Yes, bids are real! All items on the platform are really for sale, and each bid is considered a legitimate offer. Payment is expected immediately after winning.

Bids are completely free; there are no fees for shopping on Tophatter. You will only pay when you purchase through Buy Now, or when you're the winning bidder on an item in a live auction.

Bidding starts with a predetermined opening bid amount. Real, live shoppers place subsequent bids in real-time, increasing the price.

B
id increments increase as the price goes up.

When a new high bid is recognized, the viewing time for the item is extended by a few seconds.

The final winning bid is the price at which the item will be sold. Items may have an additional shipping price, which is indicated on each listing. 

The button next to any item shows the bidding status:
Scroll up and down to view even more available items.

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Last updated Oct 09, 2018 10:23AM PDT.