If the vehicle is in an auction (not the Autofind Stock locator), the highest bid, above the reserve price, will secure the vehicle. If you hold the highest bid, you are obligated to purchase the vehicle. If a vehicle does not attain its reserve price and hence fails to be sold directly at the auction, it is still possible to buy the car. After the auction, we contact the seller and ask whether they wish to sell to the highest bidder (below the reserve price). It is therefore vital to hold the highest bid, even if your bid is under the reserve price!