Originally Posted by sbreech
The key to bidding on Ebay is to know what you want, have a maximum you will spend, and not bid until the last 30 seconds or less.... Some people call that sniping, but if the other bidder has bid their maximum amount they are willing to spend, and so have you, and you win, who cares? All is fair in love and Ebay...
I've become quite good at this... have won quite a few auctions by watching the last 60sec of a bid... and then putting in one more bid at 20sec.. w/ a increase limit of like $5.. which has come in handy when others also want to get in one last bid but don't set up their auto-bid...
Auctions that also end at like 2-6am are usually really easy to take away from another bidder too