Promote or Demote Bids

It is possible to manually promote or demote a specific bid to be a winning bid.

Demote Bid

On the ACTIVITY tab of the Item Details page there is an options menu next to each bid row.

If the bid is a winning bid, there will be an option to "Demote to not winning".


All examples taken from a demonstration event.

Demoting a winning bid will not promote any other bids. In this case (see below), you would be left with three "non-winning" bids.


Promote Bid

For a "non-winning" bid, you will have the option to "Promote to winner".


Promoting a bid to be a "winning bid" will automatically demote any existing winning bid for a single winner item. Multiple winner items will depend on whether the full quantity available has been sold yet.

Any Maximum Bids associated with the current winning bid would also be removed.


The bids will continue to be shown in descending order of amount, so it is possible for a bid that is not the highest to be shown as the winner.

Bid History

Bid promotions and demotions will be shown on the HISTORY tab of the Item Details page.


Reviewed: February 2023