To search through our available auctions, simply select the "Auctions" tab at the top of the page and then "All Auctions" from the dropdown.
The All Auctions page will show you all upcoming auctions on our site. You can filter the results to something more specific using the available filters to the left of the page under "Refine your search". Our search filters are easy to use and self explanatory. However, in case you have any questions on the different filters, explanations for each filter has been listed below.
The first filter available is to filter by auctioneer. You can narrow down the search results to reveal only auctions by a specific auctioneer. There is the option to either type in the auctioneer that you are looking for, or to select them from the list.
By Primary Category
To search by Primary Category, you must first expand the filter by clicking the blue plus sign.
Once the filter has been expanded, you will be able to see all of the primary categories available. The Primary Category is the main category that is used for the lots in an auction. Ex: If there are 300 lots in an auction and 200 of them are Metalworking while 100 of them are Industrial & commercial, the Primary Category is Metalworking.
Searching by category is similar to searching by Primary category. However, this will show any auction that has at least one lot falling under your preferred category.
By Auction Status
When searching for an auction the default results will show the current/upcoming auctions. If you are looking for an auction that has already ended, you would find it under the past auctions.
By Auction Type
There are three main auction types that you will run into. When searching you can choose what type of auctions you would like to view. This is a useful filter if you have a preferred auction type.
Timed online - Timed online auctions take place over a certain period of time. When bidding in this type of auction you are bidding against other bidders until the time runs out on a lot. There is no audio or video availability with this type.
Related article: How do I bid in a timed online auction?
Live webcast - Live webcast auctions start at a certain time set by the auctioneer. During live auctions there is an auction taking place in person and online. This means that there will be room bidders and online bidders bidding against one another. These auctions have audio and video availability that the auctioneers may utilize to enhance your bidding experience.
Related article: How do I bid in a live webcast auction?
Catalog only - Catalog auctions are unlike any other auctions on our site. These auctions are posted simply for informational purposes. To participate, more likely then not, you will need to go to the auctioneers website and bid directly with them. The exact options for bidding would be left in the important information for the auction.
Related article - What is a 'catalog only' auction?
When looking for an auction to participate in you may want to narrow the search down to a specific country. We all know how expensive rigging, removal or delivery can be if it's from a different country. This filter will allow you to only see auctions in the country of your choosing.
As well as searching by country, you can also narrow down to a specific state/province. There are two options available to be used to narrow down the search. You can either type in the name of the state/province, or select the desired state/province from the list provided.
You may have a specific association you prefer to stick to when it comes to bidding online. To accommodate this preference, we've added a filter to go by association. This will narrow the results to just auctions that are with an auctioneer that is part of the association of your choice.
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