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Insider Bidding Tips: Smart Bidding

Find the right auction to bid on


Armed with the information you're now ready to bid, so let's review your options into finding the right auction type and approach to use so every bid you make is a serious bid:

WATCHLIST: If there is an auction of interest, add it to your watchlist to keep track of the price before it closes.

Tip: When ready, place a bid - or multiple bids - directly from your watchlist.

PROXY BIDDING: A proxy agent will automatically bid on your behalf using the smallest amount necessary to keep you as the highest bidder.

Tip: When factoring in your maximum amount, be sure to include:

SHIPPING COSTS: use our shipping calculator, arrange your own shipping or pick-up at one of our warehouses.

BUYER’S PREMIUM: this may range from 5-8%; check the auction page to determine the premium for your auction(s).

ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS: that may impact your profit margin.


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