Upcoming Auctions…

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Information for Buyers

About our auctions

Have you been contacted by Hymans about an upcoming auction, or are you interested in attending a Hymans auction sale? Each sale has a dedicated team of staff available to answer your questions: you can find relevant contact details on the website advertisement and in the auction catalogue. 

We are offering more and more of our sales in both online and live formats, meaning that you can live bid against on site buyers from your home or office if you are unable to attend on auction day. Make sure you check the auction details to see if online bidding is available.

Before the auction day

As soon as we have a catalogue available we will upload it to the website on the specific auction advertising. If there is no catalogue listed on the auction page, please contact the auction manager to request a copy.

At Hymans we like to offer our buyers the opportunity to inspect sale items prior to auction day and on the day of sale. If you are interested in specialist machinery or equipment, inspection days give you the opportunity to assess the decommissioning and removal requirements of specific assets. Our staff on site on inspection day can answer your questions and provide site-specific information and advice. If you are unable to make it on inspection day, contact us in advance to arrange photos or a video of the asset in situ.

On the auction day

On auction day, you can expect the auctioneer to run through the auction terms and conditions before the auction commences. Starting with the first lot, items are offered for sale in numerical order, and we generally get through approximately 80 lots per hour. If the sale includes a high quantity of vehicles, trucks, or specialist machinery, we may advertise a specific time slot for those assets. Check your auction catalogue to find out more.

To register as a buyer on our online and simulcast auction systems, click here and follow the prompts. There is no registration deposit payable for online buyers.

If you would like to bid onsite at a Hymans auction you need to register at reception on auction day. You can also collect catalogues and absentee bid forms from reception. Please remember that when you register you will need to provide a completed buyer registration form, a driver’s licence (or other form of photo ID showing your signature and date of birth), and a registration deposit. You can read more about buyer registration in the terms and conditions, outlined in the auction catalogue.

Can't make it on auction day?

If you can’t make it to an onsite auction, the sale may be live broadcast through the Hymans simulcast system, in which case you can register and live bid online.

You can also complete an absentee bid form, and the Hymans team will proxy-bid on your behalf. Contact the auction manager outlined in the catalogue to find out more about this option.

Where staffing permits, we also offer phone bidding to those who cannot attend on auction day, but this must be organised with the auction manager in advance. Please contact the auction manager outlined in the catalogue to check whether phone bidding is available for your sale.

Invoices & Payments

After the auction has finished our onsite team can provide you with an itemised invoice for the assets you purchased. Unfortunately we cannot provide any invoices until the whole sale is complete. Payment can be made by cash, bank cheque, EFT, debit card, Visa card, or MasterCard. We do not accept Diner’s Club, AMEX, personal cheques, or company cheques. Full payment must be made before any assets can be collected.

During the sale, a member of our team may ask you for a deposit on a high value asset. Please read the auction terms and conditions and speak to the team before the auction begins if you have any questions.

Collection

Collection of your purchases can start once your payment has been received by the auction clerk at reception. Each auction will have advertised collection times listed in the catalogue. Please take collection dates and times into account if you are considering the purchase of large machinery: you may need to arrange decommissioning, removal, and transport staff or contractors in advance.

Where there is a forklift available onsite, license holders can use the forklift for loading items as required. However, make sure you bring your license with you on collection day: we will need to sight your credentials.

Terms & Conditions

Please be aware that every Hymans auction is different: each site has different requirements and different deadlines. The auction terms and conditions are included in the catalogue and available on the website. Please read these terms and conditions to get a thorough understanding of the site requirements, including safety, decommissioning, preferred contractors, buyer’s premium, and more.

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