FAQ'S

1.Titles will be put in the name of the winning bidder and mailed by certified mail to the purchaser.

 

2.Yes, you may pay by personal or company check ONLY if the check is accompanied by a current bank letter of guarantee on original bank letterhead.

 

3.No, there are no warranties on anything, either expressed or implied. It is the bidder's responsibility to inspect any and all items prior to his bidding on that item and to form his own opinion.

 
The Terms of our Auctions

* EVERYTHING MUST BE PAID FOR IN FULL ON THE DAY OF THE AUCTION, regardless of when it is picked up.

 

* Everything will be sold "AS IS, WHERE IS", with no guarantees of any kind, regardless of statement of condition made from the auction block.

 

* Every effort is made to "guard" merchandise throughout the auction; however, the bidder becomes solely responsible for all items purchased by him immediately following his winning bid. Therefore, he is advised to further guard his items at his own discretion.

 

* The bidder is responsible for knowing which items he is bidding on. If he is unsure, he should inquire or not bid. When you become the winning bidder at auction, you have, in effect, a contract and will be expected to pay for items in which you were evidenced to be the successful bidder. Auctioneer will not honor your "mistakes."

 

* The auctioneer reserves the right to accept bids in any increment he feels is in the best interest of his client, the seller. The auctioneer reserves the right to reject the bidding of any person whose conduct, actions, or adverse comments he feels are not in the best interest of the seller.

 

* All information contained on these pages was furnished to Evans Auctioneers by sources believed to be true. Evans Auctioneers offers no guarantees for any items.

 

* All announcements made on auction day supersede any previous written or oral statements.

MYTH & FACT
“I bought a MERCEDES at an auction for $5!”

 

Have you ever heard someone make a claim that sounds this good? Often, you are not hearing the rest of the story. Perhaps the buyer didn't include these facts about his $5 Mercedes:

  • Not only was the car burned and wrecked, but lying at the bottom of a river and that he became responsible for getting the car out of the river when he became the owner.

  • Many advertisements, seminars and catalogs claim to help people "get rich quick" through buying property at rock bottom prices at auctions. Can these claims be true?

 

To answer that question, let's look at the facts about auctions:

 

What is an auction? 

An auction is a method of marketing where the items sell to the highest bidders. Anyone in the crowd who is willing to pay the most will walk away with the merchandise. Auctioneers market their sales to draw the most buyers so that items will sell for top dollar.

Why do people sell at auctions? 

Sellers choose the auction method of marketing because, through competition among bidders, the items sell at or above current market value. There would be no reason for people to sell at auction if their property always sold for rock-bottom prices.

 

Does anyone get bargains at auctions? 

Yes, but remember: a bargain is in the eye of the beholder. If you see an item you want and are able to buy it for the price you were willing to pay for it, then it's a bargain for you. But a bargain for one may not be a bargain for another. For example, you may not see any value in a doll that is for sale at an auction. However, if the person standing next to you is a doll collector and is thrilled to make the winning bid of $3,000, he got a bargain.

 

If I can't get rock-bottom bargain prices, why should I buy at auctions? 

At an auction, consumers are assured of buying at the fair market value, because not only do they have a say in setting the price, they can get the items they want for just one bid over the next interested party. Additionally, auctions offer a wide selection of merchandise, including many valuable or unique, one-of-a-kind items not available elsewhere.

I've never been to an auction.

How do I find out where and when they occur? 

Look in your local newspaper for auction listings. Contact auctioneers and auction companies in the Yellow Pages and ask them when their next auctions are. The National Auctioneers Association also offers an Online Calendar of Auctions which lists auctions by region.

 

How can I find out about buying a specific type of merchandise at auctions? 

From real estate to restaurant equipment, from antiques to agriculture, auctioneers maintain mailing lists for many various specialties. Contact auction companies and ask to be put on the mailing list for the specialty you're interested in.

What can I do if I'm confused or intimidated about buying at auctions? 

Follow these guidelines to become a confident auction consumer:

 

  • Attend auctions and watch how different auctioneers run their sales.

  • Do your homework.

    • For example, if you are interested in buying a specific type of merchandise, such as office equipment, research how much desks and chairs are sold for in retail and wholesale outlets. Ask the auctioneer for information about the merchandise she is selling that you're interested in. Then set a price you are willing to pay.

  • Most auctioneers schedule a preview prior to the auction. Attend the preview and carefully inspect the merchandise that you are interested in, adjusting the price you have set, if necessary, according to your inspection.

  • Arrive at the auction early and get a seat near the front where you can see the merchandise as it is sold, and where the auctioneer can see you when you bid.

  • Introduce yourself to the auctioneer, ask her how she runs her auctions, when the item you want will be up for sale, and about her terms (such as whether you need to arrange for transporting the items you bought that day, whether a buyer's premium and/or tax applies, if checks are accepted, etc.).

  • Tell the auctioneer which item you are interested in buying, and ask him to help you buy it. When the item you want comes up for sale, bid early so the auctioneer will see you and you won't risk being overlooked.

  • Don't be intimidated by other bidders (sometimes others will try scare tactics, such as glaring at you, to get you to stop bidding on the items they want).

  • Stick to the price you set, and don't bid more than you intended to.

