First Timer Tips


Arrival

When you arrive, proceed to the front desk to register for a bidding number. You will be asked to provide your name, address, phone number, and acceptable identification. Please show your bidding number to the auctioneer after each purchase you make.

Preview Items

At most auctions, items are sold “as is – where is.” Therefore it is important to preview items before the auction and determine quality and condition so you will not be disappointed after buying.


Premiums

A Buyer’s Premium of 15% of the “hammer price” for auctions will be added to each purchase to reach the total sales price. Online & Absentee Bidders will be charged a Buyer’s Premium of 20%. The total sales price is subject to applicable sales tax.

Disputes

The highest bidder is the buyer. If any dispute arises between two or more bidders, the auctioneer will decide the buyer or immediately put the item up for sale again.

Leaving With Your Items

When you are ready to leave the auction with your items, proceed to the cashier/registration desk. Complete payment is required the day of the auction in cash, acceptable check, and select credit card or debit cards. With your receipt you are allowed to load the items you’ve purchased. All items should be removed the day of auction unless prior arrangements have been made.

Sales Records

The record of sale kept by the auctioneer and clerk will be taken as absolute and final in all disputes.

Online Buyers

Online buyers can arrange for shipping through our offsite, partnered shipping service, generally within 24 hours of the auctions completion.

Bid Early

Auction bidding is not something to be afraid of. You will not buy accidentally by scratching your nose; the auctioneer knows when you are bidding seriously. On the other hand, don’t wait too long if you want an item – get your bid in early so the auctioneer has the bid before the item is sold.

Ask Us a Question

If you will be attending our auction for the first time, our staff is ready to help you and answer any questions you may have. We’ve provided a few helpful tips for your first time. If you have a more specific question please ask it in the form below.