BDDW AUCTION RULES

REGISTRATION

  • YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED USER TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR AUCTIONS. TO REGISTER, PLEASE CREATE AN ACCOUNT HERE.
  • YOU MUST PROVIDE A VALID PHONE NUMBER, MAILING ADDRESS, AND EMAIL ADDRESS AT TIME OF REGISTRATION.
  • THE “DISPLAYED USERNAME” YOU CHOOSE DURING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS WILL BE VISIBLE TO THE PUBLIC AND CANNOT BE CHANGED AFTER REGISTRATION.  NO OBSCENE NAMES WILL BE PERMITTED.
  • BDDW RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DEACTIVATE AND/OR BAN ANY ACCOUNT THAT ENGAGES IN ANY OBJECTIONABLE CONDUCT.

BIDDING

  • THIS IS A NO-RESERVE AUCTION THAT PERMITS PROXY BIDDING.  IF YOU ARE UNSURE WHAT EITHER OF THESE TERMS MEAN, PLEASE GO TO OUR FAQ PAGE.
  • ALL LOTS ARE SOLD “AS-IS.”
  • THE OPENING BID FOR EACH LOT IS $10 OR $50.
  • TO PLACE A BID, YOU MUST VISIT THE PAGE OF THE LOT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN, ENTER YOUR BID IN THE SPACE PROVIDED, AND CLICK THE “BID” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.
  • ALL TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST).

PAYMENT

  • *** YOUR BID IS A CONTRACT, IF YOU WIN YOU MUST COMPLETE THE PURCHASE. IF YOU FAIL TO COMPLETE THE TRANSACTION, YOU WILL BE BANNED FROM ALL BDDW AUCTIONS IN THE FUTURE. ***
  • ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN 72 HOURS.
  • PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOU WIN ON OUR SITE WITH ANY MAJOR CREDIT CARD.
  • IF YOU REQUIRE OTHER METHODS OF PAYMENT (I.E., WIRE/ACH TRANSFER/ETC), PLEASE CONTACT US AT AUCTION@BDDW.COM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO COORDINATE SUCH PAYMENT.

SHIPPING

  • *** PLEASE BE AWARE OF COVID-19 DELAYS ***
  • SEE THE SHIPPING PAGE FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.

CONTACT US

  • PLEASE EMAIL AUCTION@BDDW.COM IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO OUR EMAIL LIST! HAPPY BIDDING!

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 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, THE 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 AT ITS SCHEDULED TIME, 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@BDDW.COM.  AN ACTUAL HUMAN WILL RESPOND TO EVERY EMAIL RECEIVED IN A TIMELY FASHION!