How to Buy
We have several easy ways for you to make a purchase; all you need to do is find your perfect items.
Bid Live by Phone
Witherell’s accepts phone bid requests up to the day before an auction. Please request a phone bid as early as possible.
On auction day, a Witherell’s Staff member will call you a few minutes before your lot comes up. Our staff member will bid for you as if you were at the auction yourself.
Bid by Absentee Bid
Absentee bids are for those who cannot attend an auction. This gives us permission to bid for you starting at the lowest possible selling price and will bid up to the maximum amount you designate.
In Person Bidding
Live Auctions are held at our Annex location: 1925 C Street, Sacramento, CA 95811. Parking is free and located on the street. Witherell’s will provide street signs directing you towards our auction.
Our doors open 1 hour before the auction starts and registration continues during the sale. Once registered, a Witherell’s staff member will provide you with a paddle/bidder number.
The two forms of payment we accept at live auctions: cash or check.
Witherell’s uses two auction platforms, both live and online. All of our themed auctions will be online. Live auctions will be a case-by-case situation. Both auction platforms will be listed with the posted auction.
You need to make an account on each auction host’s website for you to bid on our items. For questions regarding online bidding, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winning a Bid
Once the auction closes, you will receive an invoice emailed to the address provided on your account. The forms of payment we accept include: check, cash, money order, QuickBooks bank transfer or wire transfer (with a fee). For more payment information, please see our Payment Policy.
Once payment has arrived, we will input it through QuickBooks and email you a receipt for your purchase. Our Witherell’s shipper will then start working on packaging your lot(s).
We do in house shipping on most auction items. Each lot will have a shipping quote located in the description box. All shipments are sent FedEx ground with signature required.
Regular hours for pick up are M-F 8:30am-4:30pm. We require 24 hours notice in advance of pick up.
Please bring your own packing materials. Please note: Sacramento Sales Tax of 8.5% will be added to your invoice unless you have a valid resale license or certificate on file.
All property must be paid and removed within 15 business days of the auction unless special arrangements are agreed upon. A Storage Fee of $35.00 per day will be applied if not paid within 15 days after auction.
“Buy what you love and you will never be disappointed!”