How To...

Welcome to Oddbins Online How To Guide...

Key Symbols you'll see in the catalogue...

If at anytime you feel that you really would rather speak to a real person,
please call Karen, Tamika or Merrilyn at Oddbins...

Tel: 08-8365-4722
Fax: 08-8365-4788
E-mail: oddbins@oddbins.com.au



How to...Search for wine

Catalogues, tasting notes & price guides

Step One: The one word easy search...
Just type in a word that best describes the wine you are looking for,
like Bindi, Riesling, Shiraz, Grange, 1989, Port, Coriole, Torkenbeerenauslese etc

Click SEARCH and the results will instantly appear.
Sometimes using single words like Grange or Shiraz will return too many results,
so now we need to go to Step Two...

Step Two: The multiple word & vintage search...
You can combine multiple words and vintages into your search criteria,
like Grange 1982, Hill of Grace and even Hill of Grace 1994, then hit SEARCH.
You may once again get too many results and you may really looking for something
very specific.  Now go to Step Three....

Step Three: Wine & vintage specific search...
This is where you use the full description of the specific wine you are looking for,
like Penfolds Bin 95 Grange or Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 1996.
Then hit SEARCH

And Remember: The order isn't important...
That"s right our search facility does not require the words and vintages to be in any
specific order,so 1988 Grange & Grange 1988 will return the same results!

Still Having Problems...
Easy solved, just contact our office on
Tel: 08-8365-4722
Fax: 08-8365-4788
E-mail: oddbins@oddbins.com.au


 


How To...Bid online

Browsing, bidding & revising

Step One: You need to be a subscriber
i. In order to make a bid, you must be a subscriber!

ii. So, not a subscriber? Click here to join

iii. You are but can't remember your login details?
    Call Oddbins on 08-8365-4722 during business houres

Step Two: Peruse the catalogue

i. Click on the Auctions tab at the top of the screen
   then choose the auction you're interested in.

ii. Browse using the NEXT key (right hand side of screen)
   Or search using the SEARCH key...

iii. For later reference, you can Add your items to My List by checking the box
    and return to it later by using the Filter By... feature.
    Or you can set up My Wish List via My ODDBINS, which will 
    store your selections for current and future auctions.

iv. AND REMEMBER! Unless indicated, all bidding is on a per bottle basis.


Step Three: Place your bids
i. The Basics...
   The simple and easiest way is to type in your maximum
   bid and press SUBMIT.  If you're the highest bidder
   you'll see a green TICK!  If you're too low, a red CROSS
   will appear.  You'll need to bid higher!
    In "Case Lot" auctions an yellow exclamation mark means 
    that your requested quantity has been reduced. 
    You'll need to bid higher to secure
    your total quantity.

    And don't forget: You are bidding on a per bottle basis unless
    indicated.
  
ii. Too many lots?
    Use the SEARCH, ADD TO MY LIST and MY WISH LIST features
    to narrow down the catalogue to those items you are interested
    in.  Then place your BIDS and press SUBMIT.

iii. Auto bidding...
   The auto bid function will take care of your bidding in
   defined steps up to your maximum bid, in which case a
   TICK will appear where you are successful or a red CROSS
   will indicate that you've been outbid PLUS we'll also send you
   an e-mail telling you that you've been outbid.

   When you see a ?, this means that the bid is subject to the vendor's
   approval.

iv. Batch bids...
     Like to stay with the tried and true bidding methods?
     This can be done by clicking on the BATCH BID button.
     Type in the LOTS you're interested in, along with your
     maximum BID, then press SUBMIT.

v. In Person, Fax, Post & E-Mail BIdding
    Like to keep with the old and trusted ways?
    Note that if faxing your bids in they need to reach
    us not later than 12 noon on the day of the auction.
    In person: 33 Sunbeam Rd, Glynde, SA, 5070
    Tel: 08-8365-4722
    Fax: 08-8365-4788
    E-Mail: oddbins@oddbins.com.au

vi.  Revising bids...
     This can be done at any time up until the closing time
     for the auction BUT there are conditions.
     Note: Bids can only be revised down to the current winning bid amount.
     Simply go to the lot you wish to revise, type in your new
     BID and press SUBMIT.

