Creating your Leist Auctioneers account is fast and easy. You can register to bid online for any auction on our website. If you want to bid in person at any of our live auctions, you will need to register at the auction location.
Where can I find the terms and conditions for an auction?
Terms and Conditions are located both on the main auction event page and on individual lot pages.
How does an auction end?
An auction only ends when bidding has stopped. The auction company hosting the auction will specify the amount of time that must pass before an auction is considered closed. Some auction companies allow time extensions on individual lots if bidding is still active (called "staggered closings") and some auction companies elect to have all lots within their entire auction go into extended bidding if any of the auction's lots are still being bid on.
Auctions close in a few different ways. Some auctions close at a set time, pre-determined by the auctioneer. Some auctions have a staggered closing. This will be specified in the auction terms with a start time. The first lot or group of lots will close at the specified time and subsequent lots will close after a certain amount of time has passed, either one by one or in defined groups of lots.
Either of these two types of auctions can also have dynamic or extended bidding. The auction will close only when bidding has stopped for a specified amount of time. If dynamic/extended bidding is active it will be mentioned in the terms and conditions along with the amount of time between bids necessary for an auction to close.
Can items be shipped?
Shipping is available on many auctions, but not all auctions that offer shipping will ship all items. Check in the Auction's Terms & Conditions for shipping costs and availability. Shipping is always at the expense of the buyer. Directions for arranging shipping can usually be found in the Auction Terms & Conditions. Questions can be directed to the Auctioneer or to Leist Auctioneers. Shipping insurance is recommended for all shipped items and must be arranged by the buyer. Leist Auctioneers is not responsible for items damaged during the shipping and handling process.
How do I know I if I've won an auction?
You will receive an invoice via email when you are the winning bidder.
How do I pay for my items?
Payment terms are specified in the auction's terms and conditions.