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How to Bid

In-Person Bidding

Bid Live in-Person

This is the most economical and safest way to bid. Come on out to Union, IL and see how fun and easy it is to bid at one of our auctions!

As always, food and beverage is available at all of our events.

Buyer’s Premium is 18% with a CASH payment and 21% to use any major credit/debit card.

Place an Absentee Bid

If you cannot attend the auction, contact us AT LEAST 24 HOURS in advance to place a MAXIMUM bid on any item.

A credit card number is required to place your bid.

Buyer’s Premium is 18% with a CASH payment and 21% to use any major credit card. 

Request a Phone Bid

Reserved for items with starting bids over $500.

Contact us AT LEAST 24 HOURS in advance to provide necessary information for one of our staff to call you during the auction.

A credit card number is required to hold your phone bid.

Buyer’s Premium is 18% with a CASH payment and 21% to use any major credit card.

•TERMS: 18% Buyer’s Premium, 7% IL State Sales Tax, and 3% for credit card payments will be added

•ACCEPTED PAYMENT: Cash, all major credit cards, Business/Cashier’s Check, Money Order

•PAYMENT DEADLINE: Credit card will be charged immediately following the auction except for other arrangements.

•PICKUP: Items must be picked up within 5 days. Office is open Mon-Fri 9-5.

•REFUND POLICY: All items sold “AS IS - WHERE IS.” No warranties expressed or implied. Absolutely NO REFUNDS.

•PHONE BID RESPONSIBILITY: Donley Auctions is not responsible for any omissions, technical errors, or glitches

Online Bidding

Bid Online

We use several different online auction platforms to offer our customers choices in how they bid. 

Visit the help sections of each of the platforms to find answers to how those platforms work. 

Online Buyer’s Premium is generally 23% with a CASH payment and 26% to use any major credit/debit card.

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