I have heard two schools of thought as too when to place your bid on ebay. The first is to bid towards the end, this way your not nickle dimed at the end and loose. The second is to declare your bid early, this might scare off potential bidders. I'd like to hear your thoughts on this, when do you think the best time to bid is?? This is what I have been doing, and it doesn't work too good, when I see something I want, I bid on it up to what I'm willing to spend, and then wait. Most of the time I loose by a very small amount, but some auctions end in the middle of the night, I can't sit up and wait, there's got to be a better way?