Buying

Deciding How Much to Bid

You, the bidder, have to decide how much an item is worth to you. Pridham's will sell the lots to the highest bidder. Bidding moves up according to set increments, unless determined otherwise by the auctioneer. Please do not hesitate to ask questions.

Bidding by telephone

If you want to bid live by telephone, we can arrange for an agent to call you. Your agent is your advocate in the room and will do everything to win a lot (or lots) for you. Your agent will call you a few minutes before your lot comes up for sale. When the auctioneer opens the bidding, your agent will tell you what you need to bid to stay in the competition as the bids move up (sometimes quickly). Please request a phone line as early as possible. We always take phone bids from registered bidders up to 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the auction and thereafter if possible – at our discretion.

Bidding in person

Please check-in at the front desk on the day of sale and receive a bidder number. You will need a valid piece of ID to register.

Absentee Bidding

Absentee bids give the auctioneer permission to bid for you as if you were in the room, starting on your behalf at the lowest possible selling price and, as long as there is competition, bidding for you – if necessary, up to the maximum amount you have designated. We accept absentee bids by phone or email. 

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Pridham's is a registered Auction House with the National Auctioneers Association and the Auctioneers Association of Ontario. Contact Pridham's with confidence if you are downsizing, moving or in need of appraisal services.

Pridham's also offers Auction Real Estate Services; we can sell your house, farm or commercial building and contents.


+ Free auction services for non-profits


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