FAQ: Preparing for Auctions
I would like to receive information about Centurion's auctions. What must I do to receive auction information?Please provide us with as much detail as possible so that we can respond to your needs.
How often are the auctions held?Our U.S. Medical Equipment Warehouse Auctions take place monthly in our Chicago,Las Vegas and South Florida warehouses. Several times yearly, we also hold onsite Hospital Liquidation Auctions.
Should I inspect the equipment prior to bidding at the auction? In order to help you make an informed decision, inspection is always held prior to the auction event. You will be able to look for model, serial numbers and visually inspect the goods to be sold, though, for liability reasons, we do not allow equipment to be turned on. There is no auction contingency, meaning that although we do our best in photographing and describing each lot offered, we do not warrant photos and descriptions.
How and when do I register to bid at the auctions? Onsite registration is done on auction day. Bidders will sign our terms and conditions and either make a $500 cash deposit, provide us with a valid credit card against which a $500 deposit will be taken or submit a company check with a bank letter guaranteeing unqualified payment for any purchases.
Wire transfer deposits and payments are accepted only by prior arrangement. Online buyers may pre-register several days before the event on our website. Online bidders must pay a $2000 deposit to participate in the auction.
What additional requirements are needed to participate in the online webcast?Centurion requires a copy of a valid passport or driver's license that matches the bidder's credit card name to be scanned and emailed or faxed to 708-343-7100 prior to acceptance of online webcast registration.
WE CANNOT APPROVE BIDDERS WITHOUT THESE REQUIREMENTS.
Is there a cost to attend an auction? There is no cost to attend an auction. Registration participation deposits are refunded in full after applying them to any purchases made.