A procedure which allows a bidder to participate in the bidding process without being physically present. Generally, a bidder submits an offer on an item prior to the auction. Absentee bids are usually handled under an established set of guidelines by the auctioneer or his/her representative. To keep the proxy bid process a safe place for buyers, Cell At Auction LLC masks the absentee bid amount. Other bidders cannot view your absentee bids in the “Other Bids” section. All bids are kept confidential from Cell At Auction LLC and other bidders.