Nighttime bidding

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Many of you wonder what the best time to join an auction is: morning, evening, or perhaps the dead of night? Nighttime bidding has a particular appeal—many users believe that the interest in the auctions is at the lowest after dark.

26.01.2015_MFIndeed, at night we are usually… asleep. This does not mean that auction life grinds to a halt at sunset, though. Both night owls and barely conscious sleepyheads can participate. The former opt for manual bidding, the latter set up Autobid and crawl back under the covers.

Nighttime bidding used to be my strategy of choice. I was really surprised to find out that the number of users is almost as high at night as it is during the dayJadzik84 confessed.

kajak89 is of similar mind: The time of the auction has no impact on the number of participants. Don’t expect an easy win just because it’s late.

A somewhat different opinion comes from Fifa1— for him, nighttime bidding makes sense, although, as he points out, you can never be 100% certain of victory.

The most important thing, of course, is to choose the best possible strategy. Setting up Autobid  is a good option, especially if prefer to spend the night snoring away rather than sitting at your computer. Autobid places your bids, while you get your beauty sleep. You do not know, however, what your opponents on the other side of the globe are doing. Bidding manually can be a good idea, too. After all, other users could have set their Autobids a little short. If, on top of that, they went to sleep, they could turn out to be easy prey. You could therefore win your prize much sooner than you expected.

Regardless of your particular strategy, you should keep in mind that you can bid on our auctions 24 hours a day. It’s that adapts to your schedule, not the other way around. You don’t need to keep watch to start bidding at the right moment. You don’t have to worry about missing your chance to scoop up the coveted item.

When do you prefer to bid? After dark, at the crack of dawn, or perhaps in the afternoons? Share your experiences with us.

Author: wellbid

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