Alberta Auctions, Alberta Auctioneers, Buying at Auction
Buying At Auction
Lindstrand Auctions Ltd. would like to make your auction experience as enjoyable and successful as possible, and we would like to share some basic information with you in regards to our auctions.
We offer a wide range of items on offer for each auction
The first rule of buying at auction is to do your research, because being an informed buyer is your responsibility. Take advantage of the auction preview whether it be on or before sale day. This will give you ample time to take measurements and inspect the items for any interesting features, serial numbers or any identifying marks and details, make, condition, usability, and to make sure that the items are complete, and in working order. All items sell as is were is without warranty or guarantee.
After your research and you have had the opportunity to inspect the item(s), it is time for you to formulate a reasonable maximum bid. This reasonable figure is the maximum amount of money you decide you want to spend on an item. Having this number in mind during the actual bidding will help you to stick to your budget guideline. This is where your research can be helpful in understanding the current market prices and popularity of the item.
At one of Lindstrand Auctions Ltd’s Auctions you will benefit from NO BUYERS PREMIUM! When bidding at an auction remember that the all applicable taxes (GST) will also be added to the final price of most items . Do not forget bidding is in Canadian dollars only.
Registration is required for all auctions. This simply means providing your name, address, telephone number, and one piece of government issued photo ID (drivers license) to our registration staff. You will be given a bidder's number, which will identify you to the auctioneer. There is no charge for registering at our auctions and in some cases we offer pre-registration when possible to save time the day of the actual auction. Please read & listen to the terms and conditions of each auction. This will also inform you of the load out times available.
Safety should be observed by all bidders and attendees at auction. We are not responsible for any accidents on or off auction site property.
When you want to bid on an item - make sure the Auctioneer and Ring men can see you are bidding by raising your hand and your bid number. Once the auctioneer has taken your first bid they will keep their eye on you. Being too slow and subtle in your response may lead to the auctioneer missing your bid. Bidding is exciting and although television may have led you to believe otherwise, the auctioneer will not let the hammer fall because you were scratching your nose! Once the auctioneer has proclaimed SOLD, be aware that all sales are final, and it is time to pay for your respective purchases.
If you're not able to attend an auction in person, we provide a way in which you can still participate in the auction:
Absentee Bids: Leave your maximum bid with a staff member and complete a proxy bid form prior to sale day and it will be executed on your behalf. Be assured that your bid will be advanced to the least possible price to secure the lot. Unfortunately, geography and cell phones are not good companions at auctions. Factors such as metal buildings and limited cell service, make it difficult to communicate in many regions of the province. We prefer the usage of proxy bids for these reasons. Absentee bidding is available at all of our auctions. You may call our auctioneers anytime to answer your questions during office hours and most evenings . You will find a link to our proxy bid form at the top right of this page highlighted in red. Please print, read, & return to us 24hrs in advance to the auction.