Originally Posted by Brianpore
+1 just put in your snipe, set it and forget (like that old turkey oven infomercial). If you win, great, if not, you didnt really want it that bad anyway.
This was the hardest part for me to accept when I first started to use a snipe service (Gixen, in my case). When I bid $15 on something and it sold for $16, I'd be bummed knowing that I would have paid $16 for it. But, the truth is bidding $16 probably wouldn't have been enough, as the likelihood that $16 was the other guys highest bid is small. He got it for $16 because he was willing to pay more
In almost all cases for my successful snipes, the winning bid has been 10-25% lower than my max bid. I won because I was willing to pay more than the next guy.
Trust the EBay automatic bid process and submit your best offer. Then forget about it. It's always so nice to get the "Congratulations, you won Item X" pop-up on my phone, having completely forgotten that an auction was ending!