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How To Bid on Bits

foalHow to Bid in Online Auctions
for Garcia Sterling Silver &  Handmade Bits

Handmade sterling silver western show bits are popular, and sometimes you can find really good deals on Garcia and other custom silver bits through online auctions.

When you participate in an online auction forum, you'll find such a huge assortment of handmade bits, you'll have a difficult time choosing which one you want to bid on first!

It's a good idea to do some research before you start bidding on expensive custom silver bits. One good place to start is in the 'Completed Auctions' section. There you'll discover how many people bid on which Garcia, Vogt, and other makers of silver bits, the most popular items and those that are not so popular, and what the general going price is for items like vintage and antique bits.

Here are some tips for when you're just starting out and and want to bid on handmade bits:

  1. Choose the horse bit you want to bid on
  2. Determine the top price you will pay for it
  3. Place your bid, using your top price
  4. Watch the action as bidders compete for your chosen bit!

When you place a high bid, the auction places only the next incremental top bid for you; then, as others bid, it automatically increases your bid.

By initially bidding with the top price you're willing to pay for the bit, you'll prevent yourself from getting so excited you overbid and end up paying more than you wanted for it, and even possibly more than the bit is worth.

Good luck and have loads of fun bidding!

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