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Insider Tips for Attending an Auction


If you're looking for the best deals, amazing finds and a great vibe, an auction is the place for you. Award-winning auctioneer, Hoss Bertrand, gives us insider tips for auction success.


Find Online

Check online for auctions in your area. There are many websites which provide local listings such as auctionsfind.com, auctionzip.com and theauctionadvertiser.com.

Research Beforehand

Most auctions list items for sale in advance online. Look at the items you're interested in and research on its resale value before the auction.

Arrive Early and Preview

Most auctions open up at least an hour earlier than the start time. Use this time to see items up close, check their condition, and decide if a bid is worth it in advance.

Know Your Budget

When you attend an auction you sign a contract. If you place the winning bid, you're obligated to pay the price. Be sure to set limits for yourself: know your budget and stick to it!

Read the Fine Print

Be well familiar with the terms of the auction. Most auctions now have a 10% premium so when you buy something for $100, you actually pay $110 PLUS tax.

Michel HOSS Bertrand, and the boys.Michel "HOSS" Bertrand is one of very few fluently bilingual auctioneers in Canada, conducting auctions in both official languages French and English.


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