A good relationship with any auction company is one built on trust and transparency.
We are here to make your Auction Network experience simple, efficient and satisfying.
Live auctions are physical auctions conducted at an onsite location with or without an onsite audience.
Can’t Wait For The Live Auction? Place A Pre-bid.
Buyers can place pre-bids on an individual item before it is up on the auction block. This is a convenience for bidders who don’t have time to watch the live auction. It’s simple to use. Just enter the maximum amount you are willing to pay for the item, and our dynamic “Auto Bid” feature will bid on your behalf up to the maximum amount. Should you become out bid, our system will notify you.
Auction Network’s online platform, makes it possible for bidders to participate in real-time, competing against onsite and other online buyers. A real, live person operates the software and provides a constant stream of communication to online bidders. Buyers can ask questions about individual items or the auction itself.
Live audio and video of the auction is available to all online bidders. The live auction experience from the comfort of your own home.
With Auction Network, bidders from anywhere in the world have a front row seat at all auctions running online.
A live auction without an onsite audience is a live virtual auction. In both types, buyers can bid in different ways—on site, over the phone or online. Most auctions at Auction Network use the ascending bid method, also known as an English auction. This method may require participation of a minimum of two bidders. The auctioneer calls for an opening price and buyers bid competitively in succession, raising bids usually by equal increments. The auction is over when no new bids are raised and the auctioneer calls “sold” or drops the hammer.
To place a live bid you must be logged in with a full account profile.
If you need to set up an account please click here to create and account and set up your profile.
Auction Network offers items for sale over a pre-determined period of time—usually over several days or weeks.
Buyers place bids during the event and the highest bidder at a specified closing date and time wins the item. If a user places a bid in the closing minutes of an auction the Auction platform automatically extends the bidding time frame, ensuring that the buyer willing to bid the highest always wins—no sniping here.
- Bidding has a start and end date/time.
- Items close for bidding all at the same time or one-by-one in equally spaced intervals—this is determined by the auctioneer.
- All bids are submitted online.
Do auction houses charge money to get in or to bid?
Some do, some don’t. At Auction Network there is no cost to attend an auction as spectator, and should you decide to get a bidder’s number, you are welcome to do so free of charge.
I’ve seen some of those auction shows on television - there is always a bidding war and the prices seem high. Is this what an auction is really like?
Short answer: no. It’s a television show, and like many things, the reality is a lot different. Have you ever noticed that on these shows, despite the large crowd, it is always the same few people that end up as buyers? Something to think about …
At Auction Network, the atmosphere is laid-back and the focus is on customer service.
Our auctioneers are in the crowd for the viewing and will answer any questions you may have. Our experienced friendly and knowledgeable staff will make you feel at home the second you walk in the door.
Is it true that people often get caught up in the bidding and pay more than they wanted?
We hear this often but in real life it rarely happens. At Auction Network there is a one-hour viewing during which most customers decide the maximum they are willing to pay. Often auctions are depicted as happening at lightning speed, where a cough at the wrong time will mean accidentally buying a grand piano. At Auction Network it’s friendly, not frantic.
Do I have to pay in cash?
Not unless you want to. Auction Network accepts Debit, Visa, MasterCard and PayPal in addition to cash.
But I can’t buy that beautiful table … I don’t have a truck and at an auction you have to remove your purchases as soon as you buy them, right?
With many auctions you must take whatever you purchase with you, but at Auction Network our permanent auction house allows us to offer you time to organize transport (and if you need the name of a reputable moving company, we can get you that too).
I’m not interested in someone’s old junk, I want new furniture and high-end items!
Many companies including Auction Network have relationships with importers, manufacturers and distributors to sell their brand-new surplus products. Some of the kinds of items found regularly at Auction Network include jewelry, art, antiques, collectibles, nostalgia, sports memorabilia and much more.
I’m interested in old stuff and those storage units like you see on t.v!
Auction Network does estate and consignment auctions, as well as selling off unpaid storage contents for moving companies.
Sounds good! How do I find out when an auction is happening?
Auction Network has a regularly updated website with auction information and photos. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.