Tips for winning an eBay auction include setting a limit, doing research, being creative and selective, and checking the bid history. Other tips include bidding an unusual dollar amount, making last second bids with a fast Internet connection, and keeping multiple windows open to monitor items and place bids.
When searching for auctions to bid on, think outside the box, and try typing different wording or commonly misspelled words. Checking the bid history gives users insight into the competition and how badly others want the item. To bid like a professional, open two windows on the same auction and use one for monitoring and one for setting the maximum bid.