Buying

Preview Days

Typically, the two days prior to the auction are our “official” preview days, however, you are welcome to browse the yard at any time during our regular yard hours.

Registration Process

All bidders must agree to “Bidder Terms” and must be at least 18 years of age to register to bid.
Vantage Auctions requires the following to bid:

  • A Valid Driver’s License or Passport
  • No Deposit Required

To Bid On-Line, click on the “Register to Bid On-Line” button from that auction’s page, then click on “Participate in this event”.

Buyer Fees

Buyer’s Premium will apply to each lot purchase as follows:

  • 10% for purchase price of $4,999 or less, per lot
  • 3.95% for purchase price of $5,000 or more, $500 minimum, per lot

*There is a cap of $2,500, per lot

For each titled motor vehicles and trailers lot, a $65 DMV Title Process fee will be applied, as well as a DMV Title Transfer and applicable Registration fees.

An Internet Fee will be applied to all Lots purchased via On-Line Bidding and is determined by the platform used (Proxibid or Bid Caller).  Please visit their respective websites for details.

Taxes

At this time, Vantage Auctions is only accepting California resale certificates, California DMV licensed dealers, and Mexican Merchant Cards, as well as the partial exemption for agricultural/farming. Most out of state or out of country buyers are exempt provided they take possession in their own state or country. This means your purchase must be transported by a common carrier with a bill of lading. The common carrier must have valid DOT and ICC/MC numbers and not be owned by the buyer.

Payment

Payment in full is due by 4:30 pm on the first Wednesday following any auction, otherwise your purchase is subject to 18% interest per day.

Acceptable Payment Forms
Cash
Cashier’s Check/Money Orders
Credit Card, maximum charge $5000, with a 5% fee
Company or Personal check with bank letter of guarantee
Wire Transfer*, please reference your buyer or invoice number
Direct Deposit*, please reference your buyer or invoice number on deposit slip
*wiring instructions and account information appears on your invoice.

Financing

Vantage Auctions has partnered with Partners Capital Group to provide financing opportunities for all our buyers.

Visit our Financing page for more information.

Titles

Vantage Auctions guarantees free and clear titles for all the equipment and vehicles sold via our live auctions or through our retail store.

Pickup

All purchases must be picked up by the first Friday following the auctions, otherwise a storage fee of $25 per day per lot will be due.

Vantage Auction does have a loading dock, and a forklift to assist with loading of your purchases.

Hauling

Vantage Auctions uses several Transportation Companies for transporting items to our auction, please check our Auction Resources page for a list.

Questions

Please Contact Us
or check our FAQ page
for more details.

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