Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding the Online Bidding/Closing Process

Auctionwin utilizes the proxy (automatic) method of bidding, meaning that your bid will automatically rise to the maximum amount you have indicated. If an auction has no bids, and you enter a maximum bid of $25.00, your current bid is $2.00 and if nobody else bids, you will win the auction for $2.00. If another bidder bids $15.00, we will automatically increase your bid to $16.00. If another bidder bids $26.00(or higher), you have been outbid and will be notified via email. You have the option to increase your proxy bid at any time before the auction for that item ends. Your bid will never exceed your maximum bid. Dynamic Closing If a bid is placed on an item within 1 minute of the auction closing time, that auction closing time will be extended by 2 minutes. All items are sold to the highest bidder. We send the winning bidder an e-mail notifying them that they won the auction. That e-mail will contain all necessary payment and pick-up/shipping information.