All customers wishing to bid at an auction will need to register to bid.
To bid at the auction, you must complete a blue registration form and submit it to the office staff along with your photo identification. Once the staff have verified your form you will be provided with a hard copy catalogue, any amends to the catalogue and a bidders number. The highest bidder will need to provide their bidders number at the end of the auction.
For eligible items you may also bid online. To register to bid online click here. In order to bid, you will need to request to bid at an auction, and accept the terms and conditions for each auction. When bidding online you will see a live video stream of the auction floor, you will also see the current auction bid in a green button, simply click the button to bid.
Please note, bidding online and on the auction floor require different bidding numbers. For bidders attending the auction you will need to fill out a new blue form for each auction.
For auctions that are broadcast online lots are usually auctioned at approximately 50 lots per hour. For auctions that aren't online, the auction moves a bit faster at approximately 100 lots per hour. These figures are guides only and we do suggest that if you are hoping to bid on an item that you check the auction progress throughout the day to ensure that you do not miss your auction lot.
Items may be picked up once the full payment has been cleared and the auction has ended. We ask that you make the necessary arrangements to have your goods picked up within 48 hours of the auction closing.
Generally no, bidders are required to be present to bid.
You may submit an absent bid form if you are unable to be at an auction. We do require that you submit the form by COB the day prior to the auction. Please contact us for more information about placing an absentee bid.
In some cases we may grant an exception, to apply for someone else to be able to bid on your behalf a signed letter must be sent to email@example.com. If you would like to apply for an exception please contact us for details.
Can I change the business name once I have purchased items?
No, once we have entered your details into the system and you have received your invoice we are unable to change the business name for your purchases. This is due to our audit compliance requirements. We ask that you ensure the details you provide us with are correct at the time of registering.
Smith Broughton have been in business since 1977, taking pride in a reputation built of professionalism and integrity. Our focus is on developing long term relationships with our sellers and buyers and providing them with beneficial results every time.
Our experienced staff work closely with our clients to achieve the best possible outcome and are flexible in providing the right disposal option to suit your circumstances.
We conduct a significant marketing campaign prior to each auction to ensure maximum buyer awareness.
We also broadcast all major auctions online ensuring global buyers have access to your equipment on sale day.
I have items I may want to sell, can you help estimate what they may be worth?
Absolutely, if you have items you are considering selling please contact us on (08) 9374 9222 and ask to speak to one of our experienced sales team who will be able to provide you with an estimated value.
My after sales advice doesn't match my payment, why is that?
The after sales advice is designed to provide you with a summary of what your items sold for at auction, it does not take into account any of the costs incurred in selling the equipment, such as commissions and fees. The remittance advice we distribute when we pay you will provide you with a detailed list of costs that you incur in the sale. Here the sales figures from the after sale advice and the remittance advice should match.
For selected items, Smith Broughton may offer you a Guaranteed Minimum Return (GMR) or Guarantee, where we guarantee the amount your equipment will receive at auction. If the auction value does not meet the guarantee, Smith Broughton will pay the difference.