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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Many interesting items can be found at silent auction fundraisers. Silent auctions offer everything from autographed collectibles to gift baskets with gift cards and wine. How can you walk away from your next charity event’s silent auction with a great prize? There are a few tactics you can employ to be successful at a silent auction. These tactics include viewing the prizes carefully, competing honestly, and monitoring the final bids. If you follow these silent auction bidding tips, you can find a great deal and have a great time.

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

First time auction goers may be a bit overwhelmed by the process of bidding. It is a good idea to gain some knowledge before attending your first auction. Bidding can quickly become confusing, so understanding the process before attending an auction will help you achieve success. You should understand what auctions are and why they are popular, as well as the auction process and how to bid properly.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Live auctions can be an exciting and rewarding experience for many buyers. Buying at auction is a great way to save money on rare, antique, or unique items. There is a level of bidding etiquette that is expected at any live auction. It is essential to understand bidding etiquette before attending a sale. Read on to learn more about the auction etiquette you need to make your bidding experience a positive one.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

You will almost always find a great bargain at auction. Live auctions offer a lot of excitement and are often referred to as a sport as much as they are a shopping adventure. These auctions are perfect opportunities to find artwork, furniture, and accessories for your home or business, among other items. Knowing the right way to bid at an auction is an important step to getting items at bargain prices. Here are a few of the most important auction do’s and don’ts to help you be successful when bidding 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, September 30th, 2015

When you’re buying or selling items at auction, you are most likely focused on values and prices. If you’re auctioning an item, you want to make a profit, and if you’re bidding on an item, you want to know you’re getting a great deal. You can know how to confidently buy or sell at auction by knowing the difference between auction value and market value. It is also beneficial to understand what dictates market values and auction values. Be sure to do some research about specific item markets and remember that some items will have more emotional value than market or auction value.