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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 with 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 by doing so 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 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 two teams make the same max bid

In case two teams make the same max bid, the basic rule is that the first bidder gets to make that bid. If we use the example above with the change that Team B also makes a max 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. And as the max bid is the same for both teams, the first bidder gets to make that bid.


In case a manual bid is made on the same amount as an active max bid

If someone places a manual bid on the same amount as an already active max bid, the first bidder (the autobidder) will lose the bid. This is because manual bids have priority over autobids. It will look like this in the bid history:

Team A – 20 000€
Team B – 50 000€


In case someone makes a manual 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 is that the manual bidder becomes the first mover in a close auction against an autobid. Using the example from above, but say team B makes a bid of 49 500€ instead. Team A can't raise this bid as his max is 50 000€, and the auction ends with Team B as the winner. The bid history will look like this:

Team A – 20 000€
Team B – 49 500€


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