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671 West Chicago Road, Bronson, Michigan 49028
Owned and operated by the same family -- in the
same town -- since 1919-- a 4th generation auction company!
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You can NOT place bids on the Face Book page.
YOU CAN WATCH THE AUCTIONS LIVE
BY GOING TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE --
IT'S STREAMED LIVE ON FACEBOOK !!
Outside trailer lot items start selling at 10am.
and more start selling
between 11:30am and 12 noon.
We do not live stream the parts/accessories/tools/ and
misc. items part of the auction that starts at 8:45am
and runs until early afternoon.
All our facilities are handicap accessible!
This auction is open to the public, dealers, banks,
insurance companies, and all others to buy and sell!
You can NOT place bids on the Face Book page.
If you can't attend the auction in person,
you CAN place absentee bids on the items by clicking on the
ABSENTEE BID BUTTON
at the top center of this page
ABSENTEE BIDDING PROCESS
We are VERY PLEASED to offer you an internet platform so you can
bid on items when you can't attend the auction here in person --
you can place your bids from home prior to the auction !!
If you can't attend the auction in person,
but you would still like to leave bids on items in the auction,
click on the orange "absentee bid" tab at the top of the page to
take advantage of our easy & simple absentee bidding program.
ALL ABSENTEE BIDS MUST BE SUBMITTED
BEFORE 9 AM AUCTION DAY.
-- OR --
DO ABSENTEE BIDDING THE SIMPLE WAY---
YOU CAN CALL THE AUCTION OFFICE
ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE AUCTION
BETWEEN 10 AM & 5:30 PM
-- OR --
AUCTION MORNING BETWEEN
8:30 AM AND 9:00 AM.
AND LEAVE YOUR ABSENTEE BID
WITH THE OFFICE STAFF.
IT'S HONEST, FAST AND EASY !!!
NOTE SEASONAL SELLING TIME CHANGES :
SUMMER & FALL AUCTION SCHEDULE:
MULTIPLE AUCTION RINGS SELLING AT THE SAME TIME
8:45 am inside: selling new & used parts, accessories, clothing, tools, and related items.
10:00 am outside: trailers, cars, trucks, watercraft, lawn equipment, and related items.
after the outside trailer/watercraft lot is done selling:
WE WILL START APPROXIMATELY
BETWEEN 11:30 AM AND 12 NOON,
AND WILL SELL THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW:
snowmobiles, golf carts, 3 wheelers, 4 wheelers, atvs, utvs,
street motorcycles, dirt bikes, mopeds, go carts, and related items.
Selling times are subject to change without notice.
MOTORSPORTS SATURDAY AUCTION DATES
JUNE 6 AND JULY 11, 2020 AUCTIONS
DUE TO GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS AND
BECAUSE OF THE CORONA VIRUS.
August 1, 2020 ( note-the August 1, 2020 auction
may or may not be held,
subject to government restrictions and health issues for our workers
and our customers-please check back with us in July )
September 12, October 3, November 7 and December 5
The bi-annual CONSIGNMENT AUCTION
of sportsman items, gun, archery, collectable toys, coins,
fishing equipment, Indian artifacts, tools, hunting, antlers,
animal mounts, lodge and cabin furnishings, and more
Saturday October 24, 2020
Always a very large auction !! You can sell your items !!!
3 OR 4 AUCTION RINGS SELLING ALL DAY LONG !!
-- PLUS --
SOME SPECIALTY AUCTIONS ARE HELD AT THE WHITE STAR AUCTION FACILITIES
SOME SPECIALTY AUCTIONS ARE HELD ON-SITE AT THE OWNER'S PROPERTY
WATCH THIS LOCATION FOR A LISTING OF OUR ANTIQUE, HOUSEHOLD,
ESTATE, AND OTHER SPECIALTY AUCTIONS AS WE SCHEDULE THEM.
****THE AUCTION FACILITY IS CLOSED****
We are checking our office answering machine three times a week for messages.
You can call, leave a message, and we will return your call the next
time we are in the office.
