Important: Below there is a link to a third-party site that we think is easiest to follow when watching auction results on the day of the auction. But remember, our auction catalogs are posted on MULTIPLE auction websites (including our own Case website). Many of these sites allow bidders to register and place a bid immediately and directly from the online catalog. If you are viewing the catalog online prior to the auction, you may see that some auction lots already have bids (or not). We find that usually, the number of online bids or posted bid amount to date on any given item is NOT a good indicator of how much that item will eventually sell for, because the website is only recording pre-auction bids from one source. Many serious buyers, whether they are bidding online, in person, or by phone, wait until the moment the item comes up for bid during the actual auction to place their bid.
To watch results on auction day:
1. Go to this link (or copy and paste this link in your browser URL address bar): https://www.liveauctioneers.com/auctioneer/525/case-antiques-inc-auctions-and-appraisals/
2. Once the auction begins, you will see the word LIVE in small red letters or a button “ENTER LIVE AUCTION”. Click on this word or button.
3. You will see the lots progressing in numerical order as bids come in from various sources. The status appears at the lower right-hand side of the screen. When the bidding stops, and the item is sold, the information is displayed in green. For example: “Lot 11 sold for $1,700 to LiveAuctioneers” (or to Competing bid). This means the lot either sold to a bidder on LiveAuctioneers, or, if “Competing bid”, to a bidder using another auction platform (phone, floor, absentee, or another online format). Following this example, $1,700 would be the HAMMER PRICE. It does not reflect the seller’s commission, which will be deducted later, or the buyer’s premium (the additional amount that will be added to the buyer’s final total).
4. Note that if you check our www.caseantiques.com website in the days after the auction, the price listed will be the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium (paid by the buyer). Buyer’s premiums vary according to how the winning bid.
5. If your consigned item did not get any bids, it will be listed as “Item passed.” This means it did not sell during this auction. We may still be able to sell this item at the minimum opening bid if we get a post-auction offer in the days right after the auction. Or we may simply relist it in a later auction (or may return it to you).
6. If you have a question about or would like to discuss your consignment after the auction, please email your inquiry to us rather than telephoning or texting. You can email us at email@example.com. Remember that in the hours and days during and immediately following an auction, we are focused on marketing, signing up bidders, collecting payment and fulfilling purchases for literally hundreds of buyers. Our phone lines are in near-constant use as we communicate with buyers and shippers, but we check emails frequently.
7. Within 30 days after the auction, we will mail your statement and check for the hammer price of your items minus our seller’s commission and any other applicable fees, as per our consignment agreement.