:-d what a stupid conceptA novelty Tissot showing it's always five o'clock somewhere.
The watch was trying to tell you something ;-)till the final five....
+1 on sniping.Most likely, paulmlemay, you were outbid by a sniper service. Most times when a bid happens in the final 5 to 7 seconds, it is done with a sniper service. If you try to hit the bid and go through the couple of screens yourself, you probably won't make it.
Most of these services offer free trials and are reliable. Do a google search, I personally use Auction Sniper, you get three free snipes to try it out and you don't get a deduction unless you win the auction.
I mostly snipe these days, though before that I'd just wait till >1hr before closing, put in my maximum, and walk away. Well, SOMETIMES I'd watch the end.GeneJockey
Surprisingly enough, sniping, I have won the huge majority of the auctions I have bid on. For me though, I still prefer to do a BIN and be done, even if I pay a bit more, I know immediately that I have my prize won. lol lol Oh yea, I absolutely REFUSE to participate in any auction that has a reserve set, I am not going to play games with sellers, set your minimum as your opening bid or as your BIN, if you want me to participate. lol