First Time Buyers' Guide
This guide is designed to make your auction experience enjoyable and fun, and to help you know what is going on!
The registration process is. You give the auction company your personal information and your drivers license number. Then you receive a "Bidder". This number is very important and serves several purposes.
- It identifies the sold item with the buyer (you). Once an item is sold the auctioneer tells the clerk how much an item was sold for and who the bidder was.
- The Bid card has invaluable information on the back - The Terms of the Sale.
- The Bid card can be used as a signal to the auctioneer as to your intent to bid. Hold the card up and your "In". We will only raise the bid price when it's your turn so don't be afraid to raise your card.
This is your chance to preview the items. Don't be afraid to handle the merchandise. We are also available to assist you and answer any questions. Your can preview early online @ www.primetimeauctions.com
Seating is limited at times so get yours early. We will make announcements, go over the order of the sale and read the "Terms of the Sale. This list is also printed on the back of your Bid Card. Up front there is a Ring Man who will watch for bids; a Clerk who enters each item into the auction program; a Runner who hands out the items; and of course, the Auctioneer.
When an item is presented the Auctioneer will ask for an opening bid. Example "Would you bid 25.00"? If this is a fair starting bid, raise your bid card. Otherwise the Auctioneer will go to 20.00, or 15.00 or 10.00. Usually someone will jump right in. The Auctioneer will then raise the amount by a standard increment. You may stop bidding at any time, but continue to bid as long as you wish. When the bidding has stopped the Auctioneer will declare the item "SOLD". We will either hand the item(s) to your or leave it on the floor. Either way it is your item, so keep an eye on it.
Pay for your item(s) at the same place you registered. We accept Cash, Check or Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. You will need to show your bid number to "cash out" and your receipt to leave the premises with your item(s)