How it Works

12 Hour Auctions is a company that focuses on outdoor auctions! Let us explain how it works.  We have several daily online auctions. Each outdoor auction will last only 12 hours, so bid fast and don’t miss out on an amazing deal! Every day of the year, item auctions begin at 7 AM CST. Each item thereafter begins 5 minutes after the last.  Members have 12 Hours to place their bids. 12 Hours later the auction ends.  Our daily auctions will be done by Proxy Bidding.  The goal of maximum bidding, also known as proxy bidding, is for you to win the auction item at the lowest possible price by placing bids on your behalf at the lowest possible increments up to a maximum amount you set. Simply enter the highest amount you’re willing to pay and the system will bid for you as prompted by other bids.  You will be notified by email and text if your maximum bid is outbid. The current bid on each item is shown at all times with the exception of our Monthly Mayhem item. Monthly Mayhems will be done as a silent bid auction. One dollar reserve, bid, win, and receive!! That’s how it works.  It’s really that simple.

Membership Free and can be upgraded for only $34.99 a year to an Elite Membership. With an Elite Membership you receive FREE SHIPPING on all items and are entered into our weekly giveaways!  When you win an auction you’ll need to pay for the item within 24 hours by credit/debit card and it will be shipped to you (within 24 hours of payment). How could it be any easier than that? Each week our members receive an email featuring that week’s listings and that week’s featured products.

In addition to our daily auctions, we will have our Monthly Mayhem. Monthly Mayhems are our big ticket item and there is only one mayhem auction per month. How it works is the same with a little twist. The Monthly Mayhem auction is a silent bid auction. We will show the number of silent bids received, but the winning bid will not be revealed until the end of the auction! Depending on the item, shipping and pick up arrangements are made post auction.

Memberships Purchased Prior to August 1st!

Memberships that were purchased prior to August 1st have been automatically upgraded to the Elite Membership.  You still have all the same benefits as before and your renewal price will be kept the same as before!  There is no need for you to purchase the Elite Membership!

HOW MUCH DOES 12 HOUR AUCTIONS COST?

Membership to 12 Hour Auctions is Free!! You can Upgrade to and Elite Membership which give you FREE SHIPPING on all items and weekly giveaways! The cost per item is based on the number of members bidding and how badly they want or need the item! There is no buyer’s premium or any other hidden cost. Once you are a member, the only way you spend any additional money is when you purchase an item.

WHAT IS THE MAYHEM?

Monthly Mayhems are our big ticket item. There is a minimum of one mayhem auction per month.  The auction(s) last for 12 hours.  The rules are the same with a little twist. The Mayhem auction is a silent bid auction. We will show the number of silent bids received, but the winning bid will not be revealed until the end of the auction! Depending on the item, shipping and pick up arrangements are made post auction.

WHAT IS PROXY BIDDING?

 

DOES 12 HOUR AUCTIONS HANDLE SHIPPING?

12 Hour Auctions warehouses the majority of our products. In very rare situations a product may come from somewhere else. We bring in products months in advance so they are securely stored, inventoried, and are ready to ship to the lucky bidder who wins! Unless otherwise specifically noted in the auction, our auctions clearing state the shipping price and our Elite Members enjoy FREE SHIPPING on all of their  purchases.