payment methods do you accept at the auction?
We accept cash, credit card (American
Express,Discover, Mastercard & Visa),
Company Checks with a Bank Letter of Guarantee dated the day of
accept personal checks.
How do I
know if the equipment works or not?
preview period from 8am - 10am the day of the auction. During
this time you can power up the equipment that you are interested
bidding on to see how it functions. We recommend bringing an
extension cord and flash light to inspect the equipment as not
every game is close to a wall outlet. We also turn on each piece
of equipment before auctioning it off.
the high bidder on an item, when can I take my equipment with
You do not
need to stay until the conclusion of the auction. Immediately
following your winning bid you can go to the check-out counter
and pay for your equipment and leave with it. We have staff
members & equipment to help you load your purchases.
NOTE: All equipment must be removed from the hall within 3 hours
of the last piece being sold.
have a list of equipment that will be at the auction?
Simply put NO. This is a consignment auction and equipment is
brought to the auction on Friday, the day before the auction. We
have no way of knowing what equipment will be here until it
arrives. You can expect anywhere between 300 - 1000+ pieces of
equipment at any auction. No two
auctions are the same!
equipment I buy come with a warranty?
No. All equipment sold at the auction is sold as-is where is
with no warranty expressed or implied. All sales are final.
This is why we offer a preview period for you to inspect the
equipment you may be interested in bidding on.
does all this equipment come from?
Equipment is brought the day prior to the sale by amusement
route operators, distributors, dealers, family entertainment
centers, collectors, banks and private individuals
from all over the U.S.
use the money I make from the equipment I sell to purchase other
equipment at the auction?
Certainly! This is what many operators and dealers do to trade
in equipment they no longer need to trade towards equipment they
want at the auction. If you buy more than you sell then you'll
have to pay the difference, or if you sell more than you buy
than well pay you difference.
to bring equipment to the auction.... when do I bring it?
Bring your coin-operated equipment the day before the auction
between 10am - 9pm, or 8am-10am the day of the auction. We'll
help you unload your equipment and get it checked in for you.
Please note, we reserve the right to refuse entry of non-coin
operated equipment, stripped out games, non-working redemption
equipment, vending machines, etc.
I have to pay sales tax?
Unless you present a valid reseller's permit related to the
coin-op industry the day of the auction, we will have to collect
bring equipment to sell, when do I get paid?
We pay consignors the day of the auction by check, usually
within 2 hours after the last piece of equipment is sold. If you
can't attend the auction, we'll be happy to mail your check to
you. Checks are usually mailed out within 2 weeks.
set a reserve price on my games
I bring to the auction?
Yes! When you set a reserve price on your item at the auction
and the bidding doesn't meet your reserve price this is called a
"Buy-Back". You are not charged any commission for a "Buy-Back"
just a $15 Buy Back fee per item as well as the $15 Entry Fee.
are the fee's charged to sell an item at the auction?
We charge a $15 entry fee + 15% sellers premium, with a maximum
premium of $100 per item.
Here are a couple
You bring a Pinball Machine and the hammer price is $1375.
$1375 Hammer Price
15% Seller Premium = (-$100 Maximum Per item)
Entry Fee = (-$15.00)
You will receive a check for $1260.
bring an Arcade Game and the hammer price is $600
$600 Hammer Price
15% Sellers Premium = (-$90.00)
Entry Fee = (-$15.00)
You will receive a check for $495.00
are the fee's charged to buy an item at the auction?
We charge a 15% buyers premium +
applicable sales tax.
Here is an
buy an Arcade Game and the hammer price is $600
$600 Hammer Price
15% Buyers Premium = $90.00
Texas Sales Tax 8.25% = $56.43
Total amount due to American Amusement Auctions = $746.93 for
your game purchase.