# Text Commands
The following text message based commands can be sent to the auction phone number:
Shows the current closed balance on the bidder's account.
If the bidder is the high bidder on items that are not yet closed, then they will also be told the number of items
Bid is the main text command to place a bid on an item.
text: bid amount for item#
For example: bid 400 for #123
You can optionally include the Item#.
text: bid 400 for item# 20
Bids placed this way will be proxy bids by default.
This command is used to associate (claim) a bidder# with the cell phone number sending the message. See Connecting Bidders to Cell Phone Numbers for more details.
Make a straight donation which is added to the bidders account.
Example: donate $99
Checks that the texting feature is working, the auction will respond identifying the event attached to this phone number.
Send more information about the different commands.
For a full list of topics text: help topics
For a special topic text: help <topic> for example help bid
Retrieve informations about a specific item, you should text the word item with the corresponding item's number.
Example: item <item#>
This command is used to register as a bidder# using the cell phone number sending the message. See Connecting Bidders to Cell Phone Numbers for more details.
To search for items matching a specific search string, you'd text search and specific descriptive criteria related to that item.
Example: search <search term>
The set command allows you to set specific information about your account.
Currently the only supported option is:
set name <your name>
Request a customized link to the auction web site that will automatically sign you in as the same bidder you are texting as.
# who am i
Use the who am i text command to checkout who you are bidding as
View a list of the items you are currently winning.