Buyers must register with FairBid before they are authorized to bid on items. Registration is free and creating an account allows you to add items to your watch list, edit preferences, post your own items, and place bids.


Once you locate items of interest, you can start bidding or add them to your watch list. Your watch list is accessible through your "My Profile" section once you have registered and logged into FairBid.


FairBid Items can be won in four different ways:

Bid Exactly allows you to place a one-time bid of a definite amount. You will receive an email if another user outbids you for that item. At that time, you can log back into the website and choose to enter a higher bid. E-mail notifications will not be sent for the last hour of the auction.

Auto Bid gives FairBid permission to automatically increase your bid when someone outbids you, up to your maximum bid amount. Auto Bid saves you time and effort by doing the bidding for you.

Incremental Bid Amounts:
$.01 - $10,000
$10,000 to $50,000
$50,000 +

Buy it Now allows you to purchase the auctioned item for a predetermined set price. Not all listings will have Buy it Now options, but if available, it does it offer an immediate purchase of the listed item.

Make Offer allows you to send a offer to the seller on their material, if the seller accepts your offer they will contact you directly.


At the close of an listing, the highest bidder and the Seller will receive an email with each other's contact details. The Buyer and the Seller should then contact each other to arrange payment and pickup of the won item based on the preset time frames and payment options outlined on the bid details page.

Payment Options Payment Schedule Pick-Up/Logistic Options
Paypal 24 hrs 5 days
Wire Transfer 5 hrs 10 days
ACH 10 days 30 days
Credit Card 30 days Other
Company Check Other  
Certified Check    
Negotiable Terms    
Cash at Pick-up    

*Please note that these terms will be dictated by the seller and listed on the bid details page, all options may not be available.