If you’re like many people, you have never made a purchase at an auction. In fact, when you think of an auction, you might picture a high-class art auction full of society’s elite or a farm auction with a fast talking, hard to understand auctioneer. Either situation is intimidating to the average homeowner, and for that reason, the word ‘auction’ may make you want to run for the hills.
However, if you’re a budget conscious renovator, then you are losing out if you’re letting yourself be intimidated by an unfamiliar purchasing method. Attend a Fowles auction, and there’s a good chance you’ll come home with an incredibly cheap carpet, packages of timber flooring, a new appliance, a basin, water taps or discount building materials. You can save up to 90% on the retail cost of goods at our auctions, and there’s little chance you’ll be able to get a deal like that in any other way.
We have three auctions every week: our Carpet Auction, our Home Renovator’s Auction and our Timber and Building Materials Auction.
Get Familiar With What’s Available
We’ll grant that auctions can be a little less convenient than traditional shopping. You’ve got to decide what to bid on before the auction. You can do that either online or in person. To check what’s on the go this week on the Fowles website, just watch the video tours and check the pdf auction lists—that way, you’ll get both a detailed description and a look at the goods. You are also welcome to come in any time we’re open and review the items that will be up for auction on the following Wednesday.
Make a Bid
Our auctions are Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. If you can’t make it at that time, then we can put your bid in for you; we do this for our customers all the time. Just put down your $100 deposit, which will be fully refunded if you don’t make a purchase, and give us your instructions. If you are able to make it to the auction in person, then you’ll listen for the lot number you’re interested in and raise your bid by holding up your registration card—no problem! Lots that aren’t sold in the auction may be available afterward at a reduced price, so there’s another opportunity to save.
After the auction is over, all you’ll need to do is settle up. You may also want to arrange delivery and installation. You’ll will probably be out the door by noon.
If you have never been to an auction before and you’re looking for discount carpet, cheap appliances, or high quality fixtures and materials at an excellent value, then this is something you’ll want to try out. Now is the right time to do it, too. Manufacturers are all saying, ‘out with the old and in with the new’ at the start of the year, so keep an eye out for our newest auctions.