One thing that I haven't seen before on an auction site is the option to hold a silent auction. If you don't know what a silent auction is, it's where bidders do not get to see any other bids besides their own. At the end of the auction, whoever has the highest bid is the winner. There's no sniping, no shilling, and you might actually get more money. Think about this. On eBay, your high bid is automatically lowered to be just slightly higher than the next highest bid. With a silent auction, the high bidder could have bid WAY more than the next highest, but the important thing is that everybody entered the price they felt comfortable with. I think silent auctions could actually bring more money if it was a rare item especially, because of the "fear of loss" factor. Each bidder knows that the other bidders want the item, and they also know that everybody else is probably going to put in a higher bid than they would normally, trying to beat the high bid. The bids could be quite a bit higher than normal. I would use a silent auction feature if there was a site that had it. What does everyone else think about this?