Bidding Guide - Global Auctioneers

If you are looking for incredible home goods and decor deals, look no further! We have the ultimate guide to registering and bidding at our weekly timed auctions. With everything from furniture to kitchenware to bedding, tools, electronics, and more available at discounted prices, we want our customers to feel confident in what bidding at auction is, how it works, and how you can be a savvy shopper.

We’re here to share our insider tips on navigating the registration process and placing winning bids like a pro. Follow our foolproof steps in this guide to save big while sprucing up your home. Let’s get started!

Create an account. It’s free and easy!

Simply navigate to our registration page following the “register now” button or click this link

Fill in your email address, and create a secure password. Your password should be between 8 and 64 characters and contain lowercase, uppercase, number, and special character (e.g. % & *)

decide if you want to opt into auction updates, and hit the sign-up button. it’s as simple as that. Our platform is powered by, a leading trusted platform that connects auction houses with millions of bidders annually.

Browse our auctions

now you’re signed up, you should get a confirmation email. Head over to our All Auctions page, and you’ll see our current sales.

If you know what you’re looking for, use the search box at the top of any auction page.

You can also browse through our categories using “Browse By Category” at the top of any page. Use the filters on the left of the screen to hone your search.

You can add items you’re interested in into your Watch List to view them all together in your account.

Register To Bid

If you’ve found an auction with items you wish to bid on, you need to register to participate in that auction. Don’t worry; it’s simple if you have an account; all you need to do is register.

click on the auction you wish to register for, and on the right-hand side, click the. blue ‘register to bid’ button

sign into your account

at the bottom of the page, you will be asked to enter your name, card details, and telephone number. You will not be billed unless you win a bid, but you cannot bid at an online auction unless you have a valid payment method in place.

Place Your Bids

Once you’ve successfully registered for the auction, the exciting part begins – placing your bids. Peruse through the lots and when you find an item you wish to bid on, click on it to view the details. Each lot will provide information including photos, descriptions, and the current bid amount.

To place a bid, enter your bid, or even a maximum bid into the corresponding field. If you place a maximum bid, Our secure system will then bid incrementally on your behalf, up to your specified limit, ensuring you remain the highest bidder until your maximum is reached. Remember that all winning bids will attract an additional buyer’s premium as specified in the auction terms and conditions.

Watch your bids closely. Auctions can be fast-paced, and it’s crucial to monitor the progress in case you need to increase your maximum limit. Once the auction closes, you will receive email notifications if you are outbid or if you are the winning bidder.

If You Win!

In timed auctions, we’ll email you if someone bids more than you so you can increase your max bid. Keep an eye on your inbox so you don’t end up losing. if you are outbid it is often by a fraction, so get back in and give it another go!

You can keep track of all your wins by logging in to your account Once the win is verified, the auctioneer will send you an invoice with details of your items and any further information about collection or delivery.

Information on collection and delivery can be found here on our website

Bidding in Person

To bid in person, you will need to register for and collect a numbered paddle from the Sales Office. Please remember to bring some proof of identities, such as a driving license, utility bill or passport. If you are a first-time bidder, you will be asked to fill in a form in which you will be asked for your address, telephone number, and email address, date of birth and signature in order to create your account. If you are bidding on behalf of a third party, you will need to provide us with a letter from that person authorising you to do so.

To place your bid simply raise your paddle until the Auctioneer acknowledges you. You will know when your bid has been acknowledged, the auctioneer will not mistake a random gesture as a bid. The bidding increments are decided by the Auctioneer, and will usually not exceed 10% of the previous bid. The Auctioneer will take increasing bids on each lot until only one bidder remains. The final bidder wins and purchases the lot. 

Bidding Online

If you would like to bid online, simply go to the Auction on which you would like to bid, follow the links provided and start bidding. 

Buyer’s Premium, Tax and Internet Surcharge 

Global Auctioneers’ Internet Surcharge, taxes and buyers premiums will be payable on successful bids.

Making Payment

You may pay cash up to the limit of £5,000. We accept VISA and MasterCard (subject to certain restrictions). We also accept bank transfers, sort code and account number will be on your invoice. You should pay for your purchase before the given deadlines after the Auctions by going to the Sales Office. Payments must come from the invoiced party only. Global Auctioneers is unable to accept any third-party payments. 

Terms and Conditions 

All prospective buyers are reminded that they are bound by Global Auctioneers’ conditions of business, all details can be found at the front of your catalogues. 

Our online and live auctions feature brand new boxed and unboxed items and retail returns. Lots can include ex-display, returns, second-hand goods and damaged items. Lots are SOLD AS SEEN without any guarantees.  

Please be advised that we DO NOT test electrical items. Public viewing is available prior to the auction and highly recommended. We encourage all of our customers to view any item they intend to bid on. 

If you are unable to view a particular lot you are interested in, we offer a full appraisal service by email at

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