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Thursday, May 5th, 2016

You can bid on an item at an auction even if you are not able to be there yourself by placing an absentee bid. An absentee bidder places their bid with the auctioneer prior to the beginning of the auction. These offers can be submitted in written or verbal form, depending on the terms set by the auction house. It is important to understand how absentee bidding works before using this method to buy items at an auction.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Buying antiques at an auction is a great way to get an amazing piece at lower than retail price. However, you have to know how to bid properly at antique auctions, so you don’t miss out on getting a great item. It is good to do some research before attending antique auctions, and to understand the bidding process. You can also do some research about fees and taxes before attending an antique auction.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

There are many types of auctions to attend including livestock, car, real estate, and antique auctions. Attending a livestock auction allows you to get a good deal on cows, chickens, pigs, or horses. You can populate your farm or ranch with the animals you desire for a great price. However, before going to a livestock auction, it is good to do some research about what types of animals will be at a specific auction. You should also do some research on the livestock before bidding at the auction and be prepared to transport your new livestock.

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

You may have been to a traditional auction where a fast-talking auctioneer calls out bids while buyers raise their paddles to secure their price. Traditional auctions offer many advantages, but online auctions are becoming a more popular option. It is important to understand how traditional auctions and online auctions are managed, because there are some key disadvantages and benefits for both types.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

There’s something about being at a live auction that is exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. With bids flying by faster than you can count and the auctioneer’s fast drawl announcing those fateful words, “Going once, going twice!” bidding among experts can be more than intimidating. If you’re just beginning a foray into the fast paced world of auctions, there are a few things to keep in mind when bidding. Make sure you begin by preparing for the real estate auction and researching the property that will be available. Most importantly, know your limits. You don’t want to end up paying more than you can afford and there will always be other auctions.