How It Works

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  • Enable "pop-ups" on your desktop.
  • Once you are registered you will receive email updates about the auction, including last minute items.


1. You must REGISTER to bid on items in the online auction. To register, simply follow the navigation links to "Register." After registering, you will receive an ONLINE BIDDER ID #. This number is linked to your e-mail address.

2. Bid on any item by clicking its thumbnail image. The bid window for that item will open. Please note that there may be additional works presented at the silent auction, which are not available for online bidding.

3. When the Bid Window opens, you must LOG-IN before placing a bid. (Log-In is necessary just once for each bidding session.) Enter your e-mail address and your online bidder id# as indicated and click Log-In. Be sure you always use the same e-mail address. If you enter incorrect information, your bid will not be accepted and you must repeat the log-in.

4. YOU HAVE 3 BIDDING OPTIONS:

(a) NEXT BID: You can bid the amount in the NEXT BID field or you can enter an amount greater then the next BID INCREMENT amount (in round numbers please!). Click BID to submit your bid for this amount.

(b) AUTO-BID. This is the "maximum amount" up to which you are prepared to bid on an item. The Auction program will now automatically manage this bid for you. It will bid the next BID INCREMENT on your behalf against all other bidders up to the maximum amount of your AUTO-BID and no further. Place your "maximum amount" in the NEXT BID field (in round numbers please!). Check the AUTO-BID box. Then click BID. Please note that you can place an AUTO-BID when you are already the high bidder without increasing your current high bid.

  WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PLACE YOUR BIDS AS AUTO-BIDS, SIT BACK, RELAX AND LET THE AUCTION PROGRAM BID ON YOUR BEHALF.

(c) BUY NOW BID:. If you bid an amount equal to (or above... encouraged!) the Buy Now price (when indicated), you will stop the bidding and win that item right away at the amount you bid.

**When placing a bid do not use any punctuation: i.e. $2,000.00 is written 2000.

5. When you have finished bidding, close the Bid Window. You can now bid on another Catalog item.

6. Bid extension rules are in effect. If a bid is made within 30 seconds of closing, the bid period is extended 2 minutes. (**** preceding Item# indicates extended bidding on that item).

MORE TIPS:

MY ITEMS: The My Items page allows you to view all the items you wish to follow and/or bid on. Every item you bid on is automatically added to your My Auctions page. To add an item that you have not yet bid on, click on the ADD TO MY ITEMS button found on the bid window for each item. There is a link to the My Items page on the top of all catalog pages.

BID HISTORY - The Bid History for each item is linked to the Current High Bid value in the Bid Window. Clicking on the Current High Bid value will show you the prior bidding on the item.

NOTIFICATION BY E-MAIL - You will automatically be notified by e-mail & text if your bid has been replaced by a new high bid. The message will be sent to the address/cell you registered with. The message will contain a hyperlink to your MyItems page. Should you wish to bid again on the item, just click on that hyperlink.





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