HRoth - 8:51 pm on Aug 20, 2008 (gmt 0)
Most people bid before the end on vintage items, IME. For one thing, if you are bidding on something popular, you could set your price at X and then find out that a lot of people bid on it and outbid you, but if you had known that, you might have wanted to bid more than your original max bid. Or as has happened to me, I set my max bid at X.00 and someone else set theirs at X.99, and they won because I did not pay attention to the bidding. Also, some people enjoy the process of buying. It is not all about getting the thing.