I’m hardly an eBay veteran, though I won by first item there at least 6 years ago. For some reason, every so often I’d find something I wanted and I’d bid on it and… usually lose.
What little I know about auctions suggests to me that people ought to bid their highest amount for an item, since eBay will only make you pay the amount that’s a single increment higher than the next highest bidder. But that isn’t how people bid.
So I finally signed up with a sniping service, AuctionSniper.com, based on some recommendations from Flyertalk. I’m testing it out this evening, but like it quite a bit so far.
If you want to sign up for a free account (with 3 free snipes), you can use my referral link at no cost to you (and I get three free snipes).