Absentee Bidder FAQs

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  1. What types of absentee bidding does Barrett-Jackson offer?
  2. How do I become an absentee bidder?
  3. When do I need to start the registration process for absentee bidding?
  4. Why does my absentee application need to be sent in no later than 24 hours prior to the day I want to bid?
  5. What is the registration fee for absentee bidding?
  6. What is the Buyer’s Premium for Absentee bidding compared to on-site bidding?
  7. If I am already a registered on-site bidder, but need to leave during the event, how do I become an absentee bidder?
  8. How will I know if I am set up and ready to begin absentee bidding?
  9. I want to absentee bid as soon as possible, but do not have all the registration materials required, can I still be set up to bid?
  10. If I send the Absentee Bidder Agreement in on the morning of the first day of the auction, will I be able to bid that same day?
  11. I’m a registered on-site bidder with a bidder number.  I’ve clicked on “Live Bidding” on Barrett-Jackson’s website.  What is my password, so I can log on and bid?
  12. Who will contact me with my internet Bidder number and Password?
  13. Can I use a MAC computer for internet absentee bidding?
  14. I was sent my Bidder number and Password for internet bidding, but I am unable to log on.  What do I do?
  15. When will a Telephone representative call me, so I can bid on the lot(s) I specified on the Absentee Bidder Agreement?
  16. If I choose Auction Representative for absentee bidding, how do I know if I am the winning bidder?
  17. If I am a registered Absentee bidder, but decide to bid on-site, what is the process?
  18. Who do I contact to set up payment if I am the winning bidder?
  19. Who do I contact to set up transportation if I am the winning bidder?
  20. Who do I contact if I have further absentee bidding questions?

Q: What types of absentee bidding does Barrett-Jackson offer?

A: Internet, telephone, and auction representative are the three types of absentee bidding Barrett-Jackson offers. 

  • Internet bidding allows a registered absentee bidder to log onto our website, click on the “Live Bidding” button, when it is available, and log on to bid on lots through the internet. 
  • Telephone bidding allows a Telephone Representative stationed on the block to call the registered absentee bidder two minutes prior to the lot(s) they specified on their application going across the block.
  • Auction representative bidding allows a professional Auctioneer Bidder Assistant to bid for lot(s) specified on your application up to your maximum bid.
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Q: How do I become an absentee bidder?

A: To become an absentee bidder, the Absentee Bidder Agreement must be filled out completely and all required items sent to be reviewed and processed by an absentee representative no later than 24 hours prior to the day you want to bid.

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Q: When do I need to start the registration process for absentee bidding?

A: We recommend that you start the process as early as possible. We do require that the application and all required items be sent to us no later than 24 hours prior to the day you want to bid. If absentee requests are not received 24 hours in advance, the bids will NOT be accepted. No exceptions will be made.

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Q: Why does my absentee application need to be sent in no later than 24 hours prior to the day I want to bid?

A: It takes a significant amount of time to register an Absentee Bidder, set up with LiveBlock Auctions International Inc. (if internet bidding) and to properly communicate with our Auctioneers and Telephone Representatives your specific requests..

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Q: What is the registration fee for absentee bidding?

A: The registration fee is $100 per event. 

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Q: What is the Buyer’s Premium for Absentee bidding compared to on-site bidding?

A: The Buyer’s Premium for on-site bidders is 10% and the Buyer’s Premium for Absentee bidders is 12%. This premium is added to the hammer price as well as any applicable sales tax.

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Q: If I am already a registered on-site bidder, but need to leave during the event, how do I become an absentee bidder?

A: Before leaving the event, stop by the Bidder Department in the Auction Office. The absentee representative will have you complete a short form. The form will have you choose what type of absentee bidding you would like to use. Please remember that by signing the form, you agree to the 12% Buyer’s premium if a car is purchased through absentee bidding. Please allow a 24-hour processing period for all absentee requests.

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Q: How will I know if I am set up and ready to begin absentee bidding?

A: When the absentee representative processes your Absentee Bidder Agreement, we will either email or call you directly to inform you that the process is complete. In addition, if we did not receive all the required items to process your application, we will advise you of this also.

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Q: I want to absentee bid as soon as possible, but do not have all the registration materials required, can I still be set up to bid?

A: Unfortunately no, the Absentee Bidder Agreement and all required items must be sent and complete for you to have access to any type of absentee bidding.

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Q: If I send the Absentee Bidder Agreement in on the morning of the first day of the auction, will I be able to bid that same day?

A: Unfortunately, no, absentee requests need to be received no later than 24 hours prior to the day you want to bid.

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Q: I’m a registered on-site bidder with a bidder number.  I’ve clicked on “Live Bidding” on Barrett-Jackson’s website.  What is my password, so I can log on and bid?

A: Before an on-site registered bidder can log on to have access to internet bidding, an absentee addendum form needs to be filled out to become an absentee bidder. Please contact the absentee representative to receive this form. All absentee requests have a 24-hour processing period. You will receive a new Bidder number and a Password when your request has been processed.

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Q: Who will contact me with my internet Bidder number and Password?

A: A LiveBlock Auctions International Inc. representative will contact you when your request has been processed and is complete. They will call or e-mail you with a Bidder number and Password, so that you may log on and bid on lots through the internet. The live bidding forum can be accessed on Barrett-Jackson’s website beginning the first day of the event.

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Q: Can I use a MAC computer for internet absentee bidding?

A: Yes, LiveBlock Auctions International Inc. now proudly supports Linux, Windows, and Mac OS.

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Q: I was sent my Bidder number and Password for internet bidding, but I am unable to log on.  What do I do?

A: Please contact our technical representatives from LiveBlock Auctions International Inc. who can help with the log on process and answer any questions you have about the live bidding forum.

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Q: When will a Telephone representative call me, so I can bid on the lot(s) I specified on the Absentee Bidder Agreement?

A: If you chose telephone absentee bidding, a Telephone representative will contact you through the primary and secondary phone numbers you listed on the application. They will contact you two minutes prior to the lot(s) you specified goes across the auction block.

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Q: If I choose Auction Representative for absentee bidding, how do I know if I am the winning bidder?

A: If you are the winning bidder, the Cashiering department will contact you to arrange payment.

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Q: If I am a registered Absentee bidder, but decide to bid on-site, what is the process?

A: If you are a registered Absentee bidder and have been informed that your application is complete, then you would need to provide additional payment for the difference between the absentee and on-site registration fee. Also, while being processed as an on-site bidder in the Auction Office, we will take a picture of you for your bidder paddle and you will receive your on-site bidding credentials.

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Q: Who do I contact to set up payment if I am the winning bidder?

A: You will need to contact the Cashiering department who would be happy to assist you. Please call our main number 480.421.6694 and ask a Guest Services representative to transfer you to a Cashiering representative to settle payment for vehicle purchases.

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Q: Who do I contact to set up transportation if I am the winning bidder?

A: You can use any licensed transporter as long as you show the Cashiering department the proper paperwork. Barrett-Jackson recommends the following transporters:


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Q: Who do I contact if I have further absentee bidding questions?

A: Please call our main number 480.421.6694 and ask for the absentee representative, or you may email absentee@Barrett-Jackson.com.


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