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About bidding

We recommend that during bidding, you offer the maximum amount you are willing to pay for the item, as most probably the item will be sold at a price lower than this.

As the auctions runs and bids arrive for the item, we will compare the incoming bids with your maximum bid. If you get outbid, our system will automatically increase your current bid according to the value determined in the bid increments, in order to keep the winner bid yours. This will be done until the current bid reaches the maximum bid you have set. If, thereafter, a bid arrives for the item that is higher than your bid, the winner bid will belong to the other user. In this case, we will send you a notification and you will be able to increase your maximum bid.

How can I place a bid?

In order to be able to place bids, you have to complete the security registration, that is you have to have the status of a verified buyer. Bidding works very easily – we have collected its most important steps below:

Review the item, check its description and the pictures and find out what shipping and payment options the seller offers. If you have any questions, contact the seller via the safe messaging system of Galeria Savaria. If you are satisfied with the item, follow these steps:

1. On the item page, enter your highest bid into the “My bid” field and click on the “Place a bid” button.
2. In the window that appears, check whether you have entered the correct amount, or not, and then click on the Confirm button.

After the expiry of the auction, we will notify you by e-mail, whether you have won the item, or not and you can also get further information on what to do.

View bidding history and bidders

In the bidding history, anyone can monitor the progress of the auction. One can check how many people are bidding for the item, how many bids have been received and what amounts have been offered by the users.

The username of bidders is not public and is displayed in an encrypted form. (e.g.: a***x)
The username of the bidders is known only by the seller.

Subsequent modification or cancellation of a bid

As a general rule, we do not make it possible to cancel or modify your bids.

What special auctions can I see?

Reserve priced auction
The seller may have set a reserve price for the auction. This is a hidden amount, under which the seller does not sell the item. If the highest bid does not reach this amount, the seller shall not be obliged to hand over the item.

Important notes
Bidding is an exciting process, but keep in mind that with each bid you make a purchase offer of binding character. If you are the one who wins the item, you shall be obliged to purchase the item.

Do not bid for similar items if you only want to buy one. If you win both items, you will have to buy all of them.

If you got outbid, wait for the expiry of the auction before participating in the auction of another, similar item. If, for any reason, the winner bidder is unable to complete the transaction, the seller may offer the item to you and you will become the winner bidder.

If the seller added you to the list of blocked users, you cannot bid on the item with any other username either.

How can I bid?

Bidding works very easily – we have collected its most important steps below:

Review the page of the item, check its description and the pictures and find out what shipping and payment options the seller offers. If you have any questions, contact the seller via the safe messaging system of Galeria Savaria.

If everything is found in order and you are satisfied with the information, proceed according to the following steps:

1. On the item page, enter your highest bid into the “My bid” field and click on the “Place a bid” button.
2. In the window that appears, check whether you have entered the correct amount, or not, and then click on the Confirm button.

As the auction takes place and more bidders enter the competition, we will continuously increase your bid. We always increase your current bid to the necessary extent that is enough to keep the winner bid yours or to reach the reserve price (if any). We will do this until we reach the maximum bid you have set. If you are outbid, we will inform you about this by e-mail and you can consider increasing your bid.

This can be done in the following way: Search for the item in the My bids menu option of My gallery, then enter your new maximum bid. After the expiry of the auction, we will notify you by e-mail, whether you have won the auction, or not.

Keep in mind that you should only bid on the item if you really want to buy it. If you win the auction, you shall be obliged to pay for and take over the item.

Learn more about bidding in general.

What are bid increments?

The bid increments is the amount that tells how much the next bid should be higher than the previous one.

Bid increments

At the Galeria, the seller determines the bid increments, which can be of 2 types:

1. Bid increments according to the default settings
2. Own bid increments

1. Bid increments according to the default settings

By default, the bid increments are always determined by the current price of the item and according to the status of the auction, our system will automatically determine the extent of the bid increments:

Current price

Bid increments

1 - 99 HUF 10 HUF
100 - 999 HUF 50 HUF
1.000 - 1.999 HUF 100 HUF
2.000 - 4.999 HUF 200 HUF
5.000 - 9.999 HUF 500 HUF
10.000 - 24.999 HUF 1.000 HUF
25.000 - 49.999 HUF 2.000 HUF
50.000 - 99.999 HUF 5.000 HUF
100.000 - 199.999 HUF 10.000 HUF
200.000 - 499.999 HUF 20.000 HUF
500.000 - 999.999 HUF 50.000 HUF
1.000.000 HUF - 100.000 HUF

Important: Although the bid increments are indicated, we reserve the right to change them in order to optimize the operation of Galeria Savaria or increase sales efficiency.

