First Time Buyers


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Auction Registration

An auction is a public sale at which buyers make bids. No bid can be accepted unless the bidder is registered and has a buyers number. Registration is performed at the auction office. Simply fill in the form provided and you will receive a buyers number for that auction.


When you wish to bid, signal in an obvious way to the auctioneer. Holding up your buyers number is the most visible and reliable method. If you wish to cease bidding indicate again in a definite manner, i.e. Shake your head.

Ross's Auctions experienced auctioneers can differentiate between voluntary and unconscious movements. If your bid is successful hold up your buyers number so that the auctioneer or clerk can read it clearly and record your purchase.

Absentee Bidding

Ross's Sales and Auctions provide an Absentee Bid Service for all our auctions. Simply register as normal and fill in an absentee bid form, then hand the form to the office staff. The auctioneer will bid on your behalf. Contact our office within 24 hours after the sale to see if you were successful. All normal conditions of sale apply to absentee bids.

TIP: If you are not sure what something is worth, ask our staff, they will help you by giving you an estimate on what they think an item will achieve at auction. If in doubt attend some of our auctions to assess for yourself the value of items offered.


This is when you can inspect the items for auction and assess the condition, value and quality to assist you in your decision making. Failure to inspect items may lead to disappointment. Inspection is usually from 9am - 4pm the working day prior to the auction and on the day of the auction from 8.00am.


Catalogues for each of our auctions are usually available the day before the Auction is scheduled. Catalogues for most of our auctions are also available from our web-site

Multiple Items

If a lot has more than one item listed, the highest bidder for that lot will usually have the option to take one or as many as they require, the under bidders will then have the opportunity to purchase the items at the price stated by the auctioneer. Bidders are given the first opportunity to purchase the remaining lots, if you do not bid you may miss out.

Payment of Accounts

Cash, Bank Cheque, EFTPOS, Direct Deposit or when approved Credit Card (Master Card or Visa). A deposit of twenty per cent should be paid on the day and all accounts should be settled within 24 hours.

Account Details:


Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Account No.: 11832725

BSB No.: 066 000


Once monies are deposited, receipts from the Bank should be faxed to our Office on (08) 9371 8828.

The original receipt must be presented when removing items. If you have made arrangements with couriers to remove your items, you must ensure they have your original receipt.

Nearby Banks / ATMs

St George Bank: 51-53 Kewdale Road Kewdale.

Westpac / Challenge: 880 Beaufort St, Inglewood

BankWest: 260 Belmont ave, Cloverdale WA.

ANZ: 214 Belmont ave,Cloverdale.

NAB: 193 Wright St, Belmont.

Commonwealth: 20 Cecil Avenue Cannington WA


Buyers Premium

This is a commission paid on the knockdown price of any lot purchased. The premium is added to your invoice but shown separately.

Referred Bids

If bidding does not reach the value the vendor is seeking, the auctioneer may refer the highest bid. Should your bid be referred please check at the auction office to see if your bid was successful.

Forthcoming Auctions

All forthcoming auctions are listed on our web site: you can also keep up to date by joining our e-mail list on the web site.

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

The catalogue for each auction will state if the auction is GST inclusive or exclusive. Inclusive auctions include GST in the knockdown price, exclusive auction have the GST added to the knockdown price.

Occupational Safety & Health Obligations

Work Health and Safety Obligations

1.1. Legislation imposes obligations, such as providing and maintaining a safe work environment and preventing exposure to and protection from hazards on persons who use or operate Plant & Equipment in a workplace and on employers whose employees use or operate Plant & Equipment. If the Buyer intends to use Plant & Equipment purchased at an Auction, at a workplace then it is the responsibility of the Buyer to inform themselves of these obligations.

1.2. Legislation imposes obligations on the Seller and the Auctioneer to provide information on the purpose for which the Lot was designed or manufactured (including registration of the design or registration of the Lot) and the condition of the Lot, including any faults, and for these purposes the Auctioneer relies on information provided by the Seller for compliance with the requirements of the Legislation.

1.3. Unless otherwise stated by the Auctioneer in the form of information provided in conjunction with a Lot, no Lot, including any item of Plant & Equipment, sold at an Auction has been assessed or inspected by a competent person and it may or may not be registered (whether as to design or otherwise) or affected by faults or defects, which make it unsafe for use. It is the responsibility of the Buyer to ensure assessment and inspection by a competent person and any issues associated with registration.

1.4. The Buyer is warned the items not previously assessed or inspected by a competent person or accompanied by information of the nature described in Condition 5.11, are sold for scrap or spare parts only and in their current form are not to be used as plant.

1.5. Legislation requires owners of Plant & Equipment maintain safety and health information and records. The Auctioneer will pass on to the Buyer all information made available to them by the Seller but this may not be all of the information or records required and the Auctioneer makes no warranty about the information being accurate, up to date, complete or compliant. Where no such safety and health information and/or records are available, no liability for their absence is assumed by the Auctioneer. It is the responsibility of the Buyer to ensure the Buyer seeks to ascertain the safety and health information and/or records.

If you have a question, our staff are happy to assist, just ask.

Please note: Whilst this information is prepared as a guide for intending auction participants some aspects covered may vary depending on the auction.

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