Whether someone buys a bottle of Penfolds’ Grange or a fridge, the most common question Burns Auctions’ owner Scott Burns hears is, “how do I pay?”
The auction house specialises in refurbished, ex-demo, factory seconds, liquidations and items seized by NSW Police and NSW Sheriffs.
The business’s shed on Barrett Court is expected to pack up to 300 people inside for its monthly auction.
Each month, a physical auction is organised for Orange, Dubbo and Bathurst, plus one through the business’s website.
“We’re clearing up to $350,000-worth of retail stock,” Mr Burns said.
“But we generally sell it for half the retail price on average.
“It’s big enough that everyone seems to go home with something.”
He said each month, white goods and furniture were the most popular items followed closely by camping, hunting and four-wheel drive gear.
“It takes two weeks to put it all together, we clean it, organise it and test it,” he said.
“The stock is forever evolving and changing.”
Mr Burns started his business in Orange and said while “buyer beware” applied to some Sydney auctions, he took a different approach.
“Refurbished items come with an auction warranty,” he said.
Inspections are available from 8.30am on Sunday, with the auction to begin from 10.30am with the barbecue to be fired up for lunch.
As for payment? Mr Burns said full EFTPOS facilities were available.
What’s going under the hammer?
- OVENS: Up to 15 including upright and freestanding models from Smeg, Frisher & Paykel, Westinghouse, and Bosch.
- WHITEGOODS: Over 20 items including stainless steel fridges, top and front load washing machines and dishwashers.
- COFFEE MACHINES: 12 from Electrolux, DeLonghi and Jura.
- ELECTRONICS: 6 TVs, 15 X-Box 360s, X-Box One, PS4
- VACUUMS: Dysons and Electroluxes.
- FURNITURE: Dining, occasional and bedroom furniture, low lines, chests, entertainment units, buffets, coffee tables, lamp tables and tall boys.
- CAMPING: Knives, sleeping bags, fire pits, 4WD LED lights and compressors.
- PLUS: Items seized by NSW Police and NSW Sheriffs