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Automatic bidding Set your maximum bid and let us do the rest.
Reserve price auctionsSome auction-style listings have a hidden minimum price.
Bid incrementsBid increments are the amount by which a bid will be raised each time the current bid is outdone.
Changing your maximum bidFind out how to raise or lower your maximum bid.
Bidding on Live AuctionsCompete in real time on auction house floors.
Retracting your bidThere are only a few situations when it's possible to retract your bid.
Getting outbidNo one wants to be outbid. Find out how you can help avoid it.
How to bid and buy
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