Regardless of where you are located, you can now take part in any auction in real time. If you are interested in a lot, you can join in the bidding with a simple click.
You do not need any additional software. A modern browser (Version 10 or later) such as Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Google Chrome is usually sufficient. Java script needs to be activated. A fast internet connection is required.
You can also follow the auction live on your PC speakers and hear what the auctioneer says. Please note that it is possible that the audio signal will be delayed by up to one second. When bidding, please pay attention only to the information shown on the display. We reserve the right to turn off the sound during the auction, e.g. for technical reasons.
In order to be able to bid live, you must be registered and logged in. Please be sure to register as soon as possible. You can do so on our homepage – right at the top of the page where it says “Log in”. After registering successfully, you are free to take part in the live bidding. If you have already registered on our homepage, you can log in with your existing account under “log in”. You do not need to register separately for live bidding.
Your bidder number:
After you have logged in and are on the live bidding page, your bidder number will be shown in the middle of the monitor, e.g.: “You have successfully registered as bidder XXXX.” XXXX is your bidder number and is a number greater than 7000.
Once you have registered successfully, we will provide you with a credit line. Up to the specified limit, this credit line can be used to acquire lots. The credit limit available to you can be found on the right-hand side of the live bidding page in the blue “My Auction” box. Should this credit limit be insufficient for your needs, please contact us via the link “Increase credit” or by telephone. You can also lower the credit line limit yourself. To do so, simply choose the item “Self-defined limits” under “My Auction” and enter your own credit limit.
Every lot is called out individually and, after a short time, the notification “Going”, “Going”, “Gone” or “Not sold” appears for each lot. In order to submit a bid at this stage, you must click on “Submit bid” by the second “Going” at the latest. Please note that there is no specific residual time allotted for bidding and that the “Going”, “Going” ... stage can come very quickly. Owing to the large number of lots, it is possible for a lot to be auctioned very quickly indeed. Please do not wait until the end as you might be used to doing with other online auction houses. Instead, we would ask you to bid in good time when the starting bid is shown.
The amount that must be bid is determined automatically by the system and is shown to you. You cannot change this amount.
You can see very clearly on the monitor whether you have been awarded a lot. You can also see on the monitor if you have been outbid.
Should you have any questions about the technology or the bidding process, please feel free to contact us at +49 (0)211-550 44 16.