- US Buyers
A $500 refundable security deposit is required at registration. This deposit can be made by cash, or credit card. NOTE: If you use a credit card for your security deposit, WCA will only place an authorization on your card. You do not need to stop by the office before you leave. No charge will be made on your card.
- International Buyers
A $5,000 refundable security deposit is required at registration. This deposit can be made by cash, credit card or bank wire.
- Online Buyers
A $1,000 refundable security deposit is required for U.S. online buyers, and a $5,000 refundable security deposit is required for international online buyers.
Yes, personal checks will only be accepted with a letter of guarantee from your bank. However, they will not be accepted for the initial deposit required for a bidding number.
Sample bank letter of guarantee
Credit cards are accepted for payment up to $5000, with a 5% Administrative Fee. Credit cards are also accepted for the initial deposit required for a bidder card, as well as for the 25% deposit due on the day of the auction.
Of course you are welcome to bid live at the auction even if you have registered online. When you arrive at the auction, you must go to the registration office to fill out a bidder card. This will allow you to bid on items in the live auction.
You may have someone bid on your behalf; however, the representative that you send to the auction will ultimately be responsible for your purchases on your behalf.
Proxibid is live online bidding where you may view lots and bid online while the auction is actually taking place. Absentee bidding is offering a set price where the auctioneer bids on your behalf up to your maximum bid.
The WCA auction site is located in Perris, CA (map). The auction yard is large and entirely outdoors. WCA offers several different options for purchasing food and water, toilet facilities, covered seating areas and ample parking.
Certainly, we encourage you to come to our auction yard and inspect equipment as you like. The yard is usually open several days before the auction begins. Additionally, the auction yard opens at 6:30 AM before any auction that begins at 8:30 AM.