When you register, be sure to opt in for the newsletter that will keep you informed about upcoming auctions.
You can also enter keywords in the Auction Watch feature on the My Bids page and you will be sent emails whenever those items are listed in an auction.
Tracking Your Favorite Lots
Use the Item Watch feature in the My Bids section to keep track of open auction lots that interest you. A “Watch This Item” link is also found on every bidding page.
Watching the Auction Close
Each lot in an AntiquesYes.com auction is posted to close with at least a one minute interval. Some lots will have a longer interval if the auctioneer thinks there may be extended bidding on that item. To watch the next lot close, first click on View All Items. This will cache all the lots on your hard drive so they will come up quickly each time you access this feature. Use the View All Items function to follow the auction closing sequence.
You can also click on My Page which will take you to your Bid List and Watch List from which you can select a particular lot you want to bring up.
If there is extended bidding on a lot, the next lot will close on time, regardless. Auctioneers will try to allow for this by either adding a minute to the space between closing and/or putting a secondary lot after a primary lot with the thought that different bidders will be focused on different items.
If by chance you find yourself engaged in extended bidding and want to also be at the close of the following item, just open another browser window and work both items simultaneously. One minute is lots of time on the Internet. Sniping bids on eBay go in with less than 5 seconds to spare.
There are 2 types of bids that can be placed: Regular bids and Pledge bids,
A regular bid will advance the price by the pre-set increment. This increment will stay the same of all the bids on a single lot. If the first increment is $10, then the increment will still be $10 even if the bid is at $950. Increments may vary on different lots.
Placing a pledge bid means that you enter the maximum amount you are willing to bid on a lot, and the computer automatically enters bids on your behalf. Initially, the bid will advance one bidding increment. Then, as other bids are placed on the lot (by other bidders), the computer will place bids for you, up to your specified amount.
The auction software will automatically generate an email to you if you are out-bid on any lot. During the last few minutes of the sale, however, bidders should not wait for this email. Instead you should watch the bidding online and advance your bid quickly, if desired.
Remember that if a bid is placed within the final minute the clock will reset for one minute so that bidding can be extended.
Extended Bidding Feature
Auctions at AntiquesYes.com have an anti-sniping feature that eliminates last second bidding in favor of real time head-to-head competition.
The bidding screen for each item displays the number of minutes left to bid and when a bid is placed after "0 minutes" shows on the screen, the clock resets and bidding is extended for one more minute. Thus, you can respond to a last minute bid if you are on your computer when your favorite lot is scheduled to close. Each bid placed during the extended bidding time resets the clock again for an additional 60 seconds.
Therefore, you need to note certain strategies. The clock on AntiquesYes.com auctions does not show seconds. Why? Because you are NOT trying to put in a bid at the “last second”. Why? Because the bidding will be extended for one more minute from the time you enter your bid, so the sooner you enter your bid, the sooner the lot is going to close.
This will twist your competition’s knickers because they won’t know precisely how many seconds remain, and so they will have to declare themselves with another bid, or loose out if they wait too long. Likewise, if they do bid, the clock resets but does not show seconds, so you need to watch the bidding screen and not the clock. Your better strategy is to bid right away as it shortens up the bidding window and forces your competition to bid or give in.
Note that you may also place pledge bids at any time and the computer will continue to bid for you.
Head-to-head bidding is what real auctions are all about, and both buyers and sellers will benefit from this real time competition. Serious auction goers think in terms of “my top bid plus one or two more hits” and this extended bidding feature allows for exactly that. So good luck to everyone and special thanks to all the back-bidders!
Invoicing and Payments
If you bid on an item, you are making a legal agreement to pay that amount, plus a 15% buyers premium, plus postage, insurance and any applicable taxes. Shortly after the end of the auction, you will receive an automatically generated email for each lot you have won. Then, within 2 days, the seller of the auction item (s) through AntiqueYes.com will send you a total auction invoice that will include amounts for the winning lot(s), buyer's premium, shipping and insurance.
Payment options include: PayPal, money orders, personal checks, and credit cards. Each seller will provide specific information. International bidders may be limited to certain payment types so please contact the seller in advance of the auction close for their requirements.
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