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Autobidding examples

Two autobidders bid against each other

When two autobidders bid against each other, the team making the second max bid will first raise the current bid by the minimum amount. Then the system will compare the two bids and immediately make the deciding bid.

Example: Team A makes a max bid of $50,000, and through that gets the highest bid which is $20,000. Then Team B makes a max bid of $40,000. Then the bid history will look like this:

Team A - $20,000
Team B - $21,000
Team A - $41,000

As you can see, the system checks the two bids and skips the bidding part up to where Team A raises Team B's max bid (40,000) by the minimum amount.


In case of two teams making the same bid

In case two teams make the same max bid, the basic rule is that the first bidder gets to actually place it. If we use the example above with the change that Team B also makes a bid of $50,000 it will look like this:

Team A - $20,000
Team B - $21,000
Team A - $50,000

The system checks the two bids and skips the bidding part up to the max. As the max bid is the same for both teams, the first bidder gets to make that bid.


In case a normal bid is made of the same amount as an active max bid

If someone places a normal bid of the same amount as an already active max bid, the first bidder (the autobidder) will get to make that bid. The system instantly informs the other user (Team B) that their bid was not accepted, and Team A raises their own bid. It will look like this in the bid history:

Team A – $20,000
Team A – $50,000


In case someone makes a normal bid which is lower than an active max bid, but the active max bid is not high enough to raise the bid by 2%

Here again the basic rule of the first bidder getting to make that bid kicks in. Again we use the example from above, but say Team B makes a bid of $49,000 instead (a bid that Team A can't raise as their max is only $50,000). But as Team A was the first bidder they will "take over" Team B's bid (and Team B will instantly be informed about their own bid not being high enough).

Team A – $20,000
Team A – $49,500

If Team B's bid of $49,500 was an autobid instead of a normal one, it would look like this:

Team A - $20,000
Team B - $21,000
Team A - $49,500

And just for the sake of clarity, if Team A first bids $50,000 and then Team B bids $50,500, Team A will “win” as they are the first bidder (and Team B can't raise the bid by 2%). Just like it works for normal bids.


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