After your items are cataloged, an auction date is set at which point our team starts promoting the items on several online platforms, clients can also feel free to share the auction link on social media to garner a greater number of bidders.
Dynamic ads give us our competitive edge; these are targeted ads for people looking for certain things. for example, if someone searches for an item in Google, if it is related to something in our sale in their area they will start to see ads for our company or the Downsizesale auction results for the item they’re trying to buy. So, if they search for ‘cars for sale’, Google knows where they’re searching from, it knows that we have an auction going on in their area right now and that there is cars in our auction. This will ensure that it is a result on Google’s first page
Since all bidders have the ability to place a Bid, you may occasionally find that you have been outbid by an amount that does not seem correct. For example, if your Bid was $8, yet you lost an item to another buyer who won for $10, here’s why: At 12:01 PM, Lot 1 is at $4. At 12:30 PM, Bidder 1 (yourself) places a Bid for $8. Bidding continues and at 12:45 PM, lot 1 is at $7. At 12:46 PM, Bidder 2 places a Bid of $10. Bidder 2’s bid is accepted since it is above the $2 minimum increment at the time (since the lot was at $8), and it also outbids your bid of $10. As another example, if you place a Bid of $25 when lot 2 is at $15, why did the bid jump to $23.50?The other bidder had a $22.50 Bid which is why when you put in the $25 Bid, it jumped to the next $1 increment from the $22.50 Bid to $23.50.
Downsizesale manages the whole sale process for you, we have a team of professionals specially trained for this task. Downsizesale does everything including cataloging, photography, marketing and billing. We market your items. our buyers (who are collectors, antique dealers, resellers and people looking for things that interest them). All you have to do is tell us what you want to sell. You don’t have to deal with the individual buyers over e-mail, phone and in-person when you list things with Craigslist or Kijiji. With Downsizesale, you deal with one professional team from start to finish, we are a one stop shop.
At the moment we offer no disposal fees, as any abandoned or forgotten items are returned back to the seller. but, the buyer may be at risk of being suspended from future bidding. you can also request that we handle unsold items in advance, we can attempt to have the items given away or donated first to avoid making the situation troublesome , and the buyer has to pick up there items. Please contact Downsizesale at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
This is an agreement to give Downsizesale the authority to sell your items for a fee on your behalf. it details the responsibilities of the participating parties and a time-line of task completion based on our proven model.
Unfortunately Downsizesale prohibits sellers from bidding on there own items, for the sake of establishing price fairness. however you are free to share your items auction link on social media to make sure that there are enough bidders on auction day to generate a satisfactory value for your beloveds belongings
Take a look at our terms and conditions to educate yourselves on what can and cannot be done.
If you are looking to enter your Seller menu, you can gain access to it through your my account tab on our home page, You can start a sale with Downsizesale. If you would like to keep an eye on the progress, log in to your Downsizesale account using your created username and password, provided via email at the time of contract signing. Once logged in, click on “account” in the top right-hand corner of your screen. in the account summary menu click on” published auction events” to access all the relevant information.
There are 6 main features within the Account summary :
The “draft ” bar is a function that allows the user to create ghost auction entries to learn how to operate the system or to create events and save them to be published on a later date. the drafts bar provides an overview of all the details relating to a certain auction entry.
The “published” bar is a function that allows the user to publish drafts or view all published items, this bar also allows you to track the status of items throughout the bidding process.
The “closed” bar function allows you to see the item status after bidding process completion. it also provides you with information about who bought the item and what they paid for it along with an agreed item pick up time-line.
The “Archived” and the “sales” tab will display the agreed upon contract with your “payable ” information for sale proceeds and the completed sale report respectively, with the opportunity to “View Details” for each category. The details will provide you with your final sale amount and payment status. for bidders you will receive an invoice instead.
You will be notified via email once your items go live and becomes available in one of our auctions. The email provided during signing will be the main source of communication regarding your sale or bidding activities. You can also track sale progress via your account tab. Just log in to your account at Downsizesale.com, and click on the “draft or published auction events” tab to view each item and the preset sale date!