We accept traditional in house absentee bids from Texas residents and tax exempt bidders / resellers for all of our auctions. If you are an out of state bidder not buying for resell we only accept absentee bids thru liveauctioneers due to internet sales tax NEXUS laws.
You may request information about items (sizes, condition etc.) & place bids at any time the week prior to the auction and no later than 9am on Monday. The earlier the better to ensure that the items are properly identified, and we get your bids in place before the item is sold.
To set up an absentee bid, we provide a short form to be completed for each item you wish to bid on. You may also call us at 281-931-0100 or email the information about the item you would like to bid on. Indicate the maximum bid you would like to place on the item. We then bid on the item on your behalf during the auction up to that amount.
Many buyers are very confident in leaving absentee bids at Gallery Auctions, often absentee bidders win items for less than their maximum bid.
If you are successful you will get a phone call from us after the sale or the next day. Please be prepared to pay via credit card at that time and you may come pick your item up any time during our regular business hours. Absentee bids are subject to the same 17% buyer’s premium and taxed as a regular purchase.
Telephone bidding opportunities are available, please call us to find out more.
Independent delivery service information is available.