Once you register to participate in one of our public auctions, there are two ways to bid:
1.) Online Auction
- Register in the popup window that appears when entering the auction online. From there, scroll through the auction site until you find an item you’re interested in — click the “Bid” button. You will be taken to a confirmation screen asking you to “Confirm” or “Cancel” your bid. If you have previously attended one of our auctions in Calgary, or are a resident, you should be quickly approved. If you sign up to bid in one of our online auctions with an address outside Alberta — we may attempt direct contact via phone or email before to confirm some details before you are approved to bid. When bidding in one of our Online Auctions on a lot with multiple quantities, you are bidding on all amounts in that lot times the money.
Eg. Lot 150 Leather Office Chairs x 2 - Current Bid: $25.00
If bidding online, you would be bidding on two office chairs at $25 each.
Please note: When confirming your bid, you will enter into a legally binding contract with the auction house. This will cover your successful bid and applicable premiums and taxes to the buyer.
2.) Live Webcast Auction - If you want to bid in real time at one of our Public Auctions, you can easily do so by registering on our site or by calling our main office. For new buyers, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the bidding process before making a bid. The auctioneer will begin each lot at the lowest viable price for each item and increase in ascending increments (see below) as interested buyers raise their bid numbers to indicate the amount they are willing to pay. This continues until there is only one buyer left, at which point the auctioneer will call out the winning bid number and move onto the next lot. Winning bids are simultaneously being entered into our computer system so that when you are ready to checkout, everything will be prepared for you. We've also prepared this handy guide to help you learn how to bid in an Online Auction