Auction Bidding Questions

Are there fees for bidding in an online auction?

There are no fees to bid in our online auctions. Charges are only incurred if you are the winning bidder. All auctions are subject to a buyer's premium, which will be outlined in the terms & conditions of the auction.

How can I see the status of the items I've placed a bid on?

Once you are logged in to your auction bidding account, click on My Items in the top right of any page on our website. That will bring up a list of the items you've placed bids on. Each item will list the time left in the auction, the current bid, your maximum bid and the status of the auction.

Can I raise my maximum bid (even if no one has outbid me)?

Yes, you may increase your maximum bid at any time before the online auction has ended. If you decide to increase your bid while you are still the high bidder, the current bid will not increase (you will not be bidding against yourself).

How can I make sure I'm seeing the most up-to-date bids?

The online auction bidding system automatically refreshes in real time when a bid is placed.

Why can't I place a bid?

To place a bid, you must be registered and approved for the auction.

How do I remove a bid?

Once a bid has been placed, there is absolutely no way to cancel it under any circumstances.

When Should I bid?

When to bid in an online auction is a personal decision. Some online auction bidders prefer to place their max bid right away, while other bidders prefer to bid incrementally as the auction is beginning to close. Both methods have advantages and disadvantages. If you are bidding on many lots in the same online auction, it may be very difficult to keep track of your bids in real time as the auction closes. Utilizing the max bid feature will be very helpful. No one will know your max bid. The system will bid for you up to your max bid amount, but only if someone bids up to or over your max bid. For example, if your max bid is $100 and the bidding ends with you having the high bid at $55, you will be the winning bidder at the $55.