Columbia Valley & East Kootenay
High Country Auctions250-341-5316
High Country Auctions does farm and ranch, real estate, consignment, liquidation, bankruptcy, antiques and household auctions as well as personal property appraisals. Auctioneer Tex Lortscher says that the most popular are farm auctions because they are usually community events where sometimes up to 450 or more folks come to bid on the items for sale. Cars can be parked for a couple of miles up and down the highway at a farm auction.
High Country Auctions handles all aspects of an auction from the initial appraisal through putting everything together, handling the advertising, conducting the actual sale and cashiering. Tex is also a trained and experienced personal property appraiser for estates, buying and selling, liquidating, bankruptcies, asset disposal, insurance claims and other legal considerations.
To help make your auction experience more enjoyable, Tex advises that there are a few things to remember:
Before you go to an auction, do your homework! Know what it is that you want to buy and get some idea of the value of the items.
There is usually a preview before the actual auction begins and this is the time to closely examine the items
There is usually a preview before the actual auction begins and this is the time to closely examine the items that interest you for workmanship, any damage, etc.
You must register before a sale. You will receive a bidder number and be required to sign an agreement to state that you understand the terms and conditions of the sale.
At the same time, inquire as to what methods of payment are accepted at the end of the sale. You don’t want any surprises when you go to pay for your items.
Decide on the maximum amount you are willing to spend on an item and then stick to it. Remember, taxes and fees will be added onto the price you will be paying.
Whether you attend a High Country auction to find a particular treasure at an affordable price or just for the social value, you will find it a highly entertaining, exciting, rewarding, surprising and sometimes even hair-raising event. If you aren’t already hooked, watch out!
High Country Antiques & Collectibles
A – 4884 Athalmer Road
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