© Gene Fry Auctions & Marketing, Inc. 2017
We Specialize in Local On-Site Estate Auctions There are many reasons for holding an auction on-site.  Perhaps you are an executor of an estate, liquidating a business, relocating or downsizing, or just need to sell.  We have the experience, references, and expertise to hold successful on-site auctions.  There are no upfront out of pocket expenses to the seller.  We stage, list, advertise, promote and perform the auction.  There are no hidden fees for labor or advertising; our commission covers everything!  With that said, our income is solely based on our success.  We work for you the seller!
Internet Bidding A few auctions may have items available for internet bidding.  Bidders must pre-register and be approved prior to bidding.  We utilize AuctionZip for our internet bidding platform.  It has proven to be a great tool for those who may not be able to attend an auction.  Bids may be left in advance as an absentee bid, or bidders can bid live during the auction.  Just know that as with any internet or technology based system, there can be hiccups and down times.  So please, don’t completely rely on this means if there is an item you just can’t live without.  We still take good old fashioned hand written absentee bids which can be read about below.
We Accept Absentee Bids Prior to an Auction If there is an item you are interested in bidding on and you are unable to attend the live auction, you may leave us an absentee bid.  Simply call us prior to the auction with the item description, lot number (if available), and the maximum you are willing to bid on an item.  We require that credit card information be left in the event you win your bid for security and so we can run the card prior to closing out the day.  Your absentee bid will be bid in with the bidders on the floor as if you were there.  We discourage phone bids during an auction.  Sometimes it is difficult for the floor help to stop to make a call, and many times the customer doesn’t answer.  There is no cost to leave an absentee bid and you have nothing to lose!