Bidding and buying on mfldirectAuction
Each sale gives you the option to bid for the vehicle you want or, if you don’t want to wait to see if you have won, you can just buy it.
You can see each vehicle’s starting bid amount or, if bids have already been placed, the current bid amount and number of bids to date. You can find out more about the process for placing, managing and increasing bids below.
You can place a bid from the auction homepage, or from each individual vehicle listing.
To place a bid, just click on the Place Bid button and enter the maximum bid amount. You can use the buttons on the right to add increments of £50, £100 or £250 to your maximum bid. A bid will be placed for £50 above the starting or current bid amount.
Then review and check the agree terms & conditions box and click on the Place Bid button.
The last step is to confirm your bid. Please check your that you are happy with your bidding details (current and maximum bid) before you click to confirm your bid on the vehicle.
Once you have successfully placed any bids, you can see if you are highest bidder or if you have been outbid in three different ways:
- The individual vehicle record lets you see at a glance with the colour code: green for highest bidder, red for outbid.
- You can view the status of all vehicles you are bidding in the Bids & Requests tab at the top of your screen.
- An outbid notification in the Messages tab at the top of your screen.
Managing multiple bids
If you are bidding on multiple vehicles, you can quickly and easily use the Bids & request tab to track and, where necessary, increase any bids.
Increase your bid
If you have been outbid, and want to increase your maximum bid amount, just click the Increase Bid button to update your maximum bid amount, place and confirm your bid.
When you win the auction, you will get an update in the Messages area, letting you know you have won. You will also see the status of the vehicle in Bids & Requests tab change to bid accepted. You can then check out your mfldirectAuction purchase by clicking on Complete Purchase.
Many of our vehicles have a buy now option, so you don’t have to wait to see if you have won. Just click on the Buy Now button and follow the checkout process and the vehicle is yours.