To bid on an item, type your maximum bid amount in the box next to the item description, and click the 'Go' button. Your bid must be above the Minimum Bid amount specified in the box.
All bidding is binding and winner bidders are obligated to complete the transaction.
Note*** Maximum bid, automatic bid, and proxy bid are the same thing. To place a proxy bid, just enter the maximum amount you are willing to pay. Automatic bids will be placed for you up to your maximum amount. Using proxy bidding, you can win the item at the lowest possible price. Your maximum bid is only placed when a competing bidder bids the same amount.
Please note that if the current high bidder's maximum bid is higher than the bid you place, you are immediately outbid because your bid is not high enough to beat the earlier maximum bid.
Remember: Proxy bidding will confidentially & automatically bid up to your maximum, but in order to avoid being outbid, you must have the highest maximum bid.
Also, if another bidder placed a higher maximum bid, your bid will increase to your maximum bid because proxy bidding bids on your behalf up to your maximum bid. Please Note: Bidding on auction items is by increments only. Items valued at certain amounts have minimum bidding increments. In some cases, a bid above the proxy bid you entered may be placed on your behalf to meet the minimum increment required. In no case, will the proxy bid continue to bid beyond that amount.
If you do not wish to use proxy bidding, only enter the minimum bid amount. In some cases, phone bidding may continue after the auction item closes online. If you wish to continue bidding you must enter a proxy bid. To continue bidding on the phone, you must call in prior to the end of the auction. Calls received after the end of the auction will not be considered.
Proxy bidding cannot be done on phone bids. Proxy bidding is only possible when bidding online.