How to Buy - Step 2: Bidding and Buying

How to Buy - Step 2: Bidding and Buying

There are three main types of listings on bidorbuy: buy nows, auctions and classified. Sellers may allow buyers to make an offer on their listings. They may also include a buy-now price in auction listings.

Buy Now

Buy an item instantly at a fixed price. Clicking buy now will add the item to your Shopping cart. You can then proceed with payment, or continue shopping for more items. Read more about how to buy now.


In an auction, the seller specifies the starting price, bidding increments and (optionally) the reserve price. Sellers can also opt to state their buy-now price in auction listings. This format is known as auction with buy-now. Read more about auctions with buy now.

Buyers place bids on the item and the buyer that has the highest bid when the auction closes wins the auction (providing the reserve is met, if specified). Buyers can place an auto bid.  Read more about how to bid on auctions.

Make an Offer

Sellers may opt to allow buyers to make an offer by clicking the Make an Offer button. Read more about how to make an offer to a seller on bidorbuy.


Classified listings on bidorbuy are limited to specific categories, such as cars, property and some services. After you contact the seller, the transaction is completed via direct communication between you and the seller.

Before bidding or buying

Read the item description carefully and check warranties, guaranties, shipping fees and payment methods. If anything is unclear to you, click on Ask a question link to request more details from the seller.

Always check the seller’s details and ratings. Sellers with green tick are verified users and purchases from them are protected by our Buyer Protection Programme to a higher amount.

Community watch

If anything seems suspicious to you, please notify community watch by clicking on the Report a problem link located in every listing.

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