Just go with a reliable sniper service like auctionsniper.com. I realize they charge 1% if your bid wins, but have been using for years and has never failed me in placing a bid. I figure for $1 or so here or there is worth my time in not sitting waiting for an auction to close and I noticed it takes the emotion out of it for me. I bid as high as I care to pay and if I get beat; I get beat. I also like that you can remove the bid before it is placed just in case you change your mind.
"The farther we go, the more the ultimate explanation recedes from us, and all we have left is faith."