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What Snipe Lead Time Should I Choose?

Snipe lead time doesn't matter that much, although there are two key considerations:

1.   A human can snipe an item generally within 8-10 seconds.   Therefore, the snipe time must be 7 seconds or less.

2.   The high snipe wins, except for one thing. You must always take into account the minimum bid increment.

Let's talk more about the minimum bid increment (MBI). At low-dollar values, the MBI doesn't matter much. But at higher-dollar items over 1000 (in any currency), you always want your bid to be first. Yes, that is right.. you want the bid to be earlier!

We have a great example of this situation posted on the help page for minimum bid increment.