Bidding Terms and Conditions



1. Each auction is conducted with a live auctioneer selling a variety of items including personal and real property.

2. The terms and conditions are available on our web page as well as on your individual bidder's card. A bidder's number is assigned after you have filled out a registration form at the auction. This number is then used for your individual bidding. If you become the high bidder, the amount and what you purchased are than recorded and entered into a computerized data bank. When the auction is finished, presentyour bid card for an item by item print out of what your purchases are. Signing in at registration is your acknowledgment and acceptance of the bid terms.

3. Previewing and inspecting the merchandise is encouraged prior to bidding.

4. All merchandise sells "AS IS WHERE IS" with no exceptions. All auction sales are final. It is the bidder's responsibility to determine the exact condition of each item. All property is to be removed immediately.

5. Method of payment-All items must be paid for immediately after the auction. We accept Cash or Certified funds. (Certified funds being a cashier's check made payable to Erkelens & Olson Auctioneers for the full amount).

6. All announcements made the day of auction take precedence over any and all written or verbal statements.

7. By bidding on any item the bidder shows acceptance of these terms and conditions and all other terms announced at the time of sale.


If you have any questions regarding these terms and conditions please feel free to contact us directly.





1.What do you do with the items that don't sell?


It's very rare that we don't sell an item. That is why a no reserve auction is so fun. If you are the highest bidder, it will sell to you.


2.What is a no reserve auction?


A no reserve auction is an auction where we don't have to reach a reserve price. Also called a true auction or one with no minimums. A minimum bid is when an item or lot has a set price it needs to reach for it to sell. We strive to do all we can to have no minimums or reserve prices here.


3.Can anybody come to the Auctions?


Yes anybody can come to the auctions. Please leave your children at home though for safety and liability reasons.


4.How do I register for the auctions?


Registering for the auction is very painless. You just need to fill out a form with your name, address, and phone number and we give you your bid card.


5.How does the auction process work?


It is a live auction. The auctioneer will be calling out bids and you raise your bid card to bid. We start with lot number 1 and sell in numerical order until it's all sold.


6.What happens if I buy something at the auction and decide I don't want it?


All sales are final. By registering you are agreeing to the terms and conditions on your bid card.


7.What does 'as is where is' mean?


'As is where is' means what you see is what you get. That's why we strongly encourage attendance of the previews before the auction. The previews are typically held the day prior to the auction, as well as time previous to the auction.


8. How often do you have auctions?


We have auctions as often as we can, but there is no set schedule.


9. Do you take consignments?


Yes. We are starting to accept more and more consignments. Just keep in mind that we don't have minimums or reserve prices. But because of that it can lead to higher prices. Give us a call if you have any questions about consignments.