Live bidding via phone: Contact us in advance of the auction to tell us you’d like to be a phone bidder. It’s as close to being in the auction hall as it gets. Telephone bidding can also be set up via the RIAC webpage. When placing a bid on our Online Catalog, simply click the “Phone Bid” button. When you submit your bids you will enter in a phone number we can reach you with on each day of the auction. One of our telephone bidding representatives will call you a few minutes (8 – 10 lots) prior to the item coming up for auction.
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. In order to bid on a lot over the telephone near the time it is being sold contact us as soon as possible. We need time to schedule your item(s) with a phone representative. 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. Contact us to be sure.