How to Buy

Register First

You must be a registered user to place a bid. Click on the Register link at the top of the home page to register for the first time. If you have previously registered, please sign in before bidding.

Placing a Bid

When you have found an item that you are interested in bidding on, place your bid from the item listing page. The bid form is located at the bottom of the item listing page. Click on “Place a Bid” icon and enter the amount you wish to bid. After you place a bid on an item, we will show you the status of your bid. If you have placed a bid that does not meet the seller’s Reserve Price, we will inform you, if you are outbid by another user utilizing our Auto Bid feature, we will inform you, if you are outbid for any reason, you are not obligated to purchase the item. You are free to bid again or bid on another item(s).

After you place a bid, we will send you a confirmation email, if another user places a higher bid, we will send you an email letting you know that you have been “outbid” However, email are not a guaranteed delivered method, just because we sent you an email message does not guarantee that you received the email message. Please check your email inbox and spam folder daily when you are bidding on item(s).

Using Auto Bid

When you place a bid and utilize the Auto Bid feature, you can enter the maximum amount you are willing to pay for the item(s). Auto Bid always bids the least amount it can to win, if another user outbids you, Auto Bid will automatically raise your bid until it reaches your maximum bid amount if needed. If the item has a reserve price, Auto Bid will attempt to meet the reserve price. Auto Bid will never bid more than your maximum bid amount. Auto Bid is not available for use on Dutch auctions.

Buy it Now (BIN)

Some items will may have a BIN (Buy It Now) price. The BIN price is publicly available in the item listing. You have the option to use the BIN to immediately purchase the item for the BIN (Buy It Now) price without placing bids and waiting for the auction to close.

Reserve Prices and Starting Bids

When the seller starts an auction, they can set a Starting Bid and or a Reserve Price. A Starting Bid is the least amount you can bid in an auction, as the name implies “it is where the bidding price starts” You will not be able to place a bid for less than the Starting Bid. If an auction has a Starting Price and no Reserve Price, the highest bidder on the item will win the item at the close of the auction.

Reserve Price is the least amount the seller is willing to sell the item for, the Reserve Price is not available to the bidders. You can place a bid that is less than the Reserve Price, but the item will not be sold unless bidding meets or exceeds the seller’s Reserve Price. Once the Reserve Price has been exceeded a Reserve Met icon will appear on the item’s listing.

Important Information

Please read the items Description and Terms very carefully! Review the item listing, most problems arise when the Buyer has not done their homework or has assumed the item to be something that it is not. If the item condition is not specified, please do not assume it is new or in good condition. Please take the time and effort to call or email the seller. If it is not clear what the item is or the condition, do not bid until you are confident what you are bidding on.

Always review the terms and conditions posted on the item listing very carefully. Example: if the terms state cashier’s check or money order, please do not assume that the seller will take a credit card or personal check. If shipping charges are not specified in the item listing, do not assume that they are included or a certain amount.

If you as the Buyer have any questions, please contact the seller and ask them before placing your bid. If you place a bid on an item and win that item, you are expected to complete the transaction with the seller.