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What happened to Dutch Auctions?

(last updated on 10/26/2011)

GunBroker.com ended the use of the Dutch Auction format in October, 2011

GunBroker.com responded to your requests to make selling easier to understand and buying quicker. As a part of the response, GunBroker.com ended the use of the Dutch auction format. Buyers and Seller had expressed concerns over the complexity of the Dutch auction format and how items are bid on, priced and won.

We checked with Dutch sellers on why they list items in Dutch auctions and if they would prefer something else. Their overwhelming response was that they would prefer to list these items in a Fixed Price format. Because of this, GunBroker.com created Fixed Price listings.

Dutch Transition Calendar

Activity Time Frame
Announcement of Fixed Priced format March 4, 2011
Announcement of Dutch Transition March 4, 2011
Start of fixed price item listings via web site April 4, 2011
End of Dutch auction listings via web site April 4, 2011
Start of fixed price item listings via APIs April 4, 2011
Start of fixed price item listings via Offline Lister April 4, 2011
End of Dutch auction listings via Offline Lister April 4, 2011
End of Dutch auction listings via APIs September, 2011
End of Dutch auction Auto relisting via web site September, 2011
End of All Dutch Auctions on GunBroker.com October, 2011

NOTE: The ability to sell multiple items in a single listing will now be available using Fixed Price listings.