When you check-in, you will receive a text and email with your personalized auction link. (Do not share the link with others; each gets their own link.) Click the link, and you can bid! Details:
Here's a basic tutorial on how it works:
More Details: Watch before Bidding
The auction area has hundreds of packages you can win - far too many to remember. See something you like? Use the auction web page to "watch" the item. The web page lists all the packages you watch so you can easily find them later when you are ready to bid.
More Details: Quick Bid
It's simple: tap Quick Bid, and you bid the next increment over the current bid. Each auction item has a set bid increment, that is, the amount you add to the current bid for the lowest allowed next bid. Quick bid simply shows you that next incremental bid - the lowest bid allowed that puts you in the lead.
More Details: Max Bid
Max Bid makes the lowest allowed next bid - just like Quick Bid - but adds a feature. Later, Max Bid automatically bids for you if someone else outbids you, up to your maximum bid. Basically, after that immediate first bid, the web app then automatically raises your bid to the next higher increment, keeping you in the lead - but stopping at your maximum.
For example: someone else has the current leading bid at $15. The package has an incremental bid of $5 set, meaning that the next bid must be $20, the next after that $25, and so on. You make a Max Bid at $50 - meaning your max is $50 - but for now, the app makes the lowest bid that puts you in the lead, or $20 in this example. Later, if someone else outbids you ($25), Max Bid automatically bids for you at $30. If outbid again at $35, Max Bid automatically bids for you to $40. This continues until another bidder bids over your maximum bid amount ($50 in this example), at which point the system texts to tell you have been outbid.
You Receive a Text When You are Outbid
Whether using Quick Bid or Max Bid, for any package for which you are outbid, you will receive a text. That text has a link that brings you to the page for that item, so you can make a new winning Quick Bid or Max Bid.
More Details: My List
Worried about keeping track of all this? The web app tracks all your packages - those you've bid on and those you're watching - in "My List". You get a set of tabs:
All: All packages you've bid on, watched, or won
Winning: All packages for which you're the high bidder right now!
Outbid: All packages for which you've been outbid
Watching: All packages for which you tapped "watch"
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