Bid the max amount you are willing to pay, and bid it with less than a minute to go.
That's not the point of bidding
Tor you dont understand how it works.
If i want something for cheap, but im willing to pay at most 5 million for it, I put a 5 million gold bid in.
At that point i get it for just more then the next highest bidder under 5 million.
as an example:
If i bid 5 million on an item currently listed at 1 gold, and the only other person who bids for it, bids 5,000 I will win the item for 6000ish.
Bid your maximum amount you would be willing to spend on the item and the AH will start bidding for you up til that point. Thus nobody snipes you at the last second, they either paid more then your max, or you were lowballing.