How Auctin Work

New to Auctions

All of our auctions are free and open to the public.  If you have never been to an auction, don't worry!  Gary (our auctioneer) makes it easy to follow the auction.  To participate in our auctions, you must first register whether you plan to bid online or in person.  Once you are registered, be sure to preview all lots you are interested in as all sales are final.  While Gary is very easy to understand, things move quickly - typically he sells approximately 90-100 lots per hour.  Please don't hesitate,  if you are interested in bidding on an item, be sure to raise your bid card!

How to bid at an online auction

How to Bid

During the auction, the auctioneer will announce each lot number and requested bid. If you wish to bid, simply raise your bid card if you are bidding in person, or click "Bid" if you are bidding online.  We offer several ways to participate including in-person, online, absentee, and telephone bidding. The auctioneer will award the lot to the highest bidder who must pay the purchase price. The purchase price = hammer price + buyer's premium.  Buyer's premium varies based on the method of bidding. In-person and absentee bids carry a 13% buyer's premium while online and telephone bids are subject to an 18% buyer's premium. 

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How to Pay

All live (in-person) bidders pay the full purchase price at the conclusion of the auction.  Absentee and phone bidders are required to pay within 5 business days of the auction.  Acceptable forms of payment for live, absentee & phone bidders are cash, check, debit or credit card.  Cash payments are eligible for a 3% discount. Online bidders are automatically invoiced and their card on file will be charged at the close of the auction. 

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Picking Up

Purchases may be removed during or at the conclusion of each auction. For local pickups and larger items, we are typically available Monday - Friday from 9am until 4pm and Saturday from 10am until 3pm (other hours may be available by appointment). Please be prepared to bring your own help and packing materials for pick up.  We do not staff a full time labor crew for lifting larger items. Purchases must be picked up within 14 days or they will be considered abandoned.

Shipping your auction winnings


If you live outside of the Portland/Salem metropolitan area we will ship your items to you. The Newberg Mail Room provides professional shipping and handles all the arrangements for us.  They pick up all items to be shipped at noon the day after the auction.  Once your winnings are packed and the true shipping costs are calculated, your credit card will be charged and the package will be sent. Buyers must make their own freight arrangements for furniture, especially heavy, or over-sized items.

Terms and conditions of bidding at auction

Terms & Conditions

  • All property is sold AS IS, WHERE IS and ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Neither McLaren Auction Services or the Consignor makes any representation or warranty, expressed or implied, as to the merchantability, fitness, or condition of the property or as to the correctness of description, genuineness, attribution, provenance or period of the property.  All measurements are approximate. In the case of vintage clothing, assume there are stains.  By registering for a bidding number, either in person, on-line or when placing an absentee, telephone or facsimile (fax) bid, you agree to these Terms & Conditions of Sale. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No refunds, no exchanges, no returns, no warranties expressed or implied.

  • There is no charge for registration, but McLaren Auction Services requires a valid driver's license and agreement to all Terms & Conditions.

  • All Oregon firearm purchases are subject to a $15 state police background check. If you are not a resident of Oregon, all firearms must be shipped to a current Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder.

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