- When you spot an item you want on Ebay, note what date the end of auction is, and add the item to 'Watch This Item'.
- You can keep your eye on the item until 'Auction End' and obviously if it goes beyond the price you are willing to pay forget it, or...
- If possible, be at your computer in the last 10 minutes of the auction and DO NOT MAKE YOUR BID until the very last minute, even less if possible.
If people keep bidding through the period of time of auction it sends the price up and up and is absolutely irrelevant to the successful buying of an item. There is no value in bidding until the end of the auction is coming up.
If you cannot be at your computer at the end, put your top price in at the last possible moment you can and then you have to take your chances.