Master the Clock is a penny auction strategy which takes into consideration the time of day you’re bidding. (For auction timer strategy, see: The Sniper). It is a simple fact that some times are slower on the auction blocks than others. It sounds easy enough – find the least busy times, and shop ‘til you drop. But it’s not quite that straightforward. Aside from simply understanding when the high and low volumes of the penny auction sites are, you must also take into consideration who is bidding and when, whether auto-bid software is being used, and the products being placed for auction. This research commitment is not always worth the time to some bidders. But those who do feel it’s worth it can see moderate success with this strategy.