Originally Posted by bae9900
Makes perfect sense!
Now, to complicate things, what if two people both enter the same highest bid?
This is from eSnipes FAQ:What happens if two eSnipe users bid on the same item?
Remember that proxy bidding rules favor the highest bidder, which trumps bidding at whatever time, sniped or not. So what you're really asking is "what if multiple eSnipe users bid the exact same amount on the same item with the exact same buffer time"? (If it helps you, we've only observed this a couple times in the last million or so bids.)
The answer: it's undefined -- just whichever user's bid is retrieved from our database first. eSnipe makes no attempt to arbitrate among eSnipe users sniping on the same item. Any such attempt would result in a privacy breach, since eSnipe promises not to disclose your individual bids to a third party.