A global bid is an offer to buy any edition number of a piece on Nifty Gateway.
For example, the Brass Boombox by Lyle Owerko is an edition of 100. Without global bids, you would have to place a bid on each individual Brass Boombox until you found someone who would be willing to accept your bid.
If you are not picky about which edition number you receive, you can instead place a global bid. A global bid applies to all edition numbers.
When you place a global bid, anyone who owns an edition of the Nifty you are trying to buy could accept.
That means a global bid on the Brass Boombox would have 100 people who can accept it, instead of just 1.
When a global bid is placed, everyone who owns a Brass Boombox on Nifty Gateway will receive an email letting them know that a global bid has been placed.
You can view valid global bids on Nifties you own the same place you view other bids, on your activity page.
To accept a global bid, you will have to pick a Nifty that you own to accept the bid with.
How do I place a global bid?