Eldred's - Auctioneers, Appraisers

Internet Bidding

Eldred’s offers internet bidding through EldredsLive and Invaluable.

There are two ways to bid online:

  1. Leave an online absentee bid: Simply enter the maximum amount you would like to bid and the system will automatically bid up to your maximum in a competitive manner. Please note due to the way online bids are executed it is possible for a lot to be sold to a floor bidder for the exact amount of your left bid.
  2. Bid live online: You can watch and bid through an online console as the auction unfolds. If you would like to bid live, it is strongly suggested you first try watching another auction on Invaluable.com to ensure you have the appropriate software installed on your computer.

Important Notes:

  1. You must sign up and be approved by Eldred’s before online bidding privileges are granted.
  2. When you sign up you will need to request a bid limit. The bid limit is the total you expect to spend in the entire auction. Once you have successfully purchased a lot, the purchase price will be deducted from your available bidding limit. Please be sure to check your bid limit 48 hours before the auction.
  3. A 25% percent buyer’s premium will be charged for all online purchases (20% Buyers Premium plus 5% online transaction fee).
  4. Eldred's shall not be held responsible for errors or failure to execute bids. Robert C. Eldred Co., Inc. offers this service as a convenience to its clients and will not be held responsible for errors or failure to execute bids.
  5. All sales are subject to the Conditions of Sale printed in the catalog.
  6. Bidders holding a valid Massachusetts or out-of-state resale number must provide their certificate or a copy thereof when registering, or they will be required to pay 6.25% Massachusetts's sales tax on purchases. A Sales Tax Resale Certificate form must also be completed.
  7. Please adhere to Eldred’s posted bidding increments when bidding.


Payment must be made within seven days of the end of the auction. Accepted forms of payment are cash, check, and wire transfer. We accept MasterCard and Vias for auction purchases provided the total bill is $5,000 or less and the credit card has a U.S. billing address. PayPal is not an accepted form of payment.

Last updated: January 7, 2015

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