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Bid increments are part of our automatic bidding system.
How bid increments work
As an auction-style listing proceeds, we’ll automatically increase your bid on your behalf, up to your maximum bid, to maintain your position as the high bidder or to meet the item’s reserve price. The bid increment is the minimum amount by which your bid will be raised.
What determines the amount of the bid increment?
The incremental amount is predetermined based on the current high bid on the item. The following table shows the amount of bid increments.
Can my bid be increased by more than the standard increment?
A bid can be increased by more than the standard increment if more than a standard increment is required to:
Can I be outbid by less than a full increment?
You can be outbid by less than a full increment. A winning bidder's maximum bid needs only to exceed the next highest maximum bid by one cent.
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