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Many of these auctions say that bids must be accepted by the Seller (i.e. 'subject to confirmation') & are not absolute auctions, meaning there is a reserve sales price that is not made public (and is usually much higher than the opening bid) and if this price is not met the sale doesn't go through even though you may have 'won' the bid.
If you read the auction companies fine print they will disclose all of this.
In addition to the winning bid amount, there is usually a buyer's premium that gets tacked on for the auction house.