Three Generations Of Combined Experience
BEAR'S AUCTION HOUSE
Auctioneers Serving Southern Arizona
Bear and Mary bring thousands of items annually to their auction house in Downtown Willcox, welcoming an ever growing client list to a friendly environment, as well as hosting onsite at estates throughout Southern Arizona.
Check the schedule below to make sure you don't miss out on the thrill of an auction!
What order to do you go in?
The lots will be numbered -- starting with 1 and going up into the hundreds. That is the order that we will follow more or less! We estimate between 60 to 100 lots per hour. If you want to benchmark when to come for the items that you are interested in, that is a rough estimate!
When is preview?
Onsite preview is typically the Thursday and Friday prior to the Auction from 9am - 3pm. Plus, you are welcome to stop by as the auction approaches if the gate is open. But, please note, during set-up, items may move and be reorganized. Preview is a great time to inspect and test items! We sell items "as is" and do not guarantee condition. Online preview is also available on our website.
Can I register prior to the auction?
Yes! Registration is open during preview! Save a few minutes the morning of and complete registration in advance!
What do I need for registration?
If you are new to our auctions, please anticipate sharing your ID / driver's license with us. No deposits are required at this time.
When can I pick up the items I purchased?
Items are your responsibility once the gravel has dropped and you have purchased them. Items with a title require that the money has cleared before taking possession. After paying, you are welcome to take items with you the day of the auction. We are traditionally available the Monday and Tuesday following the auction from 9am - 3pm and by special appointment after that.
Can I consign items in the auction?
At the moment, we are only taking a limited number of consignments. If you are interested in talking about consignments, feel free to text Bear at (520) 709-8738.
Do you do proxy bids? What is a proxy bid?
Yes, we will do a limited number of proxy bids if arrangements are made in advance, typically during preview. A proxy bid means the bidder is not in attendance and the auction house is bidding on behalf of the person. A deposit may be necessary for proxy bids.
Do you do on-site auctions?
We are open to on-site auctions but it requires some unique circumstances in order to make sense. Reach out to us to continue the conversation!
Can I have a permanent bidder number?
We are working on a system for our regulars to have permanent numbers -- be sure to check in if you are interested!
What forms of payment do you take?
We take cash, area checks with current identification, and credit / debit cards with a 3% convenience fee.
Is there food available onsite during the auction?
Yes! We do our best to ensure that basic food is available onsite, either by hosting someone in the snack shack or inviting a food truck.
Is there tax?
Yes, we charge associated taxes on your total sales (in Willcox: 9.1%.) If you have appropriate paperwork associated with tax exemption (i.e. re-sale), please bring a copy to leave on file.