Definition: A person who makes an offer for an item for sale at auction, but who is not physically present at the auction event. An absentee bidder usually submits her offer in advance, either orally or in writing. In some cases, a person who bids through an agent may be considered an absentee bidder.
Also known as a proxy bidder.
Terms, Definitions, and Concepts: Auction, Real Estate
Added: Tue Sep 23 2008