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We make bidding on municibid as easy as possible. If you have never used us before we recommend you take a look at our "How to Bid" tutorial. Have questions? Use our Biding Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q)
Bidding F.A.Q.If I win, what fee's will I have to pay?
If I win, what fee's will I have to pay?
Unless otherwise noted, a 8% Buyer's Final Sale Fee* (8% of the winning bid) will be charged directly to the winning bidder upon the close of each auction. (*Cities of Philadelphia & Boston have 5% Buyer's Final Sale Fee). YOU PAY THE SELLING AGENCY DIRECTLY FOR THE COST OF THE ITEM.
Example: if the winning bid is $1,000, a buyer's premium of 8% would be $80 (above the cost of the item). This fee will be collected upon the close of the auction automatically via the credit card you entered prior to placing the bid.
How will I know if I win an auction?
If you win an auction you will be notified by email. You can also look in the "highest bidder" section of the item you are bidding on.
I won my auction what's next?
You will recieve an email from us letting you know you won the auction. The email will contain contact information for the seller. You should attempt to contact them to arrange pickup and payment.
What is Proxy Bidding?
An automatic method of bidding that increases your bid to the next lowest price when another user bids on the same item. Your bid is increased until your maximum bid amount is reached or the auction ends. The system will not allow you outbid yourself.
Why did the auction end later then the closing time?
Bids placed with less than 2 minutes will extend the auction for 2 minutes from the point of the last bid until no bids are received for the remaining time. This prevents "bid sniping",the process when a bid is placed at the last possible second to win the auction.
How do I ask the seller a question?
In every listing there is a "Questions" section where you can ask the Seller a question, or view previous questions from other users. Just click on the link "Ask the listing owner a question". When submitting a question to a Seller, the message gets sent directly to their email address on file. The Seller can respond by following the link in the email.
I need more information on the item then what is already listed.
If you would like more information on the item please contact the seller using the ask seller a question links in the listing. You can also see if there is contact information in the item description. Please do not ask us for more information on the item. We only have the information in the item description.