theres a barrier to automation for most scalpers. cost, lack of programming skills, and mainly an inflexible/inappropriate gui to enter orders a.k.a, not hotkeyable. i've always known scalpers that wanted to "automate" some part of their strategy, and its usually very simple concepts, like, "gee, i wish i didn't have to babysit this dead stock because I don't want to miss my out" or "man, i wish i had a magic button that would throw out multiple offers after I buy this breakout (like if you bot 1500 shares of gs and wanted to offer out 100 shares for 15 cents. these aren't even strategies, they are just simple things that even profitable scalpers have a hard time finding access to. Now the kicker: what do you think would happen to the ave scalpers profitability if simple automation like this were available in an easily accessible gui requiring no programming experience.