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Bidding in a live auction

How to bid in a live auction

Online bidding on allows you to participate in a live auction as it is happening.

Bidding in a timed auction on a mobile phone

How to bid in a timed auction

In a timed online auction, there is no auctioneer taking bids from a live audience in a room.

Checking condition of items at auction

How do auction charges work?

Before bidding at auction you should understand how auction fees - often called auction commission or auction charges - are applied.

An auction at Fellows in Birmingham

How to buy at auction

Buying at auction is fun and can save you money compared with buying at stores on the high street. It is also good for the environment as most items are second-hand rather than new.

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How to pay for items

Were you the highest bidder on a lot at auction? Congratulations! It’s yours. Now it’s time to pay for your item.

An Auction Logistics delivery van

How to get auction items delivered

You’ve bid at auction. You’ve won. You’ve paid for your item. Now what?

An auction catalogue and bidder number

How to sell at auction

Selling at auction can be a great way to get the best value. Through an auction house your items are offered for sale and the market decides what they are worth.

A person bidding online at auction from a restaurant

A guide to auction terms

As a bidder, there are a few words and terms that are worth understanding so that you can get the most out of buying at auction.