Show Up Early.
Arriving early will give you time to preview the merchandise or items being sold. You can see the items close up and start planning for which items you will make bids on. Most of the time this is two hours before the auction.
Make Sure You Register.
Anyone who bids must have a bidder number and this can only be secured through registering before or during the auction.
Be Prepared to Bid.
Bidding is simple. But if you're doing it for the first time, it can be intimidating. Here are some general guidelines:
Make sure you clearly understand the terms and conditions of the auction before making a bid
Listen closely to the auctioneer. The auctioneer will determine the increments of bidding. If you are having a bit of trouble understanding the auction chant, plan to listen for a few minutes and get a feel for it before you jump in and begin bidding.
Be sure you make eye contact with the auctioneer when you bid.
The process is fast so if you wish to bid, quickly raise your hand or shout out loud.