Bidding Agreement


A bid on is a legally binding, irrevocable offer to purchase the item at any price up to your maximum bid.

Once the seller accepts a bid, the buyer is legally obligated to complete the transaction. Failure to comply with this obligation is a breach of the User Agreement and may be legally actionable by the seller. To place a bid on, you must provide a valid email address and User ID.

We recommend all buyers do the following before placing a bid:

  • Verify the item(s) and the seller's reputability as well as you can. Start by checking the seller's feedback score and interaction history by clicking a seller's score.
  • Email the seller with any questions before placing a bid.
  • Ensure you clearly understand shipping terms and amounts - these include FFL requirements, delivery times and more.
  • Finalize a payment options - personal check, credit card, etc.

When bidding on an item, place the maximum amount you're willing to pay for the item - this amount will be kept secret from the seller and from other bidders. As other potential buyers place bids, Auto Bidding will automatically make incremental bid increases on your behalf up to your maximum amount. In the case of a tie for highest bid, the earliest bid will take precedence.

Once you've confirmed your bid, it may not be withdrawn without exceptional circumstances: these include the seller materially altering the item description after a bid or clear errors in the auction description. But please bid responsibly - a lack of funds or second thoughts do not count as exceptional circumstances.

You will be notified via email if another buyer outbids you, though an auction may end before you receive notification. To check the status of a bid, please check your Account page to ensure you have time to place a new bid before the end of an auction.