Okay, seeing as players have a lot of different ways of auctioning items and at times info gets left out or is not as clear as the bidders would like, I've created a template that you can feel free to copy and use when setting up an auction. This is not mandatory, but just a way to make things a little easier for everyone. =^)
*This auction is for ___ SD/EP/JB (fill in number and choose item)
*I am looking for payment in SD/EP/JB or a combo of ____ for each item/for all items (choose item and/or fill in blank with desired combo and choose if you are auctioning each item separately or all together)
*Bidding will start at ___ SD/EP/JB (fill in number and choose item)
*Auction will end with the highest bid in the first/last post with a CM
timestamp of X:XX (choose first or last and fill in time and time zone)
*I expect that you have payment on hand (and not currently being earned) when you place your bid and I will do the same
*I expect payment within _____ minutes/hours of auction end. If payment is not made by this time, your bid is forfeit and I will either re-auction or sell to the next highest bidder (fill in the blank and choose minutes or hours)
*Thank you for participating and have a great day!
If you see missing information (which is entirely possible) or notice a way in which this template can be improved, feel free to leave a suggestion! =^)
And if I can make a suggestion or two:
- Keep the length of the auction relatively short. Otherwise, your post will most likely get lost in the mix. People will only bid so high for an item and it'll usually be within the last couple minutes anyway.
- Be as specific as possible (this template helps, but be sure to cover your bases so no one's feelings get hurt and confusion is avoided).