register to participate in the auction, and you are
expected to abide by site policies.
Once you have received your Member ID and
Temporary Password by email, you will be eligible to bid in the auction.
Your Member ID and Password:
Once you have registered you may not
change your member ID. You may certainly change your password at any time.
Your password is stored in the Contact Info area, and may be accessed
by logging in to the Members
Feedback and Trust:
Milton Online Auction will act in a responsible manner monitoring the buying and selling activity on the site.
This site is a venue however, and Milton Online Auction
cannot take responsibility for transactions that take place between the
members of the site.
Please contact the Town of Milton Purchasing Division at (905) 875-5404 with questions or concerns.
Finding the Auction Items:
Locate an item you are interested in by
clicking the Listings
link located at the top of every page, or perform a
Search for something you are interested in finding. Once you have chosen a particular
category or received search results, you will see a list of auction items
Each item in this list will display the
Title of the Item provided by the seller, the minimum bid required,
and the time left ifor the listing. If a picture has been provided by the seller,
you will see a small image as well. Click the title to view the details of
the item, as well as the policies for payment and shipping provided
by the seller. Bidding is allowed from the list of auction items, but it
is not recommended that initial bids be placed without viewing the auction
Placing a Bid:
Once you have decided to place a bid you
will need to have your Member ID and Password handy provided to you at registration
(you may have changed your password by now, so use the new one!). The minimum
amount you must bid is displayed with the auction item. When entering your
bid, enter only numbers and decimal points. Do not enter dollar signs or
commas. Be careful. You may not retract a bid once placed.
Bidding When Only One Item is Available:
When entering a bid amount, you may
choose to enter only what is necessary (and make it easy for someone to outbid
you!), or you may enter a Maximum Bid.
A Maximum Bid is a confidential proxy bid that is used to bid for you should
someone raise the bid. The smallest amount of your Maximum Bid necessary
to be the high bidder is used when placing your bid.
If an auction item contains a Buy Price bidding will immediately end
if your bid meets this price.
Bidding When Quantities are Available:
Dutch auctions are held when more than
1 of a certain item is available at the same time. When bidding on a Dutch
auction, you will need to provide both your bid amount and the quantity you
are bidding on.
At the end of the auction the system will determine the winners
by looking at the following in this order: Bid Amount, Quantity Bid, and
time the bid was placed. The bids on the items will then be changed to the
amount bid by the lowest winning bid.
After you have placed your bids, you will be be
informed if your bid has been accepted. If a higher bid is needed you will
be informed and allowed to place another bid.
At the close of the auction you will be notified of all items won from each
seller. This notification takes place once per day so that items won from
the same seller can be combined into one invoice. This process generally
takes place between 1 and 2 AM EST everyday.
Your Members Area
includes a helpful Purchases and Sales section.
Once notices have been sent, you may view all of your invoices in this area, and easily communicate with
each member involved. Feedback on your transaction is also left in
The Bid Tracker located in the Members Area
keeps track of listings that you have bid on or marked to watch.