I hate last second bidding - but as the saying goes, if you can't beat em join em.
If you really want something - you've got to wait to put your "final" bid in right as the clock ticks down to a few seconds.
I really hate doing it -but because some do, all have to.
I haven't bid on anything in a while on ebay - other auction sites do a cool thing where they add another hour or so every time somebody makes a higher bid.
That does away with the last second sniping, and can only help the seller get a better price.
Wish ebay would do that - or maybe it's an option for the seller - I have no idea.