How to Buy
Cymmon's hosts Live auctions,online auctions and Private sales.
Cymmon's Live auctions, host at locations mentioned for each auction are updated on our website.
Cymmon's Online Auctions, host in our website
You are required to register for every auction that you would like to participate. Please refer "How to Register to Bid" for registration related queries.
To enquire about Private sales, visit our private sales page.
How to Register to Bid
To register in person to bid at the sale location before the auction begins, you will need to create an account and provide a government-issued proof of identity such as a driver’s license or passport. A bank reference may also be required. You will also have the opportunity to record your communication details (email or post) and shipping preferences.
You also may register on cymmons.com by selecting Register to Bid against the Auction in Upcoming Auctions. To be eligible to bid, please be sure to complete your application 24 hours prior to the auction.
Select the lots you wish to bid on and place your maximum bid. You will be asked to either log in or create a new account. You will then be asked to choose your account number and review and accept the Terms & Conditions before placing your first bid. The platform will place incremental bids on your behalf up to the maximum amount specified.
The closing time noted at the top of the auction page. As the auction closes, a countdown timer will be displayed for each lot until it closes. Each lot closes in two minute increments and will extend for five minutes if any competing bid is placed within the lot’s last five minutes. Lots may extend for up to twelve minutes to accommodate competitive bidding.
There are four different ways to bid in a live auction: by telephone, online, in the saleroom, and by either absentee bidding ahead of the auction. You can register for telephone, online, or in-room bidding via the Register to Bid link on the auction overview page. ‘Absentee bids’, both of which enable you to set your maximum bid on a lot, can be placed online or via the Bids Department ahead of the auction. Please note that auctions will either absentee bidding, never both.
At the stated date and time, a live auction will begin when the auctioneer opens each lot for bidding. Clients are able to participate by bidding in the saleroom, by telephone, or online via cymmons.com or the Cymmon's app. Bids will be accepted in the order they are received and the highest bid placed will win each lot. When competitive bidding subsides, the auctioneer can send a ‘fair warning’ message to indicate that the lot will close imminently. Please note that placing the leading maximum bid before the live auction begins does not guarantee that another client will not outbid you before the auctioneer closes the lot.
Absentee bid: A maximum bid placed ahead of the auction which will be executed on your behalf by the auctioneer during the live auction, at the lowest price possible and never for more than the maximum bid amount you indicate. Successful absentee bidders will be notified after the auction.
What are the ways to find out what's for sale:
1. Browse our e-catalogues on cymmons.com from your computer or mobile device.
2. Visit our pre-sale exhibitions, which are open to the public. View upcoming auctions.
What are the modes of Payments for your purchase:
Successful bidders may pay on the day of the auction, immediately after buying. Otherwise, the Post-Sale Service team will send you an invoice and any shipping quote according to your pre-sale preference. The final amount due will include the hammer price , the buyer’s premium, and any local taxes.
Buyers may pay by bank transfer, cheque. Certain credit cards are accepted. Payment must be sent from the invoiced party, rather than from a third party.