HOW TIMED ONLINE BIDDING WORKS
Auctions will be posted a minimum of a week prior to the auction close date. Bidding will be open from that time until the lots close on the designated date when lots will begin to close at a rate of 5 lots per minute. If you make a last-second bid, the bidding time will automatically extend for one minute, so sorry–there’s no sniping!
Once the lot closes, whoever bid the highest wins the lot. When the auction is complete, we will charge the credit card on your account, and you can schedule your pickup time to get your items.
To bid, you’ll need to create an online bidding account, or simply sign in to the auction if you already have one. Note: even if you’ve bid with Briggs Auction in the past at one of our live auctions, you will need to create your online account in order to bid online. They’re separate systems.
Online bidding is convenient! You can bid once on any item or bid as many times as you like. You can even set your maximum bid and move on. Payment is all online, and you’ll choose your own pickup time that works for you.
ONLINE BIDDING TIPS
Bid Once: To bid one time on any item, click the orange “Bid” button to bid that amount, then click “Confirm” to set your bid. If someone bids higher, you’ll have to bid again if you want to.
Set a Maximum Bid: To put in a maximum bid and let the auction do all the work for you, click the orange “Set Max” button and enter your maximum bid amount for that item. The auction will automatically advance your bid if anyone else bids on that item. If the bidding gets to your maximum bid, you’ll be notified so that you can increase your bid if you want, or not. It’s up to you.
Track “Your” Lots: Want to keep track of all the lots you’re interested in? Click the orange Star button. At the top of the page, you’ll see a tab marked “Your Items”. Click that to see a list of just the items you’ve starred. This is a great way to keep track of the items you’re bidding on to see at a glance if you’ve been outbid or not.
To go back to the full catalog, click the “All Items” tab on the left.
Need help setting up your account?
Here’s a step-by-step guide: (See below for some screenshots):
Step 1: Click HERE to link to our online auctions page, then click on any of the auctions you wish to register for.
Step 2: Once the catalog opens, click any orange “Register To Bid” button.
Step 3: Click “Sign Up” to begin creating your account.
Step 4: Fill out your name, email, and pick a password (make sure you can remember it!!), and click “Continue”. If you want to receive notifications when you’ve been outbid, and about upcoming auctions, check the “Receive bidding notifications by email” box.
Step 5: Read the Bidding Terms & Conditions, then click the “I agree” box, and click the “Sign Up” button.
Congratulations! You now have an online bidding account. If you want to bid in the auction, keep going:
Step 6: Fill in the form with the rest of your information: address, phone, credit card details, and click the orange “Submit” button.
Step 7: Accept the Auction Terms & Conditions, and you’re ready to roll!
It’s that simple! But, if you have any questions, we’re happy to help. Give us a call or send us an email.