What is a Ballenger Auctioneers auction?

Ballenger Auctioneers can offer either live auctions, live with online and or online only auctions. Please check the type of auction when you view our upcoming auctions so you can know how to bid.


How do I register for an auction?

Simply click on one of our upcoming auctions and then click on register to bid.


Where can I find the terms and conditions for an auction?

Terms and Conditions are located both on the main auction event page and on individual lot pages.


How does an auction end?

An auction only ends when bidding has stopped. The auction company hosting the auction will specify the amount of time that must pass before an auction is considered closed. Some auction companies allow time extensions on individual lots if bidding is still active (called “staggered closings”) and some auction companies elect to have all lots within their entire auction go in to extended bidding if any of the auction’s lots are still being bid on.

Auctions close in a few different ways. Some auctions close at a set time, pre-determined by the auctioneer. Some auctions have a staggered closing. This will be specified in the auction terms with a start time. The first lot or group of lots will close at the specified time and subsequent lots will close after a certain amount of time has passed, either one by one or in defined groups of lots.

Either of these two types of auctions can also have dynamic or extended bidding. The auction will close only when bidding has stopped for a specified amount of time. If dynamic/extended bidding is active it will be mentioned in the terms and conditions along with the amount of time between bids necessary for an auction to close.


How do I know if I’ve won an auction item?

You will receive an invoice via email when you are the winning bidder.


How do I pay for my items?

Payment terms are specified in the auction’s terms and conditions.


How can I contact an auction company?

When you register for the auction it will provide contact information. Our email is travis@ballengerauctioneers.com.