You can’t win them all.
Just because someone sees an item by seconds or minutes before you one time doesn’t mean that you’re not seeing many MORE than them by seconds or minutes.
eBay’s dataservers aren’t exactly an open book. Not to mention their spread out all over the country/world and it takes time for a newly listed BIN item to be replicated across all of these data listing servers. Each time you call, the request is resolved and directed at one of these servers “at random”.
Just because you see a handful of listings sold minutes before you found it doesn’t mean someone has a super system and is finding them always faster than you.
Our enterprise subscription package allows for increased calls as well as using proxies to gain better advantages and reduce this “randomness” in your favor.
Testing against all other major competitors, uBuyFirst is confident that we’re always staying ahead of the curve and doing everything we can to ensure the FREQUENCY that you see items first is the highest possible while complying with all eBay developer terms of service.