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How to Purchase from ShopTheSalvationArmy.com

There are 2 main methods to purchase from our site: Auction or Fixed Price.

 

Auction These listings run for a specified time and accepts incremental bids. The bidder with the highest bid will win the auction.

  • Auctions are in real time according to Pacific Time.
  • Each auction displays a Remaining Time, which is the amount of time left until the auction closes. In order to be the winner of the auction, you must have the highest bid when the Remaining Time reaches 0.
  • Normal Bidding: You may place a bid at the Minimum accepted price or choose to place a Maximum Bid (the highest amount you’re willing to pay for the particular item). The Maximum Bid is never displayed to other users.
    • "Proxy Bidding" - Maximum Bids work by automatically bidding the minimum amount required to win the auction, up to the amount of the Maximum Bid entered.
      • Example 1: If the auction started at $9.99 and your Maximum bid is $20.00 the auction could possibly end with the minimum bid of $9.99 (as long as there are no Reserve Prices or Other bidders). If another bidder places a bid lower (e.g. $10.24) the system will automatically place a bid for you at $10.49 (automated increment amount). This will continue until your Maximum bid is reached.
      • Example 2: If the auction started at $9.99 and your Maximum bid is $20.00, and another bidder bids, $19.99, the system will automatically use your maximum bid of $20.00 for the highest bid. You will be the highest bidder at that time, however, the other bidder will receive an immediate notification indicating their bid has been outbid.
      • Example 3: An auction already has a bid placed by another bidder (with a maximum bid of $10.51 - note: you will never see another customer's Maximum Bid), and the current price indicates $9.99. The system indicates Next Minimum at $10.49, and you place a bid for $10.49, 2 results can happen:
      • If the previous bidder had a Maximum bid higher than $10.49 to begin with, the system will automatically place a bid for them in the increment amount or their maximum bid (If their max was less than the next increment - e.g. maximum of $10.51), which will result in your bid of $10.49 being out bid by the other customers automatic bid of $10.51.
      • If the previous bidder had a Maximum bid of $9.99, you will be the current highest bidder at $10.49.
    • If another bidder places a bid higher than your minimum bid, the system will automatically increase your bid in increments until your Maximum Bid amount is reached.
      • You will be notified by email whenever your Maximum bid has been outbid.
    • Other bidders who've placed higher Maximum bids before you, will automatically outbid your bid, unless you place a Maximum bid higher than theirs.
  • Quick Bid is available for all auctions for you to place the next minimum bid.
    • However, if there is another customer with a higher Maximum Bid, your quick bid will be automatically outbid by the next increment.

 

Increments will be placed in the following amounts and you may choose to increase your Maximum Bid at anytime during the auction:

Price Level

Increment Amount

$0 - $99.99

$0.25

$100 - $299.99

$1.00

$300 - $499.99

$2.00

$500 - $999.99

$5.00

$1,000 - $4,999.99

$10.00

$5,000 and up

$25.00

 

  • A seller may include a Buy Now price on an auction, which would allow you to buy out and win the auction immediately.
    • The Buy Now option, if enabled, is only available on an auction if there are no bids. Once a bid has been placed, the Buy Now option will no longer be available.
  • A seller may include a Reserve Price on an auction. This restrict the auction to be won unless the Reserve Price is met (set by the seller).
    • The Reserve price will not be visible, but the listing will indicate if the Reserve Price has been met or not.
    • If your Maximum Bid is lower than the Reserve Price, your Maximum Bid will be placed for you (instead of the starting auction price).
    • If your Maximum Bid happens to be higher than the Reserve Price, your bid will be accepted at the Reserve Price and the system will increase your bid in increments until your Maximum Bid is reached.  

Fixed Price  - In these listings, items are generally purchased for the advertised price. Fixed Price listings are sold on a first come, first served basis.

Make Offer - An Auction or a Fixed Price listing may have the option for you to place an offer either below or above the current listed price.

  • If the seller does not respond within 48 hours, the offer will automatically be declined.
    • If accepted, the listing will end and be sold to you.
    • If declined, no change will be made to the listing.

Cancelling a Bid or Order - Please contact the seller and request to cancel the bid or order.

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Item Details

The listing will detail the following information in addition to the main description box.

New or Used (defined)

  • New - Anything that is unopened, unused, and does not show any signs of wear and tear.
  • Used - Applies to all items not new.
  • For Parts, Does Not Work - AS-IS - Applies to items that no longer functions as intended.

Power Function (defined)

  • Power function does not apply to this product - Item does not have any source of electrical power (internal or external).
  • Does NOT power on - Item DOES require a power source (internal or external), but Does Not power on, or does not have the necessary power supply.
  • Powers on - Item does require a power source (internal or external), and powers on successfully.

Additional Features (defined)

  • Inputs/Outputs - Do Not Apply To This Product - Item doesn't require any additional (external) peripherals to operate.
  • All Inputs/Outputs Work Without Issues - All of the item inputs and outputs have been thoroughly tested without issues.
  • Issues With Inputs/Outputs OR not tested - All of the item inputs and outputs have been tested but issues were found OR we do not have the proper components/peripherals to fully operate and test the product. 

Item Condition (defined)

  • No Visible wear or defects, New or Like New - Anything in "mint" or showing no signs of use.
  • Normal wear and tear with visible signs of use - Smallest of scratches visible to the eye will use this selection.
  • Major wear and tear affecting overall condition - Major defects and/or damages on the item.

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