Kodner offers a variety of bidding methods to suit your individual buying preferences including gallery bidding or on-line bidding. Gallery bidding includes live in-person bidding, absentee bidding and phone bidding. On-line bidding is available at one of our four internet bidding platforms, LiveAuctioneers, Bidsquare, Invaluable and The Saleroom. Whichever method of bidding you choose please first review the items of interest to you, check the catalog description, condition report and estimate. Review our on-line photos. Kodner invites you to preview auction items at the gallery the week preceding the auction where you can examine the items first hand and ask questions of our staff. Additional condition reports may be requested on-line using the Kodner Condition Report Form or by phoning the gallery.
Remember items sold at auction are sold “As IS-Where-Is”. It is the bidder’s responsibility to satisfy herself of the condition of items prior to bidding. All Kodner sales are governed by our Terms and Conditions. Please fully read and understand the Terms and Conditions prior to placing any bids. When registering to bid or submitting a bidder registration form you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. Any questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning the gallery at 954-925-2550.
Regardless of the method of bidding the first step is to register to bid. Gallery bidders can register in person at the gallery. Bidders can also register using the Bidder Registration Form or by phoning the gallery. You will be assigned a bidder number. In-person gallery bidders will receive a bidder card to use during the auction. Proof of identity and credit information is required when first time bidders register.
To register on one of the on-line bidding platforms please follow the bidder registration procedures you will find at each site. Links to each bidding platform are embedded in the logo for each site at the Kodner home page.
Live In-Person Gallery Bidding.
Attend the auction. After registering as a bidder a bidder number will be assigned to you. You will be given a bidder card with your bidder number. When bidding on an item hold your bidder card or hand up so the auctioneer can recognize and acknowledge your bid. Be aware of competing bids called out by the auctioneer. Competing bids may come from other gallery, absentee, phone or internet bidders. If you are the successful bidder the auctioneer will announce the item is “sold to buyer X”. You will be asked to show your bidder number to the auctioneer.
An absentee or left bid is a fixed amount bid left with the gallery for execution by the auctioneer. As with in-person gallery bidding you must first register to bid as though you are bidding in person either by registering at the gallery, using the on-line Bidder Registration Form or by phoning the gallery. The auctioneer will bid for you up to your left bid. You may elect to leave a bid “plus one” which allows the auctioneer to bid one increment higher than your left bid so that in the event of a tying bid your “plus one” bid will prevail. Absentee bids registration will be accepted up to 4:00 pm EST on the day of the auction.
A gallery representative will act as your proxy during the auction to execute your bid. You must first register to bid as though you are bidding in person either by registering at the gallery, using the on-line bidder Bidder Registration Form or by phoning the gallery. The gallery representative will call you several lots prior the lot you have requested to phone bid. The representative will advise you of the competing bids and ask if you want to bid. Remember auction bidding is fast paced and you must be prepared to act. Know in advance what the maximum you intend to bid. Be decisive. Phone bid registration will be accepted up to 4:00 pm EST on the day of the auction.
In each case of gallery bidding remember in addition to the hammer price a 21% buyer’s premium and applicable sales tax will be added. The gallery offers shipping or we can refer you to one of our third party shippers. When checking out after the auction present your bidder number and you will receive an invoice for the items you successful bid showing hammer price and buyer’s premium (sales tax and shipping as applicable). Phone and absentee bidders will receive an email invoice. Cash, personal check, cashier’s check, wire transfer or major credit card (invoices less than $1,000) are accepted as payment. Payment is due within 5 business days following the auction. Purchases are to be picked-up within 10 days after the auction or items will placed in storage at a $10.00 per item per day storage fee. All Kodner auction sales are subject to our Terms and Conditions. To join our email mailing list and receive an email notice of up-coming Kodner auctions please complete our Mailing List Form.
On-line bidding is available at Kodner on your choice of four internet bidding platforms: LiveAuctioneers, Bidsquare, Invaluable and The Saleroom. A link to each bidding platform is embedded in the logo for each site at the Kodner home page. In each case a bidder must follow the instructions for registering and bidding for that site. Before you bid read the Terms and Conditions. Remember each bidding platform will charge a winning bidder a fee in addition to the gallery’s 21% buyer’s premium. The additional fee ranges from 1.5% to 5% depending upon the internet site. Please review the exact fee on the site of your choice.
As with gallery bidding, before bidding on-line please first review the items of interest to you, check the catalog description, condition report and estimate. Review our on-line photos. Contact the gallery if you have additional questions regarding condition, shipping, etc. using the message center available at each site. Keep in mind condition reports are provided as a service but all items sold at auction are sold “As Is-Where-Is”. It is the bidder’s responsibility to satisfy himself of the condition of items prior to bidding. All Kodner auction sales are subject to our Terms and Conditions.
A bidder on-line may leave an absentee bid at any time prior to the auction. Alternatively, a bidder may elect to bid live during the auction. Either way be aware there may be competing bids from in-person gallery bidders, gallery absentee bidders, phone bidders or on-line bidders from other sites. If you are the successful bidder, you will be notified by the bidding platform site. After the auction a successful bidder will receive an email invoice from Kodner reflecting the hammer price, buyer’s premium (including the bidding platform fee), shipping and tax (as applicable). If there is a question regarding your invoice or shipping options, please contact the gallery. Cash, check, cashier’s check, money order, wire transfer, Zelle or major credit cards (invoices less than $1,000) are accepted as payment. For any invoices over $500.00 containing jewelry, payments are only accepted as wire transfer, check, money order, cashier’s check or Zelle. (Credit card payments will incur a 5% convenience fee) Payments are due within 5 business days following the auction. The gallery offers shipping, or you can use one of our third party shippers. If the winning bidder is arranging his own shipping, please note a $10.00 per item per day storage fee will apply to items left for more than 10 days.
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