Sharing Bidder Numbers
It is possible to have multiple bidders that share a bidder# if they are bidding together.
Typically a couple would share a bidder# since they do not want to bid against each other.
Bidders that share a bidder# are said to be linked.
Bidders can be linked
- manually by changing a bidder# to match another bidders
- using the Link Bidder button on the Bidder Detailspage
- using the Link Bidder button on the Check in Bidders page
You can also merge bidders from the bidder details page. Merging bidders is not the same as linking bidders.
When you merge two bidders all activity is moved from one bidder to another and the second bidder is deleted.
Linking bidders will not delete a bidder.
When you select a bidder on the Checkout page, all linked bidders will be automatically pulled into the checkout operation too.
When printing or sending a bidder statement for a bidder it will always show all the activity for all linked bidders.
When bidding online a bidder will also see if a high bidder is held by themselves or a bidder they are linked to.
Out bid notifications however will only go to the bidder that placed the bid.