3 Android Apps that can give you the Edge in Online Auctions

If you are someone who is a regular user of eBay or any other online auction site, then you probably know what someone means when they say “bid sniping.” Bid sniping is a method used by many serious online bidders to try and secure the highest bid on an online auction. Even though some purists find these tactics to be unethical, the reality is that many people do it and it’s a good method to use if you are adamant about winning an online auction.

3 Android Apps that can give you the Edge in Online Auctions

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Basically, bid sniping consists of tracking the auction at its tail end and then placing your highest bid on the item during the absolute last seconds of the auction so that no one has time to outbid you. Even though the process is a bit tedious and it does take some practice, it can be done manually. However, there are now smartphone apps that can do all the dirty work for you. 

Here are three of the best applications for Android-based smartphones used by serious online auctioneers who refuse to be outbid on their must-have items.

Auction Sniper

3 Android Apps that can give you the Edge in Online AuctionsThe worst part about manual bid sniping is that you obviously have to be present when it’s happening. You’ll have to schedule some type of reminder that will let you know when your auction is ending so that you can go bid on it as it closes. When you are using a mobile app like Auction Sniper, those days are over. You can set up preferences related to your highest bid on an item and then let the app do the rest. Auction Sniper allows you to set up automated bids, so even if the auction is ending in the middle of the night when you are asleep, Auction Sniper will still put the bid in for you within the closing seconds of the auction. 
You can easily integrate it with your already-existing EBay count and import all of the auctions that you are watching. The app can also be set up to send you notifications via email or SMS regarding the results of your auctions. Another cool thing about Auction Sniper is that there is no fixed price or monthly fee for the app but rather, your first three winning auctions are free and then Auction Sniper will charge you only one percent of your final auction price for any other auctions you win. The minimum fee is 25 cents and no matter how much you paid for an item, the most you can get charged for any winning bid is $9.95. 


3 Android Apps that can give you the Edge in Online AuctionsThe pro version of Myibidder may not be as advanced and intuitive as Auction Sniper, but it’s definitely a cheaper option if you want to avoid constant fees. With this app, all you have to do is pay a single price of $6.99 to download the pro version once.

While the free version of the app is also pretty good, the pro version is definitely worth the money, because it gives you group supports, which lets you set snipes for more than one item at the same time and also set limits for how much you want to spend. So for example, if you have eight items in your group and only want to spend $200, the app will automatically stop bidding once you have reached $200, even though there are more items left in your bidding cache.  


3 Android Apps that can give you the Edge in Online AuctionsBayGenie is probably the most popular bid sniping app of the last several years, and with good reason. It really does provide a very easy and all-encompassing solution for effortless online auctioneering. However, it is also the most expensive. BayGenie is free for the first month, but after that you have to pay. The longer you sign up for the more you save, with a three-month plan costing $5.00 per month and a 12-month plan costing $3.75 respectively. 

Even though the mobile apps are more recent additions to the market, BayGenie’s desktop application for bid sniping has been an industry favorite for almost a decade now. The Android app is just a mobile version of the already incredibly popular bid sniping software that more than 200,000 people around the world have been using to outbid their competition for years now. If you are looking for a tried and tested app BayGenie is probably your best bet. 

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David Lazar is a regular blogger at PDF Converter blog. With a background in journalism, he specializes in writing blogs on a variety of topics, including freelancing, careers, finances, technology and new media.

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