You may begin bidding as soon as you have an account set up. Each auction may have a different start and ending dates.
You must place an initial bid on an item 15 minutes before the auction closes to be eligible to bid on that item during the extended bidding period. If you have not bid on a particular lot 15 minutes prior to closing you may not bid on that lot during the extended time. If you are the only bidder on a lot upon ending you will be declared the winner. After the closing time the auction will continue until the bids stop coming in for 5 minutes. The 5 minute rule applies only to lots that qualify for extended time.
The final time of closing for a lot will be determined by the application of the 5 minute rule. During the extended bidding period, all new bids reset the auction countdown to 5 minutes. The auction ends when no new bids are entered for a full 5 minutes. To avoid having to stay up late please use an absentee bid.