Pro Auction Tools That Make BNO Unique
Ready to sit back and relax after putting your bidding on auto pilot? BNO’s features and Pro Auction tools are unique to BNO’s platform for a better user experience. We wanted to create a simple yet exciting environment for our buyers and sellers. BNO gives you the power to bid or sell from your computer, laptop, smart phone or tablet.
To Enter an Auction/Bid on an Item
To enter an auction and bid on an item, you simply click one of the four auction category icons at the top of each of our website pages. They are labeled:
- Art & Collectibles
- Real Estate (Properties)
- Charity (BNO charity auction/fundraiser)
Each of these icon has its own pull-down menu. For example, the pull-down menu for the Art & Collectibles category features these options:
- Fine Art
- Vintage Furniture
If you select Browse Items, you can preview each item being auctioned. If you select Browse Auctions, you can find out when the next auction is for that particular category.
The “About ____” page will give you everything you need to know about that category. If we were any user-friendlier, you and BNO would be going steady.
Once you find the auction that interests you, note its date and start time. (No need to get the date and start time tattooed on your body. Only the most extreme BNO bidders do that.) Click on that link to go to the live auction. As the auctioneer presents each item, get ready to click on the big red BID NOW! Button, shown below, to place your bid for each item that interests you.
Bid Now Button
The interactive Bid Now Button is your main bidding tool for every auction. By clicking it, you can manually bid the next asking price on any item that interests you.
Pro Auction Tools: Bid Jumper
Bidders can click the BID Now! Button to bid on the next increment of our fast-paced auction, or they have the option of using our Bid Jumper.
To access the Bid Jumper feature, simply click on the Pro Auction Tools button located just above and to the left of the Bid Now! Button (see graphic above). When you do, the Bid Jumper button will pop up. By clicking it, you will be given the opportunity to jump bid increments further by bidding 2 times, 3 times, or up to 10 times the bid increment by simply clicking the slider right above the increment options and sliding it to the right until you’ve reached your desired bid increment.
Auto Bid Feature
What if you see an item of interest but can’t be near your computer or your phone for the live auction? BNO allows you to place a pre-auction bid. Just set the maximum dollar amount you are willing to spend and our Auto Bid system will bid for you in minimum increments during the live auction until you reach the maximum amount you have placed. This is especially helpful for bidders who live in other time zones so they can easily participate in our live auctions.
We encourage you to familiarize yourself with our Pro Auction Tools. Here is a quick tutorial for more details