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An auction is a public sale at which buyers make bids. No bid can be accepted unless the bidder is registered and has a buyers number. Registration is performed at the auction office. Simply fill in the form provided and you will receive a buyers number for that auction.
When you wish to bid, signal in an obvious way to the auctioneer. Holding up your buyers number is the most visible and reliable method. If you wish to cease bidding indicate again in a definite manner, ie. Shake your head.
Ross's Auctions experienced auctioneers can differentiate between voluntary and unconscious movements. If your bid is successful hold up your buyers number so that the auctioneer or clerk can read it clearly and record your purchase.
Ross's Sales and Auctions provides an Absentee Bid Service for all our auctions. Simply register as normal and fill in an absentee bid form, then hand the form to the office staff. The auctioneer will bid on your behalf. Contact our office within 24 hours after the sale to see if you were successful. All normal conditions of sale apply to absentee bids.
TIP: If you are not sure what something is worth, ask our staff, they will help you by giving you an estimation on what they think an item will achieve at auction. If in doubt attend some of our auctions to assess for yourself the value of items offered.
This is when you can inspect the items for auction and assess the condition, value and quality to assist you in your decision making. Failure to inspect items may lead to disappointment. Inspection is usually from 9am - 4pm the working day prior to the auction and on the day of the auction from 8.00am.
Catalogues for each of our auctions are usually available the day before the Auction is scheduled. Catalogues for most of our auctions are also available from our web-site www.auctions.com.au.
If a lot has more than one item listed, the highest bidder for that lot will usually have the option to take one or as many as they require, the under bidders will then have the opportunity to purchase the items at the price stated by the auctioneer. Bidders are given the first opportunity to purchase the remaining lots, if you do not bid you may miss out.
Payment of Accounts
Cash, Bank Cheque, EFTPOS, Direct Deposit or when approved Credit Card (Master Card or Visa). A deposit of twenty per cent should be paid on the day and all accounts should be settled within 24 hours.
Ross's Sales & Auctions
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Account No.: 1076 0731
BSB No.: 066 000
Once monies are deposited, receipts from the Bank should be faxed to our Office on (08) 9371 8828.
The original receipt must be presented when removing items. If you have made arrangements with couriers to remove your items, you must ensure they have your original receipt.
Nearby Banks / ATMs
Westpac / Challenge: 880 Beaufort St, Inglewood
BankWest: 649 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
ANZ: 800 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
NAB: 898 Beaufort Street, Inglewood
Commonwealth: 672A Beaufort St Mt Lawley
This is a commission paid on the knockdown price of any lot purchased. The premium is added to your invoice but shown separately.
If bidding does not reach the value the vendor is seeking, the auctioneer may refer the highest bid. Should your bid be referred please check at the auction office to see if your bid was successful.
All forthcoming auctions are listed on our web site: www.auctions.com.au you can also keep up to date by joining our e-mail list on the web site.
Goods and Services Tax (GST)
The catalogue for each auction will state if the auction is GST inclusive or exclusive. Inclusive auctions include GST in the knockdown price, exclusive auction have the GST added to the knockdown price.
Occupational Safety & Health Obligations
1. The legislation imposes obligations, such as providing and maintaining a safe work environment and preventing exposure to and protection from hazards on persons who use or operate plant in a workplace and on employers whose employees use or operate plant. If the buyer intends to use plant purchased at this auction, at a workplace then it is the responsibility of the Buyer to inform themselves of these obligations.
2. Unless otherwise stated the plant sold at this auction has not been assessed or inspected by a competent person and it may or may not be affected by faults or defects, which make it unsafe for use. It is the responsibility of the Buyer to ensure assessment and inspection by a competent person.
3. The Buyer is warned that items not previously assessed or inspected by a competent person may be suitable for scrap or spare parts only.
4. The Legislation requires that owners of plant maintain safety and health information and records. The Auctioneers will pass on to the buyer all information made available to them by the owner, but the auctioneer does not warrant that the information and records are complete and accurate. It is the responsibility of the Buyer to familiarise themselves with all relevant information and records.
If you have a question, our staff are happy to assist, just ask.
Please note: Whilst this information is prepared as a guide for intending auction participants Some aspects covered may vary depending on the auction