Software Installation: Optional
Computer Must Be Running: No
Security Status: Third Party
Fee Structure: Free
GIXEN.com is an eBay sniping platforma tool that enables you to automatically place last-moment eBay bids without having to use eBay's own bidding system, which could potentially encourage other bids.
Detailed Information About GIXEN.com
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GIXEN.com Popularity: HIGH
GIXEN.com is one of the most popular eBay sniping platforms online, likely because of its low cost (the service is free).Software Installation: OPTIONAL
This eBay sniping platform is web-based, meaning that it doesn't require that you install any software on your computer. Instead, it runs inside your web browser. An optional desktop application is, however, available.Computer Must Be Running: NO
Since this sniping platform is web-based, all of your snipes are processed by GIXEN.com's servers, meaning that your computer doesn't have to be on for sniping to occur. Once you enter your snipes, GIXEN.com will handle the rest, whether your computer is on or not.Security Status: THIRD PARTY
Because GIXEN.com needs your eBay account information in order to place bids on your behalf, you must supply your eBay login and password to GIXEN.com, meaning that if GIXEN.com is ever compromised, your eBay account is compromised, too.Group/Contingency Sniping: YES
GIXEN.com supports group sniping (also known as contingency sniping), in which you place snipes for multiple similar items, all of which are all cancelled as soon as you win any one of them.Price/Fee Structure
GIXEN.com is a free service, which likely contributes significantly to its popularity.