Very big news and not a good development for SAN. I received this email this afternoon:
"Dear Client, We have exciting news to report, which should make your internet bidding experience in Siegel auctions even better. Starting with our Outstanding United States Stamps sale on October 19-23, bidders will have the option to use a different, time-tested internet bidding platform provided by Auction Mobility. To make everything as easy as possible, currently approved Siegel bidders at SAN are already approved. All you need to do is follow the instructions below and create an account password.
With the new platform, you will be able to bid, track your bids and purchases, place bids in advance of the sale, mark watch lots and participate in the live auction. We also plan to have more frequent "countdown" auctions over the next year. To make the transition go smoothly, we will maintain our presence on Stamp Auction Network for the next few sales, but eventually you will need to bid through the new platform if you wish to bid online. Of course, we will continue to accept book bids, phone bidding and agent bidding. Stay healthy. Scott Trepel"
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from experience to today w the new bidding platform, Siegel has some work to do on the software to make catch up w SAN bidding functionality. no sound on the mobile app. can only bid the next increment. no way to message the "floor". and I didn't see any form of message log