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FAQ for Sellers

Why sell with Trading Post?

Our online auctions ensure privacy, efficiency and maximum reach.

We do not allow any customers inside of your home. We market our sales to a global audience and can have hundreds of items listed, sold and picked up in 7-10 days.

How to sell with Trading Post?

Simply determine what you would like to sell and book a consultation. If you aren't sure what items are worth selling, we offer free evaluations. After determining your items would be a good fit in our auctions, we will begin the 5 step process.

What happens after I submit photos of my items?

After you submit photos, our team will examine each piece and inform you whether or not they are suitable for our auctions. We typically review and respond within 5 business days.

How long does the sale process take?

Our estate auctions typically run for 10-14 days. We also hold monthly consignment auctions.

How will I receive the sale results for my items?

We pay clients via check within 30 days after each auction. We include an itemized summary of all items sold.

What happens to my item if it is not sold?

We often sell 100% of items we list, but if any of your items don't sell, you keep it

May I book an appointment or speak directly to a specialist?

Yes, the first step is to contact us HERE. After sharing your situation, we will determine the best solution for you. Then we will schedule an in-person walkthrough with one of our specialists if needed.

FAQ for Buyers

How do I participate in a Trading Post auction?

You need to sign up for a free account on our bidding platforms. We currently sell on Auction Ninja and Live Auctioneers.

We also have an online store with guest checkout or you can sign up to earn rewards

What is extended bidding?

Any bids placed within the last 5 minutes before close will automatically extend the timer another 5 minutes. This ensures fairness for all bidders to participate.

Sometimes I'm immediately outbid. Why?

If someone else put a higher bid before you, they will remain the high bidder until their high bid is surpassed.

What is a buyer's premium?

The Buyer's Premium is a fee paid by the high bidder on top of their winning bid amount. This is a standard service fee in the auction industry.

What is a reserve?

A "reserve" is the price set as the lowest acceptable by the seller for an item sold at auction.