Q: What do I need to consign my vehicle or piece of equipment?
A: You will need proof of ownership as well as photo ID
Q: Can I advertise in your flyer?
A: Yes, once a consignment agreement has been signed and based on availability we will have photos placed in our colour flyer. Michener Allen Auctions have distribution from 15,000 to 30,000 destinations.
Q: Can I consign Online?
A: Yes if you are registered member there is an online consignment form you can fill out. Upon Michener Allen Auctions receiving your consignment form we will have a sales rep contact you to make suitable arrangement to bring your consignment into one of our auction facilities.
Q: What fees will I be charged?
A: An automotive or industrial sales rep will be happy to discuss commission rates with you. You can contact them at 780-470-5584. Fees such as lien searches and book in fees are disclosed on your contract. All fees and commissions are deducted off the proceeds of your sale.
Q: Do I need to leave insurance on my vehicle or equipment?
A: Yes, Michener Allen Auctions will require that you leave your insurance on the vehicle or equipment. It is your responsibility until the Bill of Sale is passed to the purchaser.
Q: Can I sell if I have outstanding liens?
A: It is your responsibility to ensure your vehicle or equipment is free and clear of liens. Should there be a lien and we receive a letter from the bank accepting proceeds of the sale Michener Allen Auctions will sell.
Q: Can you notify me of up coming Auctions?
A: Yes you can request to be placed on our mailing list to receive our coloured flyer. You can do this by registering here
Q: Can I see what vehicles and equipment sell for?
A: Yes auction results are available for registered members. You can view the vehicle, sales date, description and includes the sale price. Results go back to the last three months. If you are not registered member you can go here to become a member.
Industrial sales results are also available, which includes description, selling price and sales date.
Q: Is my information safe?
Your information is safe and 100% secure. We do not share your information with any third party companies. Your privacy is paramount. You can unsubscribe at any time and you will be removed from our database at anytime.
Q: What time do Michener Allen Auctions start?
A: The auctions begin at 9 AM except for RV auctions, which start at 10 am.
Q: When can I register for an upcoming auction?
A: You can register 1 day prior to the auction date or on the actual auction day.
Q: What do I need to register?
A: You must prove your identity with a valid drivers license. You must also give Michener Allen Auctions your full name, address, telephone number, place of employment and your banking information.
Q: So you charge for an auction/sales catalog?
A: There is no charge. Once your registration is completed you will be given a Bid Book with a Bid Number. By completing the registration, you have entered into an agreement between Michener Allen Auctioneering and yourself. You are responsible for your Bid Number. DO NOT let anyone else use it!
Q: What other charges do I have to pay when I purchase a vehicle?
A: You are required to pay the purchase price plus GST. You will also will require a administration fee. The Michener Allen Auction fee schedule is:
- Vehicles $2499 and under = $75
- Vehicles $2500 and up = $175
- Fleet Vehicles = $175
- Repossession = $250
Q: What fees do I pay when I purchase from an industrial auction?
A: Michener Allen Auctions will charge a 10% administration fee to the maximum amount of $500 per item purchased. There is not an internet administration fee charged.
Q: Can I buy in transit permits?
A: Michener Allen Auctions provide on site in transit permits at a cost of $25. Proof of insurance must be provided. A faxed copy from your insurance company will work.
Q: Can I purchase insurance at Michener Allen Auctions?
A: Trans-It Insurance Company can set up your insurance, only on Saturdays.
Q: How can I pay for my purchase?
A: deposit of at least 10% must be paid on sale day. Purchases can be paid by cheque, if a letter of credit is provided by your bank to cover the amount of the purchase. Other forms of payment include cash, debit, and credit cards are accepted up to a maximum of $1,000.
Q: How long do I have to pay for my purchase?
A: All purchases must be paid for in full by close of business Monday following the sale, unless special arrangements have been made with management.
Q: Can I preview the inventory before the Auction?
A: The yard will be open for two days before the auction, starting at 8 AM - 7 PM. At this time you can do a physical examination of the vehicles. The vehicles can not be driven. On sale day you can observe the vehicles running.
Q: Do I have to pay for my purchase?
A: Yes, once the auctioneer announces “Sold”. You are now the purchaser, which means you are bound by the agreement you have signed with Michener Allen Auctions.
Q: How do I Bid for vehicles – Never been to an auction before.
A: Although the auctions seems over whelming and fast paced with 120 vehicles per hour selling in four lanes. It is a very easy process to join into the bidding for a vehicle.
First, we run four indoor lanes, two lanes are for trucks and sport utilities and other two lanes for cars and passenger vans.
Once you have decided on the vehicle you are interested in, you can join the bidding process. Each lane will have two “ring men”, whose job is to help you in your bidding. Listening to an auctioneer can be difficult at first; they are fast and become very excited during the bidding. The “ring men” are there to help if you do not understand the auctioneer. When you make a bid you either raise your bid book or nod your head to the “ring men”. They will let the auctioneer know there is a new bid.
If you are successful the auctioneer will announce “Sold” and he will ask to see your Bid Number. You will then be asked to sign for your purchase.
Q: When do I go and pay?
A: If you are only looking for one vehicle or piece of equipment, you can go to the office and pay. This usually takes 10 to 15 minutes for your payment to be processed.