How to Buy


How to Buy

How to Register to Bid at a JGM Auction:
Different registration requirements apply to timed online only auctions.  Those instructions are found by accessing bidcaller.com.

Bidcaller is the exclusive way to register to submit a live online bid for an item up for sale in an in-person auction. Instructions for how to register via Bidcaller are located at bidcaller.com.
Please contact our main office at 425.486.1246 to register to bid on any of our upcoming auctions.  You can also access our registration information by clicking murphyauction.com.  After you are registered to bid, you will receive a bidder number and a complete catalog of items for the auction you are attending.  The catalog for each auction will also be available to download on our website.  Registration is free and easy.  All you need to register to bid at an upcoming JGM auction is a state issued photo ID.

How to Submit a Bid for a JGM Auction:

a.    In-Person Auctions and Live Online Auctions
There are various different ways to bid on an item at a JGM auction. First, bidders can bid on an item in-person at the site of the auction.  Second, bidders can bid by submitting a real-time live bid online by submitting a bid through their registered Bidcaller account or by clicking bidcaller.com. Third, bidders can submit an advance bid at an in-person auction by contacting a JGM office staff member. If you wish to submit an advance bid for a live online auction, you will need to be registered on Bidcaller. With an advance bid, you are authorizing the auctioneer to submit a bid on your behalf up to your designated maximum limit.  Note: All advance bids require a 25% deposit that is returned to you if you are not ultimately the highest bidder.  More information on advance bidding is found here bidcaller.com.  

b.    Online-Only Timed Auctions
Registration and bidding information for online-only auctions is found at murphyauction.hibid.com.
How to Find Items Up for Bid at an Upcoming JGM Auction:
Use the following link to search our current inventory: murphyauction.com.  Please note, that we update our inventory on a daily basis. 
Our search function allows our customers to type in the specific and/or generic item they are looking for.  Our website will tell you more details about the item searched for and the specific auction date and location for when it will be available for auction.

How to Preview Items before you Buy:

Please check our auction schedule here: murphyauction.com to find out when current scheduled previews of auctions will be.  
Preview lets potential bidders view and inspect an item before the date of the auction.  Please note that all items sold at auction are as-is where-is.  

Payment:
JGM accepts cash, cashier’s check, visa and mastercard for payment of an auction item.  Personal or company checks are only accepted with a bank letter of guarantee.

Removal:
Please note that removal terms and conditions vary per auction.  For specific terms regarding removal, please see your auction catalog.

"...I was amazed at how realistic your predictions were regarding auction results. In market conditions like they are I was not sure what to expect. Although as a seller we may never be happy with the number, you called it like you saw it. I do appreciate that.  Your staff is amazing. They handled the details with great care and had the knowledge to process even the items that had strings attached.  Again, Thank you! You made the decision to downsize a bit more tolerable than I thought possible."
- Tom Walrath Jr.,  Walrath Trucking