Silly question to some, but I am new to ebay in terms of bidding on things. What is a snipe? My thinking tels me that it is a service that bids on your behalf...if that is the case, what is a good service?
Just pray you don't run into another bidder with a similar max bid strategy.What you want to do is wait until the last few seconds of an auction and then bid like $5000. This should win you most of the auctions for items you are interested in.
Bidding on an item before the final seconds of an auction only serves to raise the price. I snipe, but manually. Seems more sporting.
And more fun, too...
If you head out into the woods with a sack late at night and make a clucking noise, you'll find out.
I use Gixen. It is fully web-based so you don't have to download anything and you don't have to leave your computer on, free, doesn't require registering, and seems to work just as it should. Highly recommended.