The Sotheby’s iOS app provides collectors with exceptional access to the world’s most extraordinary art, precious objects, wine and jewellery, together with the unparalleled expertise of our world-class specialists.
View a comprehensive calendar of upcoming auctions at our locations around the world. Search and browse through items on offer -- from Old Masters to the masters-in-the-making of Contemporary Art; from cutting-edge Modern Design to classic French Furniture; and from Photography and Prints to Jewellery, Watches and Wine -- and zoom in for a close look at objects in rich detail. Listen to narrated audio recordings about collections, stream live marquee auctions and access our complete library of video on demand, slideshows and enlightening feature articles that bring the world of art to life.
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Improvements to account management
Ratings and Reviews
Okey but not good
This application and the website in general are under developed in my opinion. Searches are difficult, language and currencies are keep on switching back.
Just downloaded tried to bid, uploaded ID 5 times…error I’M DONE.
My title says it all. I wanted to bid on two watches. Created my profile on the website, said I could Only use the app to upload back/front pic of my drivers license. So I downloaded the app, attempted to bid in which it says please take a picture and upload which I did. It says it was successfully added to my profile. Then, I try to bid and it says error and the process happens all over again. At least with Christies, Phillips, etc. you can choose to upload a file (jpeg, etc.) of your license photo and even via their website. If you can’t even spend time reading this review, digesting the feedback from me & others and fixing your iPhone app…why would I risk spending big bucks on an item plus pay you a 26% buyers premium? It’s 2022, stop spending money on the nonexistent Metaverse features nobody will use and get the basics working first…is my suggestion. Your app is beyond frustrating and at this point I kinda feel sorry for the sellers, too. Even if you could email pictures of a drivers license, you don’t even support email encryption. How are you still in business at this point? Best of luck but I’m done. You lost my business by losing my trust in Sotheby’s.
App is crap. ID upload won’t work
As others have reported, the app is buggy. To bid on one of their auctions you must be verified. That’s fair enough. But you must download their buggy app and scan your ID using the scanner function in their app. The scan function uses something created by their developers and does not seem to use the built in Apple scan function. Their app refuses to focus. Emails to the company with photos of the ID remain mostly unanswered and I still remain unable to bid on a very expensive item coming up for sale. Busy people who wish to bid on multi million dollar items are not inspired with confidence by Southey’s poor app and poor performance. If I were selling an item I would definitely take it to Christies, Phillips, etc. where I have had excellent experience with their apps, authorizations, and customer service.
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- 67.4 MB
- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
- Apple TV
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