Absentee Bidding Information

ALTERNATE BIDDING of any type will be executed when possible for the convenience of our customers at no charge, however the Auctioneer will not be responsible for communication problems resulting in missed purchases or contacts.

Absentee Bidding

To place an ABSENTEE bid fill out the Absentee Bid Form in the catalog. Or download it here.

Mail to:
Ted Harmon, P. O. Box 206, West Barnstable, MA 02668-0206. Enclose a check or money order equal to 20% of the total amount of your bids, payable to Decoys Unlimited, Inc. Any monies not applied to your account will be refunded immediately after the sale. Absentee bids may also be faxed 1-508-375-6367, or sent by email to  theodores.harmon@comcast.net, or telephoned to 1-508-362-2766 with a credit card number for deposit for bidder’s convenience. BE SURE THAT ABSENTEE BIDS HAVE BEEN ACKNOWLEDGED BY SOMEONE FROM DECOYS UNLIMITED INC. For late or emergency calls 508-737-2193.

Absentee bids are treated fairly and confidentially. Bids are executed by a member of our staff or the Auctioneer. Bids are placed for you up to the amount which you have specified as your bidding limit. All bidding starts on the auction floor unless two or more absentee bids are received in which case an opening bid could be entered on behalf of the highest absentee bidders limit. We do not open the bidding at your bid limit. We bid against the audience on your behalf within the limits which you have specified. Therefore, it is possible to buy things for considerably less than the bid limit you specify. If two bids are received for the same amount the earliest bid received will be entered at the next logical bid increment.

A successful absentee bidder will be notified by invoice of lots purchased within 7 days and must remit any balance due before the lots are shipped. Auction invoices are payable immediately upon receipt.

Shipping can be arranged as a courtesy and at the buyer’s expense locally with Quick, Pack and Ship, 1481 Iyanough Rd. (Rt 132), Hyannis, MA 02601, phone: 508-362-0477, fax: 508-362-0488, email: Hyannis@qpscapecod.com or you may make any arrangements that are suitable to you.

Telephone Bidding

To bid live by telephone contact us by fax 1-508-375-6367, or email theodores.harmon@comcast.net, or telephone 1-508-362-2766 indicating the lots of interest and a credit card number for deposit at your earliest convenience. A deposit is required. We can accept Visa or Master Card.

Only absentee bids will be accepted on items with low estimates of $500 or less. BE SURE THAT PHONE BIDS HAVE BEEN ACKNOWLEDGED BY SOMEONE FROM DECOYS UNLIMITED INC. For late or emergency calls 508-737-2193.

PLEASE NOTE: Absentee and Phone Bid information must be received by us no later than 48 hours prior to the auction in order to guarantee execution. We will check phone and email messages at that time. If we have received your bids someone will contact you by phone or email to confirm. We will check phone and email until the morning of the sale but cannot guarantee phone availability or bid execution. Please read the CONDITIONS OF SALE. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.