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What is Buy It Now?

Buy It Now offers you the chance to purchase a product at any time during the auction and up to 24 hours after the auction ends. Purchase the item you were bidding at full retail price and we will return all real bids (aka Bid Pack bids) you place on the auction back into your account to use on other auctions.  Voucher Bids used in an auction will not be returned to your account after using the Buy It Now feature. Also, Buy It Now purchases do not count toward your 7 day win limit.

The auction will continue as normal for all other bidders, even if someone uses the Buy It Now during the auction. There will be no limit to how many bidders that can decide to use the Buy It Now.

The Buy It Now feature is available to all users at anytime on all auctions that offers a Buy It Now option. If an auction has a Buy It Now option, a Buy It Now box will appear below the price and autobid boxes.  Keep in mind that the Buy It Now option is not available on all auctions.  No bidding is necessary to use the Buy It Now feature but any paid bids placed on an auction will be returned to your account after completing the checkout process for the Buy It Now item.  We recommend first trying to win the item through the auction system which might allow you to get the item at a large discount off the retail price.  If you are unable to win the item through the auction, then we recommend using the Buy It Now feature to purchase the product so you don't loose any of the paid bids you used during the auction.

Below is an example of how the Buy It Now feature would work a any particular auction.  Lets say you were bidding on an item that's retail price was $200.  You used 100 paid bids and 50 voucher bids on the auction and you were unable to win the auction.  By using the Buy It Now feature, you will pay the full retail price of the item which is the $200 but if you do, all 100 paid bids used will be returned to your account after you finish the checkout process and pay the retail price of the item you were bidding on.                        

Retail Price:                                                                  $200.00
Number of Bids Returned:                                                  100
Voucher Bids Not Returned:                                                 50


The Buy It Now "Number of Bids Returned" will be updated after each bid you place.

*The retail price is based on the manufacturers recommended retail price or the price you would typically pay through other retailers.