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A sneak peek at 1 click bid

Posted by Subha on July 13, 2007 at 02:34 PM in General | Permalink

Subha_blog 1 click bid is for all those people who have always wanted an easier way to win an item in the last few precious minutes before an auction ends (yours truly included!). Hi Everyone!  My name is Subha and I'm excited to be the newest blogger on The Chatter! 

Very soon, you'll be able to use 1 click bid in the last 15 minutes of an auction to re-bid with one click only (how fast and easy is that!). You don't have to keep refreshing the page in your browser and bite your nails as the page loads to see if you're still the high bidder. Instead you'll see a little layer appear on the item page displaying the information you need to plot your bidding moves in the last few minutes -- how much time before the auction ends, what's the current high bid, and most importantly, are you still the high bidder? Instead of refreshing the entire page, you'll just need to refresh the smaller layer. Much faster, and more convenient.

1_click_bid_2 Take a look at the picture alongside to see what I mean. (Note - we're still tweaking the design so it may not look exactly like this when we launch. But you get the picture....).

One more thing. To use 1 click bid, you'll need to be signed in to eBay and have at least one bid on the item already.

Last month, at eBay Live!, Bill Cobb announced that we're working on a number of new ways to make bidding more exciting and convenient. This is just one of several projects that we have in the works for you. I’ll be back from time to time to give you updates and sneak peeks at other cool features.

We're planning to start testing 1 click bid in early August for a small percentage of members, and hope to have it available for everyone by the end of August. If you happen to be in the test group, I would love to hear what you think – just send me an email at sneakpeek@ebay.com.

I shared some plans with the Chatter team when they interviewed me recently (see the video they shot).

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