How to Create an Online Account

First of all, all bidders need to create an account online - this is really quick (about one - two minutes), it only needs to be done once, and once you’ve set up an account you can log in easily and bid on any of our auctions.

 

A couple of important things first: Our bidding/catalogue pages are hosted by Auction Flex/Hibid  -  a large trusted software company, running online auctions for over 3000 auctioneers in the USA and rest of the world (totalling 16,000,000 USD in 2017)  -  and all of your and our information is securely stored on their secure servers (look for the padlock at the top of the browser window). 

 

To get started, Click on "Log In/New Bidder" at the top of the screen.

If you have already registered, you can enter your username/email and password to login to your account. If you are a new bidder, click the “New Bidder – Click Here” button to the lower right of the box, then

  1. Enter your email address, and again below to confirm it. Once you have done this, click “Check Email Address”.
  2. You will then be asked for your details (the usual name, address, phone number etc) and a username/password to login in future.
  3. Click “Create New Account” button at the bottom. You’ll be prompted to correct any errors or omissions, and once all is OK you’ll get a confirmation message on the screen telling you that your account has been created. That's it - all done!

You are now registered with the website, logged into your account, and can see details of your bidding history, watched lots, and so on; more importantly you can now leave bids!

 

How to Register for an Auction

All available auction catalogues are listed by clicking on "Current Auctions" on the menu at the top of the screen. For each Auction you will see the Auction Name, details (and if available, a preview image), together with buttons to view full auction information, register, or view the catalogue/submit bids.

In order to place bids on an auction, you must click the “register to bid” button, which will prompt you to agree to the terms and conditions of the auction (these can sometimes vary slightly from sale to sale with regards to collection times etc, so you should always read these). If you want to send a message to us to accompany your registration, there is a box for you to add this. Tick the box to agree, and then “Submit Registration” beneath.

Important: Some of our auctions (usually those with higher value lots) may require credit card information to be added at time of registration, as an extra security measure to prove your address and ID – please be assured that this is securely processed and used to confirm your address details match a valid card. This involves placing a temporary "hold" on an amount of $1 US (one dollar) on your card for up to three days to check that the card is valid.

If you are prompted to add a payment method, you will need to click "add payment method" and enter details of a valid credit or debit card. No payment will be taken from your card.

You can now bid!

Bids may either be left as autobids, to be executed on your behalf up to the end of the auction (just click on the bid button on the catalogue listing or lot details page), if the auction is an "Online Only" or "Timed" Auction, then you can either bid throughout the auction (the system will send you an email if you are outbid) or BID LIVE against other bidders in the final minutes of the auction by loggin in and clicking on the live catalogue view (see below) which appears for the last thirty minutes of the sale. 

Bidding Help

NB - For General Auctions, online bid submission closes approximately five minutes prior to the start of the auction, and all bids are executed as "absentee" or "commission" bids on your behalf in the saleroom. For "Online Only" auctions, all bidding takes place on the website (absentee and commission bids are also uploaded) and bidders can then bid live against each other in the last thirty minutes of the auction. Successful Bid notifications are sent out after the auction.

The Catalogue Page

 

Lot Details

Live Bidding at Auction Close

(Online-Only Auctions only)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch either by email to auctions@blyths.com or via our live chat on our website www.blyths.com