Read the TERMS AND CONDITIONS of the Auction.
- If you do not understand any part of the Terms and Conditions,ask a question BEFORE BIDDING.
- Do you agree with everything? If not, discuss it with the auction company BEFORE BIDDING.
- Will your credit card cover the purchases? Auctioneers get VERY UPSET when a card is declined.
- Who is responsible for your items after the auction? Refunds are up to the Auctioneer, not you.
Attend the preview.
- Making a decision based on an Internet picture can be expensive.
- You can determine if an item is complete.
- You can evaluate the condition of the item.
- You can determine what you will need to load and move the item to your site.
If you cannot attend the preview-----ASK QUESTIONS-----
- Understand that shared information from the Auctioneer or the Seller DOES NOT create a warranty.
- Ask for model and serial number, if available.
- Search the Internet for the model and serial number to get an estimate of the worth of the item.
- Many serial numbers will tell you the age of the item.
- KNOW (don’t guess) what a comparable item costs new.
- Make sure it will meet your requirements (health department., building codes, etc.)
- Make sure it will FIT YOUR SPACE and go through your doorways.
- Make sure you have the correct power requirements (type gas, electric volts and phase)
Bid with your head, not with your heart.
- Don’t get carried away and pay more than a new one will cost (especially small items).
- How far do you have to drive to pick up the item?
- Can you remove the item during the STATED REMOVAL SCHEDULE?
- If you need the item shipped to your site, what will the costs be?
- If you make a mistake, call the Auctioneer IMMEDIATELY. Don’t wait until after the auction closes.
Know your Auctioneer
- It is not the Auctioneer’s responsibility to take care of you. Don’t expect special treatment.
- Call other business owners for a referral or opinion of an Auctioneer.
- Watch an auction or two and make sure you are comfortable with the process.
- An Auctioneer does not want to block a bidder from participating, but will do so if there are continual problems with the bidder (slow payment, changing your mind, failure to follow the rules, etc.).