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Difference between Chinese auction and Dutch auction

Chinese auctionan auction, commonly in a charity type setting, in which bidders buy tickets which are essentially their chances to win items:

  • We will have our usual Chinese auction, which has been so popular in the past.

Dutch auctionan auction in which the auctioneer progressively lowers the price until a bidder agrees to buy:

  • Sarah de Clercq began her career as a picture specialist at a Dutch auction house.