Welcome to Metro Auctions
Registration is simple! Click on the registration button, add in all of your required information and submit. Your information is kept private from any other source infinitely. The only person(s) who have access to your contact information are the companies for which you have won their item in the auction
Once you have registered and you have been confirmed, you are then able to immediately start bidding. Bidding is easy! Log into the site with your preassigned user name and password and start bidding.
To place a bid, select and open up the item of choice by double clicking on it. Once it opens, you will see the next possible amount of the bid, including a reserve price on the right. You then will make a higher bid in the increment amount indicated under the last highest bid at least. If you chose to indicate a much higher amount or a ceiling amount this is known as a proxy bid. As others bid in the identified increments, your higher or “proxy bid” will indicate that the other bidder(s) is not the highest bidder and they need to increase their bid. This will continue to happen until the other bidder(s) have surpased your proxy bid. Although a little frustrating for all bidders looking at a particular item, it provides the proxy bidder with the lowest possible rate.
Once a bid has been placed in the system, the bidder will be notified immediately whether their bid is high enough or he or she has the highest bid on a particular item via email. This will also be recorded in the bid history for each individual and item. This will be visable in the bid history screen available within the Members Area located at the top of each screen.
London and area residents only.