Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if I place a bid in the last 2 minutes of the auction?
Levis Online Auctions has an anti-snipe function that will automatically extend the auction for 2 minutes if a bid is placed on any lots during the last 2 minutes of the regular auction. This extension will be repeated until two minutes have passed without any further bidding on any lots.
What is an Auto Bid?
An Auto Bid in the online auction is the equivalent to an Absentee Bid in the live auction. The simple difference is that the online program will bid on your behalf ONLY if someone else bids below your maximum (or Max Auto Bid), whereas in the live auction there is an Absentee Bidder who carries out your Maximum Abstenee Bid under the same circumstances.
What is happening when I place a bid online and immediately am notified that I am out bid?
This is simply the Auto Bid application doing it's job. It does not mean that each time you bid you will be out bid. It simply means that someone else has already left an Auto Bid for a higher value. Once your bid is accepted as the current bid, you now know that you are the highest bidder as of current.
How do I place an Auto Bid?
When you view a particular lot, click the Place Bid button to open a new window with all information on that lot. Then click Auto Bid to open another window. You can either choose your maximum bid from the pull down menu, or enter your maximum bid in the box below that. Enter your paddle number and password, then click Send Bid. You can view your bids as well as your auto bids in the My Bids section of the Online Auction.
Bidding Increments Under $50 -> $1
$50 - $100 -> $5
$100 - $250 -> $10
$250 - $500 -> $25
$500 - $1,000 -> $50
$1,000 - $2,500 -> $100
$2,500 - $5,000 -> $250
$5,000 - $10,000 -> $500
$10,000 - $25,000 -> $1,000
$25,000 - $50,000 -> $2,500
$50,000 - $100,000 -> $5,000
$100,000 - $250,000 -> $10,000
$250,000 - $500,000 -> $25,000
$500,000 - $1,000,000 -> $50,000
$1,000,000 plus -> $100,000
What if I don't live in Calgary, Alberta, or even Canada?
Levis is obliged to provide clients with various options for packing and shipping as well as accomodating special requests, within reason. All packing and shipping is done at the expense of the purchaser, ie. you. If you are the successful bidder on one or more lot(s), you will receive email notification as such. Please contact us regarding your packing and shipping preferences.