Placing a bid (change topic)

Only registered members can place bids. Your bid must be equal to the start price or the minimum next bid amount for the auction.

If the reserve has been met the item will sell to the highest bidder when the auction finishes. If you are outbid you will be sent an email.

When placing a bid on an auction you can select to be sent an email or text alert when you are outbid. You will also be asked to select your preferred shipping option. This is so that your 'Total to pay' can be calculated for you if you win.

You can protect yourself from being outbid at the last moment by using auto-bid.

If you are the highest bidder at the close of the auction, and the auction has met the reserve price, you are the winner! The reserve price is the lowest price the seller is willing to sell their item for.

Trade Me will send you and the seller automated emails containing each others contact email addresses. It is then up to you and the seller to make contact and arrange the payment/shipping details.

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