How to Participate in ESF’s Online Auctions
|Step 1||Create an Account on our site (click here)|
|Step 2||Browse our Products — To see everything at once click on the Auctions Drop Menu. (be warned we have many items so it may take a minute to load everything) Alternately there is a drop menu on the left side of the screen labeled Auction Categories. Our merchandise is sorted here by Category (Computers, laptops, Servers, TVs, etc)
Please Note: the Auctions Drop Menu will show every auction in the system, including past and future ones.
The Auction Categories only shows active items, but the number count will reflect everything in the system
|Step 3||Bid on the items you want. — We use a Proxy Bidding System (like eBay’s) You input the highest bid you’re willing to make, and the system bids on your behalf up to the amount entered.
Note: Proxy bids are secret, other bidders do not know what you set your proxy to. Only the system knows how high your proxy bid is, so it can bid on your behalf accordingly.
Please also note: there is no mechanism for a bid retraction, double check your bid before you submit it.
Example: Item has an opening bid of $10, you place a proxy bid of $15 and are the high bidder at $10. Bidder B places a $20 proxy bid. His proxy bids against yours until his stops at $16 which beats your maximum proxy bid. To outbid him you’d have to bid higher than $20. You could do it in multiple $1 higher bids until you outbid him, or you could enter a proxy higher than $20.
|Step 4||Check Your Results — Generally all our auctions end at 5PM on Thursday – assuming that time hasn’t been extended due to bid activity.
Note: A bid in the last 5 minutes of the auction, Will bump up the end time by 5 minutes. This happens any time a bid is placed in the last 5 minutes of the auction.
Bid placed at 4:59, new auction end time is 5:05.
Two bidders bidding against each other in the last 5 minutes of the clock could keep bumping the clock indefinitely until one bidder says “I’m done” and the clock finally runs out.
The Auction Dashboard is here
Please note the dashboard will auto refresh every 60 seconds, or when you do it manually by refreshing the page. IT IS NOT live up to the second.
|Step 5||Complete the checkout process. – If you’ve won more than one item, you can manually add the items to your shopping cart to create your order. OR you can have us do it for you when you arrive to pick up your items.
Note: Payment must be tendered in person, we do NOT accept any payments through the website.
|Step 6||Come Get Your Items — Pickup your items at 627 S. Lewis Ave.
Our hours are 10-5 Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays)Items not picked up by 5PM on Tuesday are forfeit. They will be relisted and we may ban your account from the auction.
Note: We do NOT offer shipping services for items. If you can not pick the items up yourself, then you must use a third party to pickup, pack and ship these items. (example: The UPS Store)
Contact us at (918) 951-3902 in these instances so we can instruct you on payment, and pickup procedures