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Reverse auction

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:12 pm
by niknak1
Hi all.
We are looking at using ennuk to provide us with reverse auction application and wondered if anyone had first hand experience with a) using ennuks reverse software and b) running a reverse auction. :mrgreen:

Re: Reverse auction

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:24 pm
No experience I am afraid.

I suppose one thing to consider is what you understand as a reverse auction.

The enuuk implementation does not expect postage etc, and seems to be more along the lines of:

a) User A places a listing inviting people to bid to provide a service or an item
b) User B and C then try to place the lowest bid for providing this - obviously subject to the lowest price they can afford to sell it for.
c) The auction ends, the lowest bidder (say User B) wins
d) User B provides the service or item
e) User A pays User B for the service or item

This is in comparison to some other reverse auction types which I have seen, where the winner is the person who places the lowest unique bid.