How An Auction Works

For those attending an auction for the first time, don’t worry… you won’t get stuck with a $20M Van Gogh just because of an ill-timed scratch of the nose. The auction process, at least in the modern era, goes back 470 years and is a tightly run operation that leaves nothing to chance. The Internet has transformed the auction process, creating a landscape in which thousands of goods and services can be offered for bidding from anywhere and at any time.
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