[rescue] SparcCenter 2000E on Ebay

Brian Dunbar Brian.Dunbar at plexus.com
Fri Jun 20 15:23:59 CDT 2003

Dave McGuire [mailto:mcguire at neurotica.com] on Friday, June 20, 2003 3:14 PM

>On Friday, June 20, 2003, at 04:16 PM, Michael Schiller wrote:
>>> It seems to me that they'd have decent luck using the human
>>> image-to-number
>>> checking that I've seen a lot of sites do... they display an image
>>> file with
>>> a number in it, and you type the number in to confirm. It's supposed
>>> to be
>>> great for keeping the bots away...
>> A very simple fix to the sniping problem would be to do what yahoo
>> does, automatically extend the auction until there's a 5 minute period
>> without bids. That would totally eliminate sniping.

>   ...along with half the customer base.

>      -Dave

Michael didn't say it was a _good_ way <insert grin>.


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