Step Four: Keeping in touch
Vital Auction Messages from Oddbins...
i. Outbid notification...

   Leading up to the close of the auction, we will e-mail
   you once a day telling you if you are OUTBID.
   This will allow you time to revise your bids.
The last outbid notification goes out 2 hours prioer to closure.

ii. Auction closing notification...
   In the last few hours before an auction closes, we will
   send you an e-mail telling you that the auction is about to close.
   Just in case you've forgotten!

iii.  Winning bids notification...
    As soon as the auction closes and all the bidding has been
    resolved, including vendor referrals, we will then immediately
    send you a winning bids invoice


Step Five: Auction Closure & Listening Times
i. What happens when the auction closes?

    Closue of the auction is automatic and is displayed
     At the top of the auction screen.

    When the auction closes our auction system
    will check to see if there has been any bids
    placed within two minutes of closure.  If there
    has been activity, that is, continued bidding, the auction
    for those lots will renmain open until the bidding stops.
   

Step Six: Obtaining your winnings
i. Outside Adelaide...

   Pay your bill securely on-line and we'll send it out
   as fast as we can.
   Please note:  that during public holidays, extreme weather conditions or
   other extenuating circumstances, we may delay your shipment for 
   health (of the wine) and safety conditions.

ii. Local pickups...
   Once you've received your invoice, your winning bids are
   ready to be picked up from our airconditioned warehouse at
   33 Sunbeam Rd Glynde SA 5070.
   Please note: Opening hours will be indicated on your invoice.


Step Seven: All too hard?

Let Oddbins place your bids for you!
Contact Karen or Tamika in the office...
Tel: 08-8365-4722
Fax: 08-8365-4788
E-mail: oddbins@oddbins.com.au


How To...Contact Oddbins

Contact details...
Office: Karen or Tamika
Directors: Merrilyn or Graham
Warehouse: Peter

Tel: 08-8365-4722
International:   + 61 8 8365 4722
Fax:  08-8365-4788
International:   + 61 8 8365 4788
Address: 33 Sunbeam Ave, Glynde SA 5070
Mailing: PO Box 2045 Glynde SA 5070

ABN  83 081 853 063


How To...Sell wine

Step One: Value your wines
Value your wines on line: Click here for on line valuations
Or let Oddbins value your wines...
E-mail  odddbins@oddbins.com.au
or call 08-8365-4722
for a free valuation.

Step Two: Send us your wines...
Warehouse address: 33 Sunbeam Rd, Glynde, SA, 5070
Outside SA: Contact Oddbins

Step Three: Auctions & T&C's
Once we have your wines valued, we will then
advise you of...


How To...Value a wine

Value your wines on line: Click here for on line valuations

Or let Oddbins value your wines...
E-mail  odddbins@oddbins.com.au
or call 08-8365-4722
for a free valuation.
 


How To...View a catalogue

Step One: Login to Oddbins
Use your login name and password

Step Two: Click on Auctions
At the Home Page click on Auctions
This will show you all the current auctions
Then click on the auction you are interested in.

Step Three: Browse or Search
Either browse through the catalogue
Or use the Search button.

Step Four: Start bidding

 

 


How To...View past auctions

Step One: Login to Oddbins
Use your login name and password

Step Two: Click on Past Auctions
At the Home Page click on Past Auctions
This will show you all the past auctions
Then click on the auction you are interested in.

Step Three: Browse or Search
Either browse through the past catalogue
Or use the Search button.


How To...Become a subscriber

Oddbin's offer two forms of subscriptions
to it's Oddbins Wine Auctions service...
$22 a year Internet subscription
$88 a year Full subscription service

Like to know more? Click here for subscription details