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I no longer own this game, but have been trying to remember how a particular rule went. There was, I recall, a general auction of goods, in the early part of the game in Canton, later in Hong Kong. What were the rules around this auction though? My recollection is that bidding was "in the fist" and the player who bid the most got to buy first and as much as he wanted at that price and then the second highest bidder got to do the same, but at his price, and so on?

Can anyone correct or confirm my recollection?
 
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You've basically got it right, Rick.

Bidding at Canton goes as you suggest, with the only limit being that players must have warehouse capacity for the goods they purchase.

Players have lorchas that they can send to other locations, where the bidding is the same when more than one player has boats present. In this case, the capacity of the lorcha determines how much you can buy.

If players place identical bids, they alternate buying one trade item at a time.
 
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Hey, thanks!
 
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