Auction Anatomy

Though the finer details for each auction will vary from auction to auction and marketplace to marketplace, the basic auction page will remain the same.


The blue circle in the URL is where you can find the Auction ID. Each auction ID number is unique to the marketplace. Please provide this ID if you are asking a question to a Customer Service Agent regarding a specific auction.

The auction title, surrounded by the orange box, describes the content of the auction, details what kind of product it is, lists the number of units in the auction (most auctions have a manifest to provide more specific detail about how much of which product is for sale), provides an estimated retail value, and ends with the location of the auction.

The bid information, surrounded by the grey box, is where you can find your bidding information including the current bid, the current number of bids, and the minimum amount your bid can be. The field is for you to enter your maximum bid amount. Please review "Bidding" for more information.

The black box provides shipping details. This will change depending if the shipping is free, if buyer arranges shipping, or if seller arranges shipping. Please review "Shipping" for more information.

The pink box gives additional auction information, such as how many hours it closes, the date of closure, the manifest if one is available, and an option for you to add the auction to your watch list or calendar.

As you can see, you portions of the manifest are also embedded in the actual auction for easier review. If you wish to view the manifest in its entirety, you can click "full manifest" in order to download it to your computer.

Please scroll past the manifest to review additional auction details. 


Review the details prior carefully prior to bidding. The details will include more specific descriptions of the auction, the number of units, the retail value, and additional shipping information.

You should also click the "general" tabs that include information about payment, shipping, condition of merchandise, and terms of purchase. The shipping link in particular will give a very in depth look at the site's policies, and may include additional information regarding delivery fees that may apply to you.

Please review the "Conditions of merchandise" link to know how the seller is using the terms in their description. The condition of the merchandise is described using the definitions found in the "conditions" tab. Please make no assumptions about what they might mean by a certain condition. If after reviewing the conditions as defined in the tab and you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to customer service.

Please make sure to review all these elements prior to bidding.

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