Online Only Timed Auctions
The James G. Murphy Co. is excited to bring our customers a new way to buy
or sell at auction with our new Online Only Timed Auctions platform! These are timed auctions that give our customers
the ability to bid from the comfort of their home or office.
How Registration Works
Our Timed Online Only auctions require a separate registration from
our website. Separate registration allows us to confirm the terms for
each auction with each bidder. Below are the instructions on how to register:
When the catalog is available, click on the AUCTION CATALOG highlight at the top of the auction preview page.
Click on login/new bidder button at the top of the page.
Click on "click here if you are a new bidder".
Enter email address when prompted.
A new window will pop up for you to complete your account information, such as creating a user id and selecting account options.
Once signed up, return to the auction and click on the "register to bid" button.
A terms window will pop up, accept the terms and confirm registration to begin bidding.
How Bidding Works
Timed Online Only bidding is the 7-day period
of time when bidders can monitor the auctions and place live bids on
items being offered. Bidders have the opportunity to place their maximum
bid (the highest amount they are willing to bid at that time) on that
item. The James G Murphy Co. and other bidders will not be able to see
the maximum bid until it has been reached. The James G. Murphy Co. will
not take absentee bids over the phone or via email, all bids must come
through the Online bidding platform.
In not accepting absentee bids, we are ensuring a fair auction by
requiring each bidder to agree to the specific terms of each auction. In the case of a tie bid, precedence is given to the earliest bid.
When a bidder is outbid an email notification will be sent to the bidder allowing another bid to be placed.
Any bid that is placed in the last two minutes of the auction will
extend the auction by up to two minutes. For example, if a bid is placed
at 11:58AM and the auction is scheduled to end at 12PM, the auction
will be extended until 12:02PM. This will continue to extend the end
time as long as bids are being placed on that piece.
After the auction has concluded, an email notification will be sent out to the winning bidder with our contact and billing information.