Well, Celga's policies on needing a deposit before bidding
and what happens if someone with a deposit bids before you are
very clear on their website. I don't know if I like the rule
that even if a second-in-line person bids a higher amount than
the first person, they will stick with the first bid, but it is
their rule. Unfortunately, bidding through a deputy takes
more time and patience and planning than with eBay or Amazon,
so it's not really something you can do overnight to win a
particular auction. It took me awhile to figure out how a
deputy worked, and weeks before I won an auction with them.
Maybe your dad would give you like a $50 deposit with Celga for
Christmas, and then you could surf Yahoo Japan until you won
something with it?