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Auctions are a new selling format on Whatnot, enabling you to bid on products from sellers you love 24/7. Not only can you participate in these auctions outside of a live show, you can also bid live if the seller pins them to their live show.

Note: This feature is in beta release on iOS and Android app only. This is beta feature is currently not available on web. 

Finding Auctions

You can find Auctions in the Product feeds, search results, seller’s profile shops, and even their live stores.

To find Auctions in your For You Feed or Category, make sure you’ve selected the “Products” toggle at the bottom of the page. Once you’re viewing the Products feed, you can select the “Auctions” quick filter at the top of the page to see more Auctions.

Bidding on Auctions

Bidding on Auctions should feel familiar, just like bidding in a Whatnot live show.  Swipe the yellow bar to bid up by the minimum increment, or type in your secret max bid, and we’ll automatically place bids for you up to that amount.

Once you place a bid, you’ll receive push notifications to keep you updated on the auction, including when you get outbid, when the auction is nearing the end, and if you win. If you win the auction, you’ll also receive a confirmation email with details of your order.

To check the status of your bids, access your profile menu and select the “Bids and Offers” tab in the Buying section.

Other Important Info

If you win an auction, your default payment method and default shipping address at the time the auction ends will be used, so please make sure those are up-to-date before bidding.

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