Bidding “in the room” means that you attend the auction in person at our 5180 Peachtree Boulevard, Atlanta, Georgia, 30341 location. You obtain a bidding paddle at the registration desk, and you bid live in front of our auctioneers. You will be asked to provide a valid ID with your current address. If you are bidding in person you may pay for and leave with your portable items at the end of that day’s sale. All items picked up in person are subject to a 8% sales tax required by Georgia State law, unless you hold a valid sales tax exemption certificate. You will be asked to provide us with a copy of the actual certificate as required by the State of Georgia.
Our staff of telephone concierges is available to assist clients who prefer to bid by telephone. We offer this service as a courtesy and encourage you to request these services well in advance of the auction. To request a Telephone Bid Form, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we may not be able to accommodate requests made the day of the auction.
Many of our clients prefer to bid online, which is simple and efficient. Register online with either of the bidding platforms we use and remember to also register for the specific auction being offered. Our staff reviews each registration received, so please allow at least 24 hours for approval.
Live Auctioneers or Invaluable
If you will not be available during an auction but wish to bid on a particular item, absentee bidding allows you to leave a maximum bid amount with our staff. We will bid competitively on your behalf until there are no competing bids or until your maximum bid is reached. Please make your request well in advance of the auction to ensure that we can accommodate you. To receive an Absentee Bid Form, please email us at email@example.com.
Please note that Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery charges a 23% buyer’s premium in addition to the final hammer price of each item sold. Please take this into consideration when planning your maximum bid.