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.
What are the Terms and Conditions?
You must be registered to bid on items. By bidding, you are stating that you are ready and willing to purchase that item for your bid amount. If you are outbid, you are under no obligation to buy. In all other cases, you are entering into an agreement to buy the item, and to deliver payment by close of auction. If you cannot pay by close of auction, do not bid. Your bids are final and non-retractable.
All persons who wish to bid in the auction must register by completing requested information on the bidder card. By accepting a bidder number, you acknowledge that you are binding yourself to this agreement.
The Bidder shall be responsible for protecting their bidder card and is responsible for any winning bids attributed to their bidder number.
Bear’s Vintage Thrift will predetermine the number of Item(s) in the auction and for the sake of convenience, may put numbers indicating the intended order of the auction. The auctioneer may change the indicated order as needed and at their discretion. Within the flow of the auction, Bear’s Vintage Thrift may combine, subdivide, regroup or reorganize any lots at its discretion.
Payment in full must be paid by Buyer in the form of cash, major credit card, and check (with qualifications) prior to any item being removed from the auction.
If this Agreement, or any terms and conditions announced by Bear’s Vintage Thrift, are not complied with, in addition to other remedies available to the seller by law, including without limitation, the right to hold the Buyer liable for the bid price, Bear’s Vintage Thrift may: (1) publicly or privately resell the property, with the non-complying Buyer being held liable for the payment of any deficiency purchase price, plus all costs incurred; and/or (2) cancel the sale and retain as liquidated damages all payments made by the non-complying Buyer. Bear’s Vintage Thrift commissions, all incidental damages, expenses, court costs, costs of collection, and/or attorneys’ fees will be charged to and be the responsibility of the non-complying Buyer.
IN NO EVENT SHALL BEAR’S VINTAGE THRIFT BE LIABLE TO BUYER FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AUCTION OR THE PERFORMANCE OR BREACH THEREOF.
If any provision of this Agreement is declared or determined to be null, void, inoperative, illegal or invalid for any reason, the validity of the remaining parts, terms or provisions will not be affected thereby and they will retain their full force and effect, and said null, void, inoperative, illegal or invalid part, term or provision will not be deemed to be part of this Agreement.
Each party to this Agreement acknowledges that it has read, or has had the opportunity to read, the terms provided herein. The parties agree that this Agreement reflects the terms as agreed to by the parties hereto.