How-To Bid

General Auction Company specializes in both live and timed online auctions that are open to the general public as well as dealers. You will find a large selection of vehicles, equipment, and a variety of miscellaneous items. Our bidding systems allows for you to leave proxy bids before the auction as well as in real time the day of the sale. Our timed auctions have time extension when bids are placed within 60 seconds of close.

Due to the pandemic, we are currently running all auctions as timed online only.

Follow the steps below to get started:

Step 1: Create an Online Bidding Account

If you already have an account with General Auction Company online bidding or with HiBid, you may skip this step. Before you can bid, you must create an account with HiBid, our online bidding provider, by entering your account information. Rest assure, all personal information will not be shared and is only used for bidding purposes.

  • Click Login / New Bidder from the top navigation
  • Click the New Bidder? Click Here button
  • Enter your email to check if you already have an account
  • Enter your personal or business information, username, and password
  • Select your account options
  • Complete by clicking the "Create New Account" button

Create An Account

Already have an account? Login to your account.


Step 2: Register For an Event

After you've created an account, you'll need to register for each event you wish to participate in. Registrations are not automatically approved and will require a $500.00 deposit before bids are accepted. This step does take some time so we recommend registering and leaving your deposit at least one day before the sale. We also recommend registering before you leave your deposit since we physically match your bidder account with your deposit.

  • Click Current Auctions from the top navigation
  • Find the event you want to register for
  • Click the "Register To Bid" button under the event details
  • Login to your account
  • Write a message to the auctioneer (optional)
  • Checkmark you agree to the Terms & Conditions
  • Complete by clicking the "Create New Account" button

Current Auctions

After completing this step, the "Register To Bid" button will turn red and display "You Are Registered".


Step 3: Add Your Deposit

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After completing your registration, you'll receive an email with a link to add your deposit or your can click the add your deposit link in the event description. When entering your deposit information, make sure you use the same information as your bidder account (name, email, and/or company). We will not be able to match your deposit with your online registration if the information is different.


Add Your Deposit

30 minutes before the auction starts, a "Live Catalog" link will appear in the top main menu, a button in the event description, and an email with a direct link to the Live Catalog screen. This will be the page you'll want to be in the day of the sale.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Before your bids are approved, you must leave a $500 refundable deposit. Desposits are manually verified and may take some time to process. It's recomended to leave your deposit at least one day before the sale. Add my deposit


Before the Auction

Click the "BID" button. A pop-up window will appear with the next bid increment. Click the "CONFIRM" to to ccomplete the process or to leave a maximum bid and have the system bid for you, click the "+" button or type your amount you are willing to bid up to.


Day of Auction

30 minutes before the auction starts, a "Live Catalog" link will appear in the top main menu, a button in the event description, and an email with a direct link to the Live Catalog screen. This will be the page you'll want to be in the day of the sale. Enter Live Catalog

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