Placing a bid


Every listing will have a start price. Sellers can also add a reserve, which can be higher, or equal to, the start price. Listings can't sell until the reserve is met.

Minimum bid increments 

The following minimum bid applies when the leading bid is:

Minimum bid requirements
Up to $20 $0.50
Between $20 and $200 $1.00
Between $200 and $1,000 $5.00
Between $1,000 and $5,000 $10.00
Between $5,000 and $25,000 $50.00
Over $25,000 $100.00



Setting an auto-bid will keep you in the lead by placing a bid whenever you’re outbid, up to your chosen maximum.

To increase or lower your maximum price, set another auto-bid to replace the old one. 

To remove a placed auto-bid, follow our bid removal process.

No extra bid will be placed if you lead the bidding.


We'll let you know the ins and outs of bidding – including auto-bidding and minimum bid increments.

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