2nd Place In a 3-Way Sniper Attack!

 

Ok so I will confess. While building the Hot Finds Newsletter I do occasionally come across an auction that I want to bid on and I keep it out of the newsletter so I can take my shot at getting it. :p I use one of the sneaky sniper programs to get my last second bid in. So here was the situation. I found a listing that was really poorly described and had a bad picture of the one thing that was really valuable. But I saw in the description the word “Wapiti” and took a closer look at the blurry yellow neckerchief. A quick check of oaimages revealed that along with the mess kit and canteens that I was looking at a pre-1950 n/c that is listed in blue book as N9 with the tag (SSC; BSA (true first “N” issued in the late 1950’s prior to N1). The last one sold on eBay for $510 back 2 1/2 years ago. HA HA HA….all mine! So I put in my snipe and sat back and watched. The only problem was that two other snipers set their sites on the lot and were waiting. So within seconds of the hammer falling all the snipes came in and I came in 2nd place. As the old saying goes, “close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades”.

 

Vintage Lot of Boy Scout Items Canteen Mess Kit Patches

 

 

 

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its not the snipers fault you should have given him a bigger bullet!

although i do feel your pain on an itibapishe j1 last week hard to kill a buffalo with a .22

By mopar73mopar on June 4th, 2009 at 3:16 am

r***r( 11119) that u jason haha

By redneck_patch_trader on June 4th, 2009 at 4:13 am

I’m going to use my own trick and check back in a week to figure out who out snipered me! 😀 I guess there is no honor among last second bidders any more. ha ha Its just funny because this happened to me last week too. I think I posted about it already but I spotted an undocumented n/c in a pile of scarves and had my .22 loaded for that turkey shoot also but it wasn’t even close. The price for the lot jumped by a multiple of 10 before I could even get the snipe in. Oh well, I’ll keep looking and let you know when I pull one off!

By jason on June 5th, 2009 at 3:40 am

You are going to have to use a bigger gun. Try at least a 45.

In simple words don’t be so chinsey in your sniping

BigJim

By BigJim on June 7th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

If you lose in a snipe attack, it means you probably would have lost in a “fair” auction anyway. (Fair meaning that there weren’t a bunch of noobs pushing the price up out of ignorance.) If your max bid wasn’t hit, then you need to set your bid at 3 seconds instead of 7 seconds, or something even closer. But you run the risk of getting blocked by an overwhelmed server.

By ISCA87L on June 8th, 2009 at 2:18 am

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