Buying at our Online Auctions:
 
 FIRST TIME BIDDERS: You must first register to bid on our site by clicking the 'Register to Bid' button on the top of our page. Fill in the info., submit it, and you will instantly receive an e-mail with your permanent Online bidder's #.  If you do not receive the email, look in your spam folder.   Please call our office if you need assistance, or we can register you over the phone. We can place bids for you over the phone as well.
 
HOW TO BID: There is a blank box to the right of each lot that you can place your bid amount in titled ‘maximum bid’.  The bid you place must be at least as high as the ‘next required bid’ amount. After placing your bid in the blank box, scroll down to the bottom of the page, enter your bidder number and password in the blank boxes and click ‘submit bids’.  You will then be taken to a page with our terms where you must click the tiny box below the terms stating that you agree and then click the ‘Continue’ button.  You are then brought to a screen that displays all of the bids you have just entered.  Verify that the bids are correct and then click ‘Submit Bids’.   See ‘FAQ’ section on our site for more info. on the bidding process
 
LOST YOUR BIDDER # OR PASSWORD? Click ‘Forgot Bidder Number or Password’ and type in your email address and your bid number and password will be instantly emailed to you or call our office during business hours at 989.823.8835.
 
PREVIEW:  Preview times are listed in the terms of each individual auction.  You can usually also find the preview times listed on the auction calendar pages.   We highly recommend coming to the preview to inspect the items before bidding.
 
BIDDING EXTENSION: If there is Bidding Activity on an Item in the Last 3 to 5 Minutes (varies per auction) before the Item Closes, Bidding Time will be Extended. Bidding will Close on Each Item when there is no more bidding activity within the bidding extension (the bidding time 'countdown' is shown next to the bidding box on the last day of the Auction, When bidding is extended, the countdown clock turns Red.).
 
WINNING BIDDER NOTIFICATION: Successful bidders will receive an e-mail message within 24 hours of the auction ending notifying you of your purchase.  If you do not receive your invoice, please check your spam box and then send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 989.823.8835 to inquire about your purchases.
 
PAYMENTS: All purchases must be paid for at the auction location during the pickup times listed on each individual auction. We accept cash, cashier’s checks, wire transfer, personal and business checks from established customers*, and Visa/MC/Disc/PayPal** (Credit Cards and PayPal not accepted at some off site auctions.  See terms for each individual auction).  *No checks will be accepted from non established customers over $500 without pre-approval.  **No Credit Card/Pay Pal Payments accepted on individual items over $2,500.  Note: When paying by PayPal please wait until you receive your invoice from us which will include the buyer’s premium and sales tax.
 

BUYER’S PREMIUM:  A buyer’s premium is a percentage added to the final bid price which goes to the auction company.  If there is a 10% buyer’s premium charged, a $10 item would end up costing $11 plus tax.  The tax is charged on the total purchase price (which is the bid price plus the premium).  The buyer’s premium percentage amount varies from auction to auction and can be found by looking at the terms of each auction.

 

SALES TAX:  Sales tax is charged at our consignment auctions in Vassar as well as some of the offsite auctions.  Look at the terms of each offsite auction regarding sales tax.  If you are exempt from paying sales tax you must fill our a tax exemption form.

 

MERCHANDISE REMOVAL:  Buyer shall be responsible for making arrangements for merchandise removal during the removal times listed for each individual auction.  If a buyer does not pick up their items during the scheduled times the auction company reserves the right to suspend bidding for future auctions as well as charging the full amount of the purchase on buyer’s credit card.  Auction company also reserves the right to resell any property not removed during the removal times even if paid in part or in full.  This also applies to items that were charged storage fees but then left beyond the maximum 60 day storage agreement.  Auction company will consider the items abandoned and no refunds will be given.  Buyer may also be responsible for reselling fees, storage fee and any deficiencies as a result of reselling or disposing of abandoned items.

 

No refunds will be issued for merchandise left past the pickup times listed on each individual auction. We make no guarantees that we will not re-sell or discard merchandise left past the posted time and hold buyer responsible for reselling fees,

 

PICK-UP AND SHIPPING INFORMATION: Everything is sold "As-Is, Where-Is." You are responsible for making your own arrangements for pick-up or shipping (See ‘Shipping’ Below).

 

SHIPPING: We offer in-house shipping on smaller items via UPS or US Mail to the continental US. We will charge the actual shipping/insurance costs and for the packing materials. There will also be a modest handling fee.  Larger items and fragile items may also be shipped by a professional shipping and crating service (for a pick-up/delivery to the store fee plus packing and shipping fees).

 

If you wish to have us ship to you after an online auction, please e-mail your credit card number and shipping information to us @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at (989)823-8835. The charges will include the following: Your invoice for the auction items; our boxing fee, and the UPS/USPS Mail charge. We do not price UPS/USPS in advance, we prep it for shipping, weigh it, and send it. In your contact, please indicate your 1) buyer number, 2) which auction, 3) items you wish shipped and 4) the best way to contact you.

 
We will do our best to have your items shipped within 5 business days. We are not responsible for the acts or omissions in our packing or shipping of purchased lots or of other carriers or packers of purchased lots, whether or not recommended by us. Packing and handling of purchased lots is at the entire risk of the purchaser.