How to Buy

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We have several easy ways for you to make a purchase; all you need to do is find your perfect items.

Phone Bidding

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.

Absentee Bidding

You can leave absentee bids by creating an account at

In-person Bidding


All of our Premier auctions are held live at our gallery (300 20th St., Sacramento, CA 95811). Parking is free. 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.


Forms of payment we accept are cash, check or wire transfer.

Online Bidding

Witherell’s uses two auction modes, 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

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.

For International shipping and larger items, please contact Box Brothers at boxbrosacto@gmail, 916-333-2732 or The UPS Store at, 916-648-1041.

Pick Up

Regular hours for pick up are Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 4:30pm. We require 24 hours notice in advance of pick up.

Please bring your own packing materials. Please note: Sacramento Sales Tax of 8.25% will be added to your invoice unless you have a valid resale license or certificate on file.

Items shall be paid in 14 days and removed in 21 days. A storage fee of $5 a lot per day will be charged starting 22 days after close of auction. If account is unsettled after 60 days, all lots will be re-offered. All bidding privileges will be revoked and buyer shall be responsible for any losses incurred by auctioneer.

For more information on completing a purchase view our Payment Policy and/or Shipping and Pickup Policy.

“Buy what you love and you will never be disappointed!”

Need some assistance? Call us if you’re stuck and we’ll be glad to help (916) 446-6490. You can also email us or use this form to send us a message.

Have items to sell?

We’d love to see them! Fill in our evaluation form and we’ll get back to you. Alternatively, you could bring your items to our Free Evaluation Day at Witherell’s on the first Tuesday of every month!