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How to Bid

If you've never bid on items at the Pioneer Premier Auction or if you just need a quick refresher, we've included everything you need to know right here!


If you have any questions, please contact Event Manager Jean Schreier. Have fun bidding on all of our great items!


Once you have completed a registration on the campaign, you will receive the welcome text message, linking you to the items to browse, bid or buy.

  • Click on the Blue link in the Welcome text to be directed to the Items page.
  • View Items by category or search by Item number or name.
  • Click the item of interest to view the description as well as the current bid and or price.
  • The system will auto-populate the bid amount based on the set increment for the item.
  • Choose to bid at the set amount or higher.
  • Click Bid.

How to Place an Auto Bid

Allow the system to automatically bid up to a designated amount for you. The system will bid incrementally up to the amount designated as long as someone else places a bid against you. If no one bids against your Auto Bid, the price remains the same.

  • Click the item of interest
  • Click the Auto Bid Tab
  • Enter in the maximum amount you would like to bid
  • Click Bid.

Single Bid vs Autobid

A single bid can be placed as a one time bid for any amount. An autobid can be placed and set at your maximum amount you are willing to spend. With autobid, our system will place your bid at the minimum amount needed to lead. When you are outbid, our system will bid automatically for you until your maximum is reached.

Who Wins? When two bids are placed for the same amount, the bid placed first, based on the timestamp wins. Timestamps are set when the initial bid is placed, for autobids this is when a maximum was set, not when the system prompted the bid to win.

Why are there bids with the same amount? We list competing bids of the same amount to indicate what prompted an auto bid to be placed. Otherwise, it would be unclear as to why an auto bid was increased.

For example: Item 100 has a current amount of $100 and a bid increment of $50. John placed an autobid at 7:00pm with a maximum amount of $200. John is winning at $150. Jill placed a bid for $200 at 7:30pm. John’s bid is increased to $200 by our system. John wins because he committed to the amount earlier than Jill. The list shows both John and Jill at $200 so we can see what prompted John’s bid to increase.