In order to participate in our Web Auction an active account at karamitsos.com website is mandatory. If you already have an account please visit our website and login by filling your username at the field (1) and your password at the field (2). Then press button “Log in” (3). If you don’t have an account, you have to register first by pressing “Register now” (4).
Below you can see our registration form that you have to fill in. Please fill in all the fields (Name, Surname, Username - Password - choose easy to remember username and password, Address, Zip-code, City, State, Country, E-mail, Phone number). Please fill in your primary email (1) in order to get all the notifications about your bids! You can choose, if you like, to get notifications for upcoming auctions (2), you can write down any special notes (3), agree with our Terms and Conditions (4) and
finally register by pressing the “Register” button (5).
Browse the auction
You are now ready to enter our Web Auction by clicking on the auction’s cover (1) or auction’s title (2).
You can browse through our auction by choosing “Browse all lots” (1) or you can choose just the chapter that your are interested to (2). In case of more than 10 lots per chapter you can browse more lots by using the pagination system at the bottom of the page (3). In order to enlarge the image of the lot click on its thumbnail (4). You can also press the (5) to open the lot in a new tab/window.
When viewing a single lot you can roll over the image to see details of it (1). When available, you can view additional images of the lot from the drop down menu (2).
In order to place a bid, fill in your offer at the field (1) and then press “Place Bid” button (2). In our Web Auctions you have always the knowledge of other users bids. If there are no other bids you will see the notification “No bids yet” (3). If there is already another bid you will see the notification (4). You can refresh any time (5) to get the most updated information. If you have already finalized (and not just saved) your bids and no one has overbidded you, you will see the notification (6).
Every time you have been overbidded an automated email will be send to you. By pressing the link in the email (1) you will be redirected to our website where you can see the current highest bid of the lot. Please make sure that you have the email address email@example.com to your trusted addresses so as to get all our notifications and none will get lost in the spam folder.
When pressing the “Place Bid” button you will be redirected to the screen below. If you wish to continue bidding to any other lots press “Continue bidding” button (2) and you will return to the previous page. If you have finished bidding and want to finalize your bids press the “Finalize my bids” button (1). Please note that at this step your bids has been saved at your account but NOT registered to our system as you haven’t finalized them yet.
Finalize your bids
By choosing to finalize your bids you will be redirected to the screen below. Here you can view all your current pending bids. You can edit your bid (1) or even remove it (2). You can view the status of other bids for the specific lot (3). Please make sure before finalizing your bids that there no other higher bids. In order to finalize your bids you have to choose a “Payment method” (4), write down any special notes for your bids (5) - optional, agree with our Terms and Conditions (6) and finaly press the “Finalize pending bids” button (7). You can come back to this screen any time and from any page of our website by pressing the red “Bids” button (8) on top of the page.
3-4 seconds after pressing the “Finalize pending bids” button, your bids will be registered to our system, and you will be redirected to the screen below where you must see the notification (1). When there are NO pending bids saved to your account the “Bids” button (2) on top of the page is black and not red. Happy bidding!
Monitor your bids
Finally, after bidding to our Web Auctions you can view the summary of the Auction and the status of your bids. By choosing “My account” (1) and then “Web Auction Summary” (2) you can view all your bids of the active Web Auction. You can see the lot number, your bid, the bid status and the current highest bid. According to the status of the bid a link will appear at the right column (3) in order to finalize or increase your bid. The page refreshes automatically every minute to get the most updated
information, but you can always refresh it manyally at any time by pressing the “Refresh summary” buton (4).