In some cases, it's possible that another bidder's standing maximum bid is greater than yours, but by less than the bid increment. In this case, the other bidder will be winning at exactly their maximum bid. Here is an example:
A reward has a starting bid of 10,000 Points and a set bidding increment of 1,000 Points.
- Member A bids 10,000 Points at the outset, and so is winning.
- Member B decides to bid their entire current balance of 12,123 Points set as their Maximum Bid. Member B is now winning with a bid of 11,000 Points.
- Member C comes in and bids 12,000 Points, but Member B is still leading with a bid of 12,123 Points. Note that this amount is greater than Member C's bid by only 123 Points, even though the minimum bidding increment is 1,000 Points, because when Member B entered their bid, it was 2,123 above the current winning bid.