Weber Auction Service

 

A few tips on How to Bid~

  • All sales are final.
  • All items are sold in "as is" condition, although every effort is made to point out defects or flaws.
  • Once the item is sold, the buyer assumes responsibility for that item.
  • We accept cash, traveler's checks or personal and business checks
  • All items must be removed from the premises on auction day unless prior arrangements have been made.
  • Announcements on sale date take precedence over any and all other printed matter or prior announcements.

Many people never go to an auction because they're unfamiliar with how they work, and they're afraid they'll get it "wrong". Relax! It's easy, and contrary to what you see in the movies, the auctioneer will not assume you're bidding if you're only scratching your nose!

First Things First

Before you attend the actual auction, it's a good idea to go to the 'preview', if available. You can find out if there's a preview by checking the ad for the auction. It will state when and if a preview is available.    It will also list the methods by which you may pay for an item if you are the high bidder. A preview is a time the auction company sets aside for you, the buyer, before the auction is held, to examine the merchandise being sold, and to ask any questions you may have. If there is a preview, plan on attending. It's very important that you give yourself the opportunity to look over the items you are interested in very carefully before you bid on them, because most items are sold "as-is", with no guarantees and once you've been declared the high bidder, you cannot return the item .  At Weber Auctions, most of the sales start at 10:00am, and items are available for viewing earlier the day of the sale.

Bidding

When you attend the auction, you must first register and get a bid number. Usually there is a highly visible area set aside for this. You will need some form of identification for this; usually a drivers license or state ID. Depending on the auction company's rules, you may have to pay for your bid number.  Although at Weber Auction we only require you to sign in with name, address & phone number and there is never a charge for your number,  Again, this is usually stated in the auction ad, or you may ask at the preview. Next, find a spot, and wait for the auction to begin. The auctioneer will usually announce the specifics of the sale just before it begins, so listen carefully! After the auction begins, you may want to just listen for a little while, so you can get a "feel" for the bidding process. The auctioneer (although sometimes speaking very quickly) is actually announcing each bid they receive, and the next bid amount they are looking for. When you are ready to bid the next amount asked for, simply raise your bid number high in the air so it is visible to the auctioneer. Continue to bid in this manner until either the item is beyond the price you wanted to pay, or the other bidders drop out. If this happens, congratulations! You are the winning bidder!!

Wrapping Things Up

At most auctions you needn't pay for each item as you acquire it, but you may need to pay before you can take any item from the auction site. Someone at the registration area will be glad to tell you the specific procedures of that particular auction. Also, please be aware, once you are the successful bidder on an item, you are responsible for it, so unless the auction company has a holding area for the items that have sold, keep an eye on it, or bring it with you. Often the item will be delivered to you at you, if it is small enough. That's about it. In no time at all, you'll be bidding like a pro and getting all sorts of really nifty things at prices you want to pay! See you there!