How to make an automatic bid

You can only make an automatic bid during an auction.

If you make a higher bid than the starting price (or than the current price of the item plus the additional bid), the system will record the amount as your ceiling. A bid (corresponding to the starting price of the sale or the current price of the item plus the higher bid) will be made on the sale.

If a member makes a bid which is higher than yours (without exceeding your ceiling), the system will automatically put in a higher bid for you. If one or more bids are made by other members, the system will make a higher bid for you within the ceiling set.

 

This article covers the following topics:

How do I make an automatic bid?

  1. Go to the item page
  2. In the bid field, enter the maximum price you are willing to offer for the item (the seller will not be informed at this time)
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  3. Click on mceclip0.png
  4. A confirmation window will appear. Click on mceclip1.png
  5. Click on mceclip2.png
    Your bid (corresponding to the starting price of the sale or the current price of the item plus the higher bid) will be made and your ceiling will be recorded by the system. It will make a higher bid for you within the ceiling set.

Tip: You can change your ceiling if required by clicking on chevron.png in the confirmation window.

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If you entered a ceiling and another member puts in a higher bid, you will receive an email to inform you and allow you to change or set a new ceiling if you want to.

How do I increase or decrease my automatic bid?

  1. Go to the item page
  2. Click on “Change my ceiling” at the top of the page
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  3. Delete your current ceiling and enter your new ceiling
  4. Click on mceclip0.png
  5. A confirmation window will appear. Click on mceclip1.png

Can I delete my automatic bid?

If you entered an automatic bid and want to delete the ceiling recorded, you must make a bid equal to your last bid.

What happens if several members make an automatic bid?

If several members make an automatic bid:

  • The system will make a new bid for each member based on their ceiling.
  • Each bid made by the ceiling will be tagged with automatique.PNG
  • If two members make an identical automatic bid, the member who entered the bid first will take priority.
  • In the event of a high ceiling, the system may only display a summary of the bids made.

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  • “test_buyer_1” set the €10 ceiling first. As the first person to enter a bid, a starting price (€2) and a ceiling of €10 was set for the item.
  • "test_buyer_2" then set a ceiling of €11.
  • Given that their bid is higher than the ceiling of “test_buyer_1”, “test_buyer_2” becomes the highest bidder and the offer made by “test_buyer_2” raises the ceiling of “test_buyer_1” which is displayed.
  • The €3 bid made by “test_buyer_2” and the €4 bid by “test_buyer_1”, etc. are not displayed. Only a summary of the most significant bids is displayed.

 

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