Ok, I was bidding on something this morning, and I think the reserve price was around $30.
The current price was $20, but I was willing to pay that $30, so I put in my max bid at $30.
The system bidded for me, and I outbid the other guy at $21.50. And so the auction ended with my bid at $21.50.
However, even though I was willing to pay $30, the actual bid was only $21.50 because I had no one to out-bid to $30. And because of this, even though I set my max bid high enough to reach the reserve, the actual bid did not reach the reserve.
Is there any way to fix this problem? Can I somehow immeadiately bid X dollars, instead of bidding an X dollar max and having it autobid just enough to get past the other guy?