A lot of you here probably all ready know this, but I just found this out. If you need to know how long it takes your connection (dial-up, DSL, cable) for ebay to post your bid, you can use their test auction page. Remember to be in sync with ebay's time and make sure you note what time you make your bid on your computers clock. Then you go to the auction, click on bids and note what time ebay recorded you bid, subtract that from the time you noted your bid. That will tell you how long it takes for your bid to get there. AS Test Auction This is for bidding using snipping software.