Bidder Features

LiveAuctioneers gives you the chance to attend auctions all over the world online. Leave an absentee bid or compete in real-time with floor bidders for auction lots. You can also choose to watch our live broadcast of the event without participating…a hypnotic experience!

Bid Live

Bid live from any Internet-connected computer or via our mobile apps in real time as the auction is taking place. Thousands of items are offered for live bidding by Auctioneers around the world.

Leave a Bid

If you’re unavailable to participate during the live auction, leave a bid prior to the live event and you will still be in the action with your competitive bids. Your bid remains anonymous until the sale is taking place. Our Secure Bidder Network system will execute your bid once the auction goes live, attempting to execute the transaction at the lowest price possible.

Watch Live…

If you are not yet ready to bid but would like to watch any of the auction competition live, you can open as many windows as you like—even checking out 3–5 auctions at the same time!

…And Look for the Red Videocamera Icon

Some Auctioneers provide audio and/or video feed, so you can REALLY get immersed. These are denoted by a red videocamera symbol on the homepage.

To prepare for the auction, you may want to use the following tools:

Bidder Dashboard

All your live bidding activity at your fingertips. Shows you all the auctions you’re currently signed up to participate in, bids you have placed and items you saved, allowing you to easily manage multiple bids.

Online Catalogs & Images

Find full catalogs online including complete descriptions, images (at least one, and often several), estimates and more.

Auction Results Database

Free access to 12.5 million auction results illustrated by 60 million images means the ability to establish a value for items in your collection so you can buy smarter.


Set these so you are notified when similar items to those that interest you are added to the database.

Email To A Friend

This lets you notify anyone when an item they collect, or you find interesting, becomes available for sale.

Ask Auctioneer a Question

Request more information on a specific item, inquire about your approval status and more.

Help Links

Answers to questions related to the live online bidding process using pictorial descriptions of key processes.

Get in on the auction with LiveAuctioneers. Happy Bidding!
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