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Buyers

Before registering:

Please read carefully and fully the “terms and conditions” (Contract) of TRE Auctions before continuing to register.

Do not bid if you cannot agree to the terms of this contract or are not able to pay and pick up your items within the specified terms for this auction.

You will have to accept the “terms and conditions” to be able to place a bid.

If you wish to bid you will have to register.

Preview of auction equipment:

Specific days are allocated to preview the equipment. It is a visual inspection only. No testing will be permitted. A valid government photo ID for each person is required upon entering our facility for the inspection.

We strongly recommend buyers to inspect items prior to bidding.

Pre-authorization for bidding: effective 02/08/19

All bidders will be pre-authorized for $1 to your credit card on file, upon placing the first bid for each auction. PLEASE NOTE: Your account name/company and address must match your billing address for your credit card. If declined, you will receive a message and will need to go to ”Forgot Your Password?” to update your profile with a new credit card or correct address.

How to place a bid:

Step 1: Register. Create an account and password. You will receive an email with your bidder number. It is a unique number that you will use for all auctions on TRE Auctions site.

Step 2: Placing a bid: Once you have decided on which item (s) you want to buy, go to the screen displaying the item. You will have 2 options: “your bid” or “your maximum”. Do not enter bid in both boxes.  Enter your bid(s) on that page.

Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the page, enter your bidder number and password to log in for that auction.  Click on “Submit Bids

The bidding price does not include the buyer’s premium and any sales tax.

your bid”: is where you enter the next minimum bid required (increments)

your maximum bid”: is where you may want to place your maximum price you want to pay. The system will bid on your behalf automatically until either your maximum is reached, or the item is sold. Placing a maximum bid does not necessarily mean that you will pay that maximum price. The online system will advance up to your maximum bid only when a bidder has placed a bid against your hidden maximum bid amount or higher than your maximum bid. The bidding will proceed in the bid increments that were established for that lot. 

You will then be taken to another screen where you must check a box agreeing to the terms and conditions of the auction. Confirm the bid and click on “Submit Bids”.

The screen will show if you are the high bidder. We advise that you refresh your screen often to ensure that you are not outbid.

Watch list: Once you have logged in the auction by entering your bidder number and password at the bottom of the screen, you can create a watch list. Under the boxes where you place your bids you click "watch" to add item to your list. To review the list, enter your bidder number and password at the bottom of the screen, and Review Bids. Here it is also possible to "hide" the item to remove from your watch list.

 Extended feature: Each auction item has a specific closing time and the ending time for each item is Dynamic (Extends Automatically) and will reset to 5 minutes if a bid is placed within the last 5 minutes of the item closing time. This will continue until there are no bids on that item for 5 minutes.

Staggered Closing time: Each auction has a staggered closing time meaning not all lots will end at the same time. All lots will have a lot number allocated to it, and will end in number order between 2 – 4 items per minute at the discretion of the auctioneer (please check auction details as this may vary).

10:00 the first 2 items end

10:01 the next 2 items end, and so on until all lots have ended.

If you are the winning bidder of 1 or more items, you will receive an invoice by email.  Invoices will be emailed within 2 hours after the auction has completed (when all lots have ended)

 It is your responsibility to check that you have provided the correct email address on your TRE Auctions account.

If you were the high bidder but did not receive an invoice, please check your spam folder.

Payment:

15% buyer’s premium will be added to all invoices and applicable sales tax. Effective 05/10/19 the buyer's premium will increase to 15%. A 3% discount will be given for all cash or cashier check purchases.

Credit cards on file will not be charged automatically at the end of the auction. Once you receive your invoice you will be able to pay online with a credit card by visiting the PAY HERE link on the website. We accept the following forms of payment: Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express. You can also pay in person with cash or cashier’s check (no personal/company checks). Balances in excess of $10,000 must be settled with a wire transfer payable to TRE Auctions.

Specific days and times are allocated for payment of your winnings. Invoices remaining unpaid after the deadline, will be subject to a non-payment fee of 50% of the total invoice or $100, whichever is higher. The non-payment fee is not refundable. Failure to pay for purchases may result in a permanent ban from all future auctions.

Buyer agrees that they shall not attempt a charge-back for any reason whatsoever if paying by credit card.

Tax Exemption:

All buyers' invoices will include a sales tax amount of 8.25% per Texas State Law unless a TAX EXEMPT FORM is supplied to Auctioneer prior to payment. The appropriate exemption form may be found in the useful forms area at treauctions.com. The form may be completed and returned to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or faxed to 1(866)728-7583. No refunds will be issued after payment.

Pick up your items:

Specific days and times are allocated to pick up your winnings. No appointment is necessary. A valid government photo ID and a printed copy of your paid invoice are required to pick up your items. No merchandise will be released until full payment has been received by auctioneer.

Written authorization by email must be provided to TRE Auctions allowing a person other than the buyer named on the invoice to pick up items.

Unless you are organizing shipping, all items must be removed within the posted pick up times.

TRE Auctions offers limited assistance during loading. Large or heavy equipment will be loaded with a forklift, and the winning bidder is responsible for loading the rest, and securing his/her load. Buyer must bring the correct vehicle, labor and equipment needed for loading.

* Local delivery is available.

* Ship your items:

Via Fedex for smaller items (Please check with us to see if the item is eligible for shipping)

Freight : Buyer is responsible for arranging and payment of his own freight. We only offer an estimation and do not guarantee the weight and dimensions of the pallets. We offer the service to palletize which will consist of bubble wrapping and strapping items on a pallet. A packaging fee will be charged for this service, and must be paid at time of payment of your invoice.We do not disassemble, take apart, remove legs, casters from equipment, the equipment will be placed as is onto the pallet. Buyers agree that TRE Auctions is not responsible for any damages once the equipment leaves our facility.

For a freight quote please contact Rick Lee at Globaltranz Phone 602-909-7192 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.