Overtime Bidding is a rapid-fire extended bidding window for highly sought after lots.
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Remember, when bidding on a lot with multiple bottles, your bid amount applies to all bottles you’ve entered your bid for and will increase on all bottles if you increase your bid. Multiple bottles in the same lot cannot be won at different bid increments.
Yes, please ensure you are logged in to your WineBid account so you can quickly bid on eligible lots in Overtime Bidding. If you are not logged in, you may miss out on the opportunity to place a bid.
Other bidders’ activity may still qualify a lot for Overtime Bidding, however by bidding early in the week and setting your maximum bid you’ll reduce the chances of the lot going into Overtime Bidding. A lot will only go into Overtime Bidding if a bid is placed in the last three minutes of the weekly auction, from 6:57pm – 7:00pm PT.
As always, enter the maximum amount you’re willing to pay for the lot and let our system auto bid on your behalf against other bidders until your maximum is reached.
As opposed to entering the minimum amount required to bid on a lot, you’re able to enter the maximum bid amount you’re willing to pay for the lot. Remember, you’re bidding on lots. If you bid on multiple bottles in a lot, your bid amount will increase across all bottles you’ve bid on in the lot. You can’t win bottles within the same lot at different amounts.
Your max bid amount is not visible to other bidders if it’s more than the minimum bid required, however other bidders will be able to see a bid has been entered for at least the minimum required.
After placing a max bid, our system will auto bid on your behalf against other bidders until your maximum is reached. That means if you entered a max bid of $50 for a lot that opened at $30, you’ll auto bid against other bidders until you’re outbid at $51.
Another bidder may already have placed a higher max bid on the lot. If the bid you entered is the same or below their max bid you will automatically be outbid and the other bidder’s winning bid will increase to that amount.
This means, when you bid on multiple items in a lot, other buyers have outbid you on a portion of those bottles. You can increase your max bid if you’d like. When a lot contains multiple items, your bid will increase automatically on all items in that lot that you have bid on. Bidders cannot win bottles at different amounts within the same lot.
Your max bid will automatically compete on your behalf with the highest bidder on a lot until their max bid is exceeded, or until your max bid is reached, even if this is not enough to beat the winning bidder. If your updated bid exceeds all winning bidders' max bids, then you will be winning the full quantity you entered at one bid increment above the previous winning bidder's max bid amount. If your updated bid is below a winning bidder's max bid then you will still be partially winning, but your winning bid increases to the max bid you entered.
Winners are determined based on the bid amount. If two bidders tie with the same amount, then the earliest bid placed wins the tie. If you are outbid you can be notified by email by subscribing to outbid notifications*. Please see our Basics, Bidding, and Buy Now help page for detailed information on the bidding and purchase process.
* Except during Overtime Bidding when notifications are not sent.
Enter the maximum amount you’re willing to pay for the lot and let our system auto bid on your behalf against other bidders until your maximum is reached. Remember that when bidding on a lot with multiple bottles, your bid will apply to all the bottles you have bid on in the lot.
No. Only lots that receive a bid in the last three minutes of the weekly auction (from 6:57pm– 7:00pm PT) are eligible for Overtime Bidding. Remember that in order to bid on an eligible lot during Overtime Bidding you must have bid on the lot or have been tracking the lot during the regular weekly auction.
Yes! Once Initial Overtime begins, your Bids page will show all activity (Tracking, Winning, Outbid, and now Overtime). You can filter your view using the menu on the left-hand side of the page to view only the lots in Overtime.
Only lots that received a bid in the last three minutes (6:57pm – 7:00pm PT) of the weekly auction will go into Overtime Bidding. You will only be able to see lots you are tracking, or already bid on that week.
No. You will not receive outbid or bid confirmation notifications during Overtime Bidding. To know if you have been outbid, visit your Bids page for real-time bid status on your eligible lots in Overtime Bidding.
If you had not tracked or placed a bid on a lot before 6:57pm PT in the current auction, it will go to the winning bidder as usual and you can view auction results from your Bids page after auction close.
All bidding is a 2-step process as all bids must be confirmed. Please be sure to press the Place Bid and Confirm Bid buttons before the clock runs out to officially place your bid.
Only customers that are tracking or bid on the same lot during the weekly wine auction will be able to bid against you in Overtime Bidding.
Keep watching your lots that are in Overtime Bidding until the clock goes down to zero. Check your Bids page to confirm if you have won any lots, or if your lots are still in Overtime Bidding.
No. Bids cannot be retracted or canceled in accordance with our Terms & Conditions. Please review your bids carefully before confirming.
The Extended Overtime clock refreshes every time a new bid is placed. If you see this clock refresh, it means another bid was placed. New bids are marked by a flag icon displayed above the timer, and Extended Overtime ends when no new bid is received after 30 seconds or at 7:10pm PT, whichever is sooner.