Welcome to the Caribbeannishikigoi.com Auction!
Before you place any bids, please read our terms and conditions. The terms and conditions contains important information regarding purchasing a koi from our auction.
Here are a few things that you may want to know about our Auction.
As with most online shops, you must have an account before you can take part in any of our Auctions. Please fill out the necessary information on the Register Page. There are no charges associated with creating your account. You will be asked to verify your email address, so please have your inbox open to click the link in the verification email.
You must be over 18 to participate in any of our auctions. You must also have a valid payment method. We accept Credit cards, PayPal and Bank Transfers.
You are free to browse all our live auctions at any time, but you must login before you can place a bid for a koi.
On your first attempt to place a bid, you will be redirected to a page where you will be asked to enter a payment option. Do not be alarmed. This is so that after an auction is won, if payment is not submitted within 24 hours via the auction payment gateway, this payment option that you enter here will automatically be billed for the value that the auction was won at. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more information.
After you have done the initial steps, you can now place bids on as many koi as you would like.
Here are some of the information that you might see on the auction and their meaning:
You can use the Search bar on the list Auction page to help you find a koi that you like. The auctions are sorted by the earliest close time to the longest close time. Once you have found a koi that you like, open that koi page to proceed with bidding.
To bid all you simply have to do is enter the amount that you wish to bid into the place bid box and click the bid now button. You can bid the minimum amount or any amount that you are willing to pay (proxy bidding).
Our Auction is set by default to bid as a proxy. You can keep track of the progression of the proxy by viewing the fields above, or the bids history. Read More Here
Once the current bid reaches the value of the reserve Price the BIN button will disappear. Read more here
You can view auctions that you have previously placed a bid on by going to “My Bids” section on the menu. Once you are on this page, change the filter to “active” and you will see any auctions that are still open that you have previously placed a bid on. Once you have placed a bid on a koi you will receive emails from us every time an event takes place on the koi.
Bidding will only end once the time left has run out. If a bid is placed closer to the time the auction is scheduled to close, it will be extended by a few minutes. So ensure that you keep refreshing your page to see new bids during this time. The auction will be extended every time a bid is placed in the last few minutes of the auction. This is necessary to ensure that all bidders get a chance to respond to any new bids placed in the last minute and prevent “sniping”.
Once the auction time has run out, the auction will be declared within the next hour, Please check back the auction page to see if your bid has won, you will also receive emails regarding this.
Once you have won the auction, you will be asked to confirm and make payments via the gateway indicated on the auction page. You can select from 1 of 3 payment methods: