Bidding Options: Straight Bid or Auto Bid

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Understanding Your Bidding Options: A Comprehensive Guide

Engage in our auctions with confidence by understanding the diverse bidding methods available to you. Here’s a breakdown of each option to help you craft your bidding strategy:

1. Straight Bid:

The traditional bidding method, where directness meets simplicity.

  • How It Works: Enter your bid amount, and it instantly becomes the highest bid.
  • Ideal For: Moments when you want to make an immediate mark or closely monitor an auction.

2. Auto Bid (Proxy Bidding):

For a more automated approach, this method keeps you competitive without constant oversight.

  • How It Works: Input your highest willingness to bid. Our system auto-bids incrementally for you, maintaining your top bidder status until your set limit.
  • Ideal For: Those not wishing to constantly watch an item or multitasking with multiple bids.

3. Popcorn Bidding:

Ensure a fair playing field, especially for coveted items.

  • How It Works: If a bid is placed during the last few minutes of an auction, the closing time gets an automatic extension. This prevents last-minute bid sniping and gives others a chance to respond.
  • Ideal For: High-value or popular items where last-minute bids are common.

4. Blind Bidding:

Add an element of suspense to your auction experience.

  • How It Works: All bids are hidden. Bidders know only if their current bid places them in a winning position. If not, they need to raise their bid to secure a spot.
  • Ideal For: Those who enjoy the thrill of uncertainty or when discretion is paramount.

Tip: Each auction and item can have its dynamics. Consider the nature of the item and your personal bidding style when selecting a method. Happy bidding!


Step 1) Click “Auctions” then “Manage Auctions.”

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Step 2) Click on the name of your auction.

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Step 3) Click “Edit Settings.”

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Step 4) Scroll down until you find “Bid Options.” Select the bidding type from the drop down.

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