We've receive a lot of emails lately — from bidders and sellers — on this topic. It generally goes like this:
"I was watching an auction from [SELLER] and all of the sudden it disappeared. What happened? Where did they go?!"
Members of RBA can carry a monthly balance of up to $50 by default. If exceeded, the system automatically locks down the account until the balance is retired. Rest assured, we aren't trying to sabotage anyone's auctions. That helps no one. :)
There is an easy way to mitigate this risk. As a seller, if you feel you're going to reach that balance before the end of the month — and you're in good standing with the community — just let us know. We will gladly raise the limit on your account. We want you to succeed.
If you're a bidder and you notice this, do two things: 1. let the seller know immediately and 2. let us know.
Thanks everyone. We're loving the membership growth and all thee activity. Keep it up!