How to Bid
Here at Bid2Share our users have lots of great items on offer for you to bid on! You can search for items by Category [link], you can look at what’s been Recently Added [link], what auctions are Ending Soon [link] or simply by entering a search term into the search box in the top right hand corner of the screen.
Once you’ve found an item you’re interested in, you’ll need to Login [link] or Register [link] in order to place a big. When registering, we will ask you for your name, address (so any items you successfully bid on can be shipped to you), your email address and a password. We will then email you a confirmation of your registration: follow the instructions there and you’re ready to bid!
On the auction page for an item, you will see the current price of the item (this is either the starting price if no one has bid yet, or the most recent bid on the item) and Bid2Share will suggest you place a bid €1 higher than this price. You can choose to bid the suggested amount, or any amount in excess of that. Please note that Bid2Share does not work like eBay/like other online auction sites: this site will not automatically bid for you up until a specified limit – you need to bid and rebid by yourself!
Once your bid has been accepted, you will appear as part of the list of bidders on the item, the current price of the item will change to reflect your bid, and you will receive a confirmation email from Bid2Share that you have made a bid. If you are outbid by another user, Bid2Share will email you to let you know. At this point, it is up to you whether you wish to bid again or not. If you wish to bid again, you must visit Bid2Share and place another bid.
Some items on Bid2Share have a ‘Buy Now Price’ – this means that at the ‘Buy Now Price’ you can simple buy the item rather than bid on it and hope you win.
Lastly, on any given item page, you can opt to ‘Donate without Bidding’ – if you don’t feel like bidding on an item but do feel like supporting the charity the auction is in aid of, this option is for you. Simply input the amount of money you wish to donate, click ‘Donate’, and input your payment details when prompted.