|The buffer value is the number of seconds before an auction's scheduled
end that eSnipe will submit your bid.|
A small buffer value reduces the risk that another bidder will have time to respond
to your bid and outbid you, but increases the risk that the auction will close before
eBay accepts your bid. Conversely, a large buffer value reduces the risk that eBay
will not accept your bid in time, but increases other bidders' opportunity to outbid you.
The default buffer value (the value that eSnipe assigns to a newly scheduled
bid by default) is currently 6 (six seconds) unless you have changed it. Experience has
shown that this value is a good compromise for most purposes.
You can change any auction's buffer value with BidWizard, either when you schedule the
bid or when you later edit the bid.
You can change the default buffer value by clicking the My Settings
link to display the My Settings page.