Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between "Commit" and "Buy Now"?
When choosing to "Commit" to a Power Buy, the Buyer is choosing to get the lowest possible price of a Power Buy. There are no guarantees if a Seller will also commit inventory at that price. When choosing to “Buy Now” the Buyer is choosing to purchase the item at its regular price.
Is there a limit to the number of quantities I can commit to a Power Buy?
In most cases, there is no limit on the number of quantities you can commit to in a Power Buy. However, there may be a limit on the available inventory for the Power Buy. This will be shown in the Item Detail Page.
How can a Power Buy be successful?
The Power Price is an estimate for the lowest price of an item (Power Unit Price), plus estimated shipping. A Seller needs to commit inventory at that price or lower for the Power Buy to be successful. When more Buyers commit to a Power Buy and more Sellers commit more item quantities at lower prices, the greater the chances a Power Buy can be successful.
How does a Buyer "win" a Power Buy?
Buyers can win a Power Buy when they join the Power Buy before participating Sellers’ committed inventory runs out. Buyers who win a Power Buy are notified via email.
What happens when a successful Power Buy ends?
The lowest sell price in a Power Buy is awarded to the Buyers who joined the Power Buy first and continues in a FIFO (first in, first out) manner until the entire inventory allocated for the Power Buy is dispersed.
When will my item ship after the Power Buy is completed?
Items will be shipped to winning buyers 1 to 2 business days after the Power Buy is completed.
What happens if not enough people join my Power Buy?
If not enough buyers join a Power Buy by the time the Power Buy ends, the Power Buy expires and is considered unsuccessful. Funds used as pre-authorization holds for credit cards and debit cards are released.
What if more people join my Power Buy than the number of buyers required?
If more people join a Power Buy than the required number of buyers, more sellers may be encouraged to join the Power Buy to meet the demand and the Power Buy price may be lowered. However, the time limit on the Power Buy would not be extended.
I missed out on a Power Buy. Can I request for the Power Buy to return?
If you missed a Power Buy, you can go to the Item Detail Page for that item and click on ‘Power Buy’ to activate the Buy again.