It's easy – you only bid once. Bids are sealed (i.e. 'silent') – so no-one else can see your bid.
There is a small entry fee to bid. You just name your best price.
No need to keep revisiting your bids. If your bid is highest you just win and that's it. Easy!
Bids are NON-binding. You are not committed to go through with any bid you win. If you win, you can still pull out (then we offer it to the next highest bidder).
Multiple winners In many cases, there is a “Secret Price” above which the supplier will accept every bid, so even if you don’t offer the highest bid, you can sometimes win anyway.
If you win We will contact you by both phone and email.
If you don't win We will usually give you second chances to bid again (this time for FREE) on another one of the same items.
Results You can see the results of all your bids on the "My Account" page when you log in to the site.
Simply offer the lowest bid that you think no-one else will choose. The winner is the lowest bid that is unmatched (i.e. unique).
* Why participate? Well we would say it's exciting, different, innovative and raises money for a good cause... But you know the real reason is that you are guaranteed an outrageous bargain if you win. (£22 for a new Mini Cooper S says it all!)
* When does it close? The auction closes when our stated maximum number of competing bids have been placed.
* How do we cover our costs? Entry fees.
If you win We will contact you by both phone and email if you win. Please make sure your details are correct so that we can reach you with the good news.
If you don't win If your bid fails, we will give you a FREE entry into the High Bid Auction. Well at least that's something!
Results of the bidding Everyone who takes part in the auction will be sent the results of the bidding after the auction has closed.