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THANKSGIVING HOURS & PICK UP DAYS!

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THANKSGIVING HOURS & PICK UP DAYS!

It’s holiday season! We would like to take some time with our families and so we will be closed November 24-27th.  This means that the auction closing on November 21 will have only 3 days to pickup.  These days and times will be altered to give a greater time frame.  We will be open for curbside pick up Tuesday the 25th and Wednesday the 26th from 9am – 7pm for pickup.  Also we will be open for pick up Monday the 28th from 9am to 2pm.  All items MUST be picked up by that Monday or they will be returned to inventory.  All restocks are charged a $25 or 25% fee, whichever is greater, to cover the cost of having to move them and put back into the inventory so that we can create a new auction in that space.  We know it is hectic during the holidays so please make sure you can pick up or make arrangements to have someone pick up for you they just need the email we send with the invoice and will have to sign for the items.  Thank you for bidding and supporting us!

5 Tips For Bidding Online

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5 Tips For Bidding Online

We have been holding online auctions for almost six years now! Our first auction was held Sept 13, 2015! Over the years we have changed some but the basics to bidding and winning remain the same! We have been an all online auction since Oct 30, 2017. Online auctions have some advantages such as not sitting waiting for your item to cross the auction block! You now can bid easily on any smart phone, computer or tablet wherever you are! Even if you are already familiar with the online format, there may be a tip in here for you.

1. Read the Terms & Conditions –

We are not a retail store and therefore have no warranties. We are an auction house that sells new and used items. The majority of our items are in great working condition but some may have imperfections. Do you care if it has dents or scratches? Is the item you are interested in guaranteed? If not what is the risk? Can you find hardware or are you handy? If you have questions email or call us for more information.

2. Do your research –

Know how much you want to spend before you bid.  Look at all the pictures and descriptions, search online for similar items, know the risks. You can also look at past auctions on our website to see what similar items have sold for in past auctions. If you have questions on a specific item email us before noon on auction day and we will do our best to help you.

3. What kind of bidder are you?

Do you like to be in the moment and enjoy the rush of competition? Do you prefer to put in your max bid and sit back and relax? The platform will bid for you at pre-determined increments up to that dollar amount. Either way is fine but be mindful of your goal.  Don’t get caught up and spend more than you planned and experience buyers remorse.

4. Use the Watchlist –

Not ready to bid yet? Add items to your watchlist so you can see them easily at once. Its your shortcut at auction time to bid on only the items that interest you.

5. Closing time is where all the action happens! –

The published auction “end” time is the time bidding closes on the first lot. Lots close every eight seconds, and this staggering of end times allows for more comfortable bidding on multiple lots in the same auction. You may have heard about “sniping”—a slang term that refers to bids left in the fraction of a second before a lot closes, making it difficult for other bidders to respond.  To make sure this doesn’t happen our platform has a “soft close”. Any bids placed on a lot within a minute of closing will automatically reset the countdown timer for another minute. Make sure you pay attention to your watched lots, or your email, for outbid alerts during the time that an online auction is closing.

*Holiday Hours*

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*Holiday Hours*

Everyone here at IPA wishes you a very merry and safe holiday season! Please note that we will have reduced pickup time for the holidays.  We will be closed December 24 & 25th and also December 31 & January 1st.  All orders will need to be picked up by Thursday 7pm following the auction.

 

Please take your items home!

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Please take your items home!

Although we have enjoyed taking care of your items we want to send them to their new home! We receive multiple shipments of new inventory every week and lot over 3000 items! In order to keep offering so many items all sold at your bidding price with NO reserves we have to send all items to their new homes within one week! If you buy from Monday night’s auction you MUST pick up by Saturday 5pm.  We just can’t hold them.  If you buy from Thursday’s quarter auction the items must be picked up by the following Thursday.  All items not picked up in the allotted time will be forfeited.  You will be charged a 25% or $25 fee, whichever is greater.  Again please understand we pay fees to list them online and our employees to handle them for each sale, plus we just do not have safe storage space.  Thank you for understanding and respecting our rules.  We appreciate our wonderful customers and enjoy seeing your beautiful faces at curbside pickup every week!

What is Hardware anyway?

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We often get asked “what is hardware and why don’t you guarantee it?”

How to Bid!

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We often get asked, “how do I too become awesome and bid at Integrity?” so here is a little video to help guide you through the online process!

PALLET AUCTION NOVEMBER 23

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PALLET AUCTION NOVEMBER 23

Have you ever thought if I could buy in bulk like the auction I could make some money! Well here is your chance! We will be selling entire pallets of inventory! Pallets are unchecked and straight from our distributor! They will be a mix of big and small items that we just don’t have time to sort through! We also have pallets of automotive parts with items retailing in the thousands!!! All items are final sale and not guaranteed.  These pallets are just as we buy them! Viewing day will be Saturday Nov 21 9am to 5pm. During viewing we will be following all Covid-19 safety protocols.  The auction will be open for bidding from Friday Nov 20 – Monday 23. All pallets must be picked up Tuesday Nov 24 & Wednesday Nov 25 by 5pm!! NO Exceptions!

NEW INVENTORY EVERY WEEK!

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NEW INVENTORY EVERY WEEK!

There is always something new at Integrity! Take a look every week as we have two auctions to bid on! Every Friday We load 1500+ items to bid on for Monday’s auction.  Every Monday night we load 750+ items for Thursdays quarter auction! We receive weekly shipments from major retailers! There’s always something new to bid on and if you have any questions please let us know!

UPDATED TERMS AND CONDITIONS PLEASE READ BEFORE BIDDING!

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UPDATED TERMS AND CONDITIONS PLEASE READ BEFORE BIDDING!

MAKE SURE TO READ UPDATED NOTICE AND TERMS!

Integrity Public Auction is not a retail store and it is solely the buyer’s responsibility to check the condition of the items. Our guarantee

Guarantee: Anything won over the amount of $22.50 and plugs into the wall is guaranteed. Everything else is “as is” and is yours. We are an auction not a retail store In other words, and as an example, we do not guarantee: car stereos; battery operated items; inflatables, children’s toys; remote control items; hobby items; play sets; musical instruments; combinations to security locks; dents, scratches, blemishes, discolorations, chips, anything aesthetic; missing parts, accessories, broken parts (many times you are able to obtain these from the manufacturer!) We will do our best to picture the item and describe it but again, keeping in mind, we are an auction, not a retail store.

QUARTER AUCTION BIDS START AT JUST 25 CENTS!

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QUARTER AUCTION BIDS START AT JUST 25 CENTS!

Get all that change out of the couch cushions!! Uploading a new sale every Monday that will close Thursday night 7pm.  These items will start at $0.25 bids! Please read all the terms and conditions as there are some differences! Now you can bid everyday at IPA!!!

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