Shot results - explenation
The Sniper always tries to provide you with the results of each shot, so that you can know whether you won or lost.
Too check whether you won or lost simply go to: “My Sniper” and access “Shots Fired”
The following messages can be displayed in order to inform you of shot progress:
- Preparing to shoot
This message will be displayed approx. a minute before a scheduled shot in order to inform you that the Sniper is getting ready to place a bid.
Several seconds after the auction ends the massage will change and display one of the following announcements:
Congratulations! You won.
- Your bid was too low
Unfortunately your maximum bid was too low and you didn’t win the auction.
If your maximum offer is lower than the current bid on an auction, then your offer will not be placed at all (as it is insufficient to outbid at least one of your opponents). Thus, your bid will not be displayed on any list.
That is how online auction services work.
- The auction ended ahead of schedule
This message will be displayed if the seller has ended his auction ahead of schedule, or if he has withdrawn any of his listings. Although such actions are strictly prohibited by the most user agreements, very often sellers decide to withdraw their items from auctions if the price is insufficient. They also sometimes decide to sell the item outside of the auction service.
In order to check whether a Seller has actually ended his auction ahead of schedule, go to the auction address and see when the auction had ended. Then compare that time with your shot schedule.
- Your auction account is not fully activated
Aukro does not allow users that don't have an activated account, to place bids during the final hour of an auction. Thus, the sniper will not be able to shoot that item for you.
- Connection problem
This message will be displayed extremely rarely (we hope that most of you will never have a chance to see it) and only when we are experiencing technical difficulties while trying to shoot (due to either our technical problems, or on the part of the auction host).
- Awaiting shot results
This message will be displayed during the few seconds after the shot has been fired but before the auction service has posted listing results.
- Not enough items
This message will be displayed when you are trying to bid on more items that are available in that auction.
- Invalid password
Sometimes this message will be displayed if the auction service has rejected the Snipers attempt to sign in to your account. There are two possible reasons for such an event:
- you have entered an incorrect password
- an auction service is experiencing certain technical difficulties (this happens quite frequently with Aukro.cz) that prohibit the sniper from signing in to your account and placing a bid in your name
What happens if two or more people shoot the same auction?
Why didn’t I win?
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