Text Alerts and Bidding

Registering your phone
To set up text alerts first register your phone. Texts cost 20 cents so ensure you have enough credit on your phone to receive the activation text.

Setting up auction closing alerts
Once you have registered your phone you can set up an alert for when an auction on your watchlist is due to close. Do this by clicking the 'Save to Watchlist' button on the auction page and clicking 'change' next to 'No text reminder'.

Setting up outbid alerts
When placing a bid you tick the 'Text Me when I'm outbid' option to be sent a message if you are outbid.

Every alert you receive or text message you send will cost 20 cents, billed to your mobile. Bid confirmation messages you receive are free.

Placing a bid
You can place a bid on an auction by replying to an auction closing alert or an outbid alert.

There are two ways to text bid:

1. Type a number in your reply to bid a specific amount. e.g. Typing 125 will place a bid of $125.
2. Type "BID" to place a bid for the minimum next bid amount

During busy periods mobile phone providers may experience delays sending text messages. We recommend also using our auto-bid feature if you can not be near a computer when the auction closes.

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