(last updated on 5/31/2005)
Official auction time is Eastern Time. All dates and times listed on this site are specified in Eastern Time.
When the seller lists an item, he specifies the number of days the auction will run. The auction listings display the scheduled closing time for the auction. If there is bidding activity on the auction within fifteen (15) minutes of when the auction is scheduled to close, the auction automatically switches into a special mode analogous to the 'going, going, gone' period of a live auction. In this mode, the auction is automatically extended until there have been no bids placed within fifteen (15) minutes. When fifteen (15) minutes have passed with no bidding activity, the auction closes.
When the auction ends, the seller and winning bidder(s) are notified via email. These emails will contain all the information needed for buyer and seller to complete the transaction. Auction results will also be available for everyone to examine. These results indicate the final bid price and the User Names of the seller and winning bidder(s). A complete bidding history is also available as a link from the item's description page.
The winning bidder(s) and seller should contact each other within five (5) business days of the end of the auction. The winning bidder(s) may lose their right to purchase the item(s) if they do not contact the seller within five (5) business days of the end of the auction.