  • Keep track of each item you buy, including a brief description, the lot number, and the price you paid. Remember to calculate the buyer's premium and taxes, if applicable, so you won't be surprised at the cashier's table.

What types of claims about auctions should make me raise a red flag? 

 

Many advertisements, catalogs and seminars promise easy "get rich quick" schemes through buying at auctions. They may ask you to buy catalogs, auction listings, or videotapes to learn where auctions are, how to buy at auctions, and to be put on auction companies' mailing lists. Remember, you don't have to spend money to become a savvy auction consumer. The information these sources want to charge you for can be found for little or no cost in your local newspaper, at the library, or from professional auctioneers.

 

Also, beware of claims that houses, cars, and other property are available at auctions for "pennies on the dollar." Find out the rest of the story. What condition are the items in? Would they really be a bargain? Are there back taxes, repair bills, etc. to be paid? Remembering the facts about auctions will help you be a smart auction consumer who avoids spending time and money on empty promises about "get rich quick" schemes.

 

Auctions are not a way to "get rich quick." But look at what auctions are: Auctions offer a variety of interesting, unique and valuable merchandise. Auctions allow consumers to set the price. Auctions ensure that the price you pay is the fair market value. And auctions enable you to find and buy your bargains.

 

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Online Auction 

Terms and Conditions 

 

1. Methods of Payment: Cashiers Check or Money Order (Made payable to Evans Auctioneers, Inc.) , Wire Transfer or Cash (All cash transactions must take place at our corporate office - 4618 Hamilton Rd., Columbus, GA 31904) will be accepted. Full payment is due no later than (4) business days after the close of auction and/or lot. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard & American Express Only) will be accepted only upon completion of an Evans Auctioneers, Inc. Credit Card Authorization Form.

 

2. While descriptions are believed to be accurate, the auctioneer and seller make no warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied. Evans Auctioneers, Inc. will not be held responsible for any advertising discrepancies or inaccuracies. Everything is sold "AS-IS" and "WHERE-IS" except as expressly made in writing. All sales are final. No warranties are made as to the merchantability of any items or their fitness for any purpose.

 

3. It is the buyer's sole responsibility for the removal and shipping of the equipment and inventory and must supply their own handling of equipment and personnel. The buyer must repair/replace any damage that occurs during removal. It is the buyer's responsibility to secure all safety equipment to meet all applicable government safety standards in using or removing items purchased. Shipping may be arranged at additional cost to buyers.

 

4. If any shortages exist on counts, an adjustment will be made only if claims are made at the time of removal. No adjustments as to counts will be allowed after purchased item(s) are removed from the premises.

 

5. Sales tax may apply, see auction terms for details.

 

6. Purchaser does hereby indemnify and hold harmless the auctioneer and seller from any and all damages, claims or liabilities from injuries to persons or property of any type whatsoever caused during the sale or by the removal or shipping of items purchased.

 

7. The seller and auctioneer shall have no liability to the buyer of any lot for non-delivery or any purchased item(s), other than the buyer's deposit or payment on the lot.

 

8. In the event the purchaser fails to pay for the entire purchase within the time set forth by the auctioneer, and/or fails to comply with any of the conditions or terms of sale, the seller may retain and/or recover any monies paid as part of its damages and, in addition thereto, items that are not paid for can be resold at public or private sale without further notice. Any deficiency resulting from such resale shall be due to the auctioneer by the defaulting purchaser together with all charges, fees, and expenses including reasonable attorney fees incurred by such resale and enforcement of the obligation hereunder. All Sales Are Final. 

 

9. No item can, on any account, be removed or shipped prior to full payment. Removal shall be at the expense, risk, and liability of the purchaser. Auctioneers shall not be responsible for items not removed within the time allowed when applicable. If items are not removed within the specified removal time, the purchaser shall be liable for any moving and/or storage costs incurred and, if not so removed, the items shall be deemed abandoned and sold. The purchaser will have 2 weeks after the auction closes in order to remove the items purchased.

 

10. For more information on the items in this auction, please contact our office at 1-800-282-8460.

 

11. By placing a bid on an item sold at our online auction, the bidder agrees to pay the bid amount, plus all fees applicable. The bidder will not and cannot cancel a bid placed after the bidder has confirmed the bid. All sales are final.

 

12. All Absentee bids, must be placed in writing along with the bidder's signature, lot number and bid amount. All sales are final. 

 

13. It is the bidder's responsibility to Preview/Inspect all items previous to placing bids. 

 

14. The terms and conditions located in the lot description apply to only that particular lot. 

 

15. THIS IS A 10% BUYER'S PREMIUM AUCTION. THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL 3% BUYER'S PREMIUM FOR CREDIT CARD PURCHASES (Visa, MasterCard & Discover Accepted).

 

Anne's Estate Auctions, Inc.

706-653-9006

P.O. Box 4766, Columbus, GA 31914

4618 Hamilton Rd., Columbus, GA 31904

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1-800-282-8460  

Fax: 706-653-9096

P.O Box 4766, Columbus, GA 31914

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Licenses

Georgia (GA) Auction Company #: AU-C002730, AU-C002909

Alabama (AL) Auction #5250

Florida (FL) Auction #: AU4632

Used Motor Vehicle Dealer #: UCAR040303

Federal Firearms #: 1-58-215-01-8L-11602