Levis Online Auctions

Frequently Asked Questions

Auction Closing

There is an automatic two-minute bidding extension at the close of all of our online auctions.
If a bid is submitted on any lot within the last two minutes of closing, an additional two minutes will be added to the clock and these 2 minute extensions will continue until all of the bidding is over on the entire auction.

What happens if I place a bid in the last 2 minutes of the auction?

We have an intentional anti-snipe function that will automatically extend the auction for 2 minutes if a bid is placed on any lots during the last 2 minutes of the regular auction. This extension will be repeated until two minutes have passed without any further bidding on any lots.

Buyer's Premium 

The total purchase price payable by the Buyer for each lot will include a Buyer's Premium of 17% on the Hammer Price.

Taxes / GST 

Goods and Services Tax of 5% will be charged on the Hammer Price and Buyer's Premium on all lots for purchasers in Canada. HST will be charged to those buyers of applicable provinces.

What is an Auto Bid? 

An Auto Bid in the online auction is the equivalent to an Absentee Bid in the live auction.  The simple difference is that the online program will bid on your behalf ONLY if someone else bids below your maximum (or Max Auto Bid), whereas in the live auction there is an Absentee Bidder who carries out your Maximum Absentee Bid under the same circumstances.

What is happening when I place a bid online and immediately am notified that I am out bid?  

This is simply the Auto Bid application doing it's job.  It does not mean that each time you bid you will be out bid.  It simply means that someone else has already left an Auto Bid for a higher value.  Once your bid is accepted as the current bid, you now know that you are the highest bidder as of current.

How do I place an Auto Bid?  

When you view a particular lot, click the Place Bid button to open a new window with all information on that lot. Then click Auto Bid to open another window. You can either choose your maximum bid from the pull down menu, or enter your maximum bid in the box below that. Enter your paddle number and password, then click Send Bid. You can view your bids as well as your auto bids in the My Bids section of the Online Auction.

Bidding Increments

Under $50 -> $1
$50 - $100 -> $5
$100 - $250 -> $10
$250 - $500 -> $25
$500 - $1,000 -> $50
$1,000 - $2,500 -> $100
$2,500 - $5,000 -> $250
$5,000 - $10,000 -> $500
$10,000 - $25,000 -> $1,000
$25,000 - $50,000 -> $2,500
$50,000 - $100,000 -> $5,000
$100,000 - $250,000 -> $10,000
$250,000 - $500,000 -> $25,000
$500,000 - $1,000,000 -> $50,000
$1,000,000 plus -> $100,000

What if I don't live in Calgary, Alberta, or even Canada? 

Levis is obliged to provide clients with various options for packing and shipping as well as accommodating special requests, within reason.  All packing and shipping is done at the expense of the purchaser, ie. you.  If you are the successful bidder on one or more lot(s), you will receive email notification as such.  Please contact us regarding your packing and shipping preferences.