Manual or automatic—that is the question. You may have wondered more than once which strategy is more effective. It’s hard to forgo the convenience of Autobid. On the other hand, manual bidding may actually be more enjoyable. Things sometimes get more interesting without Autobid, but, in the struggle for victory, it may well turn out to be your secret weapon
Things sometimes get more interesting without Autobid, but, in the struggle for victory, it may well turn out to be your secret weapon
What are the advantages of bidding manually? First of all, you alone control the situation. You don’t have to wait for Autobids to place their bids, and you don’t have to bid in every round. It’s entirely up to you when to press the “Bid” button.
Setting up Autobid makes it easier to walk away from the computer. In effect, you give up active participation in Auctions and lose track of bidding progress. When bidding manually, you are more than likely right in front of the monitor. You react to your opponent’s moves more quickly. Sure, Autobid can win for you, but it certainly won’t have fun for you.
Bidding manually on several Auctions at once is hard, though. This is why you should mix your strategies: bid manually at one Auction, and set up Autobid at others. It will also give you a chance to compare the two bidding methods.
Importantly, bidding manually can give you taste of a traditional auction experience. Clicking on the “Bid” button will help you feel like a participant at an actual live auction, even though bidding has been moved into virtual space and you can only see you rivals’ usernames and avatars. Still, the thrill is the same, if not better.
In the end, both strategies—setting up Autobid or bidding manually—are equally good. Everything depends on the situation. Things sometimes get more interesting without Autobid, but, in the struggle for victory, it may well turn out to be your secret weapon.