There are two types of auctions held by Jones & Horan, Online-only Auctions and Live Auctions. Please note how to bid in each, below:
HOW TO REGISTER THE FIRST TIME IN HI-BID, the online bidding platform we use:
Go to our current auction at: https://jones-horan.hibid.com/auctions Click “LogIn/New Bidder” towards the top right of the page. A box will pop up. Select the button that reads "Click Here If You Are A New Bidder". Follow the prompts to set up your account, which includes entering your e-mail address, and then your name, address, phone , etc. including your User Name and Password. Keep your User Name and Password in a safe place so that you can always access your account.
Please note that there is a setting in the program that will hide your name from others when bidding. If you DON'T want people to know and would rather be anonymous, check the box during registration that says " Hide Username From Public". (You can always go back into your account later and check this box if you missed it the first time.)
When you select an auction to look at, you will need to register for each new auction by clicking the “Register to Bid” button. It will ask you to enter your User Name and Password. The system will prompt you to do this if you attempt to make a bid without first registering for that particular auction, and if you are attempting to bid in the very last seconds, it most likely will mean you will not make the bid in time, so in that case, registering for the auction first is extremely important.
BIDDING ISSUE NOTE: When placing a bid, please note that EVEN IF the bid is accepted, it does not necessarily mean you are now the high bidder. (Another bidder may have previously bid higher than your current bid, so he/she is the high bidder.) The box will turn green if you are the winning bidder or red if you are not the winning bidder.
HOW TO BID IN OUR ONLINE AUCTIONS: Click Here to Bid in our Current ONLINE-ONLY Auction if one is open for bidding.
You may bid the next bid increment on any lot, or you may place a bid for as high as you wish to bid. The system will bid on your behalf only enough to outbid the next highest bidder. You will be bid up to your high bid only if needed to outbid all others. No one will be able to see what your high bid is, unless you get bid up to that amount.
If you wish to lower or delete a bid, please contact Diana Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 623-5314 (during business hours). Only the auctioneer can delete or lower a bid. This prevents abuse of the system.
Deadline: Up until the closing date time and time of the current ONLINE-ONLY auction. Lot 1 closes at 1 pm EST sharp, and all lots follow thereafter with 30 seconds between each, in timed auction style. We do not use "soft close." All lots will end exactly 30 seconds apart.
BIDDING DURING THE FINAL MOMENTS (ALSO KNOWN AS SNIPING): Make sure to click on the LIVE CATALOG button to access a special tile-based view that becomes available when the first lot of an auction is within 30 minutes of closing. The tiles are "live" meaning that they are receiving real-time updates. A countdown is displayed for each lot, new bids & bid amounts get updated, the bidder's status updates (winning in green/losing in red), and all occurs without any manual refreshing. PLEASE SEE SCREENSHOTS, BELOW, TO SEE WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE:
Here you can see the Live Catalog button on a COMPUTER. (It is normally flashing but this is just a screenshot). It is a blue flashing button next to the usual "View Catalog" black button:
Here you can see the Live Catalog button on a MOBILE OR CELL PHONE (it is normally flashing but this is just a screenshot). It is a blue flashing button towards the top of the screen:
Here you can see what the Live Catalog looks like on a COMPUTER: And how the Live Catalog looks on a MOBILE OR CELL PHONE:
And as you scroll down the Live Catalog on a MOBILE OR CELL PHONE:
There are THREE main ways to bid in our LIVE auction events, and all are offered as a FREE SERVICE, since we charge NO online bidding fees and NO buyer's premium:
-- Bid live online DURING the auction! Be at your computer or device at auction time, register for the auction, and then click on the flashing blue BID LIVE button. Click on the blue ENTER RING button, and you're in! (Please note you will not be able to ask questions or ask that the auction be paused for you; you will only be able to see the progression of bids on each lot as it comes up, and you will be able to place bids if desired. The auction is fast-paced, at about 100 lots per hour, so you will need to have done your research ahead of time! A live feed will be available to watch but there may be a slight lag.) If you have not bid with us online before, please see the left-hand column of this page for instructions on setting up an online account. If you are new to us and wish to bid more than $10,000 on a particular lot, you will need to contact us no later than three days before auction day.
-- Bid live on the telephone! Arrange a telephone call no later than three days before the auction. We will call you before your lot comes up on the block, and we will execute your bids as you instruct. (Please note: Telephone bids must be arranged in advance no later than three days prior to auction. Limited availabilty, offered on a first come, first served basis. You cannot call us; we must call you.)
-- Bid online DURING the auction, the same way you bid before auction day, as long as the lot has not yet been introduced by the auctioneer. Some like to bid on other lots or increase other bids if they find themselves outbid on other lots as the auction is taking place. (Again, if you have not bid with us online before, please see the left-hand column of this page for instructions on setting up an online account.)
-- Not available on auction day? You can leave ABSENTEE BIDS in advance, in FIVE different ways:
Leave your high bids online, much in the way that online bids are placed during one of our online auctions. (See the left-hand column of this page for instructions on setting up an online account.) This method of placing absentee bids will stay open until each lot is introduced by the auctioneer on Auction Day! You will use the same login information that you use to bid in our online-only auctions.
Call our office by phone at (603) 623-5314 and communicate your bids to one of our team members (no later than FRIDAY before auction day).
Fax your bids to (603) 626-5974 (no later than FRIDAY before auction day). If desired, you can download our Absentee Bid Form, or just be sure to include your full name and telephone number and clearly write or type each lot number, a BRIEF description and the amount you are willing to bid up to. All bids are executed starting at the lowest bid possible and then working up to your high bid, if necessary.
Mail your bids to our office at Jones & Horan, 453 Mast Road, Goffstown, NH 03045. Allow plenty of time for delivery. Please not we are not responsible for late or undelivered mail by the USPS. If desired, you can download our Absentee Bid Form, or just be sure to include your full name and telephone number and clearly write or type each lot number, a BRIEF description and the amount you are willing to bid up to on each lot. All bids are executed starting at the lowest bid possible and then working up to your high bid, if necessary. Please follow our bidding increments or we will put your bid in at a lower amount closest to the bid you requested.
A FEW NOTES regarding bidding in our live auction:
In the case of two Absentee Bids of the same amount, the first bid received takes priority. However, once phone bids come into play, depending on how bidding progresses, a phone bidder might "win" a lot at the exact amount of an absentee bidder's high bid. Please see our FAQ page under "My absentee bid should have won that item. Why didn’t it?"
Absentee Bids received by mail, email or fax that are not entered according to our Standard Bid Increments will be rounded down to the next lower bid increment. For bid increments and more information please see our FAQ.
We will not be held responsible for errors in providing you with this free service of executing your Absentee Bids – please consider attending our auction in person!