Norton Auctioneers accepts absentee bids if you are unable
to attend in person, under the guidelines listed below.
Your bid will be treated as a proxy bid, with our staff bidding on your behalf
as though you were in the crowd bidding for yourself. The attending bidders
will open the bid and our staff will bid for you, in the same increments that
the attending bidders are raising. We will not enter your bid as the opening
bid and will not raise the bid to your high bid simply because we know your
limit. Please feel confident in leaving the maximum bid you are willing to
pay for the item and we will attempt to buy for you at the best price possible.
It is our feeling that by treating absentee bids in this manner we are working
in the best interest of our client by getting them at least one more bid on
their items then they would have received if we had not accepted your absentee
Terms of Absentee Bidding:
- There are some auctions or items in an auction
that are not conducive to accepting absentee bids on. You will need to
call our offices to check on specific items.
- W do not accept credit cards!
- We need a letter from you, authorizing us to bid on your
behalf. The letter should include all of the following and must arrive one
week prior to the auction date:
A. Description of
B. Your name, address, daytime, evening, and mobile phone
C. Your maximum bid amount. Remember we charge a 10% buyer’s
premium at most of our auctions. Explain in the letter if your bid includes
the buyer’s premium or if your bid is before the buyer’s premium
and/or sales tax is added.
- A Certified or Cashier’s check
for the amount you wish to bid, including buyer’s premium and sales
tax (if applicable) must be received by us with the information above, at
least one week prior to the
auction. We will return the check if you are not the successful bidder; or
remit a check to you for any overage if you are the successful bidder.
- You must make prior arrangements for the pick-up
and removal of the items you wish to bid on. For each auction there is
a specified removal time and your item(s) must be picked up or shipped
within that time frame. Norton Auctioneers and our clients are not responsible
for items once the auction is completed. It is in your best interest to
remove the items as soon as possible!
If you have any questions, please call our office at 800-279-9063. You may
also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Auctioneers of Michigan, Inc.
PO Box 279, Coldwater, MI 49036
Phone (517) 279-9063; Fax (517) 279-9191; Email: email@example.com