We want to make sure that each bidder has a chance to make that special object theirs, so we have a system in place for last-minute bids.
If a bid is placed within the last 60 seconds of an auction, an extra 90 seconds will be added to the end time of that auction. This creates a “buffer” to avoid multiple bids being placed within the closing seconds of an auction.
For example: if a bid is placed within 37 seconds of the auction ending time, the time is extended by 90 seconds. At that point, the auction would then end in 2 minutes and 7 seconds.