It's crazy how much it jumped. If I were him and it was sitting at 1,300 and I was looking for 2,100 or 2,500 or whatever, I would've ended it with 12 hours left. Aint no way I would've let that sit at that low amount.
If nothing else, let the local card store sell it online. As least they would have some positive feedback. But he got what he wanted (or looks to get what he wanted provided the winner pays). So it's all good for him.
Life is 10% you and 90% how you respond!