Buying Online at Auction

Tips from Our Auctioneer

 

TheSaleroom.com

At Ryedale Auctioneers we use TheSaleroom.com to conduct our auctions. This extends our reach well beyond the walls of our auction house, with registered users able to bid worldwide at the click of a mouse.

TheSaleroom tips on live bidding tips for beginners

Before the live auction

  • View an auction first to see how it works
  • Contact the auctioneer directly via the-saleroom.com if you would like a condition report for particular lots
  • Decide how much you want to pay for your desired lot. The Price Guide is a useful indicator of the sums similar items have sold for in the past.

During the auction

  • Bid early and bid often
  • Do not wait until the last second to bid, as the hammer may go down before your bid is received
  • Do not wait to hear the auctioneer, bid according to the information on the screen

 

Great Reads

The Really, Really, Really Easy Step-by-step Guide to Online Buying and Selling

The eBay Survival Guide: How to Make Money and Avoid Losing Your Shirt

Kovels' Bid, Buy and Sell Online: Basic Auction Information and Tricks of the Trade

Online Auction Websites, Including: Ebay, Huuto.Net, Mercadolibre.Com, Tradera, Trademe, Ebid, G-Market, Salvagesale, Bidding Fee Auction, Ubid, Merce

Internet Auctions for Dummies

The Internet Legal Guide: Everything You Need to Know When Doing Business Online