Thanks to maximum bids and ebay only using the bid that is incrimented up from the lower bid, can one just do a maximum bid of $1,000,000 and only pay the incrimented bid? Example: The current bid for an item is $10.00. Tom is the high bidder, and has placed a maximum bid of $12.00 on the item. His maximum bid is kept confidential from other members. Laura views the item and places a maximum bid of $100,000,000. Laura becomes the high bidder. Tom’s bid is incremented to his maximum of $12.00. Laura’s bid is now $12.50. Ebay sends Tom an email that he has been outbid. If he doesn’t raise his maximum bid, Laura wins the item. Could this work?