= Reserve Item
icon is displayed when the seller set a reserve price on the
item when it was first listed for sale. The reserve price is
known only to the seller until someone bids high enough to reveal
an item has a bid on it, the seller cannot change the starting
bid or the reserve price. The seller does not have to sell the
item for less than the reserve price.
want to win an auction with a reserve price, you can keep bidding
the minimum bid until you either match the seller's reserve price,
or the bidding becomes more than you want to pay.
do not bid high enough to match the reserve price, you do not
win the auction and you do not have to pay your last bid. However,
if you were close to the seller's reserve price, you may be able
to negotiate directly with the seller for a compromise in price.
you detemine if the item is worth bidding higher, try comparing
prices using Melonbones' Pricing Resources.
the reserve price has
met, the phrase:
price not yet met!
be displayed it the item description.
When the reserve price has
been met, the phrase: