Online auctions are approximately every two weeks.
Bidding lasts for one week online at bid.bobbrooksauction.com or download our Brooks Auction app on the App Store or Google Play.
Live preview is one day prior to the auction’s closing day and is by appointment only.
Appointments can be made at: calendly.com/brooksauction or you can call the office to schedule an appointment (856) 694-2960.
To be notified of upcoming sales by e-mail, please sign up here:
Typically, auctions will run anywhere between 8 and 12 hours. The sale is broken up into two sections:
- Antiques and Fine Art
- General Household Items, Furniture, Vehicles, Tractors, Lawn Equipment, and Tools.
The two auctioneers sell simultaneously in a fast-paced, non-stop format.
Items up for auction can be inspected during Preview Days – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday prior to the sale. Hours are as follows:*
- Friday 9 AM – 4 PM
- Saturday 9 AM – 4 PM
- Sunday 9 AM – 4 PM
Prospective buyers must register for a unique bidder’s number each auction. Do not re-use a bidder’s number from a previous sale. Registration is available in-person during preview days or on auction day. Your bidder’s number is your identification number for auction. If you lose your number, it can be replaced at the front desk. For more information on bidder registration, please click here.
To bid on an item, raise your bidder’s number card towards the auctioneer. If two other bidders are still in the running, the auctioneer may not acknowledge your bid immediately. Don’t worry. As the price of the item goes up, you might not want to continue to bid. When the auctioneer is calling for additional bids, raise your bidder’s number again and keep it raised until you’ve hit your personal bidding limit. If you’ve won an item, make sure the auctioneer can see your number clearly. If the item is small enough, the floor man or woman will hand the item to you. If the item is too large, staff will mark the item with your bidder’s number in chalk and remove it from the staging area. For certain big ticket items, the staff may lock them away. These items may be held until payment. Please be aware you are responsible for all your won items.
Payment can be made at the front desk. The buyers premium is 15% and New Jersey State sales tax is 6.625%. We accept cash, personal or business check, and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover). NOTE: We do not accept American Express.
Merchandise purchased at the Monday auction that cannot be removed the day of the auction is asked to be picked up by the following Saturday.
Absentee and Phone Bidding
Absentee bids are accepted the weekend of the auction and all absentee bids must be in by Sunday during preview before 4:00 PM.
Absentee bids must be $100.00 or more per item.
Phone bids are also accepted and must be $500 or more per item.
If you are successful with your absentee bid, you will receive a phone call the Tuesday after the auction.
Shipping and packing of any items will go through UPS. At that time, your credit card information will be given to UPS and they will charge you directly.