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Mile End
South Australia 5031

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Buying At Auction

There are three ways to bid at auction: in person, by leaving an absentee bid and bidding via phone. You can chose to use any of these methods, however we recommend you attend our viewing session beforehand to see each item before making your bids. Please note that identification, such as a driver’s licence, is required when you register to bid.

1) In person - Bidding at auction brings out the competitive spirit in most people. So if you enjoy excitement and a challenge, this is for you. It’s also an excellent way to build your knowledge from the auctioneer’s descriptions and to estimate what price items may fetch. To bid at auction, stop at the front counter on your way in and fill in a bidding form to obtain your bidding number. When it comes to bidding, our auctioneer usually guides the bid increments or may invite you to nominate your own.

2) Absentee bidding - If you are pressed for time, have other commitments or are not confident about bidding, we can bid on your behalf. You nominate your maximum bid and one of our staff members will bid for you. To ensure a fair price for you, our auctioneer is unaware of your bid limit. It’s not unusual for a winning absentee bid to be a lot lower than a client’s maximum limit. To leave an absentee bid, please ask for a form at the front counter. There is no charge for this service.

3) Phone bidding - This offers you the freedom to be away from the auction rooms, yet judge the unfolding competition for each item and bid accordingly. We will phone you just before each item comes up and will keep you informed of the bidding as it happens. To bid by phone, please ask for a form at the front counter. There is no charge for this service.

Latest News
27-Nov-2019 A Very Rare Event Indeed

du Plessis Auctions have once again written auction history, with their 3rd "White Glove" auction in a single year. In industry terms, a "White Glove Auction" is one in which 100% of an auction sells under the hammer. It is a very rare event, with Sotheby's which was founded in 1744, recording their 1st such event in September 2015. The contents of a fine College Park residence was auctioned by du Plessis Auctions resulting in a 100% clearance rate, and further cementing them as the premium property contents specialists.

Auctioneer, Marc du Plessis says "To be an auctioneer that conducts one white glove auction in their career is a really special milestone. This year has been a dream for me with my third in one year alone. What can I say... I had the best teacher possible, my father".

Marc has been in the family business for 33 years, and stepped up to the rostrum full-time in September 2016, to become du Plessis' principal auctioneer. Since wielding the gavel in this short period of time, he has broken auction World Records and now placed himself amongst a very elite group of auctioneers worldwide.