How It Works

  • Important
    • Live Only Bidding – High Speed Internet Required
    • Absentee/Pre-bidding is always allowed and encouraged. Technology is a great tool but not always our friend. Worried about your Internet failing? Get your bids in early. Can’t make the sale? Place your absentee bid online. Can anyone see my max bid? NO! The system will automatically bid for you at the next set increment against other bidders but not past your max bid. However, you can still be online live just incase the item happens to go past your max bid and you choose to bid again. At that point, you click to bid. It’s really pretty simple!

 

  • Just want to watch? Not Bid!
    • That’s great! Click Current Auctions. Then when the sale goes live, don’t register to bid. Click “Bid Live” button in the bottom right corner of the sale.

 

How it works Step 1

 

  • To open the video, click “Live Audio/Video” then click on the square in the bottom right corner to have full screen. Please note: Depending on where our webcast auctions are depends on how well our video is. Internet service depicts the video. We can’t fully control how well the video is displayed.

How it Works Step 2

 

  • REGISTER TO BID
    • Step 1 – Scroll to find the sale you are interested in. Click “Register to Bid”

 

How it Works Step 3

 

  • Step 2 – Login – If you don’t already have an account, click “New Bidder”. If you forgot your password, choose “forgot your password”.

 

How it Works Step 4

 

  • Step 3 – You will need to provide your contact information including a credit card. Your credit card will be charged a $1 fee for authorization but credited back once authorized. Read & Accept the Sale Terms & Conditions then submit your registration. For most sales once registered to bid, your spending limit is set to zero. To get your limit increased, you will need to email a copy of your drivers license and a notarized verification of funds from your bank to mmauctionservices@gmail.com. Your spending limit will be raised when both items are received. Watch your email closely for instructions. Check your email spam folder directly after registering. Every individual sale has their own terms and conditions. Please read them before accepting them and becoming an online bidder.

 

How it Works Step 5

 

  • TIME TO BID
    • Step 1 – Click on “View Catalog” to place absentee/pre-bids or click “Bid Live” to bid live. The bid live button will not appear until auction is live.

 

How it Works Step 6

 

  • PRE-BIDDING
    • Absentee/Pre-bidding online is always allowed and encouraged. Technology is a great tool but not always our friend. Worried about your internet failing?! Get your bids in early. Can’t make the sale? Place your pre-bid online. Our system will bid automatically for you at the next increment up to your maximum bid if need be. You can always join online when the sale goes live.

 

  • Step 1 – Click on “View Catalog” and find the lot you want to bid on.

 

How it Works Step 7

 

  • Step 2 – Click the title of the lot to get more information and maybe even a video to watch. Note: You can bid from this page without opening the item.

 

How it Works Step 8

 

  • Step 3 – Enter the next allowed minimum bid or your maximum bid and click “Confirm Bid”.

 

How it Works Step 9

  • Step 4 – Enter a new max bid to increase your bid. Remember: you are not able to decrease it, only admin of MM Auctions can do so. Note: Bids can NOT be retracted/deleted within 2 hours of sale going LIVE.

 

  • Step 5 –Winning will show on the lots you are winning and those lots will be highlighted in green.

 

How it Works Step 10

  • Step 6 – Click the star in the bottom right just to watch the lot. You will be notified when bids are placed or item goes live.

 

How it Works Step 11a    How it Works Step 11b

 

 

  • LIVE BIDDING
    • Step 1 – High Speed Internet Required by the bidder.

 

  • Step 2 – At least 30 minutes before sale start time, Click “Bid Live” in the bottom right corner of the sale you are interested in. This gives you time to get into the sale and explore (test audio/video).

 

 

How it Works Step 12

 

 

  • Step 4 – 5 – 6 –  Click “Live Audio/Video” to start the video. Click in the “Send a message to the auctioneer” if need be (important only). Click the blue “Bid” button once to bid. Note: the asking price on the bid button but subject to change at any time.

 

How it Works Step 13

 

  • Step 7 – After you click once to bid, you will see winning under the bid button if you are winning the bid. If you don’t see winning under the bid button, a floor bid beat you and you need to click once to bid again.

 

How it Works Step 14

 

  • Step 8 – Enlarge video if need be. When you mouse over the video screen, click on the square in the bottom right hand corner for full screen video. Please note: Depending on where our webcast auctions are depends on how well our video is. Internet service depicts the video. We can’t fully control how well the video is displayed, only the bidding.

 

How it Works Step 15

 

  • Step 9 – Bid High & Bid Often to get what you need. Good luck!