The KVA Network registration process is simple and can be done quickly! You can select the Register tab or any of the Join Now links throughout the site and complete the New User Registration form. Once the mandatory fields have been completed and you have accepted the site’s terms and conditions, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. After your e-mail address has been confirmed, you will be redirected to the site to be verified as a buyer, seller, or both with a small charge to your PayPal account. You can now begin using the site.
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There are two areas for you to place your bid on an item you are interested in. After you have selected an item and viewed the details page, you can select the bid link next to the item or scroll to the bottom of the page. To place a bid on the item, simply enter only the amount you wish to bid on that item. Note that all bids will be placed in US currency (USD). Once you have placed your bid, you will be able to view additional details such as shipping conditions before confirming your bid. To submit your bid, simply press the Place Bid button!
If you have the current winning bid, you will receive a confirmation message. If your bid is not the current winning bid or does not meet the reserve price, you will also be notified and invited to place another bid on that item.
A proxy bid allows you to place your highest bid as an upper limit and will increase the bids as necessary, starting from the lowest bid increment required to win the auction and never exceeding that high bid which you specified. When using a proxy bid, you will only be required to pay the lowest bid should you win the auction. For example, if the current bid on an auction is $500, you can place a proxy bid of $2,000. If you remain as the only bidder, you will only pay the $500. However, if the item receives other bids, the site will automatically bid for you up to the proxy amount selected to ensure you remain the highest bidder.
When you are ready to list your items on the site, simply select the Sell tab on the navigational bar. The site will walk you through the information required to describe and post your item. If you need to change any of the information entered, simply select the previous step button before the item is posted. A full editor is in place on the site to enable you to use HTML descriptions. If you have a voucher code to redeem, this can be entered just below the description field.
Once you have the item description entered, you can select the type of auction you would like to post. Use a standard auction for a single quantity item. If you have multiple quantities of a single item for sale, use a Dutch auction instead. Note: without using a Dutch auction, you would have to create 100 separate Standard auctions to accomplish the same thing!
You will be prompted to enter the minimum bid you are willing to accept. The minimum bid should be relative to the value of the item being sold. A reserve price can also be established to ensure the item does not sell for less than this amount. If you are willing to sell the item for a set price, you can select a Buy Out amount to allow bidders to purchase the item immediately. Using the Buy Out option also allows you to sell the unit at a set amount by listing the buy out value as the same amount of the starting bid. If a buyer opts to pay the Buy out price, the auction will end immediately with the auction being awarded to that buyer.
The Offer-Range will allow you to set a price bracket in which you are willing to list an offer. For example, if you set the price brackets from $15.00 to $100.00, interested parties will be able to offer you an amount within these brackets. You can choose to accept or decline these offers at any time through the Member’s Area.
The bid increment option allows you to set your own custom bid increment if preferred. There are several other options available to you when creating a listing to make your listing stand out. Additional fees may apply. Some of these options include having a featured listing, bold text, and being highlighted.
You have the ability to schedule your auction to begin right away with a set duration or you also have the option to postpone your listing to begin at a later date and time.
A private auction can be used to hide the bidder’s identity on the item details page.
In addition to your listing details, images can be uploaded from your local computer or a URL can be entered for an image hosted elsewhere. Media files can also be uploaded. Acceptable formats for such media files are AVI (.avi), MPEG (.mpeg) or QuickTime (.mov).
For your convenience, you have the option to automatically re-list your items. You will be able to select the criteria for the item being sold and how many attempts should be made.
Your preference for shipping and payment methods can be entered with our listing. You also have the option for the bidder to make their own shipping arrangements.
Once you have entered all of the listing details and have reviewed the information, you can then post your listing. You still have the option to make changes to your listing in the Member’s Area if necessary. You will receive a listing confirmation after you have posted it.
The auction watch feature notifies you of newly listed auctions based on keywords you have chosen. For example, if you are looking for 75 KVA 3PH Pad Mount 4160Y/2400 to 208Y/120 with No Taps, you could enter those keywords from within your Member’s Area. You will be notified via e-mail each time a listing containing those keywords is posted.
The item watch feature lets you keep a close eye on any auction without having to place a bid. This feature will keep you up to date on the auction and will prepare you to place a winning bid right before the auction closes. You can watch any auction by clicking the “Watch This Item” link on any auction page.
If the seller chooses to have this option available, you can use the “Buy Out” feature to purchase the item immediately without having to place a bid. Some sellers offer such an option which can be used until a bid has been placed over the reserve price. The “Buy Out” option will appear on the item details page. You will be asked to confirm your intention to buy the item before the sale is concluded. Once you have selected the option to buy out, this cannot be retracted.