Originally Posted by Thomas1985
Damn! It doesn't continue until there are no more bids? That's crazy.
If bids are placed in the last few minutes of the auction it automatically extends in order to prevent "sniping". Last moment bidding to try and grab the item.
With the "auto bidding" functionality you can establish a budget, bid that amount and the system will increment your bid up as others bid until you win or hit your max and get outbid by someone else.
As far as I can tell, sniping is a thing of the past on sites like Public Surplus and GovDeals.