New Bidder? Read this for bidding tips!
Welcome new bidder! We hope you have a blast bidding on all the treasures we have to offer. Before you start, here are some crucial tips to ensure that you have a positive bidding experience. Each bid is a binding contract to buy the item you are bidding on if you are the highest bidder, so please bid responsibly.
To start bidding, you will need to create an account. See Create Account in the top menu bar. After you have created an account, you will need to enter a valid credit card and accept the Terms and Conditions for each auction you would like to bid on. Your credit card it preauthorized for $1.00 for each auction, but this amount will not be charged to your card. The charge will drop off your credit card. The preauthorization confirms that you have entered a valid card. If the card fails, please enter it again. You may have made a data entry error.
There are 3 ways to bid:
1. Click the green "Bid" button. This will increase the current bid based on the next bid increment. Please note that if another bidder has entered a Max Bid on this item, you will not be the highest bidder unless you surpass their max bid.
2. Enter a Max Bid amount. A Max Bid means the computer will bid for you up until your maximum bid amount is reached or exceeded. You can enter a Max Bid for the maximum amount you are willing to pay for that item. IMPORTANT - to enter a Max Bid, enter the amount and click the Max Bid button. You can increase or decrease your Max Bid by entering a new amount and clicking on Max Bid, as long as your current Max Bid has not been reached or surpassed.
3. Enter a bid larger than the next bid increment. You can enter any amount to bid on an item by entering the dollar amount and clicking on the Bid button. PLEASE NOTE: if you enter an amount and click the Bid button, that amount will become the current bid. For example, if the current bid is $2.00 and you enter $50.00 and click the Bid button, you will have bid $50.00 on that item, NOT a max bid. You will have raised the bid from $2.00 to $50.00 and the next bid will be $55.00 according to the bid increment chart.
Please contact us if you have any questions. Have fun and happy bidding!