How bidding works

The text below only applies to items sold as auctions. Want to know how to buy fixed price items? Then have a look here.

To participate in Bonop's bidding, you'll first need to create an account. To ensure a safe environment for both our buyers and sellers, we ask you to verify your mobile number with a free one-time SMS code.

Once your registration is complete, you can simply place your bids by entering the amount you wish to bid in Euros in the box provided. Please note that in addition to your bid amount, there will be an auction fee and any delivery or postage charges.

Some sellers may set a reserve price for their items. If this reserve price is not met during the auction, it will be displayed as 'The current bid is below the reserve price'. If the auction ends without the reserve price being met, the item will not be sold.

Most frequently asked questions

Auction: What is the minimum next offer?

In an auction we use a minimum next bid. The amount of the next bid depends on the current bid:

Current bid:

  • Less than € 100,- : next bid at least 1% of the previous bid. So if the previous bid is 50 €, then the minimum next bid is 50.50 €.
  • Between € 100,- and € 1.000,-: next bid at least € 10,- higher than the previous bid, rounded up to the next 10 euros.
  • Between € 1.000,- and € 7.500,-: next bid at least € 20,- higher than the previous bid, rounded up to the next  20 euros.
  • Higher than € 7.500,-: next bid at least € 50,- higher than the previous bid, rounded up to the next 50 euros.

Occasionally you'll see bids go up by less. This means that someone else has placed a bid slightly higher than your automatic bid.

Tip: You can also always see the minimum next bid in the "Bid directly" button

What are the auction costs?

The total cost of buying at our auctions, in addition to the price of the item, is the auction fee, Bonoppay insurance and transaction fee, which totals 3.5% of the purchase price (with a minimum of $ 1,50), plus any shipping costs added at the time of final payment.

Any other costs or charges such as customs or import duties, customs clearance and handling may also apply during shipment of your lot and will be charged to you at a later stage if applicable.

Are there any other costs?

Any other costs or charges such as duties, import or export taxes, customs clearance, vehicle registration and handling are not included and may be incurred while your lot is being shipped and may be charged to you at a later date.

Are all bids binding?

Once a bid has been placed, it becomes binding. You are required to purchase any lot you win for the amount you've bid. By placing a bid, you agree to our Terms and Conditions.

When does an auction end?

An auction ends when time is up. However, if another bid is placed in the last 10 seconds, the auction is extended by 10 seconds.

Is automatic bidding available?

Experience hassle-free bidding with Bonop's automatic bidding feature. Simply enter the maximum amount you're willing to pay for an item and click "Place Bid". We'll do the rest, bidding incrementally on your behalf to keep you ahead, but never exceeding your set limit.

We'll notify you immediately if another bidder outbids you, giving you a chance to reconsider and possibly raise your maximum bid.

When setting your maximum bid, remember that it should take into account both the final price of the item and any associated auction fees and shipping costs. Bonop ensures a transparent and convenient bidding process for all our users.

Why was I immediately outbid?

If you're outbid immediately after placing a bid, it's probably because another bidder is using auto bidding with a higher limit than yours. To regain the lead, consider raising your limit to outbid the competition. Increasing your limit will help ensure that you are the winning bidder for the item you want.

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By creating a free Bonop account, you can bid on items, respond to items, or start selling items yourself.

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