On the current auction page, on which you have already placed your bid, you will find "Add maximum bid" which you can click on to set your maximum bid. Once done, if another user outbids you, and you have not reached your maximum amount, we will raise the bid on your behalf. We always make offers with the minimum increment necessary to put you back on top.
You may have directly reached your automatic bid maximum if:
The reserve price is equal to or greater than your maximum bid limit
The item will not be sold unless the reserve price is reached. Then your bid directly reaches the maximum so that you can reach or get as close to the reserve price as possible
Someone else has set a maximum bid just lower than yours Your bid will directly reach the maximum if this turns out to be the minimum bid to outbid the other bidder
Someone else has set a maximum bid equal to yours Your automatic bid will directly reach the maximum, the bidder who placed the automatic bid first becomes the highest bidder.
In these cases you could instantly reach the maximum amount for your automatic bid, but it is important to remember that we will always stop at the limit you set. You will always have control of the maximum ceiling that your offer can reach.