Auction Rules

Nov 11, 2023
Auction Rules
  • Disobeying or ignoring any of these auction rules may result in punishments including, but not limited to, being blacklisted from the Marketplace and receiving in-game punishment. All players are provided the rules and expected to follow them. If you have a question, ask. Ignorance of the rules will not excuse you from punishment.

    If you see that anyone is not following the auction rules, please report the post with an explanation of why you reported it and a staff member will be able to assist.

    Special Guidelines have been laid out for many items in order to facilitate smooth operation of the auction forums.

    If you are unsure about a certain item that is not on this list, please message Admins at

    Auctionable Item Guidelines(top)

    Please see the sub-page regarding Auctionable Items.

    Template for Auction Threads(top)

    Your auction thread must contain all of these details. The formatting is variable, given that all info is shown.

    Thread Title: [AUCTION] Item Names Here
    Item: _________
    Starting Bid: _________
    Minimum Bid Increment: ________
    Auction Ending Time: _________

    [AUCTION] Double Chest of Sponge
    Item: One double chest of sponge blocks
    Starting Bid: 1,000,000 Rupees
    Minimum Bid Increment: 10,000 Rupees
    Auction Ending Time: 48 hours after the last valid bid*

    **You may not include a Maximum Bid Increment. This leads to confusing auctions and, due to the actions of some, has been removed for all.

    Rules for Auction Hosts(top)

    Last Updated: November 11, 2023
    • You may hold a maximum of 1 auction at a time in the Auctions section.
    • You may hold a maximum of 5 auctions at a time in the Supporter Auctions section.
    • You must post full details of your auction in the OP. If you forget any detail, use the report button to alert the staff team. Include the missing information in the report reason.
    • You may bump your auction after 12 hours since the last post by anyone.
    • You may advertise your auction in-game through Market Chat only. You may advertise once every 12 hours. You may not advertise in Discord Chat nor in a forum status update at this time.
    • Posting an auction is irrevocable. By doing so, you agree to sell the item at the price it is won for. You may not change any details of your auction after it begins. If you wish to close an auction, you may do so only if no valid bids have been posted by reporting the post to Staff.
    • You may only create auctions where Rupees are used to bid. Items cannot be used to bid.
    • You may not advertise included "bonus items" as a reward to the auction winner.
    • You must provide a secure pickup location in the Town world for the auction winner to collect your items. We recommend you use [ACCESS] signs to do this. You may also offer delivery.
    • You may not offer a "buy it now" price.
    • You may not have a "reserve price".
    • You may not stop an auction before the posted ending time. Minimum ending time is 1 hour.
    • You may not specify a maximum bid increment.
    • An auction that receives no valid bids within 7 days of starting is considered closed automatically.
    • An auction may be cancelled at any time before the first valid bid is placed.
    • You are expected to deliver within 48 hours of the auction ending if payment is received in a timely manner, unless you and the auction winner agree to different terms, or if you clearly indicate in the OP a different delivery timetable.

    Rules for Bidders(top)

    Last Updated: August 11, 2018
    • You may only post in whole Rupees and in a proper amount.
      • The first bid on an auction must be equal to, or higher than the starting bid.
      • All subsequent bids must be at least the last valid bid, plus the minimum bid increment. For example, if the current valid bid is 100 Rupees, and the minimum bid increment is 10 Rupees, the lowest you could bid is 110r.
    • Do not bid on items that you cannot afford at the time of bidding. This includes having active bids open on other auctions that would bring your balance below what is necessary on another auction.
    • Do not make joke bids. All bids are final and you may not withdraw a posted bid.
    • You may only bid in Rupees.
    • You are expected to pay within 48 hours of winning an auction, unless you and the auction host agree to different terms, or if the auction's OP states that there is a different time you have to pay within.
    • Only post on an auction thread if:
      • You are bidding
      • You won the auction, and are discussing collection/payment with the Auction Host
    • Asking to split an auction is not a valid post. Please discuss matters like that in a PM.
    • You must not bid on auctions created by your alternate accounts, or on auctions created on an IP that you use. Don't attempt to scam players through auctions. Conspiracy to rig auctions will be handled by Staff as scamming.
    • When bidding, you may either bid using the format "1500r", or "1.5k", as they mean the same thing. Be careful with any typos.
    • You may not bid on an auction if you are currently permanently banned on EMC. Temporarily banned players are still allowed to bid on auctions.
    Please follow the simple and fair EMC rules derived from our professional staff team.