When you arrive at an auction site,

  1. register for a bidder number and read the rules printed on the back of our bid cards. Do not hesitate to ask questions if you don’t understand our policies. Again, ask questions if you don’t understand a policy. 
  2. Inspect the merchandise you’re interested in, as most is auctioned on an "as is, where is" basis. This means that not all items are guaranteed. 
  3. When you buy an item, you become responsible for it. 
  4. In order to bid at an auction, you need to make contact with the auctioneer or the ringperson. A ringperson is someone who takes bids from the audience and then passes those on to the auctioneer. To bid, hold up your bid card, your hand or shout \"yes.\"     
  5. The auctioneer or ringperson will make eye contact with you, take your bid and immediately turn and seek another bid. 
  6. You can remove yourself from the process at any time by shaking your head \"no"\ or saying \"no"\ if the auctioneer or ring person turns your way. 
  7. Should an auctioneer or ring person misinterpret any of your signals, simply report the mistake right away by saying “I didn’t bid on it or, I only said *half”.  Half means I'll offer you half of the present bid increment  (if its a hundred dollars for the next bid, you are offering a $50 increase instead)