2. Own bid increment

If you would like to determine own bid increment, you can do this, as well. In this case, the bid increment will increase with the fixed amount specified by you and the current price of the auction does not affect the modification of the bid increment. E.g.: You determine the starting price at a level of 10,000 HUF at the start of the auction, and set 5,000 HUF as the bid increment. This means that bidding will start from 10,000 HUF and every bidder must bid with an amount that is higher with at least 5,000 HUF. By default, in case of a 10,000 HUF item, the bid increment would be 1,000 HUF, then as the price of the item increases, the bid increment will increase by entering the next price band, too (2,000 HUF in case of 25,000 HUF, see also the table above). If you start the auction with your own bid increment, the bid increment will remain 5,000 HUF also in case of 25,000 HUF.

Can my bid exceed the bidding amount according to the bid increments?

Yes, this can happen in three cases:
1. To approach the reserve price: In case of a reserve priced auction, instead of the amount increased according to the bid increments, we display the total amount of the automatic bid given by you. Example: the current price of an auction is 600 HUF, your maximum bid is 1,100 HUF, while the reserve price is 2,000 HUF. In this case, instead of the 650 HUF according to the bid increment, the current price will be 1,100 HUF.

2. To reach the reserve price: In case of a reserve price auction, we will automatically increase your bid over the amount determined according to the bid increments, to make it reach the reserve price. This means that your current bid will be the amount of the reserve price. However, we will never increase the maximum bid given by you. Example: the current price of an auction is 600 HUF, your maximum bid is 1,100 HUF, while the reserve price is 800 HUF. In this case, instead of the 650 HUF according to the bid increment, the current price will be 800 HUF.

3. To overbid the maximum bid of another user: We will increase your bid above the amount determined according to the bid increments, if, by this, it will exceed the maximum bid of another bidder. However, we will not increase the maximum bid given by you in this case either. Example: the current price of an auction is 600 HUF, your maximum bid is 1,600 HUF, while the maximum offer of the current winner bidder is 1,100 HUF. In this case, instead of the 650 HUF according to the bid increment, the current price will be 1,200 HUF.

It is possible that I get outbid with a fraction of the bid increment?

Yes, the maximum bid of a bidder must exceed the maximum bid of the other bidder with at least HUF 1.

Example: You are the first bidder for an item, the starting price of which is 2,000 HUF and your maximum bid is 5,000 HUF. In this case, the opening bid will be 2,000 HUF. If another user bids 2,200 HUF, we will automatically increase your bid to 2,400 HUF. If a third user places a bid in an amount of 5,001 HUF, he or she will have the winner bid in a value of 5,001 HUF. As 5,001 HUF is higher than 2,400 HUF, furthermore, higher than your maximum bid of 5,000 HUF, the winner bid will be made by the third user, unless you or another bidder overbids it.

Automatic bidding

Our automatic bidding system makes the bidding process more convenient and allows you not to have to return each time when other bidders are bidding, too.

How does automatic bidding work?

During bidding, you offer the maximum amount you are willing to pay for the item. Your maximum bid is not known by the seller and the other users.

If a new bid is received for the item, we will automatically increase your bid according to the bid increments. We always increase your current bid to the necessary extent that is enough to keep the winner bid yours or to reach the reserve price (if any). We will do this until we reach the maximum bid you have set.

If another user has determined the same amount for the maximum offer as you, we will notify you about this during bidding, so you can consider setting a higher amount.

