All Bidding Activity:
To be notified of all bidding activity on an item, add the item to your Watchlist by clicking the heart on the item so it turns pink. You can view the items which are in your Watchlist by clicking the heart button on the auction bar (next to the Search box).
Anytime the system receives 2 bids that are the same, the first bid entered into the system wins.
How does Extended Bidding work?
If an item receives a bid during the final 3 minutes of the auction, the item end time will be extended to allow for 3 additional minutes of bidding. This process repeats until no new bids are received during the final 3 minutes of the item bidding window or the auction has been extended for a maximum of 30 minutes beyond the original end time. When an auction is extended, you'll see Extended Bidding messages displayed throughout the auction with a link for easily viewing all of the extended items.
Here's an example of how the end time of an item may be extended in an auction which is set up to end at 8:00 PM:
||Bid Entered At
||Item End Time
In this example, Mary was selected as the winning bidder at 8:08 PM because no more bids were entered after her bid at 8:05 PM. If additional bids had been entered, the item end time would've continued being extended for up to a maximum of 30 minutes beyond the original end time of 8:00 PM. This means this item could've been extended to as late as 8:30 PM.
How can I tell if an item can be extended?
All items which can be extended will have a message above the bidding box that indicates the item allows for extended bidding. After the auction ends, only items that were extended will have a message indicating the item end time had been extended.
The system sends winning bidder notifications that contain a link to the winning bidder's invoice page. Invoices display the items won, the winning bid amounts, the total amount due, and a payment button. Winning bidders can click the payment button to pay with a credit card, debit card, PayPal account.
All purchases will be verified by PTA.