- 14. Frequently Asked Questions
The creation of an account is free and does not commit you to anything.
The creation of an account is necessary in order to access certain features of the site, for example:
- The management of alerts and favorites
- Registration for a sale
- Bids and absentee bids
Bidding Online will cost you no more than if you were in the room: the price at auction and the buyer’s premium.
You can find the details of the sale operator on the page of the sale you are interested in, at the top right. You can also find them in the “information about a sale” tab, which is located at the bottom of each lot form.
If you have inadvertently placed a bid on a lot, contact the sale operator immediately to let them know. You can find their details on the sale or lot form. However, once a sale has been carried out, you become the legal owner of the goods, and no longer have the right to withdraw your bid.
You can see lots without registering for a sale. Nevertheless, where bidding is concerned, the registration of a payment method is mandatory, which serves to secure transactions and guarantee bids. In order to verify your card, a transaction of 2 euros will be asked for: an amount which will not be debited. Our system uses the standard 3-D Secure system, which requires your intervention before each payment. Bank details are not stored by the Drouot Group, but by our partner Ogone, which carries the certification PCI/DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard).