Buying at Auction

Matthew Bullock Auction Gallery embraces honesty and fairness in every facet of our business. We are dedicated professionals who focus on helping our clients, partners, and co-workers achieve a positive auction experience. We strive to enable buyers to easily obtain the items they desire.

We have numerous ways for you to bid with us.

Online, Phone, Absentee, or Live.

ONLINE BIDDING - Through our website is an easy and convenient way for customers to bid from anywhere…. anytime.

All of our auctions offer online bidding.

With our new online platform bidding is simple as 1...2...3…

  1. First, you will need to create an account with us. You can do this by selecting the register icon in the top menu or you will be prompted to create an account when registering for any of our upcoming auctions.
  2. Second, you’ll need to find the appropriate auction and click the register button for that auction, accept the terms for that auction, register your credit card info, and you’ll be ready to bid!
  3. And Lastly, submit your bids. All of our online absentee bids are executed in a competitive bidding fashion. Your bids will be executed the same way as a live bidder on our floor.

We offer several other online bidding options including LiveAuctioneers, Proxibid, Invaluable, and AuctionZip. If you choose to use one of these platforms you will need to create an account with them.

When using our online bidding platform, you will be getting the lowest online buyer’s premium we offer, and your bids will take precedent over other online bidding platforms. Bidding with us saves you money!!

After you’ve successfully won a lot you’ll receive an invoice and our in-house shipping department will take care of getting your item to you. No need to find a 3rd party shipper unless it’s noted in the description.

LIVE IN-HOUSE BIDDING

Many of our premier auctions will also be open for the general public to view and bid live at our gallery. For in house bidding you’ll need to register at the front desk with a driver’s license. After you register you’ll be ready for the fun to begin. If you are one of the lucky winning bidders, you can pay for your items at the front desk and one of our staff will gather your lots for you.

We hold public auction previews before each premier auction. Additionally, we open our Gallery doors early on the day of every in-house auction for last minute viewing. The preview periods allow you to personally inspect each item for sale. This is also a time to ask questions of our staff members regarding the auction or an item.

BID BY PHONE

Our staff can competitively relay your bids to the auctioneer via telephone. One of our representatives will call you 4-6 lots in advance of your lot. We typically sell 80-100 lots an hour. Phone bidding is reserved for items with a value over $500 and your opening bid must be at least 50% of the low estimate and/or above the current bid amount.

ABSENTEE BIDDING

You may submit bids in advance of the auction day by downloading our absentee bid form or request a form via email. Fill out the form and email or mail it back to us. We must receive this 24 hours prior to the auction. Your bids will be executed in a competitive manner, starting bid must be at least 50% of the low estimate for the lot.

Online only auctions are available to view by appointment only. Please call our gallery to arrange a time to view the auction and or specific lots.