THE JUNE 6 AND JULY 11, 2020 MOTORSPORTS/WATERSPORTS AUCTIONS
HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
The Governor of Michigan has issued executive orders,
carrying the weight of law, that bans gatherings of large groups of people in a face to face environment. As of May 28, 2020, the stay at home order is
in effect until at least the middle of June, 2020.
We have no choice except to cancel the
June 6 and July 11, 2020 auctions.
We miss all of you and look forward to when life gets back to some
level of normal....
Please take reasonable, effective and proven ways to keep yourself,
your families and members of our society healthy.
Find ways to help others. Simple acts of caring can mean so much.
Oh yes, and don't take all the toilet paper.....OMG!!!
Let your medical first responders, fire, police, doctors,
nurses, teachers, truck drivers,
grocery store and food service folks,
and people who have to work in essential jobs
know how much you appreciate them.
Support your local small businesses,
as they, and we, will struggle to recover after being closed.
God Bless...be safe...Brent A. Wilber, EMT/IC
Co-Owner White Star Auction, Inc,
JUNE 6 , 2020 AUCTION IS CANCELLED--NOTICE
JULY 11, 2020 AUCTION IS CANCELLED--NOTICE
FOR BUYERS: CASH DRAWINGS AT 8:30 AM
AND 3 CASH DRAWINGS AT THE END OF THE AUCTION !!
We expect 100 to 150 motorsports/watercraft items
including items such as, but not limited to:
4 wheeler atv's, utv's, golf carts, go carts, jet skis,
boats, trailers, lawn equipment, golf carts, bikes, snowmobiles,
watercraft, cars, trucks, and all types of related items.
PLEASE NOTE: NEW AND USED SMALLS----STARTS SELLING AT 8:45 AM.
A LARGE AMOUNT OF:
TOOLS, HARDWARE ITEMS, CAR/TRUCK ACCESSORIES,
SPORTING GOODS, SOME FISHING EQUIPMENT, TOOL BOXES
AND NEW/USED AIR/ELECTRIC/ HAND TOOLS.
A FAMILY FRIENDLY AUCTION
Friendly folks with the Biggest Selection of sleds selling at auction in the U.S.A.!
SELLING OVER 3000 NEW AND USED SNOWMOBILES, ATV'S AND TRAILERS EVERY YEAR!
Owned and Operated by the Same Family SINCE 1919 --- 4th Generation
Bring some friends--you'll have a GREAT TIME at the auctions!!
AUCTION PAYMENT TERMS
So that sellers can sell their items at the lowest prices, we are no longer
charging the seller's a 10% selling commission fee at the auction. This allows
more sellers to bring a bigger selection of items to sell at much lower prices
they will not be adding a 10 % selling commission to their selling
There is a 10% buyer's premium on all "on site" purchases.
All you need to do is adjust your bidding price to allow for the
10% buyer's premium which is added to your winning bid.
The bid price plus the buyer's premium is your purchase price.
- OR -
There is a 15% buyer's premium on all "absentee" purchases.
We incur additional expenses to do the absentee bids,
so we pass those additional costs to the absentee buyers.
3% SERVICE FEE CHARGED ON ALL CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS.
This service fee is being charged because your credit card company charges us, the merchants,
a fee every time you use your credit card to pay.
As these credit card company fees keep going up,
we can no longer afford to pay these fees out of our pockets.
You can pay with cash or a check (as listed below) and avoid the credit card fees.
BUYER'S PAYMENT TERMS
- Buyers must register for a buyer’s number.
- Driver’s license is required.
- There is NO charge for the buyer’s number
AUCTION PAYMENT TERMS:
10% BUYER'S PREMIUM ADDED TO ALL ON-SITE BUYERS
15% BUYER'S PREMIUM ADDED TO ALL ABSENTEE BUYERS
- ALL PURCHASES: Minimum of 25% down payment required on auction day with the balance to be paid on the Monday after the
auction from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm or the following Saturday between 9:00 am
and noon (Michigan time zone)
- TRAVELERS CHECKS in U.S. funds are accepted with pictured ID (driver's license). Cashier checks are NOT accepted.
