Originally posted by Glenn Farrington:
I dont care for how Ebay for one, allows an item you would be willing to pay more for, snatched away from you during the last few seconds.
The answer to this is easy. Bid your maximum amount at the outset. Then you can only be outbid by someone willing to pay more than you are in the first place. Also, nothing stops any bidder from bidding/re-bidding in the last few minutes or seconds except the occasional bad connection.
I don't care for the idea that someone can nickel and dime you up over and over again under the system described above. Then you get the "Fun" of watching people slowly drive the price of the item up to your maximum limit and perhaps over it...not to mention you get to sit at the computer waiting and waiting for the thing to close if you really want the item badly.