When a bid is placed with just seconds to go before the end of an online auction, it prevents the maximum sale price being reached and serious buyers missing out on a purchase.
This practice of 'sniping' leaves both buyers and sellers unsatisfied. For this reason, we have enabled an anti-sniping tool.
If a bid is placed during the last 5 minutes of an auction, the deadline will automatically be extended by 5 minutes giving other bidders time to react.
This will continue until no further bids are placed, ensuring the maximum sale price achievable from interested parties has been achieved.