Setting up your account

These are all one-time steps!

First, you'll need a BidBot account. Your BidBot username does not need to match your MaBiWeb username. In fact, you can have more than one MaBiWeb username tied to this account. Sign up now to get started.

Next, you need to tie your MaBiWeb username to your BidBot account. BidBot needs to know that you are who you say you are. To do this, go to your profile and under "MaBiWeb usernames", click the "Add" button. Enter your MaBiWeb username exactly as it is on MaBiWeb.

You will also need your MaBiWeb user ID. Get this by going to the MaBiWeb Forum and scrolling to the bottom of the page. You should see your username after "Registered Users:". Your username is a link to your forum profile page and contains your MaBiWeb user ID at the very end of the URL, where it says something like, "u=10222".

Once you fill in those two fields and press the "Add" button, you will be given a verification code. You need to display this code on your MaBiWeb forum profile to link your accounts. Keep the BidBot verification page open and open a new tab in your browser. Add the code by going to the Your Info MaBiWeb page. You need to put the verification code into a field that will show up on your MaBiWeb forum profile page. The three fields that work are, "Your Location", "Your Occupation", and "Your Interests". Put the code in any of those three fields and click the "Save Changes" button at the bottom of the page. Go back to your browser tab with the verification page open and press "Verify".

If you were successful, then your MaBiWeb username should have been added to your profile page. There is no need to keep the verification code on your MaBiWeb profile. Your two accounts are now linked.

Whew! Now it's time to learn how to start bidding.