Most of our auctions are webcasted, which allows people to bid in person and online simultaneously. Because we host the auction and bidding in-house, both online and live bidders receive the same buyers premium. NOTE: we do give a 3% discount for cash buyers, so it may behoove you to be on site, bidding live, when able.
Our Webcast Auctions are streamed in Real Time and are best supported by Google Chrome.
Here are some tips to successful online webcast bidding:
- 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 what you see on the screen
To participate in an auction, you must be registered. All registrations are approved manually, so you may experience a delay between registering for an auction and being able to place a bid. It is highly recommended that you register within 24 hours of the auction start time.
If you are new to Ad Astra Auctions, you may be required to provide a refundable deposit in order to be approved for bidding. This will be emailed to you with payment options. Deposits range from $500 to $1,000 and funds may be used towards winning invoices or refunded following the auction close (within 24 hours).
Once your registration has been approved, you will be able to make bids including Commission Bids (a.k.a. AutoBids, MaxBids, ProxiBids) on lots.
If you attempt to bid while your registration is pending, the system will prevent you from bidding and show a pending message. If you have been waiting longer than 24 hours for your registration to be processed, please contact us via email.
To register for an auction, you will firstly need to create an account. Click on the Register button found on any item within an auction or click here
Complete all the required fields and tick the box to confirm you have read and agree to the auction’s terms & conditions. Click the Register button to submit the form
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