It is possible to be the highest bidder on a PicklesONLINE item, but still not win the auction. This is because the vendor that owns the item may set a reserve price. If bidding reaches the vendor’s reserve then the item will be sold. However if bidding does not reach the vendor’s reserve then the item will not be sold.
If you are the highest bidder on an item and the current bid meets the vendor’s reserve, then you will win the item. We will send you an email with a statement attached but you can always find out the status of all items you are bidding on by signing in to My Pickles.
To find out if you have won a PicklesONLINE auction after bidding has ended, sign in to My Pickles and click on “Pickles Online" in the Bidding menu.
You will see four sections on the next screen:
1. My Current Bids
2. My Closed Bids
3. My Buy Now History
4. My Deposits
All items for which bidding has ended will appear in the "My Closed Bids" section. The outcome of your bid is shown alongside the item.
Apart from having the highest bid which meets reserve at the end of the auction, you can win an item outright by electing to “Buy Now". As soon as anyone elects to buy an item outright using Buy Now, it is withdrawn from bidding and the Buy Now purchaser wins the item.
Items you have bought using Buy Now appear in the My Buy Now History section in My Pickles.