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Seeking a program that will place bids on an online auction site. The type of auction site we need the program for is the "all-in" type of auction. An example of this type of auction would be be Swoopo.com.
The auction is extended by 10-20 seconds when a bid is placed; consequently, a program that will monitor the Ajax timer and place bids according to a pre-determined set of parameters.
Snipe Program Details:
The program we are in need of "Snipe Program" has to allow:
* Creation of bidding profiles. Specifically,
o Immediate Bid Profile:
We may want bids to be placed immediately after someone bids. This would be done to show that we want to win the item and do not care what it costs - so if you are going to place a bid - do so knowing that we are immediatley going to place another bid
o Last Moment Profile
As "Swoopo type Auctions" usually have autobidders and people who bid from immediate to the last second - it is beneficial to have a profile that only places bids at the last couple of seconds on an auction.
o Random Profile
This is a profile that may place a group of bids immediately after someone bids but also may wait till closer to the countdown has only a few seconds left. It's purpose is to look like a frustrated person. Someone who wants to win by bidding immediately but then stops and bids only when the price is low (looking like they don't have many bids left) and then may bid strong again right after the timer resets.
* Permit Bidding on more than 1 auction at a time (same site).
* Prefer that we can select multiple bidding profiles per auction based on the price of the auction. Example: Between $.01 and $7.50 - Use Profile 1 (allow # of bids), between $7.51 and $10 - use profile 2, etc, etc. Further, if we find that one sequence of bidding is effective - we would like to save that profile for future use. So if for Auction item 12123 - we used Profile 1 for $7.50 worth of bids and Profile 2 for $2.49 worth of bids and then went to either profile 1 or 3 - that we could save this Bidding Profile for future use.
* Ability to program the Snipe Program for use on future auctions. So if there are 20 items the customer identifies that they wish to bid on - that they could simply enter the auction number and then program which bidding profile to use between which prices and allocate a certain number of bids to each profile.
Seeking someone who has experience in creating a snipe program and can turn it around fairly quickly.
Timeline is immediate on assigning this task as our customer needs it quickly.