If you are an avid auction participant, the idea of taking your interest to the Internet may seem strange. After all, why bid online? Auctions are supposed to be attended, right? Well, yes and no. There is more here than meets the eye.
Convenience versus Attendance
No matter what you collect, from antique silver to sports memorabilia, sooner or later there will be an auction which you desperately want to attend, but can't. It might be the distance that prevents you from getting to the auction, timing, or even a previous engagement, but with online auctions, it just doesn't matter.
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Once you have registered and received permission to bid on a particular auction, you don't have to be there. You can sit down at your computer, stream the auction live, participate, bid, and triumph without setting foot outside your home. This is particularly wonderful if the auction is taking place several states away. You don't have to spend a ton of money for travel only to end the day empty-handed.
Absentee Bidding Online
Of course, if the real problem is that the auction is taking place when you have another engagement, live bidding won't work. For this, there is absentee bidding. The concept isn't new – people have used agents at auctions forever – but you never really know if your agent will represent you accurately.