Watch Instead of Buy
When you place an immediate bid on an item you’re interested in, this tips your hand and could result in other bidders forcing the price higher. Fortunately, you can choose to watch the item instead of making a bid. Just use eBay’s Watch This Item feature in conjunction with My eBay—and save your bidding for the end of the auction.
On the item listing page, click the Watch This Item link.
To view your watched items, click the My eBay link in the navigation bar.
All the items you’ve chosen to watch are displayed in the Items I’m Watching section of the My eBay page. Click an item title to view the complete auction listing.