If you are planning to bid in a forthcoming auction via absentee, phone, or internet and have not participated in a previous sale, please contact us in advance to arrange for credit approval and deposit requirements. This is very important because without this we will not be able to process your bids. Your business is important to us and we shall do our best to accommodate your participation.
Pre-auction viewings and sales are free and open to the public without any obligation to bid or purchase. However it is a requirement to register for a paddle number prior to bidding and purchasing.
All lot items in the auction have a buyer’s premium of 15% of the final bid price. All lots are sold as is and all sales are final.
Please register before the sale if you wish to bid in our auction. You may click on our registration form here and complete all the required details. We kindly request proof of identity and residence for credit / debit card details.
Upon registration, there are several options available to prospective bidders.
Upon registration, we will hand you a paddle number, a card printed with your personal number for the sale. If you are successful in your bidding, the auction house notes down your paddle number and when you are done with your bidding, you can settle your purchase with the cashier even prior to the end of the sale. All paddle numbers are returned to the registration desk after the sale.
If you cannot attend the sale, you may register for a telephone bid at least three days prior to the auction date as spaces are subject to availability, and is on a first-come first-served basis. You may complete the telephone bid form here, your credit / debit card details, proof of identity and residence, primary contact details are also requested.
Before the sale an Ark Auction representative will call you to confirm your primary numbers, and again during the sale, about ten lots before your lot comes up. Once your bid item is up, you will be talked through the bidding and asked at each bid increment if you wish to continue – either until you are successful or until you choose to stop bidding.
You may register an absentee bid via telephone, fax or email. You may download our absentee registration here. Your signed registration with the required credit/debit card details and identification will enact us to represent you and secure your item at the least price possible. If we receive two bids of equal value, preference is given to the bid that arrives first.
Live online bid
Registered users of LiveAuctioneers can sign in and bid in our auctions online subject to our approval in advance of the auction.
If you do not have an account with LiveAuctioneers, you can follow the sign up link to create your account and get started. Fill in all required information. Please be as accurate as possible as this information will be the criteria that auction houses will use to approve you to bid. Review the terms and conditions and agree by checking both the terms and conditions and age verification check boxes. You will be sent an email to complete your registration. You must click on the “verify me” link in order to complete registration. If you do not see this email please check your spam folder. You are now signed into LiveAuctioneers and can access your free live auction tools.