Buying

Welcome to Proxibid

Proxibid is the most trusted way to connect with high-quality sellers online.

Find the best highly valued and specialized items all in one place, and know our selection, security, and support are second-to-none.

Four Easy Ways to Purchase.

Buy how you want, when you want.

Proxibid offers four easy ways to transact: Live Auction, Timed Events, Buy Now, and Make Offer.

Timed Auction

Bid for items up for auction over a pre-determined period. The high bidder at the end of the auction wins the item.

How Timed Auctions Work

Buyers place bids during the time of the auction. The highest bid at the specified closing date and time wins the item. If a bid is placed within the final minutes of a timed auction, the Proxibid system will automatically extend the bidding timeframe, ensuring the buyer willing to bid the highest amount always wins—no sniping here.

  • Bidding has a start and end date/time.
  • Items close for bidding all at the same time or one-by-one in equally spaced intervals—this is determined by the seller
  • All bids are submitted online.
Live Auction

Bid from anywhere in the world with an internet connection, and compete in real-time against other online bidders as well as those at the live auction.

How Live Auctions Work:

Live auctions on Proxibid use the ascending-bid method, which requires a minimum of two bidders. The auctioneer calls for an opening price and buyers bid competitively until no new bids are placed. The auction is over when the auctioneer calls “sold” or drops the hammer.

Live Auctions on Proxibid

Proxibid’s online platform, Proxibid LIVE! makes it possible for online bidders to bid competitively against other online and onsite buyers. A Proxibid representative, or a representative from the auction company, operates the software and serves as a conduit between the bidder and the auctioneer. Buyers can use the message center to ask questions about the auction or specific items. And, with live audio and video, bidders can see and hear the auctioneer, earning a front row seat at any auction taking place on Proxibid, regardless of its location.

Buying - Live Video

Place a Prebid and Never Miss an Auction

Bidders can place prebids on individual items before they cross the auction block. Can’t attend the live auction? No problem. Simply enter the maximum amount you are willing to pay for an item and Proxibid’s dynamic “Auto Bid” function will bid on your behalf up to the maximum amount. Our system will notify you if you become outbid.


Buy Now

Want it now? Some items for sale on Proxibid are available at a fixed price, for immediate purchase. Pay the amount listed and the item is yours.

Buying - Buy Now Make Offer

Make Offer

On Proxibid, buyers and sellers can negotiate over the price of an item. Once a price is agreed upon, the transaction is completed using Proxibid's secure payment engine.

Buying - Make Offer (BNMO)