If you are selling a snowmobile, and
you have your state registration, bring it with you as there are buyers
from 6 states that can not buy a snowmobile unless it has the previous owner's state registration paper with it.
Canadian buyers CAN NOT bid on items sold without a registration or title.
you do not have a registration for your snowmobile, we will have
bill of sale for you to sign at the auction--
we can sell
snowmobiles without the state registrations, but prices are lower on items with only a bill of sale
as many of our out of state buyers can not buy items with a bill of sale only due to their state laws.
If you are selling a dirt
bike, and you have the Certificate
of Origin (C of O) from the manufacturer or the title,
bring it with you. We can sell
the dirt bike with no paperwork, however there are many buyers
who will not buy dirt bikes unless they
have the C of O or a title.
If you are selling a 3
wheeler, go cart, golf cart, we
do NOT need
any registrations or other paperwork.
We will complete
your bill of sale here for you.
If you are selling a 4
wheeler or jet
ski at the auction---the Michigan
Secretary of State has told us that all
Michigan sellers should
have a title to sell 1991 or newer 4 wheelers and all years of jet skis. The title
needs to be
brought to the auction when you bring your
4 wheeler or jet ski. Michigan law requires Michigan
owners to have a title
on both 4 wheelers and on jet
skis. If you are from another state, and your state does
NOT require a title on
4 wheelers or on jet skis, then
bring your state registration with you when you bring
your 4 wheelers or jet skis.
Michigan residents must
have a clear title-- Michigan registrations will not
be accepted by the Michigan
Secretary of State offices
unless we also have the title for the 4 wheeler and or
a 4 wheeler or jet ski is brought to the auction without
paperwork as mentioned above,
we have to sell it for
parts only--which will certainly affect theselling price! You'll
be money ahead
to go to the Secretary of State office
and get your titles before you come to the
at all possible.
If you are selling a boat
or pontoon, required paperwork
depends on what type of motor it has.
the boat or pontoon has an inboard/outboard (or an
Michigan seller's are required to have
If the boat or pontoon is has an
outboard motor, no title is required. If you have the
registration for the outboard boat
or pontoon, you should
bring it with you when you consign. We can sell outboards
without any state paperwork.
Titles are required for trailers weighing
over 2500 pounds, if you are a Michigan resident. Michigan residents
have a title to sell any type of camper trailers, including
pop-up campers. Bring your title with you when you bring
trailer to the auction. Almost all the larger enclosed
trailers weigh over 2500 pounds. If your trailer weights less
than 2500 pounds, bring your state registration (the weight is
on the state registration) with you when you bring
to the auction. If you are from a state that does not title their
trailers, just bring your state registration.
We can sell
trailers which are under 2500 pounds weight with our bill of
On trailers under 2500 pounds, bring theregistration
with you if you have it.
If you are selling a street
legal motorcycle, car, truck, or motorhome,
we MUST have
a clear title in
your name. Absolutely
no exceptions per state law. The title must
be brought to the auction with the item.
The title must
have no lien and must be in the name of the seller. We
are a licensed and bonded
Michigan Automotive Broker.
YOU HAVE A QUESTIONS ABOUT TITLES, OR REGISTRATIONS, AND
THE REQUIREMENTS OF MICHIGAN LAW, PLEASE CALL US BEFORE YOU
TO THE AUCTION--517-369-1153.
We understand that the state paperwork requirements
can get confusing--any questions please give us a call!
ARE MOTORSPORT ITEMS
SELLING FOR AT THE
PLEASE CHECK THE AUCTION
(click on blue words to see price reports)
FOR THE LAST AUCTION.
BUYERS FROM A HUGE GEOGRAPHIC AREA--
OUR AUCTION IS THE BEST EXPOSURE YOUR
ITEMS CAN GET!!
