There are lots of those days. The thing is, the guy who won the auction may be trying to do the exact same thing you are, he just wanted it a little more. I have found, that if you REALLY want something on ebay, you post a bid that no one in there right mind would beat. It all depends on how bad you want it, basically.
Or, you can do what a couple of peeps have been doing lately. Just offer some inflated price to the seller, so the seller can, and will end the auction early.