Frequently Asked Questions
 

How do I register to bid?
To register, select the Register link displayed at the top center of any of the auction pages. Enter your contact information in all of the required cells as designated by a red asterisk. When you submit the form, a message will appear to give you instructions on how to submit your information and verify your account. You will also need to review and agree to the Terms of the Auction/User Agreement. In order to participate in our online auction, registered bidders must be over the age of 18.
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How do I get my bidding number to bid?
After you have completed registration online, your information will be sent to our office for verification. Upon verification, we will send you your bidding number via email and you will be activated to bid on auction items. Please remember your bidding number and password and keep them in a secure place.
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Why is a credit card required to bid?
We require each bidder to complete a credit card verification to ensure that each of the auction bidders is a valid, qualified bidder. The use of this verification method has been implemented for the protection and security of each bidder. Each bidder should believe that all bidders are valid and that they have met the same requirements that you have had to undergo in order to be able to bid online. The credit card verification process is completely secure. This is the only procedure available to secure bidding online.
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How do I bid?
After you have reviewed the catalog of lots for the auction, you will be able to bid with your bidder number and password. When the auction is open you will have the opportunity to enter your bid and your maximum bid for each lot. You must enter your bidding number and password at the bottom of the screen in order to submit the bid(s).
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What is a Maximum Bid?
A Maximum Bid is the highest dollar amount you are willing to pay for an item. Here is an example of using the Maximum Bid feature. If you enter a Maximum Bid the system will automatically bid on your behalf up to your Maximum Bid amount. For example, lets assume that you enter a bid of $100 on an item and Maximum Bid of $500. If no other bids are placed on that item you will be the winner at your $100 bid. If another bidder places a bid of $125 on the item you will now be winning at $125 plus 1 increment level, $125 + $25 = $150. Your Maximum Bid is completely confidential and will not be revealed to anyone or viewed by anyone other than you when selecting this feature. The example is given in increments of $25, the increment level is subject to change with each auction and may increase as the bid amount increases. Please review the bidding increments for this auction located at the bottom of the auction page.
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May I raise my Maximum Bid?
Yes, but if you are the current high bidder, you will be required to raise your bid by one bid increment. Please understand that when you raise your maximum bid, you will be raising your current bid price in order to do so if you have the current high bid. For example, lets assume that you enter a bid of $400 on an item and your Maximum Bid is $500. If you want to raise your maximum bid to $750, your current bid would need to be raised one increment. So, your new bid would be $425 and your Maximum would now be $750. This feature assists in keeping you in the auction by automatically bidding without you present.
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What is a Bid Increment?
A Bid Increment is the minimum dollar amount that a current bid must be raised in order to be the high bidder. Bid Increments will typically be in$1.00, $2.00, $5.00, $10.00, $25.00, $50.00 or $100.00 increments. At any time, you may bid higher than the minimum bid, or you may enter a Maximum Bid at any time, but you may not bid in denominations less than the set Bid Increment. Please review the bidding increments for this auction located at the bottom of the auction page.
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What is Auto-extend time?
This feature allows bidders to have additional time to bid as the auction approaches the scheduled close time. The auto-extend time feature will leave the bidding open on any lot that has received a bid within the last 5 minutes, even if the original ending time has been reached. Auto-extend bidding will close upon the expiration of bidding within a 5 minute interval.
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How does the auction end?
Each auction lot will end at a specified time. However, we have implemented an auto-extend feature. With this feature, the bidding will remain open on any lot that has received a bid within the last 5 minutes. Once 5 minutes has lapsed without a bid on the lot, that lot will be closed. If there is more than one lot/item in an auction, the auction will have staggered ending times. The first item will close at 8 PM. Each item will close two minutes after the previous. For example: Lot 1 closes at 8 PM, Lot 2 closes at 8:02 PM, Lot 3 closes at 8:04 PM, etc, unless they go into extended bidding, while Lot 1 is still open in extended bidding, Lot 2 could also be in extended bidding or closing. This scenario applies to all lots.
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How can I make sure I am seeing the most current bidding information on the screen?
Throughout the duration of the auction and during the bidding process, you will need to refresh your internet page to ensure you are viewing the most current bidding screen. The refresh button is located at the top of your browser with an icon simulating two arrows making a circle. As you scroll across the refresh button, it should read the word "refresh". This process should be repeated regularly as the auction draws to a close.
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How do I know I won?
If you are the high bidder, our system will send you an email when the auction ends. This email will have complete instructions on payment. If you have any questions about payment instructions, please contact our office via email or telephone.
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If I win, how and when do I pay?
When you win an item you will receive an email that will give you complete details of your purchase. Payment in the form of PayPal On Line secure credit card, check, money order, or cashiers check made payable to Milligan Ventures, LLC is to be sent overnight via express mail to:
Milligan Ventures, LLC
PO Box 842
Perry, OK 73077
We will permanently ban you from all future auctions if your account remains unpaid for more than 10 business days.
Please do not send cash via US Mail! This is for your protection and ours.
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How do I pay with a credit card?
PayPal On Line secure credit card payments are also available for most auctions. This information will be available on your invoice. At the bottom of the e-mailed invoice a PayPal Icon logo will be available with instructions. You will need to register with PayPal and set up your account to make secure on line payments for this auction and other venues that accept PayPal.
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What is the BUY NOW Feature?
This feature will not be used in the Major Deal Pig Sale, but could be used in future auctions.
The Buy Now feature may be used in conjunction with some items in an auction. A Buy Now Icon or logo will appear on the screen next to lots with this feature. The first bidder to click and submit a winning bid at the Buy Now listing price will be awarded the high bid and have an opportunity to buy that item at the listed price. This feature will not be used in the this auction, but could be used in future auctions with our company.
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How do I find out more about a posted item?
Each auction has a contact person for that particular Seller, found under the Location and Terms at the beginning of each auction. If you have any questions about an item, please contact the seller. You can also contact oklahomashowpig.com via email or by telephone for additional support. Our service is customer friendly and dedicated to the showpig industry.
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