Frequently Asked Questions

What about the current bidder number I already have with C&A?
Current bidders with C&A will have to sign up for a new account.  Bidder numbers are no longer being used, and you will now login with an email and password.  If you currently have a bidder deposit on file with us, please email:

How often are your auctions?
Our general warehouse and public auto auctions are held every first and third Wednesday each month. Auctions held off site at a specified location are typically held on the other Wednesdays of the month.

When can I bid?
Online bidding for our auctions begins on a Friday and runs five days, closing on the following Wednesday.

Do you have any live auctions?
Yes, our public auto auctions are open to online bidding from Friday - Wednesday, with live bidding opening on Wednesdays at 2:00pm.  At this time the auction will begin to close.  Online bidding will continue to run simultaneously during the live auction.  

When can I inspect auction items?
Inspections for our general warehouse and public auto auctions are held on Tuesday, the day before our auctions close and Wednesday, the day of the auction.  Off site auctions typically have one day for inspection on Tuesday, the day before the close of the auction.

What’s a buyer’s premium?
A buyer's premium is an additional charge, usually a straight percentage, that a buyer is charged based on the hammer price.  Our general warehouse and public auto auctions have a 10% buyer’s premium.  Auctions held off site at a specified location typically have a 15% buyer’s premium.  There is no buyer’s premium on our bankruptcy auctions, unless noted otherwise.

How do I pay for my items purchased? 
We accept cash, cashier's check, certified funds or wire transfers (with a $25 fee) for payment. We do not accept credit cards as final payment.

Will I receive an invoice?
Yes, invoices are generated after ALL auctions have ended and are sent to the email address you enter upon registration.  All items require PAYMENT-IN-FULL and an authorized receipt prior to removal.

When can I pick up my items?
Payment and pickup are Thursday and Friday following the auction. Items should be removed from the premises by 4:00pm the second business day following the auction.  Larger items that require special equipment to remove will be granted additional time, but removal must be scheduled by appointment.  Removal shall be at the expense, liability and risk of the purchaser.  Cunningham and Associates personnel may help you load your assets although it is YOUR responsibility to bring your own assistance to load-out the items you have purchased. It is a courtesy to help you load out, if time permits. Our personnel are not required to help you load-out.

How can I consign with Cunningham and Associates, Inc.?
If you’d like more information on our consignment process, feel free to contact us: