Auctions are unique — in experience, in sound, in practice. Many of our auction attendees find the experience addictive. They report that there’s nothing quite like the thrill of finding something they want and then bidding against others who want the same thing.
But you don’t have to be a seasoned auction attendee to be able to experience the thrill of an auction. We welcome all new bidders to our auctions. Feel free to just get your feet wet – don’t think you have to come to your first auction ready to bid. Attend one of our auctions to get a feel for how they are conducted. Observe and begin bidding only when you feel comfortable.
Always remember, that at our auctions you’re free to ask a question if you don’t understand something. Inspect the items you’re interested in–as a rule, items are sold on an “as is, where is” basis. This means items are not guaranteed. When you are the bid winner, you immediately become responsible for the item. So, take possession and keep track of your purchases. You’ll pay for the items you purchase, before you leave the auction
When you arrive at the auction site, register for a bidder number and ask us questions if you don’t understand a policy. In order to bid, you need to make contact with our auctioneer or the ringperson. A ringperson is someone who takes bids from the audience and then passes those on to the auctioneer. To bid, hold up your bid card, your hand or shout “yes.” Our auctioneer or ringperson will make eye contact with you, take your bid and immediately turn and seek another bid. You can remove yourself from the process at any time by shaking your head “no” or saying “no” if the auctioneer or ringperson turns your way. Should our auctioneer or ringperson misinterpret any of your signals, simply let us know of the mistake, right away.
Courtesy of : The National Auctioneers Association