This is probably the simplest guide you are ever going to read but one that could save you heaps and help you avoid getting carried away with 'Auction Fever'
1. Decide on the absolute maximum you are willing to spend
2. Click on 'Watch this item'
3. Watch the item and bid your very maximum bid 2 minutes before the auction ends. It helps if you have broadband.
1. If everyone did this, the price of goods at auction would be lower
2. You will never get caught up in the temptation to over bid during an auction again