Absentee/Pre-bidding is only allowed at some sales depending on whether the auction company chooses to allow it or not. This is great for bidders that can’t join live or those who do not have high speed internet. Technology is a great tool but not always our friend. Worried about your Internet failing? Get your bids in early. Can’t make the sale? Place your absentee bid online. Can anyone see my max bid? NO! The system will automatically bid for you at the next set increment against other bidders but not past your max bid. However, you can still be online live just incase the item happens to go past your max bid and you choose to bid again. At that point, you click to bid. It’s really pretty simple!