To place a bid on Aucto.com on a desired lot, you must first ensure you are logged in and registered to participate in the auction. Once approved for your desired auction, you will see the bidding interface. If you are not registered for an auction and need assistance registering for the auction please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
The first step from the auction catalog page is to click on the blue Browse Lots button.
After clicking the browse lots button you will be redirected on the same page, to a list of lots in the auction for you to begin placing bids. To start placing bids click on the lot(s) of your interest. You will then be rerouted to the lot page. Once rerouted, click the blue BID USD or CAD AMOUNT button to place your bid.
Once clicked you will be redirected to a confirmation page which will display your overall purchase total. This may include, item, removal, and Aucto BP costs.
If you scroll to the bottom of that page, you will see the complete lot lists. All the lots of the auction will be displayed here. You can also filter what you see in this tab. You can choose to see all lots, what lots you are winning, or which lots you've been outbid.
Towards the middle of the page, you can see the terms of the auction. These are displayed here so at a moment's notice you can check and review any terms related to the auction. This includes inspection information, the auction sales terms, removal terms, payment terms, and Aucto bidder terms.
Like bidding on the desktop version of the website, our mobile bidding provides two different types of bidding based on your preferred bidding style.
Max Bid – Max bid allows you to set the maximum possible bid on a lot. This also does not mean your max bid is automatically submitted, your max bid will automatically place itself in the existing increments set by the auction. An example of this would be if the starting bid value on a lot is $100, and you place a max bid of 500. The full value of the max bid will not be shown immediately. As others potentially bid on the item your max bid will auto-bid for you up to your auto-bid value. This ensures you do not bid more than you are comfortable bidding while also allowing you to participate in the auction without being in front of your device at the time of the lot closing
To place this type of bid, simply navigate to the lot you wish to place your bid on. Look for and select the Gray Text stating “Place a Max Bid”. Once selected, enter your max bid amount and select "Update Max Bid".
You will see a pop-up with the title “Please Confirm Your Proxy Bid for Lot X”. It will display your max bid, any applicable removal fees, the Buyers Premium, and your total amount due should your max bid be accepted as the winning bid.
After reviewing, select the blue, "Place Max Bid" button. You will see another box appear with the title, "New Proxy Bid Placed", with a confirmation below stating that your max bid was placed successfully.
Quick Bid – This method allows you at a click of a mouse to place a bid. This form of bidding allows you to place bids as the auction progresses. The Aucto system will automatically go to the next value in the series of bids. This gives up-to-the-second control over bidding while viewing the auction as it progresses.
To place a quick bid on the mobile bidding engine, simply navigate to the lot you wish to place your bid on. Look for and select the blue Bid Button. This button will also state the amount of the next bid on that lot.
Once selected you will be brought to the confirmation page. To confirm the bid, click the blue, "Place Bid" button.
Once the bid is placed you will see a dialog pop-up box stating, “New Bid Placed”.