Problems that sniping creates

Delay in the Internet

Heavy traffic over the Internet itself can slow down your bid between your ISP and eBay. Failures in transmission equipment, or in the servers that relay messages from one segment of the Internet to the next, can have the same effect.

Each of eSnipe's RovatronTM bidding servers is connected to a different part of the Internet through a different ISP installation. Thus a failure in one part of the Internet will affect only one eSnipe server. The other servers will quickly detect the problem and take over the affected server's bidding, just as they would if the eSnipe servers itself had failed.