How To Bid
How To BidBidding online is easy!
Note: If this is your first bid in this month's auction, and you did not click the button when you first logged in, you will be asked to do so now.
If your bid is successful (you are the new high bidder), you will be brought to your BidTracker list. If you are outbid (by another bidder's max bid amount), you will be notified on screen and remain on the item's detailed description/bid page.
Current High BidsCurrent high bids are updated in real time, but may not reflect bids which have yet to be processed.
We provide this information only to help you decide how to bid, and we cannot guarantee that the current high bids you see here are absolutely up to date.
All Bidders Must Be RegisteredIn order to bid in our auction, you'll need a bidder number. You can apply for one online, by phone, by fax, or by regular mail. If you like, take a look at our registration form.
Basic BiddingMinimum Bids
Every item has a minimum bid (abbreviated 'MB'). No bids are ever accepted below the MB.
Current high bids
We keep a list of lot numbers for you
Ways To Submit BidsOnline
Searching by name. Select by name on the search menu bar, enter a word or phrase, and click the [Go!] button.Use the check boxes to select the items you want to add to your BidTracker list.Click on
If you are browsing items you can also click on the item's detail/bid page.
Searching By Item Numbers. You can search for multiple item numbers (separated by a commas). The search results will then give you theoption to select all and then
By regular mail
Why Do Bids Sometimes Jump So Quickly?If there is a maximum bid on an item,and you or another bidder places a maximum bid on the same item, then the high bidjumps up so that higher maximum bid tops the lower one. If you want to learn moreabout maximum bids, see our maximum bids page.
Outbid NoticesWe will always notify you by email whenever you are outbid, unless you ask us not to do so.
Maximum BidsMaximum bids are confidential bid amounts up to which you authorize R&R to bid incrementally on your behalf.They are good for several reasons:
To learn more about maximum bids and how to calculate them properly, see our maximum bids explained page.
Auction Goes Into Extended Bidding at 6 PM ET on Auction Closing Night - December 15th
The Thirty Minute Rule Kicks In At 7 PM ET on the Evening of December 15th
Auction ResultsAuction results are posted the afternoon following the auction close.We also contact each winning bidder by phone, fax, or email to let them know of their winnings.
Unsold ItemsUnsold items cannot be purchased. They are returned to the consignor, and may or may not be listed in future catalogs.
Further QuestionsIf you have any other questions about bidding feel free to call or fax us at any of the numbers below, or email Sue Recks.