First Time Buyer’s Guide
How does it all work?
Buying at auction is fun and easy. You can pick up a free bid card on the day of the auction or on preview day. You need a driver's license and address the first time you register. Then each succeeding time you come to an auction, we only need your name and signature. Please read all the terms of the sale before bidding at auction. We will have more than one auction ring going at the same time. All bidders have an equal opportunity to buy. Just raise your bid card or your hand to bid and you can be the winning bidder on the items you desire.
Registering for an online auction is easy and free! Simply click the "Online Login" in button at the top of the screen and follow the "New Bidder? Click Here" instructions. You will need a debit or credit card to create the account, but you don't have to use it to pay if you would prefer to come in with cash or check within two business days of the auction closing. Once the account is created, you will be able to use the username and password for all future auctions with us. Please look over the terms and conditions, then start browsing to see what treasures you can find!
What can I buy at auction?
Almost anything can be sold at auction. An auction is a great place to purchase a vehicle, tools and equipment, household goods, industrial items, decor and gift items, and even a kitchen sink. We also auction real estate.
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Many items are commercial quality. We have even sold items that are brand new. We encourage potential bidders to preview items before the auction. You can inspect items on preview day which is the day before the auction for our monthly auction. Check them out. Start the engine. See if the item works. We love that you know what you are buying.
Every auction is different with different merchandise. If you see an item you want, be the highest bidder, because once an time is up for auction and sold, it will not be available again.
Almost anything can be sold at auction! An auction is a great place to purchase a vehicle, tools and equipment, household goods, industrial items, decor and gift items, and even a kitchen sink. We also auction real estate.
Many items are commercial quality, and are sometimes even brand new. We invite and encourage you to inspect auction items before you bid. Offsite auctions will have a scheduled preview time the day before the auction closes. Community auction items can be previewed during our normal business hours. Check lot descriptions for location details.
When are the auctions?
We have community auctions every second Saturday and fourth Wednesday of the month, as well as weekly regional auctions. Our community auctions have a variety of items from several businesses and community members throughout the area, while our regional auctions are typically items from one seller or business. All of our auctions are open to the public; anyone can bid!
How long are the auctions?
How long the auction lasts depends on how many lots there are. Most auctions are set at a 20 second stagger, meaning the first lot will begin closing at the time listed on the auction page, then every 20 seconds after that the next numerical lot will begin closing. If someone places a bid within two minutes of a lot closing, it will extend the bidding time by another two minutes. Our second Saturday community auctions always begin closing at 9:30 AM, while a majority of our other auctions, including our fourth Wednesday community auctions, begin closing at 1:00 PM. Closing times of individual lots can be found under the main photo of each lot.
Where do you get the merchandise?
Items are consigned to auction from individuals, businesses, banks and bankruptcy trustees. The exact consignor is confidential information. All items are sold "as is" and we encourage you to inspect prior to bidding. The majority of our sellers are motivated to sell and honestly disclose major unseen problems, which are then disclosed to bidder. We want the potential buyer to inspect each item prior to auction.
Items are consigned to auction from individuals, businesses, banks and bankruptcy trustees. All items are sold "as is," and we encourage you to inspect prior to bidding. The majority of our sellers are motivated to sell and honestly disclose major unseen problems, which are then disclosed to bidder.
Interested in selling some of your own items? Give us a call at 208-232-4912 to see if an auction is right for you!
Auctions are fun!
People with similar interests are brought together at an auction. Many attendees return often, just for the fun of it. They want to see if they can find a "treasure." There are concessions at most auctions as well as seating, so come early to preview and get the best seats.
Come see your friends or meet some new ones!
Prime Time Auctions, Inc. works hard to be honest, fair and ethical with all sellers and buyers. See you at our next auction.
Don't just buy it, win it at Prime Time! Online auctions are a fun activity, especially in our current "socially distanced" world. Find something useful or unique for yourself or a loved one at one of our upcoming auctions! Shipping is also available on most merchandise.