How to Register

The equipment you need is available online!

Bidding Online

Due to COVID-19, all live auctions have moved to an online format. You will find used cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, cargo vans, construction equipment, trailers and much more available in locations all across the United States. These online auctions give you the ability to find the items you need and to bid on the items when it’s convenient for you. High-resolution photos and detailed specifications offer you a close look at the items you need. If you have a question, just complete the “Request More Information” form on the item detail page and we will be right back to you with answers.

Follow the steps below to get started:

Step 1: Create Your Account

Start by creating your online account on Proxibid, our online bidding provider.

Create a Proxibid Account View/Watch Auction

Already have an account? Sign in on Proxibid and get started.

Step 2: Browse and Find the Items You Need

Search for the vehicles and equipment you need and view their current bid price.

Step 3: Sign In and Bid

Once you find an item you are interested in, you have the option to bid now, enter a maximum bid or watch the item. Entering a maximum bid allows Proxibid to bid for you, in regular increments, up to your maximum bid amount. If you choose to watch this item, you will receive email notifications if you have been outbid. You will also receive a notification when the lot is closing soon.

Learn more about our Payments Terms

To learn more about our payment terms, read our Deposits and Payments page and don’t forget to review the terms for each sale as they can change from state to state.

Note: Online bidding is provided by our vendor, Proxibid. When you visit the online bidding provider (Proxibid) you are leaving the J.J. Kane Auctioneers website. Information shared between you and Proxibid is done on a separate platform and beyond the control of J.J. Kane Auctioneers.

Frequently Asked Questions
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.