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You can search for items on the Home Page, browse items by category, or go to a specific store and search for items within that store or within a particular sale within that store. You can also go to you My Account and select to receive emails when a sale or certain items are listed within a specified zip code radius.

To place a bid on an item you must first register for an account and you must be logged in to place a bid. You will see a bid box appear on each listing. Place your bid in the box and then click to confirm that you have entered the correct amount. Our site uses proxy bidding so that you can enter your highest maximum bid and we will place bids for you automatically based on the bid increment amount shown. Only you will know your Maximum bid and it will require another bidder to bid against you to increase the price.


An item is currently at $1 with no other bids and you place your maximum bid of $25. The bid increment is $1 and there is no reserve. You will become the winning bidder at $1.  Later, another bidder places a maximum bid of $10 and you will immediately become the winning bidder at $11.  The other bidder increases his bid to $20. You become the winning bidder again at $21.  The new bidder places a new bid at $30. He now becomes the winning bidder at $26. 


Auction - A Traditional Auction listing sells an item to the highest bidder. The start price is specified, and registered bidders bid against each other in specified bid increments. Traditional Auctions allow the Seller to set both a Reserve and Buy It Now price. For traditional Auctions, the quantity of goods is equal to one.


  • One pair of jeans has a quantity of 1.
  • A lot of 5 different men’s shirts have a quantity of 1 because they are all sold together as one item.
Dutch Auctions are used if the seller has 5 mens shirts that are exactly the same and they want to sell each one separately.

Dutch Auction – A Dutch Auction is another name for a multiple item auction. These listings are for selling more than one identical item individually in an auction format. Buyers can submit a bid for one, or multiple items in a Dutch Auction listing. When there are multiple buyers for a Dutch Auction, the item’s final cost is the lowest successful bid by the highest bidders.

Fixed Price
- A Fixed Price listing does not allow bidding. The seller specifies the only acceptable price for the item. One item or multiple identical items can be sold with one Fixed Price listing. Because there is no bidding on Fixed Priced listings, all items are Buy Now.

Classified Ad
- Classified Ads allow image uploads and dynamic communication between the Seller and all potential Buyers. A Classified Ad shows the asking price, the shipping cost (if any), and any additional information about the item being sold. When an arrangement has been reached between the Buyer and the Seller, the Seller manually ends the Classified Ad.

Buy Now - When an item displays a Buy Now price, the item is available for instant purchase at that price. The option to Buy Now can go away at any time.

Reserve - The Reserve price is the absolute minimum dollar amount the Seller will accept for an item but the reserve amount is not shown to bidders. Bidders must check the listing to see if the reserve has been met. If an auction ends and the reserve has not been met, it is possible that the Seller will reconsider the reserve and contact the high bidder to accept that bid.


Searching - There are two ways to seach for items, Basic Search and Advanced Search.

Basic Search - Accessible from both the Home Page and Browse.

  • Enter Keywords, Item #, or Username

  • Select appropriate search parameter

    • Title & Description

    • Item #

    • User

  • Click "Search" button

Advanced Search - Accessible by clicking the "Advanced Search" button on the Home Page

The following options are available for the Advanced Search:

  • Load Saved Search - Use a previously saved search.

  • Category - Select a specific item category or "All Categories."

  • Search - Enter Keywords or Item #. To search Title & Descriptions check the appropriate box.
    The following options are available for keyword search:

    • All of these words

    • Any of these words

    • Exactly these words

  • Item Options - Used to search custom item fields. Example: ISBN # for textbooks.

  • Refine Your Search - Narrow the search. Reduce the number of search results by setting specific searchable properties.

    • Price Range

    • Start Date

    • End Date

    • Words to Exclude

    • Listing type

      • Classified

      • Fixed Price

      • Auction

      • Dutch

      • Trade

    • Listing Options

      • Completed

      • Buy Now! only

      • No Reserve only

      • With Pictures only

  • Display Format - How to organize the items your search returns.

    • Items Ending First - Items with the least ammount of time left first.

    • Items Ending Last - Items with the longest ammount of time left first.

    • Newest Items First - Items with the most recent start date.

    • Oldest Items First - items with the oldest start date.

    • Lowest Price First

    • Highest Price First

    • Most Bids First

    • Least Bids First

    • Alphabetically

    • Reverse Alphabetically

Press "GO" to activate Advanced Search.



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