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Auction FAQ

What is Proxibid? Proxibid is an online auction bidding service housing hundreds of auctions all across the United States.

How Do I Place A Bid? Visit the Auction page and follow the button to Place Your Bid. Find the item(s) you want to bid on and click the “Bid Now” button next to the item.

What is a Maximum Bid? A Maximum bid allows you to place your highest bid amount right away so you don’t have to keep checking back for counter-bids. If the item’s highest bid exceeds your maximum bid, you will receive an automatic email from Proxibid letting you know.

How Do I Place A Maximum Bid? When you are on Proxibid and the item you want to bid on, click the “Enter a maximum bid” link underneath the “Bid Now” button.  

How Does The Proxibid Lot Closing Timer Work? When the auction lots start closing, the item currently in the final bidding process will have a loading bar. Each time a new bid is placed, the timer will reset to 2 minutes. This allows any other bidders 2 extra minutes to place a counter-bid. Once the 2-minute timer ends, the lot is closed and won by the highest bidder.

How do I know if I won the item? Immediately following the close of the individual item, you will receive an e-mail stating you won that item. Then at the conclusion of the auction, you will be e-mailed an invoice of all of your items purchased.

When do I pick up my purchase? Each auction has its own pickup time window. See the auction’s page for more information on pickup times and special auction details. If you can’t make the auction pickup window, contact the Columbia Auction team for delivery or other pickup options.

What payment methods are accepted? Accepted payments are all major credit cards, cash, or local check with ID.

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