FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Bidding on our auctions is easy!

Active auctions are displayed on both our main and Auction Koi pages. We believe that larger photos better reflect the true nature and quality of the koi so we display only 3 in a single row to accommodate these larger photos.

You can identify which koi are up for auction by locating the section resembling:

How to Bid - Auction Listings Panel
Each on of the 3 above vertical boxes contains a listing for a single auction koi. The boxes are comprised of a full photo of the koi as well as following elements:

Title
Starting or Current Bid (Starting bid is shown if no bids have been received yet)
Time left until auction ends
Bid Now button

You can click anywhere on these panels (including the Bid Now button) to take you to the respective auction.

The Bidding Page

Once you are on the individual auction page, you are able to see more details about the koi and status of the auction.

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Roll over photo to zoom parts or click the magnifying glass to expand koi photo to full screen

Title listing Breeder, Variety, and Unique ID Number

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Starting (if no bids yet) or Current bid

Koi Age, Breeder, Sex, Size

Time remaining and end date/time of auction. All auctions are carried out in Eastern Standard (EST) Time

Bid Area - you can press + to increase or - to decrease your bid amount, or simply type the amount. You can also add this koi to your watchlist

Some koi may have a Buy Now price. You may click this to purchase the koi immediately at the price shown in the button. This button will disappear after the first bid is made

Details Tabs: Detailed description and Video of the koi, as well as bidding policy and shipping information, as well as Auction History.

Display area for tab information

Automatic/Proxy Bidding

Our system offers automatic bidding (also known as proxy bidding) which is the easiest way to bid on a koi auction. Simply enter the highest price you're willing to pay for an item, and our system will do the rest.

When you're ready to bid on an auction koi, enter the maximum amount you feel comfortable with. We'll then bid on your behalf – enough to keep you in the lead, but only up to that limit.

If someone outbids you, we'll let you know by email so you can decide if you want to increase your maximum limit.