I'm still trying out how to prevent sniping on Ebay. The answer is probably going to be with reserve (fees listes here) (as johndiii commented from the start). If I set the reserve at $1000, if it doesn't sell, i'm out $10. Otherwise, it's nothing.
The idea would be to set the reserve higher than anyone would pay. Then, after it's all over, make a Second-Chance Offer to the latest non-sniper. If the buyer takes that, the reserve fees are waived.
The two issues are that if the auction doesn't sell, and that people don't seem to like reserve auctions.
As for it not selling, i just hope it will, and if i'm out ten bucks, it was at least worth the shot. If i get desperate, i can have a friend bid on it for me, and Second-Chance Offer it to him, and just pay the standard fees (and hope that isn't considered circumventing fees.)
As for people not liking reserve auctions. Oh well, i'll just have to deal with it.
Is still think EBR is a good idea, however.