Why do some auctions extend when they are due to close?

When a bid is placed during the final 10 minutes before an auction's designated close time, that close time will automatically be extended by an extra 10 minutes from when the last bid is placed. As long as bidders keep bidding, that time will keep being extended. The auction will close when bids are no longer placed in the last 10 minutes.

For example: An auction has been set to end at 6:00pm . A bidder enters a bid at 5:53pm. The end of auction is then extended until 6:03pm. The next bid is then entered at 6:02pm and the auction is then extended to 6:12pm. If no other bids are placed the auction will end at 6:12pm.

This automatic extension was put into place by United Charity to make sure that the bidding is as fair and as relaxed as possible. Those with faster internet or faster computers do not have an unfair advantage over other bidders.

Please bear in mind that the current highest bid is not always shown. To see the current status click to refresh your browser.

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