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CONSIGNMENT INFORMATION
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REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO SELL:

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.

If you do not have a registration for your snowmobile, we will have a 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 jet ski. 

If a 4 wheeler or jet ski is brought to the auction without the required 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

auction if at all possible.

If you are selling a boat or pontoon, required paperwork depends on what type of motor it has.

If the boat or pontoon has an inboard/outboard (or an inboard) motor,

Michigan seller's are required to have a title.

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 must

have a title to sell any type of camper trailers, including pop-up campers. Bring your title with you when you bring

your 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

the trailer 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 sale only.

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.

IF YOU HAVE A QUESTIONS ABOUT TITLES, OR REGISTRATIONS,  AND THE REQUIREMENTS OF MICHIGAN LAW, PLEASE CALL US BEFORE YOU COME

TO THE AUCTION--517-369-1153.
We understand that the state paperwork requirements can get confusing--any questions please give us a call!

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WHAT ARE  MOTORSPORT ITEMS
SELLING FOR AT THE AUCTIONS??

PLEASE CHECK THE AUCTION PRICE REPORT

(click on blue words to see price reports)

FOR THE LAST AUCTION.

WE HAVE BUYERS FROM A HUGE GEOGRAPHIC AREA--
OUR AUCTION IS THE BEST EXPOSURE YOUR ITEMS CAN GET!!
Buyers and sellers from at least 8 states and Canada!!!

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  Sellers: Important Information

Vehicle Identification Number (V.I.N.)-- Any item without a visible factory stamped VIN must have a police

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 consigned.

Multi-Year Vehicles--If you have a sled or other motorized item that does not have the original motor and/or chassis,

you must let us know that when you are in the consignment office.  If the sled or other motorized item has a motor,

chassis,or other 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

with 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!)

Titled Vehicles--If you are from Michigan, titles are required for all street legal vehicles,  jet skis, I/O and inboard boats,

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

be entered 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.

You 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.

Stolen 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. 

We 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 YOU!!

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SELLER'S INFORMATION REGARDING A MINIMUM SELLING PRICE

Here are the most frequently asked questions, with the answers!!

Can I 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.

Can I 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.

Can I 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.

Private sale negotiations. All buying and selling must be done through the auction. People who attempt

to conduct a sale or purchase by private negotiations will be immediately removed from the auction property

and 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

auction day and they are not in attendance at the auction.

How do 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.

STOLEN ITEMS. At our request, every item in the auction is checked on the

Law 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 by their

State Police agency.

How and when do I get paid? The seller's checks and itemized selling statements are mailed on

Friday morning after the auction.

When can I pick up items that did not sell--or that I bought at the auction? The auction facility

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.

 

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