I am trying to build an eBay sniper. I do see there's an PlaceOffer API which allows you to place bids. I am a bit puzzled on how to go about implementing my automatic bidding. 1. eBay seems to not like snipers for affiliate reasons mostly. I understand I must opt out of the affiliate program. 2. Am I allowed to use the eBay API to place bids on other users' behaves? Or do I need to do it via UI automation with a tool such as Selenium where the tool logs in with the user's credentials and enters a bid and clicks the bid button? Are you experienced in this area? Do you know what the best approach is?
Hi, Asking for eBay user's username and password to place bids on eBay is not allowed at all as per API license. I suggest that you take a look at the PlaceOffer API Call. We also suggest that you can take a look at the Buy API's :
https://developer.ebay.com/api-docs/buy/static/buying-ig-landing.html and see if that works better for you. Cheers!!