links to go directly to that section
to come back here, to the top of this page
When you decide to register with HiBiD:
You will receive 100 free credits into your account.
- Click on "Register" on
the navigation bar at the top of the page. The following screen appears.
- Fill in all your details
in all the
boxes. NOTE only the optional box may be left blank.
- Choose a username which
will be you ID on the HiBiD site. Maximum length
of username is 16 characters.
- Choose a password.
Password length is 6 to 16 characters. Your password is
case-sensitive i.e. capital letters and lower-case letters are
different. PASSWORD is not the same as password.
- The Referrer box - leave
it blank. It will be filled in by the system if you have been
referred by a friend.
- Select your Timezone. For
UK users pick GMT ...
- Leave the tick boxes for
emails - this will make sure that you know
what is going on with your sales and purchases and will notify you when
you have any new messages in your HiBiD mailbox. Additionally, HiBiD
not send you any junk mail or spam.
- Enter the validation text
exactly as it is shown - lower case
letters and numbers. This feature is to prevent automatic or
robot log in.
- Please read the USER
- If you accept the terms of
the agreement, please
tick the box "I agree to these terms".
- Click on the
button then sit back
and wait for your confirmation email.
you should enter any unacceptable information or leave a required box
empty you will get an error at
the top of the page. Rectify the error, re-enter the validation text
(It will have changed) and click the register button.
Any information apart
from your HiBiD ID can be changed later by logging
and selecting My Settings in the Control Panel.
All user details are confidential where only an items seller and the
buyer details will be mutually exchanged.
Only your HiBiD username and your City will be shown on your ads or
You must register before you can log-in.
"My HiBiD" in the navigation bar. This will take you to the
in your HiBiD ID.
in your password.
you are the only user of your PC you can tick the box for "Keep me
will remember you and automatically log you in the next time you
ENTER on your keyboard or click the LOG IN button.
Password or ID Name
you forget or
lose your password, or your HiBiD ID name, just click "My HiBiD" on the
top navigation bar. Then, in the LOG IN panel click on:
"I have lost my Password"
A box will
appear where you can enter your registered email address. A
confirmation email will be sent. You will need to reply to this email
by clicking the link to HiBiD. Shortly after this your login
details including a new password will be sent in a second email.
The new password will consist of random letters and numbers.
You can change the password to your choice by visiting My Settings in the Control Panel.
Place an Ad
reduce spam and unsuitable material being advertised, all new members
adverts will be checked before they are put on the site.
After you have placed a few adverts your status will be upgraded and
your adverts will be placed immediately.
you log in to your HiBiD, the control panel will show a new flag
if you have any new messages.
You can READ REPLY or DELETE any of your messages.
You can only contact other members if they have an active sale.
At the bottom of their ad there is a link to "Contact User
This Item" where you can ask the seller questions or make a
to purchase the goods.
you can change or update your personal information, change your
password and adjust your email preferences. Only your HiBiD
ID remains unchanged.
will show how many credits you have. You can purchase more
credits by Paypal. Other payment methods are being evaluated
are not yet active.
You cannot place an ad if you don't have enough credits.
When you have recommended a friend to join, 100 credits go into your
account when they register. This will show up in your account.
Ads" to see a list of all your current and expired ads. The
Expires,,,,, timer shows how long they have to run or shows 0:0:0 if
they have expired. Expired ads will stay in the system for up
30 days, after which time they are automatically deleted.
Refer a Friend
you Refer a
Friend and that friend registers with HiBiD, you will receive bonus
credits into your account. The amount is 100 credits per each
other people use your computer it is better to log out when you leave.
Just click the "Log Out" in the navigation bar at the top of the screen
or in your control panel.
It is not necessary to log out if you are the only person who uses your
HiBiD will keep you logged in, saving you time when you visit.
will take you to the starting screen. All the things you can
do with HiBiD are on this screen
Edit or Delete your Ad
NOTE- If you ad is an auction and bids have been placed, you cannot
edit the ad.
The category and the number of days cannot be changed.
the details of your ad can be changed including the price, description,
Go to your Control Panel
and select "My Ads"
From the list, click on the ad you want to edit.
The ad will be displayed as normal.
Click on the Edit or Delete links which are only shown if it is your ad.
ad expires, you will receive an email to let you know. You
can easily re-advertise the item.
Go to your Control Panel and click on
This will show a list of all your active and expired items.
Select the expired Item you want to re-advertise.
(If you have similar items, check the Expires.. time, it will be shown
as 0 Days 00:00:00)
The listing will be displayed with the option to "Re-Advertise Item"
the original item details, price and photo will be used.
The category and number
of days cannot be altered.
Other details may be changed
AFTER you place the ad. See Edit
If you require a different category or different number of days you
will need to start from scratch and Place
Fees and Payments
HiBiD philosophy is to facilitate an inexpensive, targeted
sales outlet for UK based Engineers.
When you register, 100 credits will be placed in your
You can use these free credits immediately. This is
place 20 standard adverts / auctions.
Each time you Refer a Friend,
a further 100 credits will be placed in your account when
your friend registers with HiBiD.
On Jan 2006:
Cost to place an Ad = 5 credits
Cost for optional Highlighted ad = 5 credits
Cost for optional Featured ad = 10 credits
Cost to add a Photo = FREE
Cost on completion of sale = FREE
Cost of commission on sale = FREE
Cost of "Under a Tenner" category = FREE
Cost for "Wanted" Items = FREE
Cost for "Information Wanted" = FREE