First off, I really apologize, since I don't think that this question really warrants its own threat, but I needed to know, and the eBay FAQ really didn't elaborate. When you enter a maximum bid amount on an eBay auction, will that instantly jump the current bid up to that amount like a regular bid? Or is it more like an automatic safeguard, where each time another person places a bid, the system will automatically bid for you again to keep you on top as long as it stays below the max amount you set? Is there also a way to raise your maximum bid in the event that the price goes over the one you set? Thanks!