How To Bid

How To Bid 2016-11-01T17:03:09+00:00

In-Person Bidding:

During the auction, the auctioneer will announce the lot number and brief description of each lot. If you would like to bid simply raise your bidding card so that the Auctioneer can see and acknowledge your bid. When all of the bidding for a lot is complete, the auctioneer will announce the winning bidder number and the winning bid amount. When you have completed your bidding on the lots you are interested in, return your bid card to the reception window, review your invoice, and make arrangements for payment and pickup. By participating in In-Person Bidding, you agree to our Conditions of Sale.

Telephone Bidding:

To register for a phone bid, complete an Absentee Bid Form and submit this to Nadeau’s Auction in person, email, or fax. Please note that you do not need to enter an amount in the bid section of this form. That field is for absentee bids. In order to be sure your bid is received and entered in time, we request that they be submitted at least 24 hours in advance of an auction. You may send a completed Bid Form by email to info@nadeausauction.com or by faxing it to 860-524-8735. By submitting this form, you agree to our Conditions of Sale and will be registered for the sale.

On the day of auction, a qualified member of our auction team will call you approximately three to five lots before your item is scheduled to be sold. They will confirm with you the item that you are bidding on and the minimum opening bid requirement. The team member will then relay the bidding activity to you and announce your bids to the auctioneer as you request. If you are successful, an invoice will be emailed to you the day of the auction.

To print and fill out the Absentee/Phone Bid form, click here.

Absentee Bidding:

There are several ways that you may submit an Absentee Bid (Left Bid). You may present a completed Absentee Bid Form to our staff during the auction preview, you may place them on our website, or you can email or fax us a completed Absentee Bid Form. By submitting an Absentee Bid, you agree to our Conditions of Sale and will be registered for the sale.

You may send a completed Absentee Bid Form by email to info@nadeausauction.com or by faxing it to 860-524-8735. By submitting this form, you agree to our Conditions of Sale and will be registered for the sale.

When completing your Absentee Bid Form be sure that your bid amount is the maximum amount that you are willing to bid and indicate if you would like to overbid by one increment. One of our experienced staff members will bid competitively for you up to that amount.

To print and fill out the Absentee/Phone Bid form, click here.

Live Online Bidding:

Nadeau’s Auction also runs our auctions on two third party online bidding platforms called Bidsquare and Invaluable. For information on how to bid and buy using these online bidding platforms, please refer to the third party websites. Any absentee bids placed with one of these online bidding platforms are released to Nadeau’s during the time the lot is up for sale and not before. Bids placed in advance of the auction have no timed advantage over those made in real time. The buyer’s premium for bidding on one of these platforms is 25%. By registering to bid on one of our auctions through Bidsquare or Invaluable, you agree to our Conditions of Sale.