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Placing a Bid

You have to be registered to bid online.

Placing a Pre-bid or Online bid is simple!

    1. Carefully view each listing  
    2. Enter Your bid, and click place bid button.
    3. Review & Confirm your bid 
    4. When the live or online Auction ends, you'll receive an email indicating whether you've won the item.

What is a Max Bid?

Max bidding is a way of ensuring you're always getting the best deal. When you place a max bid, you enter the maximum amount you are willing to pay for that item. This amount will always be kept secret. Whenever someone else places a bid, our auction software will automatically enter the lowest possible bid for you, up to your maximum bid.

Please note both you instant bid & max bid are carried through to the live auction. Max bidding makes bidding on auctions easier and less time-consuming for buyers.

Pre-Sale Bidding

Pre-sale bidding enables competitive bidding in real time prior to the commencement of the physical auction. When the presale bidding closes the highest bids are carried through into the live auction.

Only Successful Pre-bidders will be notified the day after the live Auction Via Email!

Payments & Collections

If you are the winning bidder on an online auction, you must pay & Collect your goods 72hrs after making the winning bid:

  • The winning bid amount;
  • The buyers premium;
  • Any Delivery fee’s agreed to;
  • Storage fee’s if item or collection goes uncollected; 

Your invoice will have your combined bids including the buyers premium & any other charges attached.

For direct deposits please use account information provided on your invoice.

Within our facility, we accept the following: 

Cash, EFTPOS, Visa and MasterCard ( Credit Card payments have a 1.6% surcharge) 

Storage Fees Will be charged for uncollected items. (Charged at $5 per day)

Your Obligations as a bidder

Remember: When you place a bid you are entering a legally binding contract do not bid unless you are willing and able to pay for it. See our Terms & conditions for more information 

Why the estimates

Each lot is given a low and high estimate, representing the opinion of The Auction Barn about the range in which the lot might sell at auction. Estimates are based on the examination of an item and recent auction records of comparable pieces, an estimate provides prospective buyers with an important preliminary guide to value and is generally the basis for establishing the reserve price.


The reserve price is the confidential minimum price agreed upon between the consignor and The Auction Barn. If bidding ends before the reserve is reached, the item will not be sold. The Auction Barn will however put forth your offer to the consignor. If the offer is accepted bidders will be notified via email.

Buyers Premium

What is a buyer’s premium? 

Buyer’s premium is a fee charged by the Auction Barn added to the winning bid price. This is paid to the Auction Barn as the auctioneer’s fee. The Buyers premium may vary on each Auction. 


(Final Bid Price $100 + Premium 19.5% =  $119.50


Buyers should carefully inspect items and satisfy themselves with the condition of each lot prior to bidding. Attention is drawn to the terms of conditions, for full terms and conditions click here


Available & Recommended 

If you cannot inspect the item physically but need more information you can ask a question online and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can Visit our Warehouse at 9 Wiluna Street Fyshwick for inspection and testing

Monday 9am-5pm

Tuesday 9am-5pm

Wednesday 9am-5pm

Thursday 9am-5pm

Friday 9am-5pm

Saturday 9am-3pm