How Auctions Work

Why Buy or Sell at an Auction?

Auctions offer a variety of unique benefits not found in other marketplace formats. Lower prices for buyers is an obvious benefit, but they also provides more convenience allowing buyers to bid and purchase from the comfort of their own home. In comparison to other budget online options such as Craigslist, you can have items shipped direct to your home rather than meeting a random person in a potentially unsafe location. And for sellers? The expertise and huge market of buyers that accompany working with an auction house will command a higher price for your items than any garage sale or flea market could. Plus, any items that don’t sell are automatically removed and discarded for you to make things even more convenient.

The Seller Process

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In-person meeting with Pacific Auction to review the appraisal and categorize your assets.

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Pacific Auction will customize solutions that best meet your personal goals/needs.

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Pacific Auction will launch and market your items to a market of over 5000 buyers.

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Pacific Auction fully facilitates the removal of any items not sold, and provides you with the final proceeds from the liquidation.

The Buyer Process

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See an auction you are interested in

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Register Online

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Bid through the online bidding platform


(Hopefully) win your bid

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Pick up items or arrange for shipping

Our Impact On The Environment

Did you know that working within the auction marketplace is one of the BEST ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. All items bought or sold during an auction are used, yet many times they are in excellent condition. Saving these items from the landfill is one of the best ways to individually have an eco-friendly footprint.

Contact Us

Have more questions about how auctions work? Or ready to schedule your own? Reach out to the Pacific Auction team today!