Maximum Bid/ Pre-Bid

Before the live auction we offer you to place your max bid

Instead of incrementally bidding in a live auction, you can use the maximum bid feature. This represents the absolute highest price you are willing to pay for a lot.

You should determine beforehand the most you are willing to pay for an item and our system will act as a proxy bidder in your absence during a live auction. Incremental bids will automatically be placed on your behalf, beginning at the lowest increment, and without going higher than your maximum bid.

If you get outbid by another client, you’ll be notified via email or push notifications in order to give you the opportunity to increase your bid.

If two different bidders enter the same maximum bid, we will prioritize the bid which was entered first.

The maximum bid does not determine the sum you will pay - just the limit of what you are ready to pay.

This solution is good if:

  • You can not participate in the live auction 
  • You want to protect yourself from issues in case the internet connection drops during the live auction

Live Bidding

During the live auction you can place real-time bids for the open lot

You can participate in the auction online, in the room, by telephone or by placing a maximum bid in advance.

Live bids are accepted only for the open lot, from the moment it opens and until it is closed (sold or passed) by the auctioneer. The open lot is marked "LIVE" on the right-hand menu of the live auction.

The live auction link is available on the auction page from 1 hour before the start of the auction. You will be notified as soon as it appears on the auction page.

To place a live bid, simply click the active button on the open lot page. The button will stop being active while your bid is the highest, so, you can't outbid yourself.

You can change your maximum bid for the lots that haven't opened yet during the live auction.

To change your maximum bid during a live auction, select the lot on the right-hand menu and confirm your new maximum bid. You can navigate through lots any time during the live auction.

For Assistance with Registration & Bidding

Phone: +41 44 298 11 44

Please contact Ineichen’s specialists if you need any assistance with registration and bidding