Bidding / Buying
Bidding or Buying on Alpacabid.com is easy. The system is designed to simulate a live auction. Alpacabid.com brings you a piece of every aspect of the auction buying experience. The bidding process can be a fun and relaxing experience from the comfort of your home, office, and certain mobile devices.
We offer previews by appointment and extensive photo catalogs and bios on each alpaca. All registered alpacas being offered will be accompanied by a copy of the ARI certificate for your review. This information is available prior to bidding. These features are offered on every auction to assist you in the buying/bidding process.
To bid on an item, you must first register. You need to put your credit card information into our secure server. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Your credit card will be authorized for $1.00 for each auction that you participate in. The $1.00 is an authorization, not a charge. It just reserves $1.00 of your credit line. This is done to insure that all bids are being placed by a valid credit card. At the conclusion of the auction, your credit card will be charged for the total of all of the winning items. Do not bid if you do not have enough credit on the credit card on file. The currency of all transactions is in U.S. dollars.
Once registered, you will be assigned a permanent Bidder Number that will be emailed to you immediately following your registration. Your bidder number, accompanied by your password, will allow you to place bids on a current auction or any future auctions. More details regarding the bidding process is covered in the Terms and Conditions when registering.
We offer two types of bidding options for our bidders. They are as listed below:
- Current Bid: The option appears in the first column of the Bidder’s page. Bids placed in this column will appear as entered.
- Maximum Bid: This column is for our Max Bid feature. Bidders may place a maximum amount that they are willing to pay. (Example: Bidder may place a current bid of $160.00. Bidder also places a max bid for $300.00. Bidder’s bid is now protected up to $300.00. If no one bids against him or her, the bidder would win the items at $160.00).
Please feel free to contact us with any questions during the registration, bidding or pick up process. Our Customer Service Team is available from 10AM-5PM Monday thru Friday EST. Contact us at 765-965-2680.