HOW TO BID
This auction requires that all sellers and buyers be registered. This enables our
software to keep track of items for sale and who bids on what. It protects both
ourselves as the auction providers and you as buyer and/or seller. Registration
is simple and painless. Merely click on
[Register to Bid] here or near the
top of any auction page.
We hope you'll want to bid on some of the great auction items found on these pages.
To get a category list, click on [Home]
here or near the top of any auction page. Click on one of the categories
you find interesting. This shows you a list of specific items. Click on the name of
the item you'd like more information about. If you wish to place a bid, enter your
bid in the box below the item, then just click on the place bid button nearby.
We suggest that a good strategy for items you really want is to place the highest bid
you are willing to pay. Otherwise, someone may beat you out. Should someone outbid you,
the system sends you an e-mail notification with a link back here to the item. Click
on the link right in your e-mail message and you will be returned directly to the item.
You can then decide whether you want to raise your bid.
To raise your bid, go down to the place bid input box below the item's
description and enter your new, higher bid.
Sometimes (and our system supports this)
a seller enters a Reserve Bid. For example, a specific item sells for $100 new.
The seller decides to place a starting bid of $1 on the item but they want to get
at least $80 for it. So a reserve bid of $80 is entered into the system. In such
a case--even if you are the high bidder at, say, $60--you will not win the item
unless you go over $80. We feel this is a poor auction strategy and wastes the time
of buyers and sellers alike. We suggest this to sellers: enter the item at the least
price you will accept, with no reserve.
The system automatically sends the buyer (highest bidder) and seller of the item
e-mail when the auction ends. The buyer and seller then are responsible for making
their own arrangements to conclude the deal by payment and shipment. This auction
merely offers a venue for buying and selling. We will not, and legally cannot, be
held responsible in any way for any lack of performance by any and all parties. We
simply provide a place that allows people to buy and sell. However, do let us know
of any problems. We can and will close the account of anyone who abuses our auction.