I attempted to bid on the auction already using Shopping Mall Japan's deputy bidding service, but the seller doesn't approve of such services and has put restrictions on their auction to keep the bid from going through. It's rather frustrating, to say the least.
I realize that some people may disagree with my trying to circumvent this restriction and all; but if there is someone over in Japan who would be willing to help, I'd really appreciate it. ^_^
Just for additional information, the auction is for a Final Fantasy doujinshi, and it's going for a much better price on Y!Japan than on eBay. I'm located in the USA and can pay with Paypal. And, yes, I'll pay for everything: the doujinshi, bank wiring fees, shipping, a commission fee, and etc. To reach me, please either comment or send me a PM. Thank you!