The joys of bidding at an auction can get the adrenalin going - same on Ebay. When it comes to bidding, I always put in my maximum bid first go. This way you know where you stand immediately.
Don't fall for the urge or just going a dollar or two higher as the next thing you know you are way over your limit. The aim is to get what you want for the best price, not to blow your account!
If you have any hesitation with a seller, e-mail them before bidding. Better safe than sorry, but if there is that instant that a transaction doesn't go well, use the Ebay buyer protection! Don't be afraid, remember it's your money you are bidding and your lifestyle - protect it!
Never forget that Ebay auctions are contracts, so once you win an auction, follow through and complete the transaction!
Enjoy all your purchases