The amount of time left before the auction closes and the current high bidder are listed in the same area as the item's pricing information. Aside from pricing, the auction's remaining time is perhaps the most important piece of information in the auction listing.
If you have already placed a bid on the item and are shown as the high bidder, the remaining time shows how long other buyers have to bid against you. If no one bids against you before time runs out, you win the auction at the current bid.
If you have not yet bid on the item or are not listed as the high bidder, the remaining time shows how long you and other buyers have to outbid the current high bidder before he or she wins the auction.
Understanding BiddingMany new eBayers find themselves confused by the eBay bidding rules. Before you decide to bid on an item, you should learn about how eBay bidding works.
More Bidding TipsOnce you have placed a bid on an item, re-visit the auction listing often to see if you are still the high bidder, and to see whether or not you have been outbid. You can access all of the auctions on which you've bid, whether you're the high bidder or not, using your My eBay page.
The auction history, located near the high bidder and current price, tells you how many bids have been placed so far on the item. This can tell you how many bidders you'll compete against or how popular the item is, should you decide to bid.