How do I bid?
Simple: click on the Bid button. Each bid will cost you 1 point, add $0.01 to the current bid price and push back the countdown timer 20 seconds. Of course, you must have created an account first, and bought points.
As long as you are the last bidder when the countdown timer reaches 0, you are the winner. If another bidder outbids you, you can always bid again.
Don't wait until the last second: as the countdown timer will be pushed back 20 seconds each time a bid is placed, you won't get an advantage by bidding at the very last second, and you incur the risk that your bid is not counted due to slow-downs of your PC or Internet connection.
You can also set up a robot to bid for you within the limits you chose, by clicking on the product you want, and using the "Create a robot" form.
NB: the official countdown timer is maintained centrally on our servers, the one shown on your computer is maintained locally on it based on information received from our servers. It may happen that there is a slight delay in displaying the latest information. Only the countdown timer maintained on our servers is taken into account to decide which bids are valid and when the auction ends.
Related questionsWhat is a point, and how much does it cost?
Why does the counter move back up?
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