This would server 2 important purposes ...
1) Prevent the item being sold on Magento before the auction ended.
2) Prevent a savvy bidder just ordering from our website and circumnavigating the auction.
Remember that as soon as somebody places a bid (over the reserve price) then the item's likely to have been sold, either to that bidder or to somebody who outbids them.
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March 19, 2012