I was just reading a thread in the Amps forum where this guys was showing off his new Crest CA9 that he had recently gotten on eBay. Someone else posted that they, too had bid on the same auction, but had been outbid by the original poster. This got me thinking.....They guy who eventually won the auction probably had to pay much more for the Crest because the other person bidding was just driving the price up. This has also happened to me many times before; I will make a bid with like 15 seconds left, but then someone bids with like 2 seconds left. The other person doesn't win, they just drive up the price like $30. I was contemplating how to avoid this as much as possible when it hit me - why don't we post about items that we are going to bid on, and then state how high we are willing to bid. That way, people who aren't willing to bid as high as this person won't bid on the auction, and thus the final auction price will be lower. This would be limited only to TBers, of course, but I think we could be saving eachother a lot of money over time, eh? Just a thought. Sorry about the flurry of threads - I'm just bursting with ideas!