How to Bid in a Timed Auction

How do I register to bid?

Enter and simply select the light blue ‘connect to auction’ button next to the relevant auction at the bottom right hand side of the page.

If you are not already registered with you will need to register.

You only need to register if you wish to bid in the auction. There’s no need to register to view a live auction online, but once you have set up your account you are ready to go just in case!

• Bidders can view an auction by first clicking the black and white ‘view catalogue’ button.
• You can contact the auctioneer directly via if you would like a condition report for particular lots.
• All you need to do then is decide how much you want to pay for your desired lot.
• The Price Guide is a useful indicator of the sums similar items have sold for in the past.


What is timed bidding?

Timed auctions take place without an auctioneer calling the sale. You can bid at any time during the defined time period by entering a maximum bid which is the highest amount you're willing to pay for the lot. will automatically bid on your behalf only as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead; up to your maximum bid. will notify you if another bidder places a bid that is higher than your maximum bid. Your maximum bid is kept confidential until it is exceeded by another bidder.

If you have any queries about using HallsLive don’t hesitate to call us on 01743 450 700 or email and we can guide you through the process.