For use in rare circumstances when you do not want online bidders to know who is bidding on an item OR what the current high bid is AND/OR you need to retain the ability to award the item to an "approved" winner.
To set up an item for closed bidding:
What the Bidder Sees:
Admin view and to designate the winner:
Tip: Because items are awarded manually, it is possible to add additional quantiy after each "award" to award the item to multiple winners.