A bid increment is the least amount by which a bid must be raised for the next bid. Increments are determined by the current bid on the item, not the maximum bid entered. As the current bid increases, the bid increment increases.
AutoBid incrementally increases your bid:
We suggest you bid the maximum amount you're willing to pay for an item, and let AutoBid incrementally increase your bid for you, as necessary. As the auction proceeds, we compare your bid to those of other bidders. When you're outbid, we automatically increase your bid by increments, but only as much as needed to ensure your position as highest bidder. Your Maximum Bid reflects the amount you're willing to pay for an item, but you could end up paying less.
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Bid increments are determined by the current bid:
The bid increment is displayed as $0.00 in the item listing until the first bid has been placed.
Following are the bid increments currently in effect:
|Current Bid||Bid Increment|
|$0.00 - $9.99||$.25|
|$10.00 - $49.99||$1.00|
|$50.00 - $99.99||$2.00|
|$100.00 - $999.99||$5.00|
|$1000.00 and up||$25.00|
If the current bid is $57, the next bid must be at least $59 ($57+$2).