The operation of a penny auction requires substantial attention to legal detail. The laws can vary from state to state, and federal law can play a role as well. Development of a carefully-drafted set of auction rules is critical to any penny auction business model. Our law firm represents numerous penny auction operators – from large providers to small start-up companies.
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A bidding fee auction, also called a penny auction, is a type of all-pay auction in which all participants must pay a non-refundable fee to place each small incremental bid.
The auction ends after a period of time, typically ten to twenty seconds, without new bids; the last participant to have placed a bid wins the item and also pays the final bid price, which may be significantly lower than the retail price of the item.
Due to the possibility of participants spending a lot of money and still losing an auction, or ultimately spending more than the retail value of the item they end up winning, some analysts have criticized the model or compared it to gambling.
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