What does "CHECKING" mean?
"Checking" is a safeguard to ensure all users have a fair experience.
As the timer reaches zero, the technical platform on which MadBid runs, sends the server a request to make sure that no other bids have been placed.
During this time, the user sees "Checking results" instead of the auction timer. The duration for which the user sees "Checking results" on his screen is dependent on the user's Computer speed and Internet connection.
During this time, the MadBid Auction Server is checking to see if the Auction should actually be closed or bidding should continue.