First Time Bidder

Participating in an auction is both easy and fun. Here is an overview of how it works.

In order to participate, you will need to become a registered bidder for that sale. You can register either online or in person at the auction site. You will need to provide a form of deposit when registering and then you will be given a bidder number.

At the beginning of the auction, explanations of what to expect and announcements are made. You are encouraged to ask any questions you may have. If you are participating online, there is a conference number provided so you can call in to listen to the announcements and the auction.

If you want to place a bid, simply raise your bidder paddle (onsite) or click the bid button (online). Highest bidder wins the item(s). You can pay for your items once you have completed bidding. If you bid online, you will receive an invoice via email within hours after the auction. You need make arrangements for payment within 24 hours. A Buyer’s Premium and any applicable sales tax are added to the final purchase price.

Once your invoice is paid, your items can be picked up. It is the buyer’s responsibility to arrange pick-up of items. We do not ship. Riggers are generally on hand to assist with large machinery.

We always encourage our bidders to attend the public inspection and view the items before purchasing whenever possible. Our items are sold as-is, where-is.

Other detailed information can be found in this help section or you are always welcome to call us if you don’t find your answers here.