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How to find and buy an item

There's a world of great things to buy at Cash Converters—from bicycles to electronics to collectables of all types. And there are two easy ways to find them: browsing and searching.


Browsing is clicking through categories and lists of items until you find what you're interested in.


If you know exactly what you're looking for, just type a few words into the search box & select a category on the Home page and you'll get a list of relevant items.

Basic steps to buying

In order to bid or buy you need to Login on Cash Converters. It's easy and FREE! Simply click on the Login link at the top of any page and complete the registration form.

Please note: You will be asked to provide a valid email address for verification purposes only . You also need to choose a Username, which will be become your identity on Cash Converters, and a password. Once you've completed the form you will receive a confirmation email from Cash Converters to the email address you submitted during the registration process. Simply follow the instructions to complete your registration.

Place a bid, buy now, or make an offer

Once you've found the item you want to buy, decide the maximum you're willing to pay and how you'd like to buy it.

Place a bid: Enter the highest price you are prepared to pay for the item and the Cash Converters automated bidding system will bid on your behalf, only as much as is needed for you to stay the highest bidder.

Instant Buy: If you see Instant Buy on an item, you can buy the item instantly at that price stated by Cash Converters. There's no bidding involved!

Simply click the “Instant Buy” button to add the item to your basket. The item will be displayed on the “My Basket” page (see the link at the top right of the page. To delete a item from your basket, click on the basket icon to view your basket. Any “instant buy” items will have a delete button next to them. Please note that if you've won or committed to buy an auction item then you can’t delete it from your basket.

Make an offer: If you see a 'Make an offer' button on an item, then you can submit your offer for the item directly to the store selling the item. The store will consider your offer and get back to you within 48 hours. If the store accepts your offer you will be notified, the item will be placed in your basket, and you will be committed to buying the item. Please note that any postage charges detailed on the page will be added to your successful offer price.

To pay for the items, click “Checkout now”. This will take you to our secure server where, after logging in, you can enter your credit card and delivery details.


This site employs an automatic bidding system. This means that bidders can save time by entering their highest bid, safe in the knowledge that the automated system will bid only as high as is necessary on their behalf in order to outbid other bidders (or the reserve price), up to the maximum specified bid.

Only you will know the value of your maximum bid - it will not be accessible to either Cash Converters or other bidders. In the case of two bids of the same value, the earlier bid will take precedence. Click here to read more about automated bidding and bid increments

Reserve Price and Winning Bids

An item is only sold if a bid exceeds the reserve set, once a bid exceeds the reserve the item is marked as "Reserve Met" and then when that auction finishes, the highest bidder wins the item and is automatically informed that they are the winner; the item must then be paid for within 3 days (72hrs) or it is automatically offered to the 2nd highest bidder (providing their bid was above the reserve) and they are informed that they are the winner and have 2 days (48hrs) to pay for the item. If nobody pays for the item, the store will either withdraw the item completely or relist it on the auction site again.

Proxy Bidding

The system uses an automatic bidding system to make bidding on auctions more convenient and less time-consuming for buyers. There is nothing you have to set up in order to bid in this way. When you bid on an auction style listing you will be placing bids using this method.

Here’s how bidding works:

When you place a bid, you enter the maximum amount you'd be willing to pay for the item. Your maximum amount is kept confidential from other bidders and the seller.

The system compares your bid to those of the other bidders.

The system places bids on your behalf, using only as much of your bid as is necessary to maintain your high bid position (or to meet the reserve price). The system will bid up to your maximum amount.

If another bidder has a higher maximum, you'll be outbid. BUT, if no other bidder has a higher maximum, you win the item. And you could pay significantly less than your maximum price - This means you don't have to keep coming back to re-bid every time another bid is placed.

In Reserve Price Auctions, if your maximum bid is the first to be greater than the seller's reserve price, the system will automatically jump the price up to meet the reserve, and bidding will continue from there.

If you place a bid which is the same as a previous bidders maximum amount the previous bid takes precedence

Here is how increments are determined:

Current PriceIncrement
£0.00 - £19.99£0.50
£20.00 - £49.99£1.00
£50.00 - £499.99£5.00
£500.00 - £4,999.99£10.00
£5,000.00 - No Limit£50.00

A bidder may be outbid by less than a full increment. This would happen if the winning bidder’s maximum bid beats the second highest maximum by an amount less than the full increment.