Saco River Auction Company - 2 Main Street Biddeford, ME 04005 - (207) 602-1504 - - Subscribe to our newsletter

Frequently Asked Questions

When do you accept consignments?
We accept consignments every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 – 4:00 PM or any other time by appointment.

How can I schedule an appointment?
Schedule an appointment by calling us at  207-602-1504 or contact us by e-mail by clicking here.

Do I have to bring my items to you?
Often it is convenient for you to come to us. However, we understand if you cannot or if you have items that are too big to transport yourself. It’s okay, we make house calls. Call or e-mail us to schedule an appointment.

What is your buyer’s premium?
We charge a 18% buyer’s premium. Please note that internet bidders are required to pay with a credit card or through PayPal and can expect to pay the full buyer’s premium.

Do you charge a sales tax?
Yes, we charge a 5% State of Maine sales tax on top of your purchase for in-state buyer’s. Sales tax may be waived with a valid dealer resale or tax id.

What time do your auctions begin?
Our auctions are typically on a Wednesday  afternoon and begin at 5:00 PM. Occasionally this day and or time will change, but rest assured that we try and alert you to any changes or irregularities in our auction schedules.

When can I preview an auction?
Our official preview is always the day before the sale; usually from 9:00 – 4:00 PM. However, if we’re not out on a house call we don’t mind if you come in to visit during the week.

Do you accept absentee bids? (sometimes referred to as proxy or left bids)
Yes. We accept absentee bids on any and all items in our auctions. You can submit an absentee bid by calling us at 207-602-1504 or sending us an e-mail by clicking here.

Can I place a live phone bid?
Yes. We can schedule a live phone bid for you on any lot(s) or item(s) in our auctions. An experienced member of our staff will call you during the auction, prior to your item coming up, to execute the bidding at your command.

An item that I want to bid on isn’t up for online bidding. Can I still bid on it?
Yes. If there is an item that you would like to place an absentee bid on, but you don’t see it up for online bidding, please give us a call at 207-838-6896 or 207-602-1504 or send us a message by clicking here.

How soon after selling an item(s) do consignors get paid?
 Payment is typically made within 30 days of the sale.  Due to an increased amount of internet bidding it takes about 30 days to recover all funds from buyers.

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