How do I register for an auction?
Click the ‘Register” link on the Sale Page and complete the signup form – your bidder number will be emailed to you for use at this auction. Please be certain to review the Terms of Sale, along with any Sale Specific Terms before registering.
You must provide a credit card, which will be authorized for $300 to secure your bids; Please note that your card must have sufficient credit to be authorized for 25% of your purchases as you continue to bid. If you plan on spending more than
$10,000 please contact the Auctioneer prior to the auction to ensure no bidding interruption.
If you are a NON-US resident, you will be asked to submit a deposit prior to the auction in order to finalize your registration approval. Please contact our office at (805) 497-4999 for further assistance.
All deposits made by cashiers check, wire transfer or firm and personal check accompanied with a bank letter of guarantee will be returned within 7 days unless purchases are made.
How do I bid?
- Enter a maximum of what you are willing to pay next to “Place max bid” and
- The system will start your bid at the lowest available increment and bid for
- Closing time will extend by 3 minutes when bidding occurs within the last 3 minutes.
What is the weight/height/width/etc… of an item?
neer makes every effort to provide full and accurate information about the Items being sold. Buyers are encouraged to inspect all items.
Would you be able to help with shipping for small items?
No, Buyer is responsible to arrange to have its purchased items packed, insured, rigged, moved or shipped
Why do I have to handle my own shipping/rigging?
Tiger acts only as an Agent on behalf of the Seller.
How do I pickup my purchases?
You are responsible to remove your items during the posted checkout times. If you are purchasing from out of the area, you may send a 3rd party shipping company to remove your items. Bring your own crews, packing materials, material handling equipment, etc. for removal. Appointments are mandatory. Be sure to email your preferred pickup time within the posted schedule after you have won your last auction item.
Why do I have to register for each sale?
Each sale event requires its own deposit and may have sale specific terms
Can I buy an item before the auction?
Only if noted on the sale.
Can I preview before the actual preview day?
What forms of payments do you accept at your auctions?
Visa, Mastercard, Wire Transfer or Company Check accompanied by a Bank Letter of Guarantee.
When am I required to make payment for items that I have purchased?
Upon Buyers’ successful purchase, Buyer shall be immediately responsible for payment of their total purchased Items in one of the Acceptable Payment Forms. Unless posted otherwise in the Sale Specific Terms, Payment of the Balance Due (“Final Payment”) is required by 24 hours after receiving the final invoice.
When do I have to remove my items that I have purchased?
The removal time frame varies depending on the sale. Removal usually begins the following day from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM by appointment only.
Do you charge sales tax?
Yes, all sales are subject to the specific counties sales tax rate. If you are purchasing items for resale, you must supply a copy of your Sales Tax Certificate for each auction so that sales tax will not be charged.
How do I know how much to bid on an item?
Make sure to try and attend on the scheduled preview day(s) so you can thoroughly inspect the items you wish to bid on. A major benefit of auctions is that you can see what other people are willing to pay for an item.
What is a Buyer’s Premium?
The Buyer’s Premium is a percentage added to the high bid which will determine the total price to be paid by the buyer. For example, if an item sells for $100.00, $15.00 (15%) will be added as the Buyer’s Premium plus the applicable sales tax.
What happens if I win the bid on an item but no longer want it?
All sales are final. If you are the successful winning bidder then you are contractually required to pay for each item that you have purchased, in full. By registering you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the sale.
What do I do if I need to have my items shipped?
It is the buyer’s responsibility to make all necessary removal arrangements for items purchased at auction. All items requiring specialized removal, transport or shipping are the sole responsibility of the buyer “not” the auction company. Third party shippers are provided on our website for each sale.
Can I retract a bid?
No, bids are binding contracts.