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.

Educate yourself.

  • 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.).