The "soft launch" without bidding allows a chance to browse so everyone has a fair chance at the "First-In, Last Out, Take 2" discount when bidding does begin.
"Be the first AND last bidder on a given lot and Tarisio will reduce your Buyer’s Premium by 2%. There’s no catch and no limit to the number of times you can take advantage of this offer. You pay 18% instead of 20% up to $200,000, then 13% instead of 15% thereafter. The threshold is £100,000 for London sales."
This applies to Fine auctions as well as Speculative, Restorable & Trade. Read more information at tarisio.com/take2.
Good luck on your consignments in the sale! Please reach out to us directly if you have questions about the process? We're happy to help.