View Full Version : Sellathon snipe alert feature??

12-09-2003, 09:04 PM
Saw this on another list. Anyone know anything about it? I looked at my Sellathon page and didn't see where snipe alerts would show up.

(PRWEB) December 6 2003--Calling it the "Snipe Hunter", Sellathon, Inc. today announced the introduction of a new feature in its "ViewTracker" auction monitoring system that notifies eBay sellers when someone is planning a last-second bid.

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12-09-2003, 09:30 PM
I have been using Sellathon and had a 'snipe alert' on one of my auctions.

The 'snipe' came in a half hour after the auction closed! LOL

It is a red circle in the same area where they put the little faces, when someone is watching, or bids.

12-10-2003, 05:58 PM
That is so cool! Have yet to see one though:( .

Speaking of bids though, I did want to post a bit about a Means of Searching that came up on several of my auctions. I saw that "bid confirmation was coming up as a way a person found my auction. With all the talk of eBay glitches, I was concerned that I might be missing bids. Here is Sellathon's reply about it:

"What this means is that the visitor came from a page eBay labeled as a
bid confirmation page. It does not necessarily mean it is the bid
confirmation page for your auction in particular, and there are some
pages that eBay flags as confirmation pages that are not. We're still
working on sorting those out directly.

The accurate tally of bids for your auction is the number of bids box on
your highlights page, and the number of bids column in the detailed
visitor log. You can also see if a visitor is your high bidder because
of the smiley face icon that will always appear next to the high
bidder's IP address when they visit your auction.

If you see a visitor that comes from a bid confirmation page, but
doesn't have the smiley face next to it, and there is not a bid in the
number of bids column, most likely they are coming from a page that eBay
has flagged as a confirmation, but is not.

I know how confusing this can be. I'm sorry for any inconvenience this
might cause you!"