Wilmington, Del. (PRWEB) August 16, 2005
EZsniper.com, an automated bidding service that enables eBay shoppers to place bids on auctions privately, is offering free service to new and existing users for the week of August 21 through 27 to help with back-to-school shopping.
By placing a bid through EZsniper, rather than directly with eBay, users keep their bids private until the final moments of the auction. This changes eBayÂs open auction format into a Âsealed bidÂ format for users of the service. Changing the format of the auction for only EZsniper users gives them a bidding advantage. The service also allows for the bid to be changed or deleted easily without disrupting the auction, and prevents other eBay users from searching for auctions on which EZsniper users are bidding. The users bid is only displayed publicly on eBay in the final seconds of the auction.
This service, free for the last full week in August, will help eBay users with their back-to-school shopping. Online shopping has never been more popular as computer users get more comfortable with e-transactions, and broadband Internet service becomes available to more households. eBay is the destination for many of these shoppers as they have recently reported record growth and profitability.
Back-to-School time is now the second busiest shopping period of the year, and many families are expected to spend more than ever this year. Shoppers are saying it is more stressful buying for choosey students than it is doing some of lifeÂs most unenjoyable chores. And, back-to-school shopping has none of the holiday cheer of the busiest shopping period, Christmas. While malls are still the preferred venue for back-to-school shoppers, online shopping is expected to account for 7% of purchases this year.
eBay is planning a special promotion for the back-to-school period for which this EZsniper promotion is especially useful. Textbooks, computers, dorm decor, and other school-related categories will be featured on a special ÂCollege SuperstoreÂ landing page at eBay in August and September. The Textbook category will feature a special search function that will allow eBay shoppers to find books quickly using the 10-digit ISBN number which is unique to each book.
This confluence of the improved acceptance of online shopping, the ever-increasing popularity of eBay, and the busy back-to-school shopping period have prompted the management of EZsniper.com to make their service available at no charge for back-to-school shopping during the week of August 21.
To use the service, go to http://www.ezsniper.com and click the JOIN link on the left side of the home page. New users will receive the three free snipes all new users receive, in addition to the free week of bidding. Existing users will receive the free week of bidding without doing anything. Typical EZsniper charges will be waived on any bids during the period.
Taylor Abercrombie, Senior Partner at EZsniper.com says, ÂEZsniper makes shopping on eBay easier for budget-minded students. It helps shoppers organize the items they are bidding on, it improves their chances of winning, and it helps to controls costs.Â
EZsniper.com is owned by Abercrombie Online, LLC, a Wilmington, DE, based, privately-held corporation.
For question or comments, contact EZsniper by e-mail.