Received an invite from someone? Don't panic, it's really simple

Bidding on a trade

You must be invited by someone to take part in their trade

You cannot view trades without being invited by the trader, and then registering.

Your invitation may be received by email or via a dedicated web link.

Sign on to and register

Provide your name, email address, create a password and you’re ready to view and make bids.

Review the items offered on the trade

Each item has a specified ending time when bidding will close.

You can view more item detail, which may include attached documents, specifications or additional images.

Take a look at the trader's terms and conditions

These notices and documents are to be found above the item panels.

The terms and conditions of the trade are set by the trader and not by gotradelive.

Place a bid

You are asked to confirm your bid, in the currency of that trade (a conversion to your local currency is provided as a guide only).

Confidentially you can place a maximum bid above the next minimum bid shown and the system will only take the minimum increment necessary to put you in a winning position (up to your specified maximum).

The item panel will indicate if you are winning an item or if you have been outbid.

Follow an item

If you bid on an item it is added to your 'Following' list where you can review items from multiple traders simultaneously.

If you are just interested in an item, you can 'Follow' it without making a bid.

You will be notified by email if you are outbid on an item in your 'Following' list.

Message the trader, print or email details

If you have questions or clarification requests it is easy to communicate with the trader.