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Attending an auction can seem like an overwhelming experience. But that doesn’t mean it has to be. Backes Auctioneers have been conducting auctions for the public for over 40 years and have the knowledge and experience to make your bidding experience a pleasant one. We have compiled a list of tips and tricks to make sure your time at auction is not only enjoyable but also lucrative.

Check Out the Auction Space

Be sure to go ahead of time to look at the auctioned items if available. Make sure you know what pieces are there and make note of the items that grabbed your attention. We recommend either brining a notebook or taking notes in your phone to refer to later.

Know the Rules

Every auction house has different rules and procedures. Be familiar with the rules and terms before you head into an auction. Make note of things such as payment options and buyers fees. The excitement of it all can be overwhelming, so when you get to the auction, also remember to register for a bidder’s card.

Set Your Limit

Declaring how much money you are willing to spend in public can be a new and strange feeling. As you continue to bid higher and higher, excitement and stress begins to build. However, it is important to not let the excitement get you carried away past your spending limit. By knowing exactly how much you want to spend ahead of time, you can make sure to stay within your budget.

Have Cash Ready

Auction houses try to close deals quickly, so having your funds readily available is going to take a lot of time and stress out of your purchase. Whether you are using cash or credit, be sure to note any taxes or buyer’s fees that may be associated with your purchase.

Let go of any worries you may have and enjoy your first auction experience with Backes Auctioneers. With a little planning, you can have a great experience and get the items you want. So if you’re ready, get set, and go bid!


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