How Bidding Works on eFlea
Each bid value you make is absolute and, if equal to or higher than the item's
current bid plus the minimum bid increment, will
be applied to the item in the full amount of your bid.
Each listing in an auction is sold as a single lot. There can only be
one winning bidder per auction item listing. "Dutch" listings, where there
can be multiple winners per item, are not supported. If an auction is trying to offer "Top N Bids
Win" style listings, please report this to eFlea Support.
Please Note: Proxy bidding (where the system increments your bid for you)
is not available on this Auction System, so we advise you to bid wisely
as all bids are final.
For out of region bidders: you may
incur additional shipping charges if the auction administrator/seller offers shipping.
Please contact the auction's administrator for details, and refer to the auction's
Payment Information section found on the auction's home page.
Bidding Terms & Conditions
Bidding is meant to be fun, but remember that each bid you place enters you into a
binding contract. All bids are active until the auction ends. If you
win an item, you are obligated to purchase it.
Don't bid on identical items in different listings if you only want one item. If you
win both, you'll be obligated to buy both.
If you're outbid on an item, be cautious of placing a bid on an equivalent item.
If the bidder who won the first item doesn't complete the transaction for any reason, you
could become the winning bidder of that item.
Do not place a bid on an item if you have no intention of honouring that bid. The seller can take
legal actions against you for false or fraudulent bids.
If you're blocked from bidding on a seller's listings, you cannot bid using another user ID.
How to bid
Once you have logged into the auction with your account, here's how to bid on an item:
- Carefully review the item listing and the sellers payment terms
- Enter your bid in the box shown (you need to be signed in first)
- Click the Bid button
Carefully review your bid amount and the item you are bidding on, and then click the
Confirm Bid button.
You now have committed to purchase the item in the event your bid ends up becoming the highest bid.
Note regarding Transitioning Auctions
Some auctions hosted on the eFlea Charity Auction System are configured as a Transitioning Auction.
Transitioning Auctions are used as a pre-bidding platform for an in-person (live) auction that will
occur after the online auction closes for bidding.
The items in the online-portion of the auction, once online bidding closes, will then transition
to the live in-person event. The highest online bid becomes the first bid placed at the live event.
To continue to place bids on the item you must be in attendance at the event, or make other arrangements.
If no one outbids you at the live event you will become the winning bidder.