Bidding at Auction

It's Fun!

If you can physically attend an auction:

  1. The first thing you want to do is PREVIEW the items; that means touching and feeling the items and looking for damage, once you preview you have become an informed bidder!
  2. Now you need to register at the office, all you need is a drivers license or some form of federal or state identification and a bid number will be issued to you.  The first auction you attend we will assign a "Temporary bid number"  the second time you come ask for a permanent number and that will put you into our data base and you will receive notices of upcoming Auctions.
  3. E-Mail any questions, requests for pictures or all bids you would like to place.
  4. Let us know if you would like to be telephoned when the items you are interested in are on the auction block so that you can bid yourself over the phone. Keep in mind we would like you to open the bidding for at least $50 on a telephone bid, otherwise leave a "sealed bid" (where we bid for you against the live audience up to your maximum amount.) Please turn phone bids into the office by 4:00PM auction day.
Terms: We have a 15% BUYERS PREMIUM that is added to the HAMMER PRICE for Cash or Checks.
There is 20% Buyer Premium added for Credit Cards and a $1.00 Fee for Debit Cards.
We have TeleCheck and can verify funds
Form of Payment: Cash, Check, ATM Debit, Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover and PayPal
Automobiles: Must be paid for in CASH or telecheck (funds verified) within five business days of auction!
Pick Up Guidelines: Please provide your own boxes and packing materials.
You MUST have an employee help you check out at ANY time.  However YOU provide the "muscle"
We  will attempt to make every effort to check you out during the auction and remain open after the auction until everyone has completed their packing and removal of merchandise.
Pick Up Times:
The hours for Pick up on a Thursday Night Auction are:
:Friday: 11:00 A.M until 5:00 P.M. (call first if coming later)
Monday&Tuesday 12:00 to 5:00 P.M

We Are NOT Responsible For Items Left After Closing Of The Thursday Night Auctions.
Storage Fees Of $5.00 Per Day/ Per Lot Will Be Charged Due To Space Not Cleared Starting Wednesday.

Sold As Is: We make every effort to alert you to damage during the auction.  It is your responsibility to check the items out during preview times.  If we guarantee an appliance that you cannot check at preview, you may receive your money back IF you notify us within 48 hours from the date of auction purchase and return within 5 days.
Silent Auction: Write your bids during the previews and live auction. Final written bids will be end at lot 125 of or live auction (approximately 8:00 PM) we will take a short break so you can put your final bids and then we begin closing the Silent Auction. Please Give the Clerks 60-90 minutes to enter the results into the computer system.
Sealed Bids: If you cannot attend an auction, simply leave a sealed bid for particular items. The auctioneer or clerk will bid for you. You may also request to leave a phone bid on higher cost items ($50 or more) and we will telephone you during live auctions when the item comes on the auction block Please turn phone bids in by 4:00PM on auction day.

IT by: Jeff Lindenberger