Simply navigate to the auction you want to bid on via
the category listings or using the search features, and then place your bid.
This can be done on the auction page by entering the amount you wish to bid in
the box marked Your Maximum Bid. You can then preview your bid and change if
necessary; the bid can then be confirmed by clicking on the Place Bid button.
If you are then outbid either by reviewing the auction. You can re-bid on the
item and so on.
Bumblebeeauctions has been specifically designed and
configured to give a bidder a fair chance of winning an item in which he or she
is interested. In order to ensure this, the system must give a user a
reasonable chance to respond to a rival bid. The practice of placing a bid just
as an auction is about to close is called sniping. This can be frustrating for
buyers who lose the item right at the last minute with little or no time to
respond and place another bid.
Bumblebeeauctions has addressed this problem by
introducing automatic auction extensions. i.e. If a user places a bid in the
last 10 minutes of an auction, the auction will be extended in 10-minute
increments. This is considered a reasonable time for the user to receive an
email telling them that they have been outbid, they can then if they want, log
on to the system and place another bid.
You can also place a proxy bid. This allows you to
place a bid on an auction item up to your limit. The system will then bid for
you up to your limit. The winning bid may be less than the amount of your proxy
Any requests to preview items, or for any further information
on them, will be denied because complying with them would give an unfair advantage over other bidders.
You must read the Terms
and Conditions and any other sales conditions relating to the item
before you place your bid. Please note that by bidding, you will enter into a
legally binding contract to purchase with the seller if you are the winning
bidder. Generally items will not be returnable. You may print a copy of the
Terms and Conditions on the website or download a
[pdf version here] for you to retain