How To Buy

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Welcome to the UK’s number one for online trade auctions, bringing you the widest range of discounted new, used, raw and returned stock.

We sell more than 2 million items every year through our network of professional auctioneers, so from toasters to tablets, watches to washing machines, Range Rovers to raincoats – whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it and more at i-bidder.

On our site, you can search and browse items from hundreds of trade auctioneers in one hit – then bid online to win items at incredibly low prices.

We have two types of auction:

Live auctions are the real deal, with audio and video feeds connecting you to the auction as it happens, so you can be part of the action from the comfort of your home or office.

Timed auctions are online-only and don’t have an auctioneer calling the sale. Instead, they have a start and end time, and whoever has the highest online bid at the end wins.

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So how does it all work?


If you know what you’re looking for, type it into the big search box on the homepage or at the top of any page on the site.

You can also browse through our categories using “Browse By Category” at the top of any page. Use the filters on the left of the screen to hone your search. 

You can add items you’re interested in to your Watch List so you can view them all together in your My Bidder account.

Why not set up an Auction Alert using the button at the top of the page? We’ll email you when new items that match your search are added to the site, so you’re always in the know.


Once you’ve created your free account, it’s time to get bidding – and there are a couple of ways to do it depending on the type of auction:

Place a max bid – let us know the highest amount you’re willing to pay and we’ll bid for you, just enough to keep you in the lead up to your max bid. It’s the most convenient way to bid at auction.

Read more about max bids

Bid live – connect to a live auction in real-time and experience the atmosphere of the auction environment with live audio and video feeds.

Read more about live bidding


Now you’ve started bidding, here are a few tips to help increase your chances of winning.

For the best chance to win in a live auction, we recommend logging on when the auction is taking place and bidding live.

In timed auctions and some live auctions, we’ll email you if someone bids more than you so you have the chance to increase your max bid. Keep an eye on your inbox so you have a chance to get your hands on the item you want.

You can keep track of all your wins by logging in to My Bidder. Once the win is verified, the auctioneer will send you an invoice with details of your items and any further information about collection or delivery.


Try our Help Centre where we’ve collated lots of information about using our site and the process of buying at auction – you’ll find articles on everything from bidding to arranging delivery.

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