How to Bid

How to Bid

The bid screen is where you will be placing bids.  We recommend that you should login in first.

Current Bid

The Current bid is what you or another bidder has bid.

Add to Watch List! Remove from Watch List!

The Remove from Watchlist! Or the Add to Watch List! Will remove or add to the Bid/Watch List.  The Bid/Watch List is a list of Products that you have bid on or have clicked the “Add to Watch List”.  This list is an handy way to keep track of Products you bid on and Products are watching.

Bid Box

The Bid Box shows the next bid amount that needs to be placed.  You may enter an amount higher than what is shown or you may click on the “+” sign to go higher which is called Maximum Bidding.

Maximum Bidding

Maximum Bidding allows you to click on the “+” sign beside the Bid Box amount to raise your bid.  This is the maximum amount that you are willing to bid for that Product.  The auction software will bid on your behalf, when necessary, up to that amount.  This is confidential and only your computer knows for sure.

Bid Check Off Box

You need to put a check mark in the box before you can bid. We encourage you to read the Terms and Conditions.

Place Bid

This is the box you will check if you want to place a bid.  The amount is shown in the Bid Box.  If you are using Maximum Bidding, the software will only bid to the next increment level and not to your Maximum Bid amount.  You will then see a message at the top of the screen congratulating you or telling you to bid higher.  It will say that you need to bid higher if someone has a higher bid using Maximum Bidding.

It is possible that the bid is a tie.  The tie goes to the bidder that placed that amount first.  In that case you may need to click on the “+” sign to go to a higher amount or enter a new amount that is higher.

Click Here to Manually Refresh

The software refreshes the screen every 60 seconds. That may not be enough time if you are wanting to keep your screen up to date with many bidders maybe bidding.  By refreshing the screen, you will see if you are still the leading bidder.  Click on “Click her to manually refresh” to refresh your screen.

Count Down Clock

This shows the remaining time left before this Product’s auction time ends.  Any bids placed in the last two minutes of a Products auction will have two minutes added to its time.  Example: There is 1 minutes and 30 seconds remaining on a Product and you or another bidder places a bid.  The time will then go to 3 minutes and 30 seconds and start counting down.  This is called Extended Bidding.

Extended Bidding (Soft Close)

Any bids placed in the last two minutes of a Products auction will have two minutes added to its time.  Example: There is 1 minutes and 30 seconds remaining on a Product and you or another bidder places a bid.  The time will then go to 3 minutes and 30 seconds and start counting down.  This is called Extended Bidding.

Total Bids

This is the number of bids that have been placed for this item

 Item Condition

This will show if the Product is New, Used or Unused.

Ending On

This shows the date and time that this specific Product’s auction ends.

Time Zone

This is the Time Zone of the Count Down Clock

Lot Number

This is an internal number that shows the number of the Lot.

SKU Number

This is the Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) number.  It is used by the Vendor to keep track of their Products.  This is very useful if they have similar Products Listed in their Auction.

? Ask a Question

When you click on the Ask a Question box, a text box pops up.  You may enter your questions in this box.  The Vendor will reply to you shortly.

Description

This is the description of the product.  The screen defaults to this Description heading.

Policies

This is where the Vendor will tell you about their Pick up Policy, Payment Policy and Other Policies.  There will usually be an email address or phone number for the bidder to contact the vendor with their Policies or that information will be on the Home auction page.

Bid Increment Table

This table shows the different levels of bid increments depending on the value of the product.

Bids

This will show you a list of the bidders that have bid on this specific Product with the date, times and amounts.  When you see the word “Auto” that will let you know the bidder is using Maximum Bidding.