Placing a bid


Sellers set a start price, and have the option to add a reserve – which can be higher, or equal to, the start price. A listing can't sell until it's met reserve.

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.


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