What is an automatic bid and how does it work?

An automatic bid, or auto bid, is a great way to stick to your budget and stay on top! You’re in full control — you decide the maximum amount you’re willing to bid and we take care of the fuss.

How it works

All you need to do is decide on the maximum you’re willing to bid for an object. From there, we’ll place the next minimum bid for you (find out what the next minimum bid is). 

Unlike a regular bid, you don’t need to keep checking in and rebidding. If another bidder outbids you, we’ll place a bid for you to put you back on top (always in the smallest possible increments). 

However we’ll never go above the limit you’ve set. 

If someone bids above your limit, we’ll let you know and then you can decide if you want to place another bid.

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