Telephone bids can be set up the same way you set up an absentee bid on our website. When you place a bid in our website, you can select the button Phone Bid. For a telephone bid you tell us which lots you would like to bid on. You will be called by a representative during the auction and bid live via phone. We do suggest leaving optional “Cover-Me Bids” in case you are not able to be reached by telephone. To avoid not being reached by a RIAC representative, we recommend using Text Message Alerts
– a new feature that sends a simple text message reminder that you will be bidding soon. In order to bid on a lot over the telephone at or near the time it is being sold during the auction you must contact us in advance to make arrangements. Generally, if you contact us the day preceding the sale we will have time to process your information. Telephone bids received same day run the risk of not being executed. Please contact us to be sure.