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What is a Maximum Bid?
Ian Russell on Wed, Mar 23, 2011 10:55:19 AM
Registered members at GreatCollections can place a confidential maximum bid on any auction.  If there is other bidding activity, GreatCollections will bid on your behalf up until your maximum bid.

For example:  John Smith would like to bid $1,000 on a 1881-S Morgan Dollar, even though the minimum bid is only $650.  John enters his bid and if there are no other bidders, he will win the coin for $650... the minimum bid.

However, if Peter Foster places a bid on the same coin at $800, GreatCollections will bid on John's behalf and John will win it for $825 (one bid above the second bidder).