Auction Help - About Live Auctions

About Live Auctions


Live Auctions are a new style of Mandarake auction which gives the thrill of being in an auction room right from your own computer.
Auctioned items will be listed one after another and all bidders will bid on them in real-time.
Depending on the current price, bid increments may vary.
Unlike normal auction which use the Absentee Bidding system, items in Live Auctions come out one at a time (with a maximum of two at once) so you can really focus and grab the item you want.
Live Auctions are usually used for the Big Web Auction and as part of the Daimansai Festival, but also are used from time to time for the Everyday Auctions.
● Current Live Auctions

The Live Auction Screen


1. Live Auction Item List - The list of items that will be auctioned. The item at the top of the screen is the current item.
2. Current Item - The item which is currently being bid on.
3. Auction Timeline - This shows the status of listings, bids, when items are sold and new items start. It also shows a 10 second warning when bidding for the current item is going to end. The timeline also contains important messages if an auction is paused or similar.
4. Current Price - The amount the winner will pay (not including shipping costs and handling fee*) if the auction ends now.
5. Increased Bid Buttons - Pressing these will bid higher than the minimum bid. For example if the current price is 10,000 yen, pressing the 5,000 yen button will place a bid for 15,000 yen.
6. Minimum Bid Button - Pressing this will bid the amount shown on the button, the minimum bid.
7. Your Bid - The amount that you have bid.
8. Time Remaining - This bar shows the amount of time left until bidding on this item ends.
9. Item Information - Information about the item that is currently being bid on.
* Items won in the Big Web Auction also incur a 10% handling charge (winning bid x 10%), so please take note of this when deciding how much to bid.
* Please remember that once a bid is placed it cannot be cancelled.

How to Participate Live Auctions

To participate in Live Auctions, it is necessary to register, complete the authentication process and log in.
Please refer here for a guide on completing the registration process.

Please check the starting time for items marked "LIVE".
The Live Auction will start automatically at the scheduled time.
Absentee bids are also possible before the starting time.
Click here for a guide on bidding in Live Auctions.

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