An example of automatic bidding:
1. The current price of the item is 1,000 HUF. Currently, the winner bid belongs to Peter who determined his maximum offer in an amount of 1,500 HUF. This 1,500 HUF maximum offer constitutes confidential information, known only by Peter.
2. Another user, Andrea is also bidding for the item and she decides to pay 2,000 HUF for the item, therefore she places the maximum bid of 2,000 HUF. Andrea will be the winning bidder.
3. The bid of Peter is automatically increased by the system to 1,500 HUF, therefore the current bid of Andrea is 1,600 HUF.
4. Peter will be notified in a message that he was outbid. If he does not increase his maximum bid, Andrea will win the item.

Useful information:
If the item has a reserve price and your maximum offer reaches or exceeds the reserve price determined by the seller, instead of the amount according to the bid increments, your current bid will be the amount of the reserve price and bidding can continue from there.

Where can I find the items I've bid for?

By clicking on the My bids menu option of My gallery, you can find all auctions in which you have participated as a bidder.

Active auctions
Here you can review the items the auction of which has not expired yet. Here you can even increase your maximum bid.

The bid amount will appear in the list in green colour if, according to the current situation, you are the winner of the auction, in red colour if you have got outbid or if you have not reached the reserve price yet.

Expired auctions
Here you can find the closed auctions on which you placed a bid but not with the winner bid

What are the reserve priced auctions?

The seller may have set a reserve price for the auction. This is a hidden amount, under which the seller does not sell the item. If the highest bid does not reach this amount, the seller shall not be obliged to hand over the item.

With the reserve price, the sellers can determine a lower starting price, by which the auction can be made more attractive to the inquirers and can ensure a greater willingness to participate in the auction. At the same time, the determination of the reserve price represents an assurance that the item will not be sold at a too low price.

The amount of the reserve price is not public, but the seller has the opportunity to indicate this in the item description or inform the user if he or she inquires about the amount of the reserve price in a message. However, the seller cannot be obliged to do so.

Until the highest bid does not reach or exceed the reserve price, the subtitle “reserve price not met” appears under the current bid.

How does bidding work in case of a reserved-price item?

If your maximum bid reaches the reserve price, we will adjust your current bid to the reserve price, meaning that your current bid will be the same as the reserve price.

Example:
The seller starts the item at a starting price of 1,000 HUF, and determines a reserve price of 10,000 HUF. User “A” offers 1,100 HUF for the item, which means that the current price of the item will be 1,100 HUF. This amount does not reach the reserve price determined at the level of 10,000 HUF, therefore if no new bid is received, the auction will fail and the seller does not have to hand over the item.

Let’s suppose user “B” places a bid in an amount of 15,000 HUF. The current price of the item will be 10,000 HUF (the amount of the reserve price), thus the current price reaches the reserve price. If there are no more bids, the winner of the auction-style item will be bidder “B”.
From the above example, it can be seen that if the maximum bid offer of a bidder exceeds the reserve price, the current price will not increase according to the bid increment but the current bid will be automatically set to the amount of the reserve price.

How can I change my bid?

It is possible to increase the bid, but you cannot reduce it.

Bid increase You can increase your previously submitted bid at any time during the auction. For this, simply enter a higher amount during the bidding process.

Remember that in case you determine a maximum bid, as the auction takes place and more bidders enter the competition, we will continuously increase your bid. We always increase your current bid to the necessary extent that is enough to keep the winner bid yours or to reach the reserve price (if any). We will do this until we reach the maximum bid you have set.

I made up my mind about my maximum bid
As a general rule, we do not make it possible to cancel or withdraw the bid. When bidding, you agree to pay for and take over the item if you win the item.

Why does a user seem to have bid on themselves?

Sellers cannot place a bid for their own items.

If, in the bidding history, it seems that the user bids on his or her own, it may mean two cases:

1. The user increases his or her own maximum offer, by which he or she wants to reach the reserve price or increase the chance of winning.
2. The user tries to overcome another bidder’s automatic bid.

What happens if I do not reach the reserve price?

If the highest bid does not reach the reserve price determined by the seller, the auction ends unsuccessfully and the seller shall not be obliged to hand over the item.

Why did the possibility of purchasing at the buy it now price disappear?

If the current price of the item reaches 75% of the buy it now price, we will hide the possibility of purchasing at the buy it now price and the item can only be sold by bidding.