4. Write down vital auction informationThe seller's name and e-mail address will be needed to contact the seller at the end of the auction. The auction number will also be handy for identifying your item when contacting the seller.(ebay 1, 2000)
6. Straight BiddingSome sites like Yahoo auctions let you bid an exact amount you bid.
7. Automatic BiddingMany sites give you a choice between straight bidding and automatic bidding. Automatic bidding a bidder to enter the maximim amout they are willing to pay for an item. The system automaticly places bids for you at the lowest increment as other bids are placed. Once your maximim amount is out bid then you are out of the auction until you place another bid.(Yahoo 1, 2000)