Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

Live Auctions
You can register in person during inspection day, one to two days before the auction, as well as anytime during sale day. Registration dates, times and hours vary by sale site.
Live auctions in California hold inspection day the Thursday and Friday before the sale from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST. All other live auctions hold inspection the day before the sale from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. On sale day, auction sites open two hours before the start of the sale for registration. You can register on-site in our office.
If you register online to attend a live event, there will be a dedicated area for Express Registration. Learn more about pre-registering online for live auctions.
Online Auctions
We conduct our online bidding through Proxibid, a third-party provider that manages a platform for auctions and payment processing. Learn more about how to create an account and register for our online auctions.
Anyone can attend our auctions. You do not have to be a dealer to purchase.

In rare cases, some items are only available for auction to licensed automotive dealers. Those items are noted as "Dealer, Out of State" both online and in the auction catalog. This note means that you must be a licensed automotive dealer or that you must live out of the state of the auction sale to purchase those items. Generally, those requirements are in place to comply with state or local laws, such as emission regulations. The vast majority of auction inventory is available to anyone who has a valid, government-issued photo ID.

  • A valid, government-issued ID (i.e. driver's license or passport)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older (Some auction locations require attendees to be at least 16 years of age to enter the property)
  • Complete company name, address, telephone number and contact name if purchasing
  • Copy of dealer and resale certificate if you are a dealer
We do offer online pre-registration for our live auctions.
Pre-registering can save you time on auction day and grants you more time to inspect the equipment. You can find a step-by-step guide here.
We offer online bidding for all of our auctions through Proxibid, a third-party provider that manages a platform for auctions and payment processing.
Timed and Government Auctions
  • Online bids are accepted until the auction close date
Live Auctions
  • We offer live online bidding on sale day

Note: If you choose to bid online, there is an additional two to five percent fee for this service based on location.


Fees and Taxes

There is no registration fee at our auctions.
However, at our California location, there is a $500.00 refundable deposit. The deposit is refunded if you do not purchase and the fee is applied to your balance if you make a purchase.
Our buyer's fee in all states, with the exception of California, is 10%. In California, the buyer's fee is variable and is currently 15%.

This fee does not include the additional charge if you purchase online via Proxibid.

  • Sales tax on non-titled items
  • Titled items are subject to sales tax in states that mandate we be a dealer/broker

Other fees that you will incur depends on states where those fees are applicable.

  • Registration fee and additional DMV fees based on the state of purchase
  • Administrative fee for titled pieces that is variable but does not exceed $100.00 per piece
Yes, we are required to collect sales tax by law.

The tax may vary in each auction based on location and regulations. Tax is collected based on state rules both for titled and non-titled items, where sales tax is applicable.

To be exempt from tax, you must bring a copy of your resale and dealer certificate as proof of exemption. We will review the exemption to determine if the state of purchase acknowledges the waiver.

In many cases, the state of purchase will require you to fill out another state-issued form.


Payments

  • Certified Funds (money orders, wire transfers, cashiers and traveler's checks)
  • Personal or Company Checks
  • If you are writing a personal or company check, a valid driver's license is required.

  • Credit and Debit Cards
  • Note: Credit and debit cards can be used for purchases up to $10,000 per customer per sale.

Credit Card Payment Terms: Credit card payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover is accepted at auction locations. J.J. Kane Auctioneers reserves the right to hold purchases and/or titles for three business days on merchandise purchased with credit cards.

For all auctions, payment is required the same day.

However, in cases where your purchase amount has exceeded the amount of funds you brought, you can leave a deposit and come back the next business day by noon to finalize the transaction.


Titles and Temporary Tags

In most cases, once complete payment is made, the title is executed onsite in the name of your registration/title information. Depending on the purchase location, you are either:
  1. Handed the title and pertinent paperwork needed to transfer the title into your name at the DMV.
  2. Your title will be processed by us and mailed directly to you via certified/overnight postage.

    This transaction must be completed within ten days of the auction or by legal state rules.

Note: In states where we are a dealer, a valid driver's license of the name on the title is required. If the title is in a company name, the individual signing the title on behalf of the company must have a valid driver's license.
No title(s) are left blank. Every title that leaves our office is executed in its entirety.

Open titles are created when a seller signs the title over to the party that has purchased the vehicle, but the buyer information is left blank and ownership of the car is not transferred. Open titles are used in schemes referred to as title jumping or title skipping, both of which are illegal. Unknowing sellers and buyers that enter into transactions with this type of title may be subjected to a variety of risks, including liability for a vehicle that has already been sold and difficulties in transferring ownership after making a purchase.

In most states, you are required by law to have a temporary tag or metal plate to drive your vehicle on public/state roads. We currently issue temporary tags/plates in the "live sale only" states of California, Florida and Georgia.

Purchase Removal

Live Auctions: Items purchased at our live sales are required to be removed in the allotted time specified in our terms and posted at our sites. Most live auctions allot five days post auction for removal. If not removed in the allotted time, you may be subject to storage, hauling and gate fees.
Timed Online Auctions: Items purchased in our timed online sales must be removed by appointment only by contacting the personnel/location specified on the hauler slip. These hours and dates vary by location.
You must contact the location/sale site of purchase as soon as you know you will be unable to meet the pick-up deadline.
In most cases, you will not be able to leave items at the site. Items will be hauled and stored at a location where the cost will be incurred by the buyer.
Communication with the closeout personnel is mandatory and is the responsibility of the buyer. Please contact the site where the item is sold or our corporate office at (856) 764-7163.
Please contact the location via phone or email to inform us who will be picking up on your behalf.
They will need:
  • A copy of the invoice or hauler slip provided by us
  • A valid ID to verfiy proper release of the item

Auction and Equipment Updates

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We do not typically cancel live auctions due to inclement weather. We hold live auctions regardless of weather conditions. If the weather is determined unsafe, we will pause the sale and resume the live event once the weather passes.

Consignments

We are always looking for new customers to consign quality items. Please contact us and we will connect you with the salesperson in your area to discuss options for getting the best dollar for your consignments.
Yes, there is a seller's fee for all items consigned.
Our current payout time is fourteen business days post-sale by check or wire transfer.