I honestly don't know if using the search box to place a second bid will work toward a referral credit for Oldgas.com. I kind of doubt it.
I'm sure it does work if you use the box to place your first bid, even if it takes several or snipe bids later to win.
Remember that you can search for words using the eBay search box. Search for auction title words and you might find more good stuff.
Thanks, Mark E., for the graphic showing the search box position!
Thanks for everyone's support in using the search box and the "Right Now on eBay" links at the top of several forum and the sidebar of the Shop Talk Portal page. That IS what keeps this site funded and free to use.