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How To Bid

Step # 1 - Registration

Registration with our website is simple. Please click HERE to fill out our new bidder registration form.

Once you register with RestaurantAuctions.com you will receive your bidder number via an automatically generated email to your email address on file. Use your email address and password to login to the system.

Step # 2 - Entering the Auction

You will now be able to enter an auction and submit bids on items you want to purchase. Please go to our homepage and you will see all of our current auctions listed. Look for the "enter auction" button or you can click on the name of the auction to enter the sale.

Step #3 - Placing Bids

Now it's time to submit your bids.

There are 2 spaces to put your bids - "your bid" and "your maximum". The "your bid" field is where you must enter the next bid required.

For example: If an item is currently bid to $5 and the next bid required shows $6 you must put $6 as "your bid". The dollar sign is not necessary - just enter "6".

The "your maximum" feature is for max-bids. A max bid is useful when you won't be able to watch the auction while it's ending or you're bidding on more then one item. This will allow you to put the maximum dollar amount you are willing to spend.

Here is an example: If an item is currently bid to $100 and you are willing to spend $1,000 you can put the next bid required amount in and then also put "1000" in the "your maximum" text box. If another bidder bids the item up to $600. you will win the item for $625.00. A bidder would have to bid $1,100 to out bid you. Please feel free to call if you have questions about any bidding.

You must click on the check box to agree to terms of the auction. When you are finished, click SUBMIT and you will be taken to an updated screen showing the current bid status.

Step # 4 - After the Auction is completed

Auctions usually end 3 items per minute and there is also an auto-extend feature. This means that if a bid is placed within the last 3 minutes that item will be auto-extended to allow time for bidders to put bids in. When the auction is ending it is wise to use the refresh button at least 2x per minute. This will ensure you know if you get outbid on an item or not.

Shortly after the last item in the auction is completed you will get an automatically generated email from our server with your invoice. This invoice will give you details on the items you have purchased along with important information regarding the pickup time and location. If you have any questions you can reply to this email or you can call our office directly.

If you need to setup shipping or storage please make sure to contact us as soon as possible so we can assist you. If an auction is based "on-site" and not in our warehouse there may be additional fees for dismantling and loading items into our trucks. After 14 days if arrangements have not been made your items will be considered abandoned.

If at any time you have any questions you can send us an email on our Contact Us page.

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