Buying at Auction and General Information - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Where can I find what auctions are coming up?
Where can I find what items are in the auction?
How can I sell my car?
Can I trade in my vehicle?
How can I get goods valued?
How much is the deposit?
What is a processing fee?
Please follow these links to find the auctions you are interested in: Motor Vehicle Auctions, Salvage Auctions, Trucks, Machinery & Earthmoving Auctions, Commercial, IT & General Goods Auctions. Your major city newspapers have our most current auctions as well as some up and coming sales.
There are a number of ways to see what is for sale.
1.Go to our auction timetable that is relevant to you: Motor Vehicle Auctions, Salvage Auctions, Trucks, Machinery & Earthmoving Auctions, Commercial, IT & General Goods Auctions to find details of what is for sale. Some auctions will have a catalogue that you can print out and bring with you to the auction.
2.Contact your local Pickles branch and they can assist you.
4.Register on the Product Alert.
The terms of selling your car depends on your location. See our information page about selling your car.
Yes. Our trade-in service is simple, hassle-free and makes you the winner. Pickles is proud to offer this innovative auction Trade-In service.
Your goods can be valued differently according to what and how much you have to sell. Our expert valuers can come out to see your goods or you can bring them to us. Contact us and we will be able to advise you on the best way to proceed.
At each auction, a deposit percentage or amount is set. As an indication a $1,000.00 deposit is required for general car sales, $1,000.00 for prestige car sales and 10% for computers. Most Salvage, truck, machinery or earthmoving plant equipment auctions also require a deposit of $1,000.00.
Make sure that you are aware of the amount of money you will need before bidding at an auction. The deposit secures the item that you have successfully bid on. Deposits must be paid for by cash or bank cheque. EFTPOS is also available.
This is an administrative fee charged to the buyer at the completion of sale. This varies from auction to auction. Please refer to the specific auction catalogue at the sale you are attending to find out the relevant processing fee.