As either a buyer or seller, you must be registered with our site. To be a seller you will also need to open a Seller Account. That's it!
If you do not have a photograph to post, but have used the Car Codes to identify your item, an image drawn from our database will automatically be inserted.
MAIN AUCTION PAGE and select one of our four categories, or choose one from the View Items drop-down menu at the top of any page in the Auction section. Find an item that interests you and click on it. Bingo! You will see a description of the item, frequently a photo, and the seller's terms. You will also see up to five of the highest bids. If you wish, you can record your bid, which must be a fixed increment above the previous high. You can also choose to Auto-Bid (recommended). Auto-Bid lets you specify the maximum amount you are willing to pay for an item. The computer stores this information and will continue to bid for you, raising your bid by the minimum bid increment. If no one else bids higher, or has a higher Auto-Bid, then your bid will win at the lowest amount necessary.
If some unforeseen event in your life prevents you from carrying forth your original intention, it is still better to advise the auctioneer than to become a "fugitive" buyer.
A bid increment is the minimum amount you have to bid over the current high bid (or the minimum if no other bid has been placed.) They are set according to the opening minimum:
EXAMPLE OF BIDDER NOT SHOWING DUE TO HIGHER AUTOBID
LAST FIVE HIGHEST BIDS:
Otto had entered his first bid earlier at $177 with a $250 autobid maximum. Manual bids $200 with no autobid maximum, so his bid shows, but is immediately raised by Otto's autobid by $5, the minimum increment in this example. Manual again bids, this time for $210. Once again, Otto's autobid raises by $5. Next it appears that Otto has jumped his own bid up to $250 with no intervening bidder. Not so. Manual or someone else has now entered a single bid of $250. Since this was Otto's maximum, Otto wins the tie. We don't show the other bid, since it would be odd to show two bids of $250. But when you see this kind of bidding, this is the reason.
EXAMPLE OF HIGH BID NOT EXCEEDING AN AUTOBID RESERVE BY THE REQUIRED INCREMENT
Had Manual bid $251, then the chart would look like this:
LAST FIVE HIGHEST BIDS:
Wait a minute, you say. The minimum raise is $5 - and here Manual only bid $1.00 more than Otto's autobid maximum of $250. Shouldn't he have had to bid $260? Nope — his bid is matched against the bid showing on the board which was $215.00.
You will receive an email notifying you that you were the highest bidder. You are expected to get in touch with the seller within five days for settlement. It is up to you and the seller to work out mutually satisfactory details of payment and shipment, if not already specified in the seller's post.
If you're immediately outbid, that's because another bidder is using the AutoBid feature. AutoBid lets you specify the maximum amount you are willing to pay for an item. The computer stores this information and will continue to bid for you, raising your bid by the minimum bid increment. If no one else bids higher, or has a higher Auto-Bid, then your bid will win at the lowest amount necessary.
There may be one of two reasons.
First, you may be bidding in a Reserve price auction. If your maximum bid either equals or exceeds the Reserve price, then Auto-Bid will jump your bid to the reserve price.
Or, another bidder has placed a higher maximum bid than you have set, and Auto-Bid will increase your bid up to your maximum.
AutoBid lets you specify the maximum amount you are willing to pay for an item. The computer stores this information and will continue to bid for you, raising your bid by the minimum bid increment. If no one else bids higher, or has a higher Auto-Bid, then your bid will win at the lowest amount necessary.
It's easy. Just open a SELLER ACCOUNT. Then you will be permitted to post items for auction, using the email address and password you received when you registered with the site.
Mint In Box = A model is considered to be in Mint condition when there are no broken or missing pieces, paint blemishes, fading, poorly functioning operating features, misaligned parts, extraneous glue marks from poor assembly or signs of owner neglect, such as significant dust accumulation or tobacco stains/odor. Unless a replica is closely inspected for fit and finish when it is received, even a brand new issue may not be in Mint condition. All paperwork, box and packing material originally included when New in Box should be present in good condition. Displaying the model does not automatically preclude it from being considered an MIB model.
