Problems that sniping creates

Delay at eBay

Sometimes one of eBay's servers is slowed down by unusually heavy traffic, or it goes out of service, increasing the load on the others. This doesn't count as an outage, because eBay as a whole is still functioning. But a snipe can be processed late because it was addressed to an eBay server that was misbehaving or running slowly.

eSnipe's RovatronTM bidding servers keep an eye on eBay's bidding servers and direct bids to the ones that are performing well whenever possible. That's something you probably can't do!