How to Buy



Due to Covid-19, ALL JGM Co. auctions are Online Only timed auctions.

To register for Online Only auctions go to:

For more information on Online Only Auctions go to:


Not currently available due to Covid-19

Bid Online
EquipmentFacts is the exclusive way to bid live online for an item sold at in an in-person live auction. Instructions for how to register are located at

Bid In-Person
To bid in person at one of our live auctions you will need to register in person. You will receive a bidder number and an auction catalog 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.

Absentee or Proxy Bids
All absentee bids must be submitted through EquipmentFacts. If you wish to submit an absentee bid for a live online auction, you will need to be registered on EquipmentFacts.  More information on advance bidding is found here  


Use the following link to search our current inventory:

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. Our search function is also a good resource to what items have sold for in the past when selecting Past Auctions within your search.


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



Due to Covid-19, NO CASH, only credit cards and wires are accepted. 

Cashier’s checks and checks will be accepted with prior approval

Payment terms (pre-Covid):
Acceptable forms of payment are cash, cashier’s check, visa and mastercard, other credit cards are accepted for online only auctions.  Personal or company checks are only accepted with a bank letter of guarantee.

Please note that removal terms and conditions vary per auction.  For specific terms regarding removal, please go to, select “PREVIEW AUCTION” for the auction you are bidding on, click on “Terms & Conditions” for that auction. The removal terms are also on the first page of the auction catalog.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER: ALL SALES ARE FINAL. All items are being sold "As Is, Where Is," With All Faults and without any warranties as to merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose. The principal, the auctioneer, the advertising coordinator, and any of their agents make no express or implied warranties of any type. Complete terms and conditions of sale will be available at the time of sale. All information was obtained from sources deemed reliable. Although every precaution has been taken to ensure accuracy, the principal, the James G. Murphy Co., the advertising coordinator, and all of their agents shall not be responsible for any errors or omissions therein. It is for this reason that we recommend that all items be thoroughly inspected prior to the point of sale.

NON-DELIVERY. Bidders agree that the James G. Murphy Co.’s sole responsibility for failure to deliver an awarded lot, for whatever reason, shall be the return of any deposit and/or monies paid for such lot. Bidder further agrees that the non-delivery of any such lot or lots does not relieve him of the responsibility to make payment on any other lots purchased.
JURISDICTION & VENUE. Bidder agrees that the jurisdiction and venue shall be King County, Washington in any action concerning bidder and James G. Murphy Co. or it’s agents.

"...Every contact we had with James G Murphy Co. staff was both friendly and professional. We Couldn't have been more pleased.   Thank you for your upfront explanation and honest."
- James R. Sleeth, Universal Equipment Leasing