Live Auctions – Bidding & Buying
We Have a Large Selection of ItemsJ.J. Kane auctions feature surplus and retiring items that belong to governments, utility companies, contractors, manufacturers, lending institutions, and many other local, regional, and national fleet owners. We have auctions on a weekly basis and sell everything from heavy construction equipment to cars, pickup trucks, vans and SUVs. Search our inventory to see what is coming up for sale this week.
The #1 question we get – Are your auctions open to the public?Yes, anyone can bid and buy in our auctions. Our auctions offer you direct access to the equipment and vehicles you need. There are hundreds of dealer-only auctions across the country but J.J. Kane is different – you don’t have to be a dealer to buy something at our auctions. Here, you buy directly from the sellers, allowing buyers and sellers the ability to exchange equipment at a fair price.
Live Auctions: Live On-Site & OnlineWe conduct live auctions at our facilities throughout the country. You are able to bid on these items both on-site (in-person or by proxy) and online.
Our Live Auctions are AbsoluteJ.J. Kane auctions are absolute, meaning that everything sells to the highest bidder, regardless of price. There are no minimums or reserves at an absolute auction, and owners are not allowed to bid on equipment they have consigned to the auction. Selling price is determined by the bidders participating in the auction, and no one else.
When You’re the Winning Bidder…
- On-Site Items – When you are the winning bidder for items on-site, J.J. Kane will help you load your purchases or arrange for transportation, if required. All purchases are typically removed within 3 business days following the sale. Check the individual auction terms for more information.
- Off-Site Items – When you are the winning bidder for items off-site, we will help you arrange for load-out and transportation based on where the equipment is located. All purchases are typically removed within 3 business days following the sale.
Bidding In Person at Our Auctions
Inspecting the EquipmentOne of the most valuable options our live auctions offer is allowing you the ability to inspect each item in person, before the auction. Inspection day is held the day before the sale, from 8AM (local time) until 4PM (local time). Once registered, bidders may obtain keys to vehicles and equipment so that they can start the engine (of motorized items) and carefully review each item’s condition. Throughout preview day, our mechanics are available to assist buyers, as you look over items. Watch our auction buyer’s guides on YouTube.
On-Site RegistrationWe keep bidder registration simple. Buyers only need to bring a couple of things to the auction. We require a valid, government-issued photo ID, and a method of payment. J.J. Kane accepts cash, most major credit cards (in most states) and wire transfers. Check the local auction sale terms for specifics on whether we accept credit cards and the approved credit card types. Business or personal checks will be accepted when checks are accompanied by a Bank Letter of Credit guaranteeing payment of funds to J.J. Kane Auctioneers.
Learn more tips and answers to frequently asked questions.Download our Buyer’s Guide for tips and answers to commonly asked questions, and make the most of your day at the auction. If you have questions or need assistance about bidding, or anything else, contact a sales representative and we will be glad to help you.
Bidding Online Is The Easy Way To Purchase What You Need!
Don’t miss the equipment you need. Buy online.If you are unable to attend one of our auctions in person on sale day, you don’t have to miss the deals. Our online bidding service allows you to place your bid in real-time at any of our auctions.
Follow the steps below to get started:
Step 1: Create Your AccountStart by creating your online account and applying for the upcoming auctions that interest you. Online buyers should plan to register 3 days prior to each auction in order to allow sufficient time to be certain your account is set up and ready to go.