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How to place a bid on eBay... continued

Scroll down toward the bottom of the auction page, and you'll see a place to enter the maximum amount you're willing to pay.

Beautiful classical guitar
Item #1231194
Current bid: $127.50
Bid increment: 2.50
Your maximum bid:
(Minimum bid: US $130.00)

The actual page may look slightly different, depending on whether this is the first bid made, whether Buy it Now is an option, and so on. The important thing is that you're asked to enter the maximum amount you're willing to pay.

To make a bid, you enter a dollar amount and click the Review bid button. Then eBay displays its Review bid screen. You confirm that you entered the amount you intended to, then you click a button to submit your bid.