Frequently Asked Questions on Purchasing Items
May I come to the Auction House to View the Firearms?
Yes, a Government ID (Drivers License) will be required to enter the viewing area. You must be 21 or older to handle long guns and 21 or older to view handguns or ammo. If you are otherwise legally restricted from handling or owning firearms, please do not attempt to enter our facility.
What is the buyer’s premium?
A Buyer’s Premium fee that is charged to winning bidders to help defray auction house expenses & costs. The Buyers Premium is 13% for Cash/Certified Funds payers and 16% for Credit Card payers. The Buyers Premium is added to each invoice.
Do I pay taxes on the lot?
In most cases no. However if the item is being picked up at our location or shipped to a Florida address then taxes do apply. All other cases there is no sales tax.
Can I purchase firearms at auction and have them shipped to my home?
If you bid on items that are antique, we can release the firearms to you or ship directly to you. If you are bidding on an item that is manufactured after 1898 and do not hold an FFL, we would have you fill out the standard ATF form 4473 if you live within Florida. Handguns must be shipped to an FFL dealer for these states, and we can help you find one if you do not use one currently. If you live outside this area, or do not fill out the ATF form 4473, we will ship to an FFL licensed dealer of your choice and they will transfer the gun to you. Be sure to check your state requirements on firearm ownership before placing a bid. If you have any questions about the ATF form 4473 or regulations on transferring firearms please contact us.
Live On-Site Bidding (Certain Events ONLY)
On-site bidding is encouraged at our bidding room where all items are also available for inspection. On-site bidding is available during declared events only, otherwise bidding must be completed via online internet only.
I am located outside the USA, may I bid?
Yes, please identify with an export FFL prior to bidding or we can recommend one.
How do you ship your items?
Our current primary shipping provider is UPS. An additional charge applies for shipping. We try to keep shipping costs as low as possible. Shipping costs will be added to your invoice where applicable or you can make your own arrangements. Note local FFL receiving fees may also apply.