Buying Overview

Buying from Altair Auctions is fairly easy. You have four options to bid at Altair Auctions:

Floor bidding
You can present at the auction date to join the floor bidding. Please register with front desk to obtain the bidder number. Please notice, registration requires you to present a valid ID or passport and may require you to provide credit card information. For further details, please consult with receptionist at the front desk. Please register at least 20 minutes prior to the auction start time.

Online Bidding
You may also visit LiveAuctioneers.com to view our catalog and bid online. LiveAuctioneers.com does require bidder to register. Once you have done that, you can inform our staff to approve your bidding. Please notice that, buyer premium for all online bidders are 21%, which is 3% higher than the floor, telephone and absentee bidding.

Telephone and Absentee Bidding
If you don't want to present at the auction, you can also fill in our Telephone and Absentee Bid Form to bid. You can either visit us and leave the form with us, scan and email to info@altair-auctions.com or directly fax to 781.349.8327. Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully, and print and sign your name. Please notice that the deadline for telephone and absentee bids is 24 hours prior to the auction.

 

Bidder Information

Terms and Conditions
Before you bid, please make sure you have read and understand the Terms and Conditions. If you have any questions about bidding, pleaes email us or call us before leaving any bids.

Buyers Premium
Floor, Telephone and Absentee - 18%
Online via LiveAuctioneers.com - 21%

Bidding Increments

Range Increments Bid Example
$0 - 99 $10 $10, $20, $30, $40 ...
$100 - 499 $25 $100, $125, $150, $175 ...
$500 - 999 $50 $550, $600, $650, $700 ...
$1,000 - 2,999 $100 $1,100, $1,200, $1,300, $1,400 ...
$3,000 - 4,999 $250 $3,250, $3,500, $3,750, $4,000 ...
$5,000 - 9,999 $500 $5,500, $6,000, $6,500, $7,000 ...
$10,000 - 99,999 $1,000 $11,000, $12,000, $13,000 ...
$100,000 - 249,999 $5,000 $105,000, $110,500 ...
$250,000 - 499,999 $10,000 $260,000, $270,000 ...
$500,000 and up $20,000 $520,000, $540,000, $560,000 ...

Payment
We accept credit cards up to $5,000 (MasterCard, Visa, & Discover), cash and wire transfer. All payments or settlements shall be made in US dollars, buyers shall only collect the lots after full payments are made. Should payments be made by check or draft, lots will only be released after bank clearance. PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 10 DAYS OF THE AUCTION. If you fail to pay within 20 days, we will charge your credit card the total amount on your invoice. All property purchased from Altair Auctions must be removed within 60 days after the auction date. Altair auctions will not be responsible for paid items left for over 60 days after the auction date. (unless a prior agreement has been made). Items left after 60 days will incur a $10/day storage fee per item. Once storage fees have exceeded the actual purchase price of the item(s) Altair Auctions can exercise the right to re-auction. Please Click here to read more details.

Shipment
We DO NOT ship. Shipping is the responsibility of the purchaser. Upon request, our staff will provide the list of shippers who deliver to destinations within united states and overseas. Please Click here to read more details.

Condition Reports
You can Click here to leave us a message with specific lot numbers and any additional requests. Please note: All properties are sold as is and all sales are final. Though all description and commentary are believed to be correct, neither auctioneer or consignor makes any warranties or representations of any kind with respect to merchandise. Buyer shall not rely on the auctioneer, employees, the catalog description, or advertisements in any part, and must rely only on his own inspection and opinions of all items. No employee is authorized to make any warranties, expressed or implied, on behalf of Altair Auctions.