Online Bidding Instructions

How Do I Place a Bid on an Online Auction Item?

  • Click the "Online Auction" category in the left menu bar
  • Click on the image or title of the item to view the details and bid box
  • Enter a value in the bid box which equals or exceeds the suggested next bid
  • Click "Submit Online Bid." If you have not already signed-in, you will be prompted for your last name and password.
You will then see your bid in the current bid box and a confirmation message that you are the top bidder. MaestroWeb will automatically update the current bid information and time remaining every minute.

How Can I Determine Whether I Still Have the Top Bid?

Please click the My Bids link near the top right of the screen to display all your bids. If any of your bids are still the highest, they will be highlighted in red. You can also see a summary of the highest bid for each online auction item by selecting the "Top_Bids" report. You'll also find a complete list of bids for a particular item by clicking the "Bid History" link adjacent to the "Number of Bids" heading on the corresponding Item Details page.

What is the "Buy Now" Link For?

Some of the online auction items may have a "Buy Now" link and corresponding premium purchase price in the bid box. If you click this "Buy Now" link, you'll immediately purchase the item at that price.

When is the Auction Finished?

The time remaining for any item is always displayed in the top right-hand corner of the corresponding bid box.

What Happens When the Auction is Finished?

When the auction is finished, all purchased items will automatically indicate that they've been "SOLD". If you are the lucky top bidder for any item(s), you will receive an email confirmation with pick-up and payment instructions.