If you are an eBay user like I am, you may have some bad experience like this: you kept your bid as the highest bid for days, until the last few seconds, when you were outbid by someone else.
If this is the case, you should try out AuctionSniper.com. Its service allows you to set a bid for any eBay item but not submit to eBay immediately. Instead, it waits till the last few seconds and then helps you to submit the bid to eBay automatically, without having to have your computer online when the auction ends. The service already helped me to win two bids in the last few days.
You can take some risk-free trials because the site offers three free successful bids before it will charge you for the service. After that, it charges 1% of the winning bid with a minimal of $0.25 and maximum of $5.00. (Pricing details here.)