping-related papers discusses late bidding theory and the ebay sniper.
Auction Winner: All About Bargains for the eBay Sniper
Better than "auction weiner". Not necessary if you're already an eSnipe member.
Sniping and Bidding: Notes for the eBay Sniper
Discusses pros and cons of sniping. Mostly pros, of course!
AuctionJuju eBay sniping
Yet another site on eBay sniping
Reasons why snipers get great bargains on eBay.