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Auto-bids keep you in the lead by placing a bid for you whenever you’re outbid. When you’re outbid Trade Me will place the minimum allowable bid until you win the auction or your auto-bid is exceeded.
To place an auto-bid:
Frequently asked questions
Why has my auto-bid jumped to its maximum?
If your auto-bid is below or equal to the reserve, your maximum auto-bid will be placed.
If an existing auto-bid is greater than yours, your auto-bid may also jump to it's maximum, and be immediately outbid.
Why did my auto-bid jump straight to the reserve price?
If your auto-bid exceeds the reserve, a bid will be placed equal to the reserve. You will then lead the bidding until your auto-bid is exceeded.
Why did my auto-bid bid against itself?
If another member places a bid equal to your auto-bid, your maximum auto-bid will be placed. It will appear as two consecutive bids from you. Auto-bids have priority over normal bids of the same value as they were placed earlier.
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