How To Bid with Kidds
KIDD FAMILY AUCTIONS WANTS YOU TO BE COMFORTABLE WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION SO DON’T HESITATE TO CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS. HAPPY BIDDING!
TIPS FOR NEW BIDDERS
research the items you are interested in bidding on before bidding.
register with the bidding platform well in advance of the auction start time to ensure you have been cleared to bid.
read our terms and conditions.
call us with questions.
get familiar with the usual auction lingo (hammer price, prices realized, reserve, going, absentee, phone bid, premium, etc)
if you are able to attend the auction and bid live at the event there is no buyer’s premium.
if you call us and leave an absentee bid or are requesting a phone bid there is no buyers premium.
if you bid on-line in a live & on-line or timed on-line auction there is a 5% fee to pay for the bidding platform.
if you pay for your winnings with a credit card there will be a 3% credit card fee.
WAYS TO BID
ON-SITE: enjoy a friendly and welcoming atmosphere by coming to an auction event in person where we will do our best to make you laugh and leave with a new treasure. You’ll have a chance prior to the start of the sale to inspect the items that will be up on the auction block. There will be a food booth for coffee & treats.
BY-PHONE: if you are unable to make it in person you can still bid by phone on items that are expected to sell for + $100. At least 3 days before the auction is set to start contact us to request to ‘bid by phone’. On the auction day, one of our representatives will call you approximately 3 lots prior to the lot you are interested in. You will be able to listen to the auction as it’s happening and advise the representative to bid on your behalf. Be ready because the sale moves quickly. Know what you want to bid and what your high dollar might be. There is very little time for you to think. If we are unable to reach you we will treat you as an absentee bidder if you’ve left an amount. Phone bid requests are honoured on a first-come, first-served basis. We sometimes have to limit the number of phone bids due to several requests on the same item.
ABSENTEE BIDDING: Absentee bids will be executed by a KFA representative during the sale. If you have attended live but have to leave early before the auction is over and your item has come up on the block you can leave an absentee bid and feel confident your bid will be taken care of as if you were bidding yourself. If you are unable to attend or bid on-line contact us well in advance of the sale starting to give us your bids.
ONLINE BIDDING: If you prefer to bid from your home or on the go via your phone you can do just that. Register to bid via the on-line platform, usually iCollector.com. Links to the platform are on our Auctions page. If you are bidding on your phone be sure to download our app. Please remember that the on-line catalog will have additions & changes right up to auction time so check back often.
Kidd Family Auctions wants every Auction Experience to be a great one. There has to be some rules but we’re all human and often a situation will require an exception to the rules. Therefore, Dennis & the team at Kidd Family Auctions are here to listen to your concerns. If you have questions don’t hesitate to call, text or email anytime Dennis@kiddfamilyauctions.com 519-938-7499