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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-18-2012
what is online auction?

What is an online auction?  I had listed a fixed price listing and it gives me an opportunity to use online auction, what is the difference between listing and online auction?

Other Answers: 4
Community Member
Posts: 7,013
Registered: ‎03-26-2008
in reply to kdalbers

What is Send to Online Auction? When you use this feature, it ends your fixed price listing and creates an auction-style listing with a new item number. This is considered a new listing so you'll be charged for both the old and new listings.

Community Member
Posts: 6,868
Registered: ‎04-02-2008
in reply to kdalbers

In addition to what 2Noggins has said... if you use this feature & send a fixed-price listing to auction before it has 10 or less days remaining, you lose the additional exposure for the difference of those days.


You can also lose a small amount of exposure while the new *auction-style* listing is indexing, so this feature isn't advisable when there are only a few hours remaining.


Good luck!

Graciously Grin When You Growl
Community Member
Posts: 13,417
Registered: ‎03-11-2003
in reply to kdalbers

You are running a number of online auctions right now.

An example is your

"Hallmark 2012 Limited Quantity Lady Painted Bunting Beauty of Birds Special "

Community Member
Posts: 8,591
Registered: ‎06-06-2011
in reply to kdalbers

this account was opened in 1999...is this your account, or are you taking over granpas account?

the question you ask is so basic, it makes me wonder.


your current listings are both BIN and auction style, so either you know the difference or have been faking it all these years.