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Friday, February 5, 2010

Bidding Tutorial

There have been lots of questions about bidding and how it will work, so I thought I'd walk you through the process. :)

Bidding is incredibly simple.  You don't have to sign up for anything or do anything special--just enter your email so we can contact you if you win.  Once you find an item you want to bid on, open the listing if you haven't already (by clicking on the post title), and scroll down until you see the comment box. Click in the white box that says "Leave a Message" and type in your bid.

Once you've clicked to leave a bid, the commenting form will expand out and give you some sign in options, including Facebook, Twitter, etc. DO NOT USE THESE!!! I have had MANY problems in the past contacting winners who have logged in using their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Please use the box to the right to pick a name (this will be displayed for others to see).  You can go with first name, first and last, screenname... it doesn't really matter.  Katie, Amelia Pond, Soft Kitty, etc. are all perfectly acceptable.

Once you click to type in your name, the form will expand again and give you the option to type in your email. THIS MUST BE A VALID EMAIL SO WE CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN!!! 

After all you've typed your bid, name, and email, click "post" and you've made your bid. That's it! You have the option of registering with Disqus by checking the little box, but you do not have to.  Registering just saves you from having to enter your information each time you post.

IMPORTANT NOTE: It appears that a few browsers are being a bit wonky when it comes to displaying comments (specifically Chrome and IE).  If you post and your bid or comment and then refresh or come back and your post has disappeared, please check the post in a different browser (Safari and Firefox have been dependable) before you panic and repost.  

Writing it out like that made it seem so much more complicated than it really is. I just wanted to be thorough so everyone knows how to bid. In fact, feel free to make a comment here just to practice using the system. You can just put a "$" in the post so we know that you are just testing the system. If you have a question, you can also post that below. Just a suggestion--you may want to turn of comment subscription if you do practice on this one. I doubt you want notifications every time someone practices. :)

Just so you know, your email address WILL NOT be visible for others and we will not use it unless we need to contact you about an item. :)


  1. Can't wait to start bidding!

  2. $$$$ cant wait!

  3. Super excited!!! Tim Hawkins DVD's, here I come!!

  4. Will any of the auction items be able to be shipped to Canada?
    Thanks - and I really hope they will be!

  5. 40 million Asher would say.

  6. It really just depends on the size of the item. If there is one that you are interested in, contact us at jonahsebauctionATgmailDOTcom and we can let you know specifics. :)

  7. What about shipping to the US?

  8. Shipping is taken care of anywhere in the US.

  9. Cannot wait for the bidding to begin!