Snipe It, is a feature that allows you to determine the price you wish to pay for an item which isn't currently available for that price (or at all). As soon as that item appears for the price you are comfortable with, Kupiku.com will automatically purchase it for you, or notify you via SMS or eMail. For example: let's say there is a Japanese DVD you've wanted to own for a few years. But, no one has it in stock, and when they do- it's much too expensive. Let's say the lowest price you see on Kupiku currently, is 10,000 yen. You don't mind paying 5,000 yen for the item, but not more. With our Snipe It service, you would add this item to your Snipe It list, and set your maximum price at 5,000 yen. You will also need to set the minimum condition you will accept the item in (example: only (New), or, only (Used - Very Good) or better). Our system will keep checking the item page every hour, and if suddenly the product appears that meets your price and condition requirements, it will automatically place the order for you, or inform you by SMS or email.
Please note that this feature requires that your account has a Gift Certificate balance on Kupiku. For example: you can add as many items as you wish to your Snipe It list, but, if the Snipe It system detects an item available that meets your requirements, but your Gift Certificate amount is below the cost (with shipping & handling, and Kupiku fee included), the system will not be able to place the order for you. The Snipe It system can only use the balance from your Gift Certificate. It cannot automatically place orders with your credit card, for example. For this reason, in order to use Snipe It, a Gift Certificate balance is required.
Don't worry: if you have several items on your Snipe List, there is no need to have a Gift Certificate balance to cover all the items, as it's not likely that every item will be found at your preferred price. If you add ten very rare CDs to your Snipe List, each of which sells for around 10,000 yen, and you set your maximum price to 5,000 yen- it's not likely that all ten will suddenly appear for 5,000 yen tomorrow, requiring your Gift Certificate account to have at least 50,000 yen in it to cover the purchases.
We would recommend at least 10,000-15,000 or so yen available, to cover an instant purchase of at least one or two of the items on your Snipe List.