Buyers and sellers from at least 8 states
Identification Number (V.I.N.)-- Any
item without a visible factory stamped VIN must have
vehicle inspection form completed prior to
the time it is entered into the auction. Auction personnel
check every item
for a correct VIN at the time it is
Vehicles--If you have a sled or other
motorized item that does not have the original motor
you must let us know that when you
are in the consignment office. If the sled or
other motorized item has a motor,
major componenet parts from various years, it MUST
be sold as an assembled vehicle,
and the year will
be based on the chassis. You are required by
law to tell us if the vehicle has been assembled
various year's parts (i.e. someone puts together parts
from two wrecked vehicles--you must tell us, as the
numbers will not match, and that causes BIG problems!)
you are from Michigan, titles are required for all
street legal vehicles, jet skis, I/O and inboard
all camper trailers, four wheelers, and any
type of trailers weighing over 2500 pounds. Call
BEFORE you come up if you
have any questions. Titles
must be HERE, in our possession, before the vehicle,
watercraft, 4 wheeler, or large trailer will
into the auction. Michigan's title laws require
the title to be in the name of the seller, and the
state will not
allow "jumped" titles. Ask in
the consignment office if you have questions. Title
MUST be clear, per Michigan law.
Cannot Bid on Your Own Items--That is
not fair to the buyers, and we do not allow it. It
is against the law in
Michigan for a seller, or a representative
of the seller, to bid on the seller's own items.
Items--At our request, every item in
the auction is checked by the Branch County Central
9-1-1 Dispatch for
being stolen anywhere in the United
States or Canada. This is completed before the
seller's checks are mailed.
Stolen items are
confiscated by the police, and obviously, no check
will be mailed if the item comes back as stolen.
want to take a 'bite out of crime' and "nail" those
who steal your snowmobile or trailer......or mine!
FINALLY, BE SURE
YOU HAVE READ ALL THE CONSIGNMENT INFORMATION, AND THE CONSIGNMENT
AGREEMENT YOU ARE SIGNING. YOU ARE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE
FOR ALL THE INFORMATION YOU WRITE DOWN,
AND LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE ACCURACY OF YOUR STATEMENTS. The sale of your
item may be voided
if you have entered factual errors. THANK
INFORMATION REGARDING A MINIMUM SELLING PRICE
Here are the
most frequently asked questions, with the answers!!
place a minimum selling price on my item? Yes,
you can. The price you give us must be
ABSOLUTELY the lowest
price you will sell the item for in the auction. We always
try to get you more than
the minimum as we are working
on a commission, so we want to get you all we can!
Do I have
to put a minimum selling price on my item? No,
you do not! Between 50 and 70 percent
of the items
in the auction DO NOT HAVE A MINIMUM SELLING PRICE AT ALL! These
sellers know that
market value determines the final selling
price and they are happy to accept market value.
change my minimum price during the auction? Yes,
but only prior to your item being auctioned.
You can lower
your minimum price anytime until your item is in the auction
ring. To lower your minimum,
take your copy of the blue
consignment sheet to the auctioneer's booth BEFORE your
item is being auctioned.
Once your item is being auctioned,
your minimum can not be lowered,
and you can not accept
a lower bid price.
or my buddy bid on my own item which is in the auction? No.
In Michigan it is illegal for you,
or someone acting on
your behalf, to bid on your own item. We enforce the law
firmly on this issue.
sale negotiations. All
buying and selling must be done through the auction. People
to conduct a sale or purchase by private negotiations
will be immediately removed from the auction property
banned from attending future auctions.
Do I have
to be at the auction when my item is sold? No.
Most sellers drop their items off prior to
and they are not in attendance at the auction.
I know if my item sold? You
can call the office on Saturday evening or the Sunday
after the auction. Have your consignment lot number available.
The recorded message will provide you
with the consignment
lot numbers of the items that did not sell.
ITEMS. At our
request, every item in the auction is checked on the
Enforcement Information Network computer system (L.E.I.N.)
by Branch County 9-1-1 for being stolen
ANYWHERE in the
United States or Canada. This is completed prior to the
seller's check being mailed.
Any items coming back as stolen
are confiscated by the police and the seller will be contacted
State Police agency.
when do I get paid? The
seller's checks and itemized selling statements are mailed
Friday morning after the auction.
I pick up items that did not sell--or that I bought at
the auction? The
is open for one hour after the conclusion of the auction,
also on the Monday immediately after
the auction from 1pm to 5pm and on the Saturday immediately
after the auction from 9am to 11am (Michigan time). We
are not open during the week
(except by prior appointment)
as we all work other jobs.