Bidding Types and Bidding Information

Here is an explanation of the types of Bidding and bidding settings that you will encounter on this site.

Reverse Bid/Offer Types
See our new Reverse Bid/Offer type features:  Reverse Bid/Offer Type

Regular Bids
A Regular Bid is a standard in auction bidding. The amount that you place into this field will be the amount of the bid that you are making.

The nescessity of having to continually update your bid is a drawback to this type of a bid.

Proxy Bids
The Proxy Bid takes advantage of the computer in the On-Line auction environment. By bidding as much as you want to spend and using a proxy bid, the Visual Auction© software will automatically advance the bidding if someone bids more than the current bid and less than your Proxy Bid.

Proxy bids will also automatically advance the bidding to the level of the reserve or your maximum Proxy bid. Whichever is lower.

Dynamic Bid Times
Dynamic Bid Time can be set by the seller when posting his or her auction. dynamic Bidding allows for bidding to continue beyond the normal end of the auction if certain events occur.

When you set a value for Dynamic Bid Time this sets a watch for bids on the auction from that many minutes before the end of the auction. If anyone places a bid during the Dynamic Bid window, which is measured in minutes, then the end of the auction will be extended by the length of time of the Dymnamic Bid setting.

Reserve Bid
When a seller sets a Reserve Bid amount they are stating that this value, which is not disclosed to the bidders, except to announce whether the Reserve Bid has been met, is the lowest bid that they will accept as a successful auction.

As a Seller this allows you to set a minimum amount that you will sell your item for. You should be aware that setting your Reserve Bid to high will result in you item not selling.

Buy Now
The BuyNow Price is set by the seller at the amount He/She is willing to sell their item outright.

When an item is purchased outright using BuyNow, the bidding process is bypassed. If there is only one item being auctioned the auction will be closed immediately. When there are multiple items being auctioned as in a Yankee or Dutch auction, the quantity is reduced untill there are no items left then the auction closed. The number of BuyNow purchased is shown next to the number of bids on auction details page.

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