Allow bidders to have maximum bid
When a bidder bids on an auction, let them have an option to enter a maximum bid they're willing to pay... similar to Ebay. Then the system will auto bid on his behalf if his initial bid is outbidded by another user. This allows bidders from different countries win auctions without having to be up at some crazy hours to outbid other users before the auction ends.
Why can the seller see my maximum amount I am willing to pay? I say I am willing to pay $400, but the seller might have been happy with $200? If the seconds highest bidder is at $100, then I should be at $105. This goes hand in hand with auto bidding increment like ebay does it. Up until my Max and then stop my bidding. But if nobody beats me, then I want to win it at $105 and not my MAX at $400.......
When I go to bed and an auction is about to end .. I can get outbid and can't counter. I need a "I will bid up to this amount " setting that increases my bid when 1 hour is left on the bidding.
With the time being extended by 4+ hours, 4 hours prior to the auction ending and bidding is at it's most active, time zones can affect a bidders ability to keep bidding. If you allowed for the bidder to place their highest bid, which would be placed only in the increments that the auction is set at until their top bid is reached, that they are prepared to go to, they can enter that and know that even though they cannot be online the whole time that bidding is in progress, that they stand less chance of losing out on a listing they really wanted.
This is now possible!
Kameron Isaak commented
I also agree to this idea! But the amount should be within the reach. I think a minimum amount may be $100
Agree! would love to see this feature.Highly support this.
Agree! I would love to see this feature. I get messages from bidders all the time who are frustrated they missed out on an auction.
i've lost so many ****ing auctions because they dont have this feature. i can't be by the comp 24/7 why not have a bidding quene so that each time a person makes a bid it will auto bid and u wont lose it because your busy. if another website auction service has this ill be happy to switch flippa please change this
kajal aggrawal commented
that would be really nice and help buyers to keep a maximum bid set, rather than waiting till the auction ends to keep bidding
Max bid is good only if the seller is just as honestly straight about the high bid placed. Simply because there's always loopholes to favor someone to put in the higher bid after the first high bid is shown.
In order for seller to be able to have a chance of securing a higher bid and not prolong the time, maybe restricting new bidders within the last hour or two so that those existing participants can continue to outbid each other. This would certainly benefit the seller and the best bid wins without incurring extra time extension each time.
Highly support this. Would often go higher in price, but don't want to overpay either and the 2h extension of the bid is sometimes during the time I sleep.
Luke Moulton commented
We're looking into this process and hope to improve on it. Thanks for the suggestion.