Johnson Auction Service Inc.
Auctions Held Weekly
How do I Register to bid? Upon arriving at our state-of-the-art facility, buyers register for a bidder number. If this is your first visit, we ask for a valid driver's license or other government-issued photo ID, along with some basic information. Once registered with us, your next visit will only require the last four digits of your phone to receive a bidder's number for that auction.
Before the bidding begins: Find a seat where you will feel comfortable. Take the time to preview the items that will be presented for bidding. Check items according to your own set of criteria - size, color, condition, maker, style. It is often helpful to bring along a magnifying glass. If you have questions on an item, find a staff member or the auctioneer. We will be more than happy to provide additional information when we can. Take note of the items you are interested in and what you are willing to pay for each item.
During the auction: Give yourself time to learn the rhythm of the auctioneer. Each auctioneer has a different cadence and style. Before the item you are interested in comes up for bidding, listen to how the auctioneer starts the bidding.
How do I Bid? The auctioneer begins the auction by providing basic information about the auction. The opening bid is set by the auctioneer. Follow along with the auctioneer and when the bid offered is in your range, raise your bidder's card. The auctioneer will then volley your bid with other members in the audience that are interested in that item. When a high bid is reached, the auctioneer will repeat the bid offered and announce "SOLD" or will announce the winning bidder's number. Your bid and bidder number is then recorded on the JAS computer system, providing accuracy for the bidder on amounts paid and for the consignor to track the amounts due to them.
A few terms to be familiar with:
How are Sales Tracked? JAS Sales are computerized, providing the buyer and seller with an itemized listing of purchases and sales.
What if I can not stay for the whole auction? JAS accepts absentee bids. Absentee bids are also a method of bidding when you can not attend the auction at all. Once you have found an item you interested in, contact us or return to the registration area and inform the cashier you would like to leave an absentee bid. You will receive stickers with your bidder number. The clerks will then track the item. When the item is presented for bidding, your absentee bid will be initiated. As the bidding begins, the auctioneer and clerk will reference your high bid to keep you in the bidding up to and including your highest offer. If the item is won, JAS will notify you of your win!
Established 30 years ago servicing Pittsburgh & surrounding areas - Member of The Pennsylvania Auction Association, National Auction Association, Auction Marketing Institute Graduate, Personal Property Appraiser, Real Estate License
|Johnson Auction Service, Inc.
147 Flaugherty Run Road
Moon Township, PA 15108
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Office hours: Monday - Friday 9am-5pm. |
Weekends by chance - please call.
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