- VISA, MASTERCARD, AND DISCOVER cards are accepted with a 3% service fee. The credit card companies charge US, THE MERCHANT, a % fee that we have to pay them everytime we accept your credit card. Their rates have gone up, and we can no longer afford to pay their fees out of our pocket. PLEASE CONSIDER PAYING BY CASH OR CHECKS - SEE BELOW.
- NO OUT OF STATE PERSONAL OR BUSINESS CHECKS are
accepted (except as noted below ) unless we have a preapproved LETTER OF REFERENCE from your bank PRIOR TO AUCTION DAY. Fax to us at 517-369-2024 and we will verifiy with your bank.
- MICHIGAN, OHIO, & INDIANA CHECKS ARE ACCEPTED UP TO $5000.00 WITH PROPER PICTURED I.D.THAT MUST MATCH THE NAME & ADDRESS ON THE CHECK, PLUS FINGER PRINTS ARE TAKEN.
- MICHIGAN, INDIANA & OHIO CHECKS OVER $5000.00 - WE MUST HAVE A PREAPPROVED LETTER OF REFERENCE FROM YOUR BANK PRIOR TO AUCTION DAY. FAX TO US AT 517-369-2024 AND WE WILL VERIFY WITH YOUR BANK .
Parking is FREE! Plenty of room for trailers and trucks. 14
acres of parking available at the auction.
- Inspection auction day starting at 8:00 am and continuing
throughout the day.
- We urge early inspection on
auction day, as all sales are FINAL. INSPECTION IS
FOR YOUR PROTECTION! ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
NO REFUNDS. We want you to start the motors- Compression
checks are allowed on motors.
- All items are sold
as-is, where-is, without any implied or expressed warranties.
you buy. ALL SALES ARE FINAL-NO REFUNDS
new snowmobiles and trailers may be sold with a factory
warranty, which is provided by
the selling dealer. White Star Auction Inc.
is not a dealer for
any manufacturer, and we do not provide any warrantees on any items.
You Bid -- You Buy -- You Own!
BRING SOME FRIENDS
YOU'LL HAVE A GREAT TIME !!!
We are open for removal of purchases:
Auction day, throughout the auction, and for
1 hour after the auction ends.
on the Monday immediately after the auction from
10am to 6pm
and on the Saturday immediately after the auction from
9am to 12 noon.
The facility is closed other than the dates above.
For an appointment on other dates, call 517 369 1153 several days ahead to schedule. Thank you !!!
We do not own any of the items selling in the auction.
Sellers include banks, repossession companies,
insurance companies and repair companies, dealers,
and the general public.
UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE
HAVE A PARENT
WITH THEM AT ALL TIMES TO BE IN THE INSPECTION FIELD--
CHILDREN UNDER 18 CAN NOT START OR OPERATE ANY MOTORIZED ITEM,
OR SIT ON ANY MOTORIZED ITEM WHEN THE MOTOR IS RUNNING.
THIS IS OUR INSURANCE COMPANY REQUIREMENT!
NO CHARGE FOR PARKING--
CHARGE FOR YOUR BUYER'S NUMBER--
CHARGE FOR LOADING YOUR PURCHASES WITH FORKLIFTS
REMOVAL OF PURCHASES:
Pay in full for your purchases on auction day, and you can take your items the same day.
can remove items during the auction and
for one hour after the conclusion of the auction.
are also open for removal of items on:
the Monday immediately after the auction from 10 am to 6 pm,
or the Saturday immediately after the auction from 9 am to 12 NOON.
All times listed are MICHIGAN TIME.
The auction facility is closed during the week unless you have an appointment.
