First, understand the type of auction you are participating in: auctions can be absolute, reserve, or on approval. Make sure to review the complete terms and conditions of the sale when you register and ask questions while you sign up. You will want to arrive early to register and preview the items at live auctions and make time to view online auction inventory during the assigned preview schedules. Do your research before it’s time to bid, once the hammer falls and the auctioneer says SOLD, it’s awarded by the auctioneer to the bidder that he or she noted and had the bid. It’s hard to keep up with the bids if you are trying to google a value during the auction. We are glad to have you come out and just watch our auctions, it’s a great way to get experience so you are at ease when it’s your time to bid!