BID & BUY ONLINE, IN PERSON, BY PHONE, OR ABSENTEE

Whitley’s Auctioneers makes it easy to participate in our online auctions. Whether you’re bidding in person, by phone, or online, every auction experience is unique and exciting. Whitley’s staff can provide you with the history and condition of pieces, and help you with the auction process.

Bid live in any Whitley’s auction from the comfort of your home.
Simply click on the link below to go to our secure bidding area at LiveAuctioneers.com.
See something you like? Join Live Auctioneers and become an official bidder today!

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LIVE FROM THE AUCTION FLOOR!
Nothing beats the thrill and drama of taking part in a live auction. To bid in person, you should to arrive in enough time to register and receive a paddle number before the lots you are interested are offered. If it is your first time bidding with Whitley’s, please bring a form of picture identification, such as a passport or driver’s license.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS | PLAN YOUR VISIT
RegistrationRegistration usually opens 30 minutes prior to the start of the auction. Visit our Registration Desk to register and receive a paddle number. You are then welcome to take a seat in the auction gallery.
The auction will begin when the auctioneer asks for an opening bid on the first lot. Bidding proceeds according to Whitley’s standard increments, or at the auctioneer’s discretion. The auctioneer will accept bids from the floor, the telephones, internet and absentee bids, also referred to as left bids or order bids.
Each lot in the auction catalog will be presented in order, and the pace of bidding can be as much as 100 lots per hour. Estimate your time accordingly and plan to be here at least ten lots before your item of interest comes up for bid.
When your lot does come up, be prepared to raise your paddle. The auctioneer will accept your competitive bids along with all others until the final hammer price is reached and the auctioneer announces, “sold.”

WINNING!
If you are the winning bidder, congratulations! Please refer to our post-auction services to learn how to pay and take possession of your new purchase.

Join the action of a live auction by phone. Telephone bidding is offered as a convenience at most Whitley’s auctions.

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Fill out the Whitley’s Absentee Bid Form to request phone bidding. You may submit the form while at a Whitley’s auction preview, or print it and fax it back to Whitley’s at least twenty-four hours before the start of the sale. Please write “Phone Bid” in the “Bid Price” column to indicate that you wish to bid by phone.

Whitley’s Auctioneers
Phone: 954-866-8004
Fax: 786-464-1950

Please consult the auction schedule to verify the start time and location of each auction. We are unable to accept phone bids over email.
BiddingA Whitley’s auction services representative will call you several minutes before your lots will be offered, and will act as your proxy on the auction floor. The representative will remain on the phone with you until the lot has sold either to you or another bidder.

WINNING!
If you are the winning bidder, congratulations! Please refer to our post-auction services to learn how to pay and take possession of your new purchase.

WHITLEY’S ABSENTEE BIDDING
Whitley’s provides two convenient ways to leave absentee bids, also known as left bids or order bids. These bids will be executed for you by the auctioneer during the sale.• Leave bids online until one hour before the auction starts.• Download an absentee bid form to submit by fax or in person.

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REGISTER TO LEAVE BIDS ONLINE
Your absentee bid should be the maximum amount that you are willing to bid. The auctioneer will bid competitively for you up to that amount, meaning that you could potentially end up winning your lot for less than your absentee bid price.
All absentee bids should be submitted no later than one hour prior to the auction start time.
How to Leave Absentee Bids OnlineTo leave an absentee bid online, register first and then log in to the Whitley’s website.
Visit the online catalog for the auction that interests you, then browse and search for lots on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Once you’ve identified a lot on which to leave a bid, click the “Leave Bid” button to place your bid on the website. You can also leave multiple bids using the bulk bid sheet available for every auction.
Online absentee bidding offers convenience and privacy. You may leave bids from your home or office, and at any time that fits your schedule. You will receive an email confirming your bids, and you may view your current bids online. Keep in mind that online absentee bidding closes one hour before the start of the sale.

HOW TO USE ABSENTEE BID FORM
You may download the Absentee Bid Form and print it out, or pick up a copy at the auction desk at any Whitley’s auction preview. Either fill out and submit the form while at the preview, or fax it back at least twenty-four hours before the start of the sale. You will be required to fill in your name, contact information, the sale title and sale date, the lot numbers, descriptions and bid prices you wish to execute. If you are a returning customer, we ask that you provide your customer number.

Whitley’s Auctioneers
Phone: 954-866-8044

Fax: 786-464-1950

Please consult the auction schedule to verify the start time and location of the auction. We are unable to accept absentee bids over email.

WINNING!
If you are the winning bidder, congratulations! Please refer to our post-auction services to learn how to pay and take possession of your new purchase.
In the event of a tie between absentee bids, the absentee bid that Whitley’s received first will take priority. That’s a good reason to get your bids in early.

Questions? Contact us for assistance during auction hours, or Monday through Friday, 9AM – 5PM (Eastern time),
at 954-866-8044, or via email at info@whitleys.auction