Buying At Auction

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    Buy At Auction

    You are about to embark upon the process of buying property at auction. If this is new to you, we can show you how easy it is by using our FREE Information and Practical Advice.

    Learn about The Three Reasons Auctions Will Always Be Relevant To Buying, The Advantages of the Auction Transaction Method and Four Tips for Attending Your Next Property Auction. Your decision to bid at auction first starts by viewing our scheduled auctions. We do our very best to have as many photos and video available for you to preview items but there are some consignors that have so many items to sell that it would be hard to capture each with a photo or video. We also have auctions where we are able to send you a catalog or make it available to be downloaded to your home computer to print. We have auction previews before the sale at scheduled dates and times. Private showings of real and personal property can be arranged by contacting us.

    The prices we realize at auction is sometimes news worthy but many as well are well within the grasp of simply raising your bid card and letting us acknowledging your bid. We are your resource for auctions of real estate, luxury homes & properties, estate resolution, commercial, farm, machinery & heavy equipment, antique, collectibles, coin, jewelry, gold, silver, bankruptcy, autos & more. Do Not Let Your Inability From Attending One Of Our Events Stop You From Participating.

    If you plan on bidding online, you may register through our website where you will then be approved for bidding online. We also offer bidding by telephone. You may contact us after you have used our online pre-registration. We then will verify your registration and ask you some qualifying questions and prepare you for live bidding by telephone. All our auctions are computerized and we provide you with a detailed summary and accounting of everything you purchased at auction.


    Buying At Auction


    • Smart investments are made as properties are purchased at fair market value through competitive bidding
    • The buyer knows the seller is committed to sell
    • In multi-property auctions the buyer sees many offerings in the same place at the same time
    • Buyers determine the purchase price
    • Auctions eliminate long negotiation periods
    • Auctions reduce time to purchase property
    • Purchasing and closing dates are known
    • Buyers know they are competing fairly and on the same terms as all other buyers
    • Buyers receive comprehensive information on property via due diligence

    Before you can bid on an item at auction, you must register for the sale. All of our sales are available to view at Auctions & Events

    New bidders will be required to provide your full name, address and contact details including telephone and email, along with Government Issued Photo ID and proof of address. For certain transactions, you may be asked for a financial reference and/or a deposit as a condition of allowing you to bid.

    If you plan to bid remotely with Dreibelbis Auctions LIVE or submit an online absentee bid, you will need to create a My True Blue Auctions Account. If you already have an online account, log in now.

    If you plan to attend the sale to bid in person or bid over the phone, you should register in advance online by contacting our Client Services.


    There are five ways to bid. All are simple and straight-forward:

    In Person

    After you’ve registered with your photo ID, and picked up your Bid Card, the real fun begins.  In the saleroom, the auctioneer will announce bids.  If the item and price is right, raise your hand or Bid Card. Continue until you’re the only bidder remaining.  The auctioneer will then bring down the gavel and you’ll feel a rush of delight.  You’ve won the auction.  It’s yours.  Please ensure you register in advance with the Registrar at Client Service.

    Online with Dreibelbis Auctions LIVE

    Real-time video and audio brings the excitement of the sale room right to your desktop so you can bid from the comfort of your home or from anywhere in the world.  To bid with True Blue Auctions Live, be sure to register at least 2 business days before a sale.

    By Telephone

    If you prefer to bid by phone, we will call you from the Auction and bid on your behalf.  To register, contact Client Services at 814-280-1000

    By Absentee Bid

    What if you’re unable to attend an auction? Simply place an absentee bid at least 24 hours before the sale and we will bid on the item for you. It’s easy.  Just submit your maximum bid online by selecting the lot you wish to bid on.  Your bid will be executed competitively with all other bidders at the auction.  Simply Contact Client Services for details or complete the form below.

    Absentee Bidding Request

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      Online-Only Auctions

      In addition, Dreibelbis Auctions conducts online-only sales, with all bidding taking place online. Online-only bids can be submitted throughout the duration of the bidding period.

      We would like to remind our bidders that that True Blue Auctions does not accept payment from third parties, including agents.  The Account Name and Address you provided during Registration will appear on the invoice for lots purchased with your assigned Bid Card Number.  Please check that the details are correct, as the details cannot be changed after the sale.

      After The Auction

      To find out how you fared with your absentee bid after the auction, view auction results online in real-time or contact our Client Service Department, 347-470-SOLD(7653) , Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, local time.