Information for BUYERS

BIDDING IN PERSON

Registration is free and forms can be filled out at the “information & registration” counter where you may also obtain a full colour catalogue with pictures of every item. Once you are registered, you will then be issued a number which allows you to take part in the Auction. We recommend that each registered buyer look through the catalogue and personally inspect each item listed in the auction. Lots marked with “a/f” are to notify prospective buyers that there is a fault or damage to the item/s. Once the auction begins, a photo of the item/s being auctioned will be displayed on the screen above the auctioneer. You may pay for your item/s at any time during the auction at the front counter. There is a buyer’s premium of 11%(including GST), which is added to the final invoice.
We accept the following methods of payment: –
• Cash
• Credit Cards – Visa and Master Card (plus surcharge of 1%)
• Debit Card
Your invoice lists every item you have purchased and will be given to an available porter to collect. Boxes and newspaper for wrapping are available so you may transport your items safely.

Collection of all goods purchased must be carried out within 24 hours of the Auction Date.

ONLINE BIDDING

Island State Antiques Collectables & Estate Auction in-conjunction with Interbid Pty Ltd, now offer Interbid Live, a live online bidding facility. Webcast allows you, the potential buyer to bid live on any lot over the internet using your home or office PC and an internet connection.

The bidding is in real time and bids are placed much in the same way as if you are bidding from the auction floor. The technology incorporated into Interbid Live, has made the system very fast and capable of keeping up with an auction rate of 150 lots per hour.

Webcast is free to use, and comes complete with pictures and catalogue descriptions of each lot offered for sale. The interface is very easy to use, with as few as 2 mouse clicks to place your bid.

Registration must be made a minimum of 24 hours prior to the commencement of the Auction. You will be required to register your full details on line, including drivers licence details. The paddle/bidder number issued to you is a permanent number. You only need to register once and your paddle/bidder number is the number you will use for every auction. The offline demo offered does not require you to register.

Now the fun part, Interbid Live will display a picture, description and bid stack for each lot as it is offered for auction. You are now bidding on-line against other internet bidders and live bidders on the auction floor. As the price rises the bid stack will change to indicate current price, the buyer and your bid limit (if you have placed a bid). Bidders are indicated in the bidstack by either Live Bidder, Net Nxxx (net bidder and number) or Your Bid.

To bid click on the price you wish to bid on the bidstack and you will be asked to confirm the amount by pressings submit. You will need to work fast here, remember you are bidding against other Net Bidders and Live Bidders, so any hesitation could lose you the item. At no time throughout the bidding will the Auctioneer or Webcast Clerk know your maximum bid.

If you have successfully bid and won an item you will receive a message confirming lot number, description and price. Press OK to continue with the rest of the Auction. Once the sale has been completed, you will receive an email confirming all your successful bids and the total invoice amount.

Collection/Shipping is to be arranged by winning bidders.

ABSENTEE BIDDING

If you are unable to attend an Auction but wish to bid on an item you can do so by sending an email to pcbiss@iinet.net.au with your Name, Phone Number, list of lot numbers with brief description of the item/s that you wish to bid on with the minimum and maximum dollar amount that you wish to bid up to. If you are successful you will be contacted at the end of the Auction.

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