There seems to be a problem or something mis-configured. When an item as been placed for sale in the photopost classifieds (I'm running 2.5), that has been listed to allow bidding, the bids are only allowed to increase when someone puts in an increase of atleast 5 dollars.
Meaning, someone lists something for sale and allows bidding. ie a clock for $20.00. the system will only accept the bid if the bid is 25.00. then the next person has to bid atleast 30. I am finding 5.00 bid increments way to high and I would like to change this way down around $.01.
Is something that can be done? How easy is it? Why is this happening. Anyone should be able to bid anything over the asking price.
Your bidding is performing as requested. Your price for that ad is 85.00 thus your bids will be in 5 dollar increments. If you want to change the increments the code block I posted put in your own increments based on price. Looking above you can see I am correct. Since your price is more than 50 and less than 100 the bid price is 5 dollars
Yes that would be correct although I think your going to highly confuse people by that kind of structure
My thought is that by allowing a more consistent bidding increment being either $.01 or even $1.00 on all sales amounts, that it would be less confusing than instead of having different bidding increments for different sales amounts.
I don't understand why this structure would be more confusing? Can you explain?
People bidding by pennys I think is confusing as most classifieds systems implement bidding structures like ours where the bid increments are based on the dollar amount of the item. Bigger ticket items do bigger dollar increments
However, after watching the bidding to. I noticed a few problems.
Problem 1. If say the current bid is at 27.00 and person A big 28.02, the bid history only shows 28.00 as being bidded. So when person B bids at 29.00, the bid history then shows at 29.02. The problem here is that person A's bid of 28.02 is not showing up as 28.02 but rather at 28.00 and that when person be bids (unware that the actual bid is at 28.02) their bid of 29.00 then shows higher at 29.02.
Problem 2. No email is sent out to either the seller or winner of the bid indicating the outcome of the sale. Only emails are being sent saying that you have been outbid on each bid. How can I make it send out a email for both situations?
Problem 3. I have my "Number of days to show sold/closed ads" set to 10, however I still have ads that are far past that still showing up in the categories. Should they not be purged and disappear? Does that data also get purged?
Last edited by nuguru; January 6th, 2007 at 05:38 PM.