there is an item I really want to get on ebay but the auction finishes during the time that I'll be chaperoning my toddler and a friends birthday party- typical! Are there any tools that can help a girl out in a situation like this?
You just need to bid a high maximum and hope. Sniping tools aren't worth it because frankly, if you set them to the highest bid you would pay you are doing exactly the same as registering a bid anyway (i.e. someone will either outbid you or they won't - you being there won't make a difference and the snipe software won't change that if someone is determined and money is no object to them!)