You have to crawl before you can walk. Read these basic tips to enhance your iBid experience.
So you decided to sign up for an iBid account? Great! There are a few things that you’re going to want to keep in mind as you are exploring the website. Don’t worry, we won’t get into anything too difficult or technical. These are just some iBid basics. Read on for more information.
AutoBid, Every Time
New bidders on iBid might not have heard of the AutoBid. I’m here to tell you that your AutoBid is your #1 tool to help you win iBid auctions. The AutoBid is just as easy (or even easier!) than placing single bids in an auction. It might sound a little intimidating at first, but you will be very glad that you met the AutoBid once you start using him to win auctions.
The AutoBid is on each and every auction that’s held on iBid. There is no extra charge to use him. Not knowing how to use the AutoBid is not a problem, you can follow these easy directions:
- Choose an auction you would like to win
- Find the box in the auction that says “AutoBid”
- Type in the number of bids you choose to spend
- Hit Enter
That’s it! When the auction begins the AutoBid will bid for you. If the auction is already in progress then he will begin immediately.
Search or Browse
If you are just starting out, you might not realize all of the ways that you can find auctions that you would like to participate in. For starters, you can just go to the main iBid page and see the auctions that are currently in process. If you scroll down to the bottom you will see page numbers that you can scroll through to see what’s coming up next. Next, you can look at the drop-down menu on the main page. It shows all of the different categories on iBid, in case you’re just looking for a general type of product. Finally, you can type anything you want into the search box, and you will be returned results of auctions that are happening now or in the future.