Jumping, stamping aka tagging, throttling, imposters, powerbidding and respect have all come to be popular penny auction terminology.
New members come on the forum and say they don’t want to be seen as a jumper and they ask what they can do to earn “respect.” This is not how penny auctions were intended to be played and if all users adhered to these faux pas all penny auction sites would be out of business and bidders would have no chance of getting any deals.
Quite frankly we’re not even sure when these terms began or who initially coined them, but they’ve become quite popular and for all the wrong reasons.
Penny Auction Terms Defined:
Stamper, synonymous with tagging, v.: A bidder who thinks they can get any item they want as long as they’re the first bidder to express interest, sometimes hours other times days in advance by placing a bid.