FOR OVER 1000 PEOPLE---HEATED
AND AIR CONDITIONED BUILDINGS---
HANDICAP RESTROOMS AND PARKING---
FOOD ON PREMISES PLUS AN EXCELLENT STEAK RESTAURANT AND BAR NEXT TO THE AUCTION---
QUICK BUYER REGISTRATION AND SETTLEMENT WITH 15 COMPUTERS---
KNOWLEDGEABLE AUCTION STAFFF- AUCTIONEERS HAVE SNOWMOBILED SINCE 1971---
14 ACRES OF FREE PARKING-PLENTY OF ROOM FOR TRUCKS AND TRAILERS--
-- FORKLIFTS FOR LOADING & UNLOADING AT NO CHARGE---
A SPECIAL WELCOME TO OUR
It's a GREAT TIME to be buying in the United States with the current exchange rate!!
We are pleased to welcome you to our auctions.
We can store your purchases inside our facility for up to 30 days if you wish.
To buy snowmobiles here at the auction and transport them across the border,
here is what Canadian buyers from previous auctions this year have told us they do---
(all the buyers we have talked to have crossed at Port Huron, Michigan-
we assume this information is valid for the other entry points, too)
When they have bought snowmobiles at the auction, as of November 2011,
they indicated that you will have to submit copies of your invoice
and title or registration or Certificate of Origin to the U.S. Customs office
at least 72 hours prior to your crossing the border.
Be sure that you buy only snowmobiles that have a registration or title or Certificate of Origin.
You can NOT take snowmobiles into Canada that have only a bill of sale.
You will pay your Canadian fees at the Canadian Customs and head home!
If you buy an item with a TITLE (for example, a 4 wheeler ATV, a street bike, car, truck)
they said you need to submit copies of your invoice and title to the U.S. Customs office
where you will cross at least 72 hours prior to your crossing the border. Since the item has a title,
you will need to get into the line on the US Customs side marked for "titles vehicles".
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: If you need information about Canadian Border Customs requirements,
you can call the Canadian Border Services Agency at: (English) -- 1- 800- 461- 9999 or
(French) -- 1 - 800 - 959 - 2036or visit them at www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca For U.S. Customs requirements,
visit www.customs.gov or contact the port crossing directly at the location where you
will you will crossing into Canada---for example, Port Huron, Detroit, etc.....
* When you come to our auction, you will want to buy only those snowmobiles or ATVs
that have a state registration -or- Certificate of Origin -or- a title.
You must have one of these documents along with the White Star Auction "bill of sale"
in order to get across the border. The items in the auction are tagged with this information,
so you will know during inspection which items come with the required documents.
INFORMATION ON PAYING MICHIGAN SALES TAX
Canadian businesses with a sales tax exempt license:
Prior to buying, we need a copy of your business sales tax license so
your purchases will be sales tax free here at the auction.
Canadian buyers without a business sales tax license:
you will be charged Michigan 6% sales tax.
You can get a FULL REFUND of your Michigan sales tax mailed
to you if you provide us the following within
30 calendar days after your purchases:
A copy of your customs paperwork showing that your items
were transported into Canada
- that can be a customs declaration form
or a bill of lading stamped at the border by customs.
The forms MUST be stamped at customs, and a copy
of that STAMPED FORM needs to be faxed to us
at 517 369 2024 before you get the sales tax refund.
A SPECIAL WELCOME TO OUR OVERSEA'S BUYERS
WHO SHIP CONTAINER LOADS OF SNOWMOBILES AND ATV'S BACK TO THEIR HOME COUNTRY.
We can work with your container shipping company/ exporter to load items into their
trucks with our forklifts by appointment. We do NOT have facilities for packing,
crating, disassembly of product,or other such activities. You should make arrangements
with your container shipping company/exporter to do these activities for you at their facility.
If you need a shipping company who can handle all your export and customs needs,
including pick up at our auction facility--almost all of our overseas buyers use this company:
TWO BROTHERS AUTO SALES, INC. Domestic and International Shipping Company--Detroit, Michigan Phone 313-961-3611 or e-mail email@example.com
We can store your purchases inside our warehouse
for up to 30 days after the auction if you wish.
Call or fax us for more information.
You'll have a great time at the auction! Bring some friends!