BUYERS INFO

Why should you buy at I-15 Auctions?

If you have never participated in an auction, our company is a great place to start! Our buyer-friendly auction program ensures you get the most for your money while creating a memorable experience that will have you hooked and coming back for more!

Cutting Edge Virtual (Online) Bidding Technology

We pride ourselves on our easy-to-use bidding technology. From beginning to end, we guarantee your bidding experience will be fun, efficient, and most of all, EASY. Anyone who can access the internet can bid in our auction. We catalog our items up to 4 weeks before the sale using beautiful pictures and accurate in-depth details to offer you the best description possible. We guarantee the quality of our items to be the best. No junk here!

Online Pre-Bidding Process

After viewing the catalog, you have a few options. First, you can get right to biddin’. You can place pre-bids on any items of interest. Other buyers also have this option, so you are actually creating a virtual “pre-auction.” Our catalog is available 24/7, and you are welcome to check on your items at any time. This also gives you plenty of time to think about your purchase and decide how much you want to spend in order to win the item. If you want to place a pre-bid, but will not be able to check back on your item, you can place a maximum bid. This option can also be used if you are not available the day of the sale. It allows you to enter a top dollar amount for which you would pay for the item. This bid is secret, and will not be made available unless it is absolutely necessary to win the item. For example, if you have a max bid of $500, and another bidder is bidding the item up on sale day, your bid will stay in until either the $500 amount is surpassed by the other bidder, or the bidder gives up before the $500 mark, and you have the highest bid. We guarantee these processes to be simple, and, of course, we are just a phone call away if you have any questions concerning this process.

The Live Auction Experience

Of course, we encourage everyone to come the day of the sale. Whether you are live online or live onsite, the auction experience guarantees to be one you will never forget. Our auction team is talented, experienced and VERY entertaining. We believe that an auction should be fun for everyone, and we do our best to make that happen. If you are joining us onsite, you will be allowed to preview items before the sale. You will be given a bidder’s number that you raise when your item comes up for sale. If you are joining us online, you have the option to see and hear the auction as it goes on live. You are also able to interact with the auctioneer and the clerk if any questions or comments arise during the sale. Our live online bidding experience is a very simple process that can be used by anyone who can access the internet.

Establishing Your Own Price and Value

As the buyer at an auction, you have complete control over the price and value of any given item. This gives you an advantage because most items at the auction are selling no matter what. When you come to the auction, you probably already have a pretty good idea of what you are looking for, and what it is worth to you. Some people come looking for a bargain, and some people come looking for a particular item and will pay whatever the cost to own it. Either way, this is one of the best parts about buying at an auction. It’s a buyer’s market.

Integrity

Auctions are very organized, and the rules are very straightforward. Besides holding ourselves to a very high moral standard, we are bound by a special code of ethics to protect you against any unfair practices. We have over 55 years of experience in the auction business, and a large following of loyal clients. They trust us to bring them an honest experience, and we always make good on this. Rest assured, your business will be handled with the utmost honesty and integrity.

With all that being said, we would like to offer a few tips for first time buyers:

Both online and onsite buyers should be aware of all the terms and conditions of our sale. If you have any questions concerning these, please feel free to contact us.

Online bidders should get on our site and get familiar with the process of our program. We pride ourselves in our user-friendly program, but encourage everyone to give it a go a few times before sale day. This will help you to be more confident in your bidding on sale day and have the opportunity to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. Although you will have virtual interaction with us during the sale, it is best to resolve user issues before the day of the sale. This will also ensure you a better chance at winning that special item you have been eyeing! When it comes to bidding online, bid fast, bid early, and bid often!

First-time onsite bidders are encouraged to come early to register and have a chance to preview sale items. When the auction starts, listen carefully to the auctioneer. Get a feel for the numbers and the increments the auctioneer may be chanting. When you would like to bid, raise your hand and make eye contact with the auctioneer. They will take your bid when they see you. Don’t hesitate when bidding. Your item may be SOLD before you know it!

No matter what, we want your experience to be a great one. We work hard to bring you the best possible auction experience. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns at any time, please don’t hesitate to contact us. I-15 Auctions is committed to bringing you the best service, as well as giving back to the community. A portion of all our sales will go back into local charities to help improve and maintain our community. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you at the sale!