LIVE WEBCAST WITH ONLINE BIDDING INFO
Here are the online bidding basics! We do recommend that you register for online bidding BEFORE the sale begins so that you have our undivided attention should you run into any difficulty and need to contact us.
BELOW the horse sale listing in the middle of the screen you will see "Register To Bid" with an auction gavel. Click there to register. DO NOT use the Login/New Bidder option at the top of the page if you are registering initially. That option up top is what you will use to return to the site and log in AFTER you have registered.
~Follow the prompts. If you have previously registered with hibid for ANY other auction hosted on hibid, you will use your existing login then complete registration. If not, select "New Bidder? Click Here" and add your information as requested.
~You will need to use a credit/debit card to register. On occasion, the system may not accept a certain card (for no apparent reason) Should that happen, try registering with an alternative card, even if it is one you do not wish to use, then just send us an email to let us know you will be using a different card. Your registered card WILL NOT automatically be charged. We will touch base with all winning bidders at the close of the auction and prior to processing payment. If that absolutely won't work and you cannot get registered, please text/call with your email address to 336-904-8903 so we can get you registered on our end. You MUST do that prior to the start of the sale!
~You will receive an email confirming your successful registration and requesting the security code for your card (this is transmitted to us separately to keep your payment information secure). Once you’ve done that, you are good to go! If you prefer to pay with an alternative payment method (i.e. cash at pick up) that is no problem. Just register with your card and let us know!
~We strongly recommend using a hard wired computer rather than a mobile device or WiFi for best viewing/participation although the webcast will play on most smart phones. You will have audio and video and be able to bid along with those present in real time. There is a chat box for questions to the auctioneer for your use. Remember that this is a live auction so things do move at a fairly brisk pace!
~Absentee bidding via internet prebidding is available to you prior to the start of the auction. This is useful if you know you will not be in service during the auction to participate in the webcast. To use prebidding, you will select your starting bid and your maximum bid. When that animal enters the ring, the computer will then proxy bid for you as needed by increments up to your maximum amount if needed. The computer will only bid as necessary to keep you the winning bidder (ebay style!) Prebidding will become available once consignments close and the catalog is compiled. Until then, lots will appear on the hibid site in random order without lot numbers strictly for preview purposes.
~Please remember that your internet bid is a legally binding agreement, just as if you were bidding in person. When you bid, you are acknowledging your agreement to pay that bid amount and abide by the auction terms & conditions.
~Any questions regarding internet bidding should be addressed to Bridget 336-904-8903 - calls or texts are welcome!