First Timer’s Guide

Are you ready to jump in and bid?

Before you do, keep these points in mind:

You pay the day of the auction. At an auction, there is a no-return policy and you pay before you leave. Of course, if a first-timer makes a mistake, we’ll work with him.

Preview the merchandise. Gallery Auctions has an open-door policy. People can visit Monday through Friday, look around, and see what’s incoming and outgoing. The best days to preview are Thursday and Friday from 9am to 4pm as most of the items are set up for sale at this time. We open for preview at 8am on auction days and occasionally we have a weekend preview on Saturday or Sunday for a few hours. Its best to call us and check on this or watch or facebook page at for announcements about weekend previews.

Look over the items carefully because they are sold for better or worse, “as is, where is”.

Be ready to hold up your hand if you want to participate in the bidding. There is about a minute of quick bidding, from the time that auctioning an item begins to the time that it’s sold. Keep in mind the value of the item and your limit, but don’t lose it for the price of a couple of pizzas!

And when you’re the high-bidder? Gallery Auctions is just like any store. You can pay with cash, check or credit card.