Timed auctions run without an auctioneer calling out the bids - so there is no live bidding area, or livestreaming audio and video.
Instead, bidding is left directly on the lot page, and there is a bidding "window" - or a set time period that the lot is open for bidding. Once this period of time has ended, no more bids are taken the lot is sold to the highest bidder, as long as the reserve price has been met or exceeded.
Place your maximum bid on Easy Live and the system will do the bidding for you. Easy Live Auction is designed with smart bidding in mind, meaning it will only bid just enough for you to stay in the lead, or meet the reserve price.
To leave a bid, go to the lot page and on the right hand-side you will see the bidding information such as End Time and Starting Bid.
Enter your maximum price on into the box and click Place Bid.
- Easy Live will email you confirmation of your bid.
- If your maximum bid does not meet reserve, they will send you an email letting you know.
- If another bidder outbids you, they will also let you know - in case you decide you really want the lot after all and want to increase your bid.
If you are unable to place a bid, check you are logged in and registered, and then double-check that the auction has started. If the auction has started, you will not see a start time. You can always spot a Timed auction with the clock icon on the catalogue page.