Excellent= A model is considered to be in Excellent condition when minor imperfections exist that require only mild remediation to restore the model to Mint condition, such as cleaning mild dust buildup, or buffing paint surfaces. Missing paperwork or significant packing material would also place a model otherwise in Mint condition in this category.
Good= A model is considered to be in Good condition when moderate effort is required to restore the model to Mint condition, such as cleaning heavier dust buildup, removing mild scratches, fixing poorly functioning operating features, or re-gluing present but unbroken parts.
Poor= A model is considered to be in Poor condition when major effort is required to restore the model to Mint condition such as removing deep scratches, repairing or replacing broken or lost pieces, or full disassembly of the model to repair major build flaws. This is what also may be referred to as a Parts car, serving as a source of spare parts or a starting point for a major rework.
Once you select the page, use the Post Items dropdown menu up at the top of any Auction section page to select a scale, or select a scale from the Sell Your Items portion of our MAIN AUCTION PAGE ... it helps you compose your item post. You`ll want to think about the minimum you'll accept, what condition the model is in, and how you want to be paid.
Car Codes refers to the number we use on our famous Car Lists and Reviews section to identify each listed model. A pop-up window allows you to browse the list for the model you're auctioning. This is a real advantage. Not only does it save you time, but also avoids the possibility of mis-stating what you're trying to sell. Do not fill out Name of Model until you've checked to see that it's not listed on the Car Lists.
Reserve means the minimum amount you will accept for this item. Do you want to SELL AN ITEM now?
Instant Win means the price you are willing to accept if it is bid before anyone bids a lower amount or, if you have a reserve, before anyone bids the reserve amount.
WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?
Sellers can choose which methods of payment they are willing to accept from the following options: Paypal, Visa/Mastercard, American Express, C.O.D., Personal Check, or Money Order/Cashier's Check. Arrangements are made between the seller and buyer, so if there is another method of payment a seller is willing to accept, then he may inform the buyer upon the closing of the auction.
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Auction Commission Fee:
When you create a Seller Account, you let us offer you the convenience of paying with a credit card. We charge your credit card automatically upon successful closing of each auction. If for some reason your credit card on file is unable to be charged, you will not be able to post any new auctions until you have updated the credit card information in your profile and any outstanding commissions have been collected. If a buyer reneges, contact our Auctioneer Jay Olins via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a full refund on your commission charge.
If your item fails to sell, there is no charge. Sellers are charged only when their item sells.
Our fees are refundable in certain circumstances. Read more in REFUNDS & CREDITS.CLICK HERE
Your submission may also be rejected if your Seller Account has been disabled because of recurring problems associated with your transactions.
As soon as a Buyer places a first bid, the INSTANT WIN! option is retracted. If it's a Reserve auction, the INSTANT WIN! option is retracted when a Buyer meets your reserve, but not until then.
Yes you can. We used to ask you to wait four days before reposting an item to give other sellers with the same item a chance to sell theirs, preventing duplicate items from being auctioned simultaneously, but we've relaxed that rule, and now you can relist immediately after your auction has ended.
If after 5 days of the auction's close, you have been unable to contact the winning bidder, you should follow this procedure. It's important to follow this procedure, to preserve any right you may have to a refund or credit of a seller`s commission. Unlike other auctions, we will try at least limited intervention to assist you.
Step 1: Try like the dickens to get hold of the buyer. Just because you can't get hold of them right away does not mean they're trying to renege. Like you, they're leading real lives and something may have come up. Still five (5) days should be enough for settlement.
Step 2: You notify our auctioneer within the next three (3) days that you have a "fugitive" bidder, providing the item number for the affected auction and the identity of the winning bidder.
Step 3: Our auctioneer will attempt to contact the winning bidder to determine the problem. If he fails to do so, the auctioneer will inquire whether the next higher bidder is interested in consummating the sale at their highest bid. This will, of course, be lower than the previous high bid.
Step 4: If the next higher bidder shows no interest, then your item is recorded as a no sale. You will be notified by email. At that point, you may relist your item, following the normal process of posting.
At this point, your account will be credited the amount of your original seller commission.
Also see REFUNDS & CREDITS for additional exceptional circumstances.
We must receive this form no later than 30 days after the end of the auction in question. We are unable to process credits after the 30 day period.
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