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If you have a question on how to get started, or how to use the features or functions of Bidnapper, you will find the information here. Problems with the site or service are addressed on the TROUBLESHOOTING pages.

Here are the topics you will find in the Tutorial:


 

Using the AUCTIONS Page

Overview

After you login, you will be taken to your AUCTIONS page. This is a multi-function page where you will add bids, watch their progress, edit them if you need to, and see the result. Look for more information on adding bids in the HOW TO BID section of this tutorial. And, look for specific details on BID RESPONSES in the section devoted to that information. There are several settings on the PREFERENCES page which will make the auction listing more useful for you. To set up your preferences go to MY ACCOUNT>SETTINGS>PREFERENCES.

Auction listings

Your list of auctions, with the bids you have pending, is where you view the progress of your sniping. When you first submit a bid to our database, check the listing to be sure it is the correct item with the correct bid. There are a series of buttons that appear on the bid listing before the end of the auction.

AUCTIONS Page

  • CHANGE BID allows you to edit your bid.
  • VIEW icon allows you to see the auction site's listing.
  • MAKE NOTES allows you to enter notes on the listing.
  • DELETE cancels your bid and deletes the listing.
  • SELECT box allows you to bulk delete bids while the bid is pending

After the auction has ended, the CHANGE BID button disappears and two other buttons appear on the bid listing.

  • RESPONSE shows you the bid response our system got when your bid was submitted to the auction site. This is only available for a few days after the auction ends.
  • ARCHIVE enables you to send your listing to your archive page.
  • SELECT box now allows you to either bulk delete the listing or bulk archive it.

Sorting Listings

You may sort your bid listings on either the AUCTIONS or ARCHIVE pages in any order. Click the column heading to sort the listings by the data in that column. Click it again to reverse the order. For example, you may display your bids in order of bid amount by clicking that column header. Click it again to see the reverse order.

Update

Click this button to update the prices displayed on the AUCTIONS page. Refreshing/reloading your browser will not query eBay for the information. Displaying out-of-date prices does not mean our system is not functioning and has no impact on bidding or the email alerts you may have elected to receive.

Show

You may select to display only certain auction listings. Choose the kind of auctions you want displayed as determined by the status column. Select among: Pending, Won, Bid Too Low, All, Other. The OTHER category is every other auction status. NORMAL will show all listings in those categories.

Site

The SITE dropdown will display all the auction sites you have bidding accounts for. Selecting an individual auction site will filter out all other sites' listings.

Search

The SEARCH field is for finding listings using keyword found in the description of the listing.

Action

The ACTIONS dropdown determines what happens to the listings you have selected by checking the box in the listings.

Thumbnails

Thumbnails are tiny pictures of the items you are bidding on. You may elect to display them as part of your auction listing by selecting this option on the PREFERENCES tab on your SETTINGS page. Displaying them may slow the load of your page, or prompt a security warning. Consult the TROUBLESHOOTING knowledge base if you are experiencing these issues.


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