You must register to bid with a valid email address. After registration, you will recieve an email to confirm your account creation. Your account is disabled until you click on the link in the email to activate it. Be sure to check your SPAM/JUNK folder for this email.
If you just registered, you have to click on the link in the Registration Email to activate the account. If you did not get that email, check your SPAM/JUNK folder for it. If it is not there, then an incorrect email address was entered. Please re-register with a working email address.
You will be required to register with a credit card. This information is encrypted and kept securely and can be used for payment with a 3% convenience fee. Winning bidders will have the option to pay by check.
Click the Add to Favorites button to add items to your list of Favorites. Click the Favorites button at the top to view ONLY your Favorite items. Then to see all, click the View All Items button.
You can enter a Maximum Bid at any time just like eBay. Your increasing bids will be made automatically whenever you are outbid until the maximum bid is reached. You will receive an email anytime Maximum Bidding takes effect. Also your maximum bid will be listed so you can easily see your current status.
When a bid comes in within the last 5 minutes, that item's auction will be extended an additional 5 minutes. This extended bidding will continue as long as there are bids coming in. This eliminates trying to get your bid in at the very last second and allows everyone a chance to bid. items that are extended will display their own countdown clock.
You will receive emails when registering, bidding, being out bid, when you won and if you buy an item/animal after the auction concludes. Be sure to mark the emails as NOT SPAM so you see them as they come in. Also, PLEASE do not count on emails for bid notifications as emails can be delayed for many, many reasons! Logging in and refreshing the pages are the keys to keeping track of all the bids!
There are a few ways you are kept up to date on your bids. After your successful bid, the item you bid on will have a different color border. It will also say whether you have the winning bid, or if you have been out bid. Plus, you will receive an email with your bid information.
Remember, if your bid is not high enough above another bidder's Maximum Bid, your bid will be accepted, but you will still be out bid until your bid is more than the other bidder's Maximum Bid.