Absentee Bids given to AMA to execute on your behalf
Internet-Placed Absentee Bids
Phoned-in Absentee Bids
AMA understands that, at any given time, potential bidders and buyers may not be able to participate in one or more of the above-listed bidding options. That is why we provide all of the options, so we can better allow customers to participate in our auctions.
Every potential bidder and buyer has different technological abilities. Many of our clients live in rural areas that don’t have access to high-speed internet, which is necessary to participate in the live internet bidding option. Other customers are not comfortable bidding in a certain scenario, and that is why we allow you to bid under the circumstances that best fit your needs.
Not all auctions or items on a given auction have the internet bidding option available. It is at the discretion of sellers whether or not items are offered utilizing the internet bidding option. In the listing of our auctions, it is specified which items have internet bidding available and which do not. All items always have the live on-site bidding and phone bidding options.
AMA’S GOAL IS TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES NECESSARY TO ALLOW EVERY PERSON IN THE WORLD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR AUCTIONS ONCE THEY QUALIFY FOR A BUYER NUMBER.
What is required to register and participate at an auction?
Live On-Site Bidding
Must present a valid state-issued ID, such as a driver's license
Must have on file with AMA a signed Buyer’s Agreement
Although you are required to register specifically for each auction we conduct, you are only required to provide a signed Buyer’s Agreement once, which will remain on file and valid until AMA deems it necessary to update.
Internet Bidding (Live or Pre-Auction)
The internet bidding portal is a separate function in which you will be required to create a user account.
Through the secure internet bidding portal, you will register for each auction and, at that time, you will be prompted to provide the necessary information and documents for registration.
Phone Bidding and Any Other Forms of Absentee Bidding
Must have on file with AMA a valid Buyer’s Agreement
Must have on file with AMA a current Buyer’s Information Form.