How do Timed+ auctions work?
In Timed+ auctions, each lot has its own designated bidding end time. If a bid is placed on a lot during its final open moments, the lot will remain open for a period of time (typically 30-60 seconds) until no further competitive bids have been placed. These types of auctions are also commonly referred to as online-only, soft-close, or dynamic ending auctions.
What is different about Timed+ auctions?
Bidding end times for Timed+ lots are normally staggered a minute apart. However, unlike in Live and Timed auctions, Timed+ lots close independently from other lots.
Once the Timed+ lot begins to close, a countdown timer will appear. If a bid is placed in the final few minutes leading up to the end time, the bidding period will be extended. The auction house sets the extension period for its own auctions, but typically a bid placed in the final few minutes of the end time will extend the bidding period by up to 10 minutes. This process repeats until there are no remaining bids.
Bidding in Timed+ auctions takes place on Item pages, Catalog pages, and the My Bids page. In contrast to Live and Timed sales, there is no live auction window for Timed+ auctions.
To list a Timed+ auction, please contact our support team.