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Auction.fr offers you a free and unlimited keyword alert service. You can be notified by email when a new lot likely to interest you is published on our site.
To do this, simply go to the Alerts section. You will then be able to enter your chosen keywords (names of artists, brands, or types of objects).
To get the most accurate alerts, we advise you to use inverted commas to create an alert based on the exact keywords you have specified (e.g. "Romanesque", "cabriolet armchair").
You can also exclude certain terms from your alerts by using a dash (for example: picasso-citroën means you can exclude cars from your alerts).
You can also use an asterisk for a more general search (e.g. medal* will search for medals as well as for medallions).
You can modify or delete your alert at any time in this same section.
Fine art, furniture, art objects, luxury goods, civilizations... Auctions are full of unique objects with fascinating histories and are the perfect place to make good deals. By buying at auction, you are giving a second lease of life to objects authenticated by art experts. In addition, you benefit from a guarantee on the objects purchased, whose authenticity and condition are guaranteed by the information in the catalogues.
You can bid by placing different bids (fixed, automatic or Live) depending on the type of sale (Live or classic).
I/ Classic sales (non-live sales)
Fixed absentee bids
You can place fixed absentee bids on non-live sales published on Auction.fr, indicating the maximum amount you are willing to pay for the lot you are interested in.
To do this, simply:
- go to the page of the object you are interested in
- click the "Place a Bid" button
- enter the maximum amount you wish to pay for the object and click the "Confirm" button
- fill in a quick form with your details (address, phone number, agree to the terms and conditions of sale, etc.)
You will receive an email confirming the sending of your bid to the auction house.
Prior to the sale, this maximum amount will be disclosed to the auctioneer. During the sale, the auctioneer will bid for you, trying to buy the lot at the lowest possible price without exceeding your stated maximum amount.
II/ Live sales
1°) Automatic bids (or Secret absentee bids)
For Live sales (broadcast live on Auction.fr), you can place automatic bids in advance (their amounts are not disclosed to the auction houses). Placed automatically by our technology, these automatic bids guarantee you the fairest price, within the limit of your maximum bid. Automatic bids are very convenient if you are unable to follow and participate in the live auction on the day.
Played automatically by our technology, these automatic buy orders guarantee you the fairest price, within your maximum bid. Automatic buy orders are ideal if you cannot follow and participate in the Live sale on the day.
2°) Live bids
For Live sales (broadcast live on Auction.fr), you also have the option of bidding (and outbidding) live when the lot goes up for auction. All you have to do is go to the sale page on the day of the auction, unlock the button to bid by clicking "Participate in the auction", and then click the "Bid €X" button. Your bid will then be forwarded to and taken into account by the auctioneer as if you were in the saleroom.
The Premium subscription gives you access to over 6 million international auction results. To find out more about this offer, please visit this page.
Payments for the subscription (€19/month or €139/year) are debited directly by bank card. An automatic subscription, which you can deactivate at any time in your account, will be activated by default.