Open/Close Bidding

The Open/Close Bidding page lets you quickly open or close bidding on selected items.

From the main Event Dashboard, click through Items and then click on Open/Close Bidding in the Items Dashboard sidebar actions menu.

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An example taken from a demonstration event.

Open/Close Bidding Dashboard

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An example taken from a demonstration event.

IMPORTANT

When re-opening bidding on closed items, a new Online Bidding end time should be set first either as a new default or as an override for the items to be re-opened.

If you are using online bidding or Kiosk Mode Bidding Setup, all bids on an item are recorded, not just the winning bid. Bidding on the item will remain open until the Online Bidding end time of either the auction or the item has passed.

When you Unknown link 'RecordBid', from the Reference: Bidding/Sales page, you can control whether or not the bidding is closed for the item by checking the Final Bid checkbox.

If you enabled online pre-bidding for paper auction items, bidding on the Paper Bidding Type will not automatically close (Paper Bidding type items require manual closing by default). Suppose no further bids were recorded against the paper bidding item during the event. In that case, you must manually close the bidding. The Live Bidding Type also uses a default manual closing option.

These items can be closed on their Item Details page or from this page if they are included in the selected items.

INFORMATION

Opening, or closing, bidding has no effect on For Sale Items or Donation Items.

Choosing Items To Open Or Close

You can select which items to which this action should be applied when using the Open/Close Bidding page.

There are many default filters and options to specifically select or search for an item available.

See Choose Items Filters and Choose Items Sort for more details.

Frequently, items may be reviewed and appropriately adjusted first. These selection filters will work much better knowing what is available to prepare the items to be re-opened.

Remember to ensure the Online Bidding end time (either the default or for the specific item via its override settings) is correctly re-set. Suppose the end time has yet to be updated to a future date. In that case, the items will automatically and immediately be re-closed.

Items with a quantity greater than one (1) and sales of less than the total quantity cannot be re-opened using these functions.


Last reviewed: June 2024
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Open/Close Bidding
The Open/Close Bidding page lets you quickly open or close bidding on selected items.