AmbroseBauer Trains
The Nation's Foremost Marketplace of Toy Trains & Toy Train Auctions
  Legal   Office:   Post   Office   Box   14537,   Pittsburgh    Pennsylvania    15234  
  Telephone: 412 - 833-1700 Fax: 412 - 833-1170 E-mail: ambrosebauer@comcast.net  

Absentee Bidders:
AuctionsBy™ Live:

Welcome to AmbroseBauer Trains' exclusive Live Auction Website, AuctionsBy™. These special pages will allow you to bid on an Auction Lot until it is sold without any extra fees, unlike the 5.5% Fee some Auction Houses charge for using e-bay LIVE. AuctionsBy™ is a seamless transition from our regular Absentee Bidding, using the same four digit Bidder Number that you received from AmbroseBauer Trains once you registered and executed the Bidding Agreement.

 

Your Bidder Number:
Your Password:

 

How it works:

On the day of the Private Auction, fill in your Bidder Number and Password in the indicated places noted above on this page. Once you fill in a proper Absentee Bidder and Password, and press the TAKE ME LIVE Button, the Special AuctionsBy™ WebPage will appear on your Computer. This Live Page will show Lot 1 of our Private Auction, or if the Private Auction has already started, the current available Lot. Once you are signed into this Live Page, you do not need to do anything else to follow the Private Auction. If you want to make a bid, just press the Bid Button for the next available increment. If you become the High Bidder, your Bidder Number will show up in the box for that of the High Bidder. If your Bidder Number does not show up as the High Bidder, you need to bid again. As long as you stay on this Live Page, you will not need to sign in your Bidder Number and Password for each bid. All bids made will be identified by a Bidder Number while the Auction is continuing.

The Bidder Number that you are currently signed-in with is shown in the bottom portion of the Live Page.

The Live Page is refreshed automatically every two seconds. If you want a quicker refresh, just press the manual Refresh Button located on the Live Page.

If you want to make a bid greater than that of the next increment, you need to exit the Live Page by clicking on the Button on the bottom of the Page: SEE DETAILED PAGE & PICTURES OF LOT . This will take you to the regular Lot Detailed Page of our Catalog for that particular Lot. You will be allowed on this page to make whatever proper bid you wish (although it of course has to be greater than the Current High Bid and within our proper Bidding Increments). You can continue to bid from this Regular Lot Detailed Page and watch the Live Auctions. However, you need to manually refresh this Page by using your Browser's Refresh Page to see new bids. Also, this Page will not change when that particular Lot has been sold. You would have to resign into the TAKE ME LIVE Page to be automatically directed to the next available lot. (Hint: open two windows for your Browser. Use one to stay on the Live Page; use the other to show a Lot Detailed Page. You can change the Lot that is shown in the Lot Detailed Page by typing in a different Lot Number in the Box showing the Absentee Bidder Information and pressing the CURRENT BIDDING INFORMATION Button).

FAIR WARNING will show up on both the AuctionsBy™ Live Page and the Lot Detailed Page for the particular lot that is currently being auctioned. FAIR WARNING will be called by the Attorney upon any pause of the bidding and you should expect that the lot could be closed and sold within five seconds of this Warning if no further bids are made.

SOLD will show up on both the AuctionsBy™ Live Page and the Lot Deailed Page for the particular lot that is currently being auctioned when the lot is closed and sold. At that time no further bids are accepted by the database for this particular lot. The Winning Amount and the Winning Bidder Number will be posted on both Pages, and then the Live Page will automatically be forwarded to the next available lot for auction.

Please note that sometimes a lot might have to be re-opened because of an issue. In that case, the AuctionsBy™ Live Page will automatically be directed to the re-opened lot and Bidding will resume from the highest prior Absentee Bid entered into the database for that particular lot.

Our advice is for you to place your basic bids on the Lots that you are interested anytime before the day of the Private Auction. Then watch the Private Auction live on AuctionsBy™. If you want to make an additional bid on the day of the Auction, AuctionsBy™ is your chance. By placing some bids before the day of the Auction, you better assure yourself that your Bids would be accepted by the AuctionsBy™ software in case there is a problem with the server on the day of the Auction.


Note: Private Internet Auctions are conducted by Drew J. Bauer, Esquire as attorney in fact. Drew is a member of the Bars of the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Private Internet Auctions are conducted in the State of West Virginia.

 

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