3. Bids and Offers
2.1 Auctions operated by Auctionata are based upon the English auction model. With this auction form, the price is successively increased by the submission of at least one bid above the starting price.
2.2. Auctionata will hold the auction at its own discretion. An auctioneer will conduct the auction for Auctionata in the auction room and is in charge of the proceedings. He or she will conduct the auction, read out the auction announcements (at the beginning of the auction) and accept the winning bid. The auctioneer will accept the winning bid in accordance with his/her duties at his discretion in all cases.
If the auctioneer makes the decision to end the auction, then he shall count off the following phrase to all persons who have entered the virtual auction room “Highest bid going once…, highest bid going twice…., highest bid going thrice…”. Then the current bid price shall be announced by the auctioneer. The auctioneer may only then announce the acceptance of the winning bid if no higher offer has been submitted after the highest bid is repeated three times.
2.3 Auctionata requires consent to these Terms and Conditions and the announcement before the participation in an auction.