This story cracked me up. Well, other than the twit was going over 100 mph when the Washington State Patrol stopped him and could have killed someone...
You know your hobbies are way out of control when you have to rush home to place an eBay ad for (possibly) some more Star Wars memorabilia. Now, granted, I have bought and sold some stuff on eBay and rushed to the computer...from the other room...to place a bid or see if my item sold, but how out of control was this guy? My question is, why didn't he just sign up for a swiping service and guarantee himself an easy win?
Auction Swiping 101What is "swiping" you ask? Imagine yourself waiting for the last few seconds of an auction, you are the only bidder and sure you will get your coveted item. Ding! Time's up and you are ready to feel all smug while you rush off to PayPal to complete your transaction. But wait! What happened? Someone named slimeysniper has stolen your treasure. But, how can that happen when you were the only bidder? That's how the sniper sites work: in the background with the item number and the amount of seconds to wait already loaded into the criteria for your bid. That is, along with the amount you will bid up to for the item so you can win and swipe it from that poor unsuspecting eBay newb.
AuctionSwiper is just one of many swiper sites you can use. They aren't free though. You might be able to try them for free, but most likely you will have to pay to get good results=win. Just another way for us to cheat and get what we want, right?