How to Bid on BNO.com
Bidding at BNO.com is simple and free!
Just create an account and log in.
To place a bid on an item before its auction:
Go to the auction you want.
Go to the page of the item you want.
Click on item’s bid button to place bid.
Or use Auto Bid box to enter your maximum bid amount.
How to Place Your Bids During a Live Streamed Auction
To bid during a live auction, visit BNO.com and join the auction in progress.
Once the auction starts, you’ll see our live auctioneer and the BNO.com Bid Ticker.
The Bid Ticker
Our Bid Ticker scroll bar provides a continuous list of all bids placed on a single item. It highlights the current bid, next bid and reserve status.
It gives both the bidder and the seller all the information you would expect to receive at a brick and mortar auction.
Color Code for the Bid Now Button
The Bid Button will communicate to you everything you need to know about where you stand in the auction. Yes, it is a very smart button; we suspect it has an advanced degree. Here’s a simple color guide:
Color Code Chart for Bid Now Button
BNO’s Pro Auction Tools & Auto Bidding
Pro Auction Tools/Bid Jumper
BNO has a “Bid Jumper” feature that allows you to skip ahead in bid increments and scare off competing bidders.
To access this tool, click on the “Pro-Auction Tools” button located on your Bid Ticker. Utilize the bid jumper tool to increase your bid in multiple increments.
This feature allows the bidder to jump ahead of the game if they wish to dramatically raise their bid without the need for constantly clicking the BID NOW button.
The Auto Bid feature is available during the Live Streamed Auction. Enter the Maximum Amount you wish to bid to in the Auto Bid option below the Bid Ticker. The BNO.com system will bid against other bidders up to the Maximum Amount.
IF YOU’RE THE WINNING BIDDER:
You’ll be prompted to enter your credit card number to secure the deposit & auction fee.
We’ll send you email instructions on completing payment to seller & arranging for shipping or pickup.
For Bidders: Bidders’ Fees
Our bidders’ fees are among the lowest in the entire online auction industry.
Art & Collectibles
Listing Fee: $0
Buyer's Premium: 5% of the Hammer Price (unless indicated otherwise).
Your credit card will only be charged if you win an item.
If you win, you will be charged the Buyer’s Premium + Item Deposit. Some higher-value items may require use of an escrow account.
Listing Fee: $0
Cars: 2% Buyer's Premium or $300, whichever is greater.
All other vehicles: 3% Buyer's Premium
Residential or Commercial Properties
Buyer's Premium: 2%
When you win an item, the Buyer’s Premium will be collected and placed in an escrow account.
No Buyer's Premium or processing fees.