Before bidding, read the Terms and Conditions very carefully so that you know what to expect regarding bidding, payment, removal of your items, and a number of other important details. This Frequently Asked Questions section may also provide the answers to many of your questions.
Our most important word of advice is that you should thoroughly preview the items you are planning to bid on, know the most you are willing to spend, and have a way of getting your purchases home before you start bidding. Once you have bid on an item and won it, you own it. If you have not previewed or have paid more than you planned, you will still be expected to honor your bid and remove your items promptly.
Just be sure to know what you are buying and pay only what you think it’s worth, and you will be an expert bidder in no time at all.
If you are a first time bidder with Mr Bid Auctions, you have to create an account in order to register for any of our Auctions, this is a free one-time process in order to get a username and password to bid online. Once you have created an account for online bidding, you must register for the specific auction you are looking to participate in, which includes agreeing to the Terms and Conditions and in some cases entering a valid credit card as they vary from auction to auction. Once registered, you are then able to place bids online.
Mr Bid Auctions is located at 722 South Liberty Street, Muncie, Indiana 47305
At the completion of the auction, you will receive an invoice email. The email will contain a link for you to set an estimated pickup time. You should read the auction details prior to bidding to ensure you are able to pickup your winnings at the location of the sale and during the dates and times offered.
You must be registered for an auction before you will receive a text stating the auction is open for bidding or the auction is closing and you must have your number entered exactly as stated below.
1. Log in with your user name and password
2. Click on Account at the Top Right
3. In the Mobile Number box type in your telephone number without dashes - It must have the +1 at the beginning. Example +12223334444
4. Click the box next to Receives SMS - a checkmark should be visible
5. Click update at the bottom left
You will need to register for each auction as soon as it's posted in order to receive the notifications. The service will only text you if you register for the each auction.
The buyer premium is a set percentage added to the end of an invoice. For instance if the buyer premium is 18% and your purchase price is $100.00 then your total for the sale is $118.00 plus tax (if tax is applicable).
Mr Bid Auctions charges a buyer premium. Please read the auction details to find out the buyer premium for each auction.
A Preview is a free public showing of property to be auctioned. The Preview is an opportunity for buyers to closely examine individual items prior to the auction. For many of the Off-Site Online Only auctions preview is online only. On some rare occasions there will be a live preview for a Off-Site Online Only Auction. Information about Preview is available within each auction posted.
Yes, please include their name and phone number on the calendar appointment link. You should also provide them with a copy of your invoice to show auction staff during pickup.
Yes, when you click the bid button and place a bid above the current bid by a few dollars, you will receive an alert similar to the one below. You choose whether to place a bid or raise a bid. The alert (example) below explains the difference.
Your current bid: USD $1
Your maximum bid: USD $4
You have placed a maximum bid of USD $4. Are you sure you want to bid this amount?
By clicking "Place Bid", you will submit a bid for USD $1 plus 18% Buyer's Premium (USD $0.18) = USD $1.18 and the system will bid on your behalf up to your maximum amount of USD $4.
By clicking "Raise to USD $4 " you will instantly raise your bid to your maximum bid of USD $4 plus 18% Buyer's Premium (USD $0.72) = USD $4.72.
By doing so, you are entering a legally binding contract.