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How To Bid With Bidsquare

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.
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. For credit card processing, a fully PCI compliant 3rd party service is used. Bidsquare does not have the ability to see or store your credit card information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
  • Create an account on Bidsquare
  • Register to bid on the auction
  • You’ll receive an approval to bid email
  • Log in and bid!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are concerned that you made a bid error, please get in touch with the auction house immediately to discuss the situation.
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.
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.
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.
We are happy to answer questions via email at or by phone Monday-Sunday 9AM-5PM ET. Please call 800-657-0092.