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April Online-Only Government Surplus and Equipment Consignment Auction
Online Only – There will be no live auction for these items!
Online Bidding begins April 1st and Ends Wednesday, April 14th @ 12 Noon
A number of items will sell without reserve!
There is a 13% Buyers Premium with a 3% discount for Cash or Check. Applicable Georgia Sales Tax will apply.
There is also a $25 Title Transfer Fee on all vehicles requiring a title transfer to the new buyer, excluding licensed dealers.
Inspection: Property is being sold from various locations throughout Georgia and inspections may be arranged through the seller themselves. Each piece of property has its own separate seller contact information listed online.
Please see the “General Terms & Conditions” for important information regarding this auction.
For additional information, contact the Auction Coordinator, Ben Roberts, at 706.871.5045 or email at email@example.com.
General Terms & Conditions of Sale
Terms: By registering to bid on the internet, you acknowledge that you have read & understand the terms and conditions for each auction and/or auction item, and you agree to abide by all terms and conditions for each auction and/or auction item.
Payment: Cash, Approved Check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. 13% Buyers Premium with a 3% discount for Cash or Check. For wire transfer instructions, please call 478-744-0027. All wire transfer fees will be the responsibility of the buyer. Local Georgia Sales Tax will apply to each item. Dealers buying for resale may be exempt from paying sales tax if the dealer has a sales tax number and a signed tax exemption form at the time of payment. All payments must be made to L.W. Benton Company, Inc. Purchased items must be paid for by the end of business on the second business day after the auction. Every day except Saturday & Sunday are considered business days. Business hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Documentation Fee: There will be a $25 document transfer fee added to all vehicle and equipment purchases that require a title or document transfer with the State. When signatures are required to transfer the title, it is the sole responsibility of the buyer to submit the necessary signatures and information for that transfer. L.W. Benton Co, nor the Seller, will be responsible for any late fees accrued for a title transfer as the result of negligence or untimely submission of paperwork by a Buyer.
Title Cancelation: Buyers who purchase titled vehicles with the intent to scrap, salvage and/or dismantle said vehicles may be exempted from the $25 document fee by signing a letter stating their intent to do so, thus granting L.W. Benton Co. permission to request that the State cancel the current title. Upon doing so, Buyers understand that there is no remedy to this request and a title cannot be reapplied for once canceled.
End Times: All L.W. Benton Company, Inc. Online Only Auctions are timed events. Please note, L.W. Benton Company Inc. Online Only Auctions also have an auto extend feature. Any bid placed within 5 minutes of the auction ending will automatically extend the auction for 5 minutes from the time the bid is placed. Example: If an auction scheduled to end at 10:00 a.m. receives a bid at 9:59 a.m., the close time of the auction automatically extends to 10:04 a.m. The auto-extend feature remains active until no further bids are received within the 5 minute time frame.
Inspection: Property is being sold from various locations throughout Georgia and inspections may be arranged through the Seller themselves. Each piece of property has its own separate Seller Contact information.
Reserve Amounts: Items selling “with reserve” or minimum prices by the Seller are denoted in their description by a white letter “R” in a red or green square. A red square means the reserve amount has not been met, while a green square means the reserve price has been met and the item will sell to the highest bidder. In most cases, items without the reserve designation will sell to the highest bidder; however, the Seller and L.W. Benton Co. do reserve the right to accept or reject any and all bids.
Auction Bid Default: If the winning bidder's credit card information is on file with L.W. Benton Company, Inc., that card will be charged for the total purchase price plus one $30 late payment fee if payment is not otherwise made in a timely manner. If no credit card information is on file or if the information is insufficient or outdated, a $30 late payment fee will be assessed for each partial or full day beyond the payment deadline for which payment is not made. If items are not timely removed as required above, a $10.00 handling and storage fee will be assessed per auction lot, per day. If an item is not removed within twelve (12) days after the auction, the item will be considered abandoned property, with all of the buyer's rights and interests in the property extinguished. The seller reserves the right to sell these items to backup bidders and hold the original bidder liable for resulting losses to the seller. L.W. Benton Company, Inc. and/or the seller reserve the right to pursue all legal remedies.
Pick-up of Items: At the completion of the auction, successful bidders will be emailed an invoice with payment instructions. Winning bidders must make payment arrangements by 5 p.m. the day after the auction closes. Payment must be made to L.W. Benton Company, Inc. , either in person at our office located at 107 Oak Valley Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217 or by wire transfer, credit card or approved check sent via overnight delivery. Sellers cannot accept payment. Payment will be accepted in the form of cash, credit card, cashier’s check, or good personal or company check. All personal or company checks are subject to approval of L.W. Benton Co., Inc. Upon receipt of payment in full the purchaser will receive an invoice marked “Paid”, which must be presented at time of pick up. L.W. Benton Company Inc. and/or Sellers are in no way responsible for pick-up, delivery or assisting in loading out of property as this is the sole responsibility of the successful bidder. It is the successful bidders’ responsibility to remove property within twelve business days. No items may be picked up without an original invoice from L.W. Benton Company, Inc. marked “PAID.” Pick-up times are subject to normal operating hours of seller. In most government cases, this is limited to Monday thru Friday, with varying times, excluding holidays; however Sellers can provide specific days and times. It is recommended that winning bidders ALWAYS call to arrange pick-up to avoid arriving after hours or when Seller is not available. In the event that a Seller or representative of L.W. Benton Company agrees to assist in the load out of purchased lots, Buyers understand that neither the Seller, L.W. Benton Company nor its representatives are responsible for any damage to the Buyers’ property of any kind.
Shipping: Unless otherwise noted in the terms listed for each item location above, shipping is not available in this auction.
Bidder Verification: The identity of all bidders will be verified, bidding rights are provisional, and if complete verification is not possible, L.W. Benton Company, Inc. may reject the registration, and bidding activity will be terminated.
Withdrawal of Items From the Auction: L.W. Benton Company, Inc. and/or the Seller reserves the right to add or delete property, reject any bid and/or cancel the sale.
Agency Disclosure: In all transactions, the auctioneers are acting as agents for the seller, not as buyer’s agents.
Disclaimer: All items are sold “subject to owner confirmation” or “with reserve” unless advertised “absolute.” All information published, announced or contained herein was derived from sources believed to be true and accurate but is not guaranteed by the Seller or L.W. Benton Company. Any and all announcements made at the auction take precedence over all other verbal, printed, announced and/or distributed information. All property is being sold “as is, where is” with no guarantee or warranties. It is the Purchaser’s responsibility to conduct their own due diligence and make their own decision as to the accuracy of all information.
Questions: Item-specific questions should be directed to the Inspection Contact listed for each item. For general questions or more information, please contact the Auction Coordinator, Ben Roberts, at 706-871-5045 or 478-744-0027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Problems with or questions about Internet bidding should be directed to email@example.com.