Click on Enter the Auction and enjoy previewing the alpacas
and/or items in the auction. Click on the alpaca for detailed
information, and see enlarged pictures or perhaps a video/audio
clip as well.
STEP 2: Register and sign
up with ID and Password. It is that easy! You will then
receive email messages concerning updates and an Alpaca.com®
consultant will contact you if you so request.
STEP 3: Understand completely
what you are bidding on. If you have questions, click
or call 1-866 - ALPACAS (257-2227) and a consultant will
STEP 4: Remember that the
Alpaca.com® Online Auction is a minimum bid with
reserve sale. The reserve price denotes the absolute minimum
price the Seller is willing to accept above the minimum
bid to insure that he does not undersell his alpaca.
STEP 5: Once you are a registered
user, you are ready to select the alpaca or item you are
interested in buying. On the alpaca description page is
a link titled PLACE BID. This link will take you to the
PLACE YOUR BID page.
STEP 6: On the PLACE YOUR
BID page, you must select your method of bidding: Manual
or PacaBid® (automatic proxy). Simply click the Manual
checkbox or the PacaBid® checkbox on the PLACE YOUR
BID page. If you choose the PacaBid® option, please
determine the maximum amount you are willing to pay for
the alpaca you wish to purchase. Your PacaBid® will
then automatically bid for you to the pre-set maximum
that you have indicated. Note that your bid will be recorded
but not considered competitive until your registration
has been approved by the Alpaca.com® Online Auction.
This means that your bid will not take effect online prior
to or during the auction unless you have been approved
by Alpaca.com® Online Auction for bidding. (For a
full description of PacaBid®, see the Question and
Answer Section below.) This approval is instant following
receipt of your credit card information and verification
of your identity. No charge will be billed to your credit
card for this verification process.
STEP 7: Enter your numerical
bid in either the Manual Bid box or the PacaBid®
box. Then, place your bid by clicking the Manual checkbox
or the PacaBid® checkbox. This is like raising your
bidder paddle on the floor of the auction as the auctioneer
calls the bid. If you are the leading bidder, your user
name will be displayed on the alpaca's description page
and the PLACE YOUR BID page. All bids are to be in U.S.
dollars. The initial bid on an alpaca must be equal to
or greater than the minimum bid. $500 is the minimum incremental
bid acceptable on all lots in the auction.
Please make sure that you are entering
the correct price you wish to pay in your bid and that
you have selected either Manual or PacaBid® for the
alpaca or item you are bidding on. Remember that once
your bid is accepted by Alpaca.com® Online Auction,
it cannot be reduced or cancelled.
is PacaBid® or proxy bidding? Each time you enter
a bid, PacaBid®, your automatic proxy, goes to work
for you. PacaBid® lets you set an upper bidding limit
(this is your maximum bid) while keeping your actual bids
as low as possible. Your maximum bid is private; we do
not disclose this to anyone.
If another party beats your initial bid, PacaBid®
raises your bid by one single increment ($500.00) more
than the challenging bid. This pattern continues until
another bidder exceeds your maximum bid or you win the
** IMPORTANT: If you are
the highest bidder at the end of the auction, meeting
or exceeding the applicable minimum bid and reserve price,
you are obligated to complete the sale with Alpaca.com®
Online Auction and the Seller.
By bidding on an item, you are
agreeing to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of the
auction, the description of the item (as listed or linked
to the description), so long as those conditions of sale
are not in violation of the Alpaca.com® Online Auction
User Agreement or unlawful. Please remember that bids
are not retractable once accepted!
STEP 8: You will be notified by
email and a personal phone call by Alpaca.com® Online
Auction that you are the high bidder and purchaser of
your desired alpaca. A Buyer's Agreement specifying the
conditions of sale will be faxed or express mailed to
you immediately. Your personal Alpaca.com® consultant
will work with you as we arrange transportation, paying,
insurance, and all necessary paperwork.
Your Alpaca" for further information on the complete
buying transaction and process.
Alpaca.com® AUCTION QUESTIONS:
. How do I bid?
To enter a bid, select the alpaca or item you are interested
in buying. Click the link titled PLACE BID. This link
will take you to the PLACE YOUR BID page. There you will
select your method of bidding and place your actual bid.
. Why wouldn't I want to bid the minimum amount
instead of placing my PacaBid® for a maximum amount?
Alpaca.com®'s PacaBid® feature allows users
to enter a higher maximum bid. If no one else bids after
you, you will receive the alpaca or item for the minimum
bid required. However, if someone bids after you, the
PacaBid® will automatically work for you and increase
your bid by the next incremental amount. This allows the
user to impose a preset limit and have the computer take
care of bidding up to that amount.
. When I entered my new minimum, I was outbid
automatically. What happened? You were most probably out-bid
by another bidder's PacaBid®.
. How will I be contacted as to the status of
the bid on the alpaca I am interested in? You will be
notified by email if your manual bid or PacaBid®
price has been exceeded.
. If I win, what happens next? Congratulations!!
You will be contacted by your Alpaca.com® consultant
to arrange transportation, payment, and necessary paperwork.
We try to make this fun and easy for the buyer so sit
back, relax, and have fun using our auction. You have
just purchased the rare and treasured alpaca. Remember,
you may always call Alpaca.com® and talk to your
personal consultant at any time throughout the auction
by contacting info@Alpaca.com®
or by calling 1-866-ALPACAS (257-2227).