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All about bidding

Find out everything you need to know about bidding on eBay.

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You can raise your maximum bid at any time. Just place another bid at a higher amount. If you want to lower your maximum bid, special rules apply. Learn more.
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Bidding overview

Learn everything you need to know about bidding on eBay.

Automatic bidding

Set your maximum bid and let us do the rest.

Reserve price auctions

Some auction-style listings have a hidden minimum price.

Bid increments

Bid increments are the amount by which a bid will be raised each time the current bid is outdone.

Changing your maximum bid

Find out how to raise or lower your maximum bid.

Retracting your bid

There are only a few situations when it's possible to retract your bid.

Getting outbid

No one wants to be outbid. Find out how you can help avoid it.

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