Our site uses a 10 Minute (Anti Sniping) Rule - What is it?
All of our auctions use something known as the '10 minute or anti sniping rule'. In a typical auction setting, there is always a called out counting that happens to allow buyers time to decide to place higher bids. This 'final call' is reset each time someone places a bid. "Going Once, Going Twice, Going Three times" - someone places a bid - "Going Once, Going twice" - another bid placed - "Going once, going twice".. and on and on until the auctioneer completes the entire phrase "Going Once, Going Twice, Going Three times, SOLD to the highest bidder" So this rule is no different, but because of delay caused by the internet and other possible technological speed bumps, we have a 10 minute final call time.
The auction listings display the scheduled closing time for the auction. If there is bidding activity on the auction within Ten (10) minutes of when the auction is scheduled to close, the auction automatically switches into a special mode analogous to the 'going, going, gone' period of a live auction. In this mode, the auction is automatically extended until there have been no bids placed within Ten (10) minutes. When Ten (10) minutes have passed with no bidding activity, the auction closes.