the good points are many... the fact that a guy who needs some obscure part that nobody has sold for 20 years... and he finds somebody across the country who has 3 of them brand new ??... a wonderful connection that keeps machines on the road, and landfills emptier !
The bad things ??... I don't see any... Set in your mind whats the most you would pay for something... and let it ride... If fools will pay more?... Let them! ...Who cares?
There are a lot of fools who pay ridiculous prices... the price will eventually come down and many of them will have lost money.. they will learn.
And I've had some major 'steals'... even after shipping costs and hassles.
And scammers with multiple ID's bidding up their own parts ?
Very unlikely... they would be "buying" their own parts all the time !!
Nobody is that stupid.
You can't "force" a price up.
Never had a seller not talk to me.
Never been sold a pig in a poke.
Never had a seller take my money and not send the merchandise.
I have a rating of "15" good feedbacks... no bads.. and I haven't left a "bad" feedback either.
And "Sniping" software ??
What the heck good is that ?
Set your own maximum bid price... and let EBay proxy bid for you.
The only situation where "sniping" software would pay off is if the item is selling for less than the most you would pay for it.
Set your price and let ebay proxy bid for you.
The important thing is... TO SET YOUR OWN MAXIMUM PRICE IN YOUR MIND!
You can not be disappointed then.