Auction Expiration?

Discussion in 'Empire Help & Support' started by PenguinDJ, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. It is not said anywhere in the rules, and I've not seen it said. So, when do auctions close automatically if they have no bids? One week? Two? Because technically people can bid on auctions from months ago if they're not closed.
  2. If an auction holder wants their auction closed, they need to have staff close it or at least post in the auction that they want it closed. If they don't I believe it is up to staff to determine if the bid was done within reason. A bid on an auction that is over a year old is clearly not valid, but a bid on an auction that is two weeks old could be valid.
    southpark347 likes this.
  3. That still leaves the problem of if the bid is reasonable. There's not a clear rule on that.
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  4. I think it would be cool if you could do something like this:
    Item: 54 hashhog3000 Heads
    Starting Bid: 1,000,000 rupees
    Minimum Bid Increment: 80,000 rupees
    Auction End Time: 24 hours after last bid
    Auction Expiration Time: One week of no bids

    Just the ability to add a time period for which, if there are no bids, the auction automatically expires and all following bids are no longer valid. I'd suggest immediately reporting it afterward so it can be moved from the forums, though. :)
    PenguinDJ likes this.
  5. I've added an expiration time to a few of my auctions.

    The biggest problem with bidding on old auctions is the seller may not have that product anymore having sold it some other way