Bidder FAQs

Absentee Bidding FAQs Request Bidder Information
  1. How do I become a registered bidder for one of your events?
  2. What is the cost to become a registered bidder?
  3. Can I register on site at the event or is it better to register in advance?
  4. Do I need to send in a new application and required items for each auction I wish to attend?
  5. What auto insurance information is needed with the registration form?
  6. If I bring cash or a cashier’s check bid limit deposit to the auction to establish my Method of Vehicle Payment and I don’t make any purchases, how soon will my deposit be returned to me?
  7. How do I register and make purchases as a Dealer?
  8. Can I purchase “Reserved” seats in the Bidder seating area?
  9. If I want to purchase a vehicle, is there financing available?
  10. Who do I contact if I have further bidding questions?

Q: How do I become a registered bidder for one of your events?

A: Complete the registration form on our website, sign it and return to us via mail, email or fax along with the other required items listed on the registration. Once processed, you will receive a Bidder number/Confirmation from our Bidder Department with additional details about your registration.

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Q: What is the cost to become a registered bidder?

A: The registration fee for auctions varies, please see the Bidder Registration Form for the auction you are interested in for fees. This fee will provide you and one guest with credentials for the entire event. You will also receive an invitation for two to the Opening Night Gala, a parking pass, access to the Bidder Seating Area, Hosted Bar throughout the Event and an Event Program.

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Q: Can I register on site at the event or is it better to register in advance?

A: You can register on site at the event, however if you complete your registration in advance, you will receive your credentials in the mail prior to the event. This will allow you more time to enjoy the event and avoid potentially waiting in line to register.

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Q: Do I need to send in a new application and required items for each auction I wish to attend?

A: Yes, we do require a new application to be submitted for each auction and request that you submit all required items each time as some of the items we require may have expired since the last event you attended.

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Q: What auto insurance information is needed with the registration form?

A: We require any documentation that shows your name, policy number and expiration date. Please note that the insurance needs to be valid during the dates of the auction you wish to attend.

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Q: If I bring cash or a cashierís check bid limit deposit to the auction to establish my Method of Vehicle Payment and I donít make any purchases, how soon will my deposit be returned to me?

A: When you plan to leave the event, you can stop by the Bidder Office and we can return your deposit to you on site. If you leave the event and havenít picked up your bid limit deposit we will mail it back to you within 10 days following the auction.

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Q: How do I register and make purchases as a Dealer?

A: You will need to complete the registration form and send it to us along with a copy of your Driverís License, registration fee, current copy of the Dealer License, Tax ID for the dealership and an approved Method of Vehicle Payment. We require that all Dealer documentation be valid during the dates of the auction you wish to attend. If your name is not listed on the Dealer documentation but you are a Dealer Principal, we will require a Verification of Dealer Ownership. If you are acting as a representative of the dealership, we will require a Dealer Authorization to Bid form be completed by you and the Dealer Principal.

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Q:  Can I purchase “Reserved” seats in the Bidder seating area?

A:  The Bidder seating area is open to all registered bidders and is on a first come first serve basis.  The “Reserved” seating in front is for our VIP’s.  We recommend that you arrive early in the day to obtain the best possible seating.

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Q: If I want to purchase a vehicle, is there financing available?

A: Yes, our preferred financer Woodside Credit is onsite at our auctions, however we recommended you get pre-approved with them prior to attending. Visit WoodsideCredit.com/Barrett-Jackson.asp or call 800.717.5180 to learn more. The minimum pre-approval is $30,000.

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Q: Who do I contact if I have further bidding questions?

A: Please email us at bidders@barrett-jackson.com.