Say there's a rare mount up on the BMAH and the current bid is 500k gold. Do I have to bid 525k because that's 5% more than the current bid, or can I bid anything I want as long as it's higher than 525k? for example 999k? the reason would be because I don't care about gold and I want to guarantee that I get that mount.
the actual number you'd have to bid to not be outbid is 952,381g.
Beat me to it. I always laugh at people who throw down 999k right out of the gates on something they want. Why not bid 952,381? Then again, when you're at gold cap, 48k is a drop in the bucket. Still, why waste it if you don't have to? You don't make gold by spending gold!