The Leading Bids box shows the history of all bids that have been placed since bidding opened on an item. You may notice some bids have an asterisk (*) next to them. These are Max Bids which were placed higher than the next bidding increment. So if the next increment is $30 and a bidder places a Max Bid of $100, instead of $30, then the system will register that higher Max Bid and bid on their behalf, by the next available increment, until their high Max Bid is reached--once reached, it will be marked with an asterisk (*). You may also notice some bids with a double asterisk (**) next to them. These are Max Bids that won a tie. In the rare scenario where one bidder's high Max Bid is matched by a second bidder's high Max Bid, the tie goes to the first bidder and that bid is marked with a double asterisk (**) to help the second bidder understand why they aren't winning.
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