What payment methods do you accept at the auction?
We accept cash, credit card (American Express,Discover, Mastercard & Visa), Company Checks with a Bank Letter of Guarantee dated the day of the auction. We DO NOT accept personal checks.

How do I know if the equipment works or not?
We offer a preview period from 8am - 10am the day of the auction. During this time you can power up the equipment that you are interested bidding on to see how it functions. We recommend bringing an extension cord and flash light to inspect the equipment as not every game is close to a wall outlet. We also turn on each piece of equipment before auctioning it off.

If I'm the high bidder on an item, when can I take my equipment with me?
You do not need to stay until the conclusion of the auction. Immediately following your winning bid you can go to the check-out counter and pay for your equipment and leave with it. We have staff members & equipment to help you load your purchases.
NOTE: All equipment must be removed from the hall within 3 hours of the last piece being sold.

Do you have a list of equipment that will be at the auction?
Simply put NO. This is a consignment auction and equipment is brought to the auction on Friday, the day before the auction. We have no way of knowing what equipment will be here until it arrives. You can expect anywhere between 300 - 1000+ pieces of equipment at any auction. No two auctions are the same!

Does the equipment I buy come with a warranty?
No. All equipment sold at the auction is sold as-is where is with no warranty expressed or implied. All sales are final.
This is why we offer a preview period for you to inspect the equipment you may be interested in bidding on.

Where does all this equipment come from?
Equipment is brought the day prior to the sale by amusement route operators, distributors, dealers, family entertainment centers, collectors, banks and private individuals from all over the U.S.

Can I use the money I make from the equipment I sell to purchase other equipment at the auction?
Certainly! This is what many operators and dealers do to trade in equipment they no longer need to trade towards equipment they want at the auction. If you buy more than you sell then you'll have to pay the difference, or if you sell more than you buy than well pay you difference.

I want to bring equipment to the auction.... when do I bring it?
Bring your coin-operated equipment the day before the auction between 10am - 9pm, or 8am-10am the day of the auction. We'll help you unload your equipment and get it checked in for you. Please note, we reserve the right to refuse entry of non-coin operated equipment, stripped out games, non-working redemption equipment, vending machines, etc.

Will I have to pay sales tax?
Unless you present a valid reseller's permit related to the coin-op industry the day of the auction, we will have to collect sales tax.

If I bring equipment to sell, when do I get paid?
We pay consignors the day of the auction by check, usually within 2 hours after the last piece of equipment is sold. If you can't attend the auction, we'll be happy to mail your check to you. Checks are usually mailed out within 2 weeks.

Can I set a reserve price on my games I bring to the auction?
Yes! When you set a reserve price on your item at the auction and the bidding doesn't meet your reserve price this is called a "Buy-Back". You are not charged any commission for a "Buy-Back" just a $15 Buy Back fee per item as well as the $15  Entry Fee.

What are the fee's charged to sell an item at the auction?
We charge a $15 entry fee + 15% sellers premium, with a maximum premium of $100 per item.

Here are a couple examples:
You bring a Pinball Machine and the hammer price is $1375.
$1375 Hammer Price
15% Seller Premium = (-$100 Maximum Per item)
Entry Fee = (-$15.00)
You will receive a check for $1260.

You bring an Arcade Game and the hammer price is $600
$600 Hammer Price
15% Sellers Premium = (-$90.00)
Entry Fee = (-$15.00)
You will receive a check for $495.00

What are the fee's charged to buy an item at the auction?
We charge a 15% buyers premium + applicable sales tax.

Here is an examples:
You buy an Arcade Game and the hammer price is $600
$600 Hammer Price
15% Buyers Premium = $90.00
Texas Sales Tax 8.25% = $56.43
Total amount due to American Amusement Auctions = $746.93 for your game purchase.

 

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