All Bid Venues auctions are online only. You can register for each auction and bid directly on bidvenues.com website or our free mobile app. There are no fees to register for an auction. To insure your request to bid is approved in time, please register before the day of sale.
Our bidding platform supports a ‘max bid’ feature that allows you to confidentially place an upper bid limit on each Lot. The system will bid on your behalf, up to the maximum bid you’ve entered, but only if there is another bidder actually bidding against you.
Our timed auctions have an auto extension feature to discourage sniping. If a new bid is placed within the final five (5) minutes of the scheduled Lot closure time, the time remaining on the Lot automatically resets to an additional five (5) minutes. This process repeats until five (5) minutes pass without the Lot receiving a bid, and then the Lot closes.
If you are successful, shortly after the auction closes, we will email you an invoice showing hammer price plus buyer’s premium, as well as any applicable taxes. Payment is due within seven (7) days of the close of an auction. We accept cash, bank cards or cashier’s checks.
Our standard pickup requirements are among the most generous in the industry, with extended removal time of up to seven (7) days from the close of the auction. Limited shipping services are available. Please visit our Terms & Conditions for complete shipping details.