Hey.... nice piece and cheap too! Done well there I reckon. Secure shipping cost to me would probably be 3x the item cost though.
Why so expensive shipping out of Canada? Has been a shock to me in the past.
I'd never used a sniper service for a few reasons, although they do have advantages with end times at say 4am in the morning, when you are working, have an unreliable computer/connection or local power supply... some issues that have cost me even when sitting there trying to bid in the last seconds to avoid the underhanded vendor bidders. Grrrrrrr.. I'll never forget missing out on a poorly described very very rare variety coin one night due to that old pooter freezing up. I reckon that cost me around $1000 and it went to someone that wouldn't have understood the significance of the die variety/combination. Stupid pooter could take 15minutes to re-boot. There was a certain pleasure in finally gutting that thing.
The other matter that turned me off hosted sniper sites was some require you to submit user ID and password, so that they log on and act on your behalf. How could I ever be sure of the sniper site security, or if there was 'inside trading' by site staff, full well knowing your max level bid on an item 'flying under the radar'.
Some programs use your computer sure, but with a dodgy power Co. grid network or other things using up CPU processing power like a routine scan that may slow down an old pooter it's in no way a sure fire thing.