Sniping is when, in a timed auction, a bidder waits until the last second to place a bid. You could have been watching the lot for the last few hours and then they swoop in and win it before you have the chance to react.
We don’t think this is fair practice and therefore have procedures in place to protect you from this.
Any sniping apps that are available to use with other online bidding sites are not compatible with our portals for this reason.
If a bidder attempts to snipe, by placing a bid in the last 10 minutes of the allotted bidding time, the auction time will be extended automatically by a further 10 minutes. This is to allow other bidders to have a fair chance to compete.