Winning Multiples Of A Single Item

We do recognize, as with the Example Bidding of the Chef's Table and Paddle# 5, that there may be times when a bidder wants to win more than one of an item, for example, seats for a couple or family. The guest must place multiple bids for the item to register their intent.

The bidder must place a bid for each single seat they want to win.

The general idea is to help ensure bids are fairly applied. There would be no means to know the intent of the bidding guest if they could place a single bid for multiple quantities of an item.

Suppose the current bid (based on a per each value) exceeds another guest's bid. Does the new bid apply to all bids lower or just an equivalent quantity matching the new bid?

As the example "table" fills, the idea is to keep it full. As such, the approach used by Auctria is only to have new winning bids apply against the same quantity of bids of lower value. Although this might "split" a guest's intent to win multiple seats at the table overall, it will help to ensure the most winning bids are kept at the highest values for the seats available.

Auctria Pro-Tip from Launch Services!

We recommend letting your Bidders know, in advance, what to expect with these Multiple Winners With Multiple Quantities items and how this will work to help minimize any confusion with bidding on these items.

It is also important to note if a Max per bidder amount has been set for the item.

Winning Multiples Bidding Rules

Auctria will calculate the required bid amounts based, in order, on the rules below.

  1. If there are fewer winning bids than the quantity available, an amount equal to (or greater than) the Starting bid will be valid.
  2. If the number of current winning bids equals the quantity available, the following bid must be greater than the current lowest winning bid.
  3. If Require Bids To Be A Multiple Of The Bid Increments is enabled under Bidding Behavior, bid amounts will need to be the lowest current winning bid plus at least one multiple of the Bid Increment amount calculated from the Starting Bid amount.

Changing Allow Multiple Winners

Some care is needed if you are changing the Allow Multiple Winners setting once the item has bids.

The rules that apply here are:

  • If you are setting Allow multiple winners to Yes, the current winning bidder remains as a winner.
  • If you are setting Allow multiple winners to No and there is a single winning bidder, they remain as a winner.
  • If you are setting Allow multiple winners to No and there are currently multiple winning bidders, all the winning bids are cleared and you will have to re-enter the "true" winning bid.

Last reviewed: February 2024
Winning Multiples Of A Single Item
When offering an item with the possibility of multiple winners, there is also the possibility that a bidder will want to win more than one of those items. This page will help with an overview of what is happening.