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Dumb Question...again, sorry.

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by The Sheriff, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a questions about the auction section. If I want an item and the current bid is $10.00 and I am willing to pay $50.00 but the next highest bid must be $10.01, if I put in a bid of $50.00 what will happen? Will it go in as $10.01 and increase if another higher bid comes in until the bid goes over my $50.00. Or, will I have suddenly jumped in at $50.00 when I might have gotten the item for $10.01?

    I guess I am asking if it works like eBay where I place my highest bid and eBay increases it for me until my limit is reached?

    I read the rules but couldn't find anything about this.

    Thanks,

    Mary
     
  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    These auctions go to the amount you bid immediately. It's a true auction in that sense, and unattended bidding isn't included.

    Good question!
     
  3. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yikes! Thanks, I might have done something had I not asked. I kind of figured it our by looking at some bid histories and there didn't seem to be a pattern. Good to know. Now I guess I'll have to get up at 4:00 a.m. to see where it is!

    Thanks,

    Mary

    p.s. I can't be the only one wondering about this, can I?
     
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    It's a good question. I've added a note to the BSA rules for buyers so people know this is a traditional bidding / auction system (what you bid is what you pay if you win) and not like eBay.
     
  5. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks!

    Mary
     
  6. chickeydee

    chickeydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is no dumb question .
     
  7. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    You don't know me........[​IMG] Give it time! [​IMG]
     
  8. ISSOLA

    ISSOLA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i thought it was like ebay too! Glad someone asked!
     

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