To bid in any auction you must first register for the auction. To register click the green 'Register Now' button on the right of
any auction landing page. You will also find a 'Register to bid' green button on every lot page.
Once you register, the auction house will get notified and will approve you for bidding or request additional information to
complete registration. You will receive an email notification once you are approved for bidding. Once approved you can leave
an absentee bid or bid live.
Important! Register Early
Please allow for enough time for approval. Most auction houses approve immediately, while others take 1-2 days for approval.
Registering a few days in advance of the auction will ensure you will be approved to bid in time for the auction.
If you register the day of the auction, please note you may not be approved to bid as it is up to the auction house’s discretion.
Once you register for an account on Bidsquare you will receive an email to verify your email address. Please follow the instructions to verify your email address.
Once you have verified your email you have successfully registered on Bidsquare.
How do I bid with Bidsquare?
Once you are registered for an auction you are set to bid. You can now bid two different ways – live bidding or by leaving an absentee bid. New to live bidding?
View the short video to see how it works.
Why do I need to register to create an account?
Your registration provides us with your contact information, including the email address to send you an online bid confirmation.
Creating an account on Bidsquare is free and easy. Once you are registered on Bidsquare you can create watch lists, alerts,
check on items you have won or are bidding on, and other actions in your account, making it personal and easy to navigate.
Watch the short video below for an introduction to your account.
What are my alerts?
My Alerts are a convenient way to receive automatic email notifications when items matching your interest are added to the Bidsquare website by partner auction houses.
You can add a keyword, a title search, refine by category or even inclusion in live or timed auctions.
How do I create my alerts?
You can create alerts on Bidsquare to receive notification via email or within your account of when items list that your are interested in.
View the short video below on how to set up alerts.
How do I get started on Bidsquare?
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Get started by creating an account on Bidsquare. Creating an account is free. Once you create an account on Bidsquare all you need to do
going forward to bid is register for the auction you are interested in. View the short video below on the two step
process of signing up for Bidsquare and registering for an auction.
We believe in building a trusted platform for both buyers and sellers. As part of this, we require credit card information upon
registration for an auction. Please note the information is for verification purposes only,
and your credit card will not be charged.
How do I leave an absentee bid?
If you will not be around during the time of the auction to bid live, you can conveniently leave an absentee bid. Enter the highest
value you wish to bid. Bidsquare will bid on your behalf during the live auction until your indicated value. View an example of
absentee bidding in the short video below.
How do I subscribe/unsubscribe to emails from Bidsquare?
Bidsquare sends out email communications and auction announcements. To receive email announcements from Bidsquare or to update your email
preferences click here
At anytime you can edit the types of email communications you’d like to receive from Bidsquare. To update your email preferences click here.
If you would like to opt-out of Bidsquareemail announcements please use the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of all your Bidsquare emails.
What does the status “Pending Approval” mean?
Pending status indicates that your request has been submitted to the auction house but they have not yet processed you for
bidding privileges. These steps are often manual and likely to occur during the auction houses’ regular business hours.
Please note your request to be approved for bidding in an auction is by the auction house’s discretion.
I changed my mind after I placed a bid. What can I do?
All sales are bound by the Terms & Conditions of the individual auctioneer. Please contact the auction house as soon as possible to
discuss your particular situation.
How do I use my Watchlist?
Use the watchlist to short-list items of interest to review later. From an item page click the "WATCH" link to add the item to your list.
Go to MyBidsquare from the top navigation to see your watchlist.
There's a problem with an item I purchased at auction through the Bidsquare website
We suggest you get in touch with the auction house directly with your concerns. Contact information for all auction houses can be found on the Directory tab page.
How can I obtain a condition report or additional info about a lot item?
Condition reports and additional information regarding any lots listed can be answered directly by the auction house selling the item. Please see
our auction house Directory tab for contact information.
I forgot my password
If you have forgotten your password, you must reset your password. To reset a password, use the "Forgot password" link found here. You will be prompted to enter
in the email address you used to create your account and a password link will be sent to you via email.
What happens if I bid on the wrong lot?
If you are concerned that you made a bid error, please get in touch with the auction house immediately to discuss the situation.
Why am I not receiving notification emails from Bidsquare?
Bidsquareemails are sometimes blocked by Spam filters. Please check your spam folder or Junk Mail folder and be sure to add
Bidsquare to your safe senders list.
How do I contact the auction house?
Each auction house with sales on Bidsquare has an about page with full contact information. We encourage prospective bidders to contact the auction house directly
for additional information. Please find full contact information for all auction houses on our Directory page.
How do I find content from a specific auction house on the Bidsquare website?
Use the Directory tab to locate upcoming and past content from a specific auction house, or designate the
auction house as a filter for search when using the search function.
I have another issue that isn't listed here
We are happy to answer questions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone Monday-Sunday 9AM-5PM ET. Please call 800-657-0092.