Auction Preparations & Setup
We perform many duties in the course of selling your property: we advertise in newspapers and on the radio, we maintain fax, phone and e-mail lists of special buyers. We also take special care in setting up the merchandise for advance viewing, register bidders and co-ordinate absentee bids. While the Auctioneer calls the bids, the office staff constantly manages the sale paperwork and data entry, checks out the customers and collects payments.
We sell quality merchandise in our auctions so if you want top dollar for your items please ensure your items are cleaned and in good working order and has all the parts available. We take care of the rest. You can consign your items to be sold at auction for a % fee, or you can ask us about a buy out of your items.
Evaluation of your items
Evaluation Requests may be made at any time, by appointment, if you need some idea of the Market Value of your property. We will send a member of our staff to your location, usually at no cost, and they will then give you an estimate of what you could expect to earn at an auction. They can also give you a buy out figure.
Best times to bring in your items
Bring your items in yourself on Mondays, Thursdays, & Fridays from 8:30 to 4:30 and on Saturdays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Our goal is to advertise all major items in the sale and we are limited by We cannot advertise anything that we do not have on site.
Best times to have your items picked up
Our crew will pick up items on Thursdays & Fridays call the office to arrange for your items to be picked up. There is a pick up fee which is $75.00 per hour in town including travel times. An additional fuel surcharge will be charged for out of town pick ups. The cost can be deducted from the sale proceeds.
Viewing times for the weekly auctions are Wednesdays only, 8:30 a.m. to Sale time. Out of town customers may request an opportunity to view on Tuesday afternoons.
Special Auctions have a viewing from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the morning prior to the auction.
Cleanup, Packing and Transport services
We liquidate entire estates and offer a large range of services for family, executors and trustees. Dodds Auction can provide packing services as well as transport. Our professional staff will assist you with all your needs.
Business Liquidations – At your site or transported to our Auction Center.