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 10 minutes of an auction, the deadline will automatically be extended by 10 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.