THE MOST IMPORTANT AUCTION RULES:

1. ALL WINNING BIDS MUST BE PAID WITHIN 72 HOURS OF THE END OF AUCTION.

FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN FORFEITURE OF YOUR WON LOTS AND SUSPENSION OF YOUR ACCOUNT.

2. BIDS CANNOT BE RETRACTED.

THE ONLY WAY A BID CAN BE CANCELED IS FOR US TO DELETE THE LOT FROM THE AUCTION. THIS IS UNFAIR TO OTHER BIDDERS, PLEASE BID CAREFULLY. CARELESS OR RECKLESS BIDDING COULD RESULT IN YOUR ACCOUNT BEING SUSPENDED.

3. ALL WON LOTS MUST BE REMOVED FROM OUR POSSESSION WITHIN 30 DAYS.

WINNING BIDDERS MUST MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH BDDW TO STORE WON LOT(S) PAST 30 DAYS. FEES MAY APPLY, SEE INFO.

 

*** UPDATED RULES ***

EVEN IF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH OUR AUCTIONS PLEASE NOTE THESE CHANGES:

  • ALL BDDW AUCTION WINNERS MUST REMOVE THEIR LOT(S) FROM OUR POSSESSION WITHIN 30 DAYS OR STORAGE FEES MAY APPLY, UNLESS OTHERWISE COMMUNICATED TO A BDDW REPRESENTATIVE. WINNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING CURRENT EMAIL AND PHONE NUMBERS CONTACTS WITH BDDW AUCTIONS. IF A WINNER IS UNRESPONSIVE AFTER 30 DAYS AND/OR STORAGE FEES ARE IN ARREARS, THE WINNER WILL FORFEIT ITEM(S) AND SAID ITEM(S) WILL BECOME THE POSSESSION OF BDDW AUCTIONS ONCE AGAIN.
  • STORAGE FEES ARE CALCULATED AS THE FOOTPRINT OF THE PIECE PLUS 24in OF WALKING SPACE AROUND IT, CHARGED AS $5 PER SQUARE FOOT A MONTH. EXAMPLE: 2ft X 5ft COFFEE TABLE WOULD BE 54 SQUARE FEET (6ft x 9ft) = $270 PER MONTH IN STORAGE FEES.

SHIPPING

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  • SEE THE SHIPPING PAGE FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.

CONTACT US

  • PLEASE EMAIL AUCTION@BDDWAUCTIONS.COM IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO OUR EMAIL LIST! HAPPY BIDDING!
  • YOU CAN ALSO CALL US DIRECTLY AT 215-825-5756 IF YOU HAVE A TIMELY QUESTION.

FAQ

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THE AUCTION?
GO TO BDDWAUCTIONS.COM, COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM, SUBMIT INFORMATION AND LASTLY CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR A REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION EMAIL AND CLICK THE VERIFICATION LINK

I THOUGHT I REGISTERED, BUT I STILL AM UNABLE TO LOG IN, WHY?
YOU MUST CLICK THE VERIFICATION LINK IN THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL SENT AFTER YOU REGISTERED BEFORE YOUR ACCOUNT IS FULLY ACTIVE.

HOW CAN I BE NOTIFIED FOR FUTURE AUCTIONS?
YOU CAN EITHER JOIN MAILING LIST AND COMPLETE THE SHORT FORM OR FOLLOW OUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT @BDDW_ETC

AUCTION QUESTIONS

WHAT IS A “NO-RESERVE” AUCTION?
A NO-RESERVE AUCTION IS AN AUCTION IN WHICH THE ITEM WILL SELL REGARDLESS OF FINAL SALE PRICE. 

WHAT IS “PROXY” BIDDING?
PROXY BIDDING IS WHEN BIDDERS HAVE THE OPTION TO SET A MAXIMUM PRICE THAT THEY WOULD BE WILLING TO PAY FOR AN ITEM AND THEN ALLOW THE BIDDING SYSTEM TO AUTOMATICALLY BID FOR THEM BY THE PREDETERMINED BID INCREMENT (TYPICALLY $10, $25, OR $50 INCREMENTS) UNTIL SOMEONE PLACES A HIGHER BID THAN THEIR MAXIMUM.  

CAN YOU GIVE ME AN EXAMPLE ON HOW PROXY BIDDING WORKS?
IF THE CURRENT HIGH BID ON AN ITEM IS $500 AND YOU PLACE A MAXIMUM BID OF $1000, YOUR CURRENT HIGH BID VISIBLE TO THE PUBLIC WILL ONLY BE $510 AND THE COMPUTER WILL AUTOMATICALLY INCREASE YOUR BID UNLESS/UNTIL ANOTHER BIDDER PLACES A HIGHER MAXIMUM BID. IN THE ABOVE EXAMPLE, IF NO OTHER BIDS ARE RECEIVED, THE WINNING BIDDER WILL WIN THE LOT FOR $510 EVEN THOUGH THEIR ACTUAL “MAXIMUM” BID WAS $1000. 

I WAS LISTED AS THE CURRENT HIGH BIDDER ON A LOT UNTIL IT CLOSED, BUT SOMEONE ELSE WAS DECLARED THE WINNER AFTER, HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN?
FREQUENTLY, EXPERIENCED BIDDERS WILL ENGAGE IN A COMMON BIDDING PRACTICE KNOWN AS “SNIPING,” WHEREBY THE BIDDER WILL PLACE THEIR HIGHEST MAXIMUM BID AT THE LAST SECOND IN HOPES OF WINNING THE LOT AT THE EXACT TIME IT CLOSES AND BEFORE ANYONE ELSE HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO OUTBID THEM.  FOR THIS REASON, BIDDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT THEIR TRUE MAXIMUM BIDS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.

WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF I AM OUTBID?
YES, EMAILS ARE AUTOMATICALLY SENT AS SOON AS BIDS ARE PLACED.

HOW IS THE BIDDING PROCESS VERIFIED?
WE KEEP TIMESTAMPED RECORDS OF WHEN EACH BID IS RECORDED.

HOW WILL I KNOW I WON?
ONCE A LOT CLOSES, THE WINNING BIDDER AND WINNING BID WILL BE DISPLAYED ON EACH LOT PAGE. YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE EMAIL CONFIRMATION THAT YOU WON.

PAYMENT QUESTIONS

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO PAY?
PAYMENT MUST BE SUBMITTED WITHIN 72 HOURS OF THE FINAL LOTS CLOSING. IF YOU ARE BIDDING ON MULTIPLE LOTS, YOU ARE ABLE TO PAY FOR ALL LOTS AT ONCE.

RANDOM QUESTIONS

ARE BDDW EMPLOYEES ALLOWED TO BID IN THE AUCTION?
NO, AS MUCH AS THEY MAY WANT TO, BDDW EMPLOYEES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BID.

I HAVE A QUESTION THAT IS NOT ADDRESSED HERE!
WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU, PLEASE EMAIL US AT AUCTION@BDDWAUCTIONS.COM.  AN ACTUAL HUMAN WILL RESPOND TO EVERY EMAIL RECEIVED IN A TIMELY FASHION!