Tips for winning

Thousands of hard-to-find collectibles and one-of-a-kind treasures are added to LiveAuctioneers daily.

Found an item you love? Here are some tips for winning your next item:

1) Submit bids and auction registration requests in advance. Some auction houses request additional information to ensure a fair auction with vetted bidders, so give yourself 1-2 days approval time. Plus, registering early gives you more time to place bids before the auction goes live.

2) Place your maximum bid before the auction begins. Our hassle-free bidding system ensures you get the best prices. Your bid stays at the lowest minimum amount required to keep you in the lead, and increases only if another bidder places a competing bid. Remember to save items to your Saved Items by clicking 'Save Item' on the item page to keep track of your favorite pieces.

3) Having a Payment Method on File. This lets Auction Houses know you are serious about winning and have a verified payment method that can be used once the auction is over. 

4) Bid during the live auction. Live bidding triples your chances of winning, especially when auctions are open to floor bidders. Download our 5-star mobile app for iOS and Android so you can bid anytime, anywhere. Mobile alerts also tell you when your item is coming up for auction.

Happy bidding!