The Auto Bid Extend feature ensures that bidders will always have a chance to challenge bids placed in the final seconds of an auction. When indicated on a listing page, if a bid is placed during the last 5 minutes of an auction, the auction will automatically extend for an additional 5 minutes from the time of the latest bid. The auction will close once all bidding activity has stopped for a period of 5 minutes.
NOTE: Current Bid Amount and Countdown Timer are not "live." Click Refresh to update them or to see if the auction has been automatically extended by a last minute bid.
How does Proxy Bidding work?
You can bid as you wish by either entering in a fixed bid amount as your “Maximum Bid” or by entering in a higher amount as the maximum amount you want to bid on this item. This means as others bid, the system will bid on your behalf, just enough to keep you in the lead, up to your specified maximum.
Example: An item has a bid increment of $1.00. The current winning bid is at $30.00. You bid $49.00 (Maximum Bid). You are now in the lead with a current bid of $31.00. If somebody else outbids you, you will automatically outbid them by $1.00 until it is higher than the $49.00 maximum you entered.
We'll keep you in the loop by email, so you'll know if you need to increase your maximum bid.
What is Group Buy?
Group buy allows us to offer at astronomical savings! Each Group Buy deal has a required tipping point (number of participants required for item to be offered); therefore, if enough customers team together and make the deal active they can each take home a fantastic offer! The tipping point is decided by a pre-determined number of units that are available. If the number of people that activate the deal matches the pre-determined tipping quantity available everyone that activated the deal gets the item; all future users after the tipping point has been reached receive the deal as well. Remember that the correct number of people will need to activate the deal before the timer runs out or the deal is off for everyone. Remember though - your credit card is not charged until the deal is fully active!
In the event that an insufficient number of participants agree to buy a Group Buy item at the advertised price within 72 hours of the offer appearing on the website, the offer will be withdrawn and no items will be attributed.
We have worked really hard here at uBid to make sure we are offering you the best possible price and product to fit your needs. Act fast to activate and spread the word to family and friends!