Frequently asked questions

frequently asked questions

Some quick basics to get you started

What items do you accept?

We accept quality consignments, such as vehicles, RV's. ATV's, farm equipment, construction equipment, firearms, tools, building materials, and vintage finds.

What items do you NOT accept?

We do not accept items that do not work and cannot be used for parts, pots & pans & dishes, worn out tires, old plumbing fixtures, items that are very dirty and need to be cleaned before they can be sold, and items that are broken.

How do I get the best return on my consignments?

Traditionally, the longer your auction items are listed online in our catalog, the better! Be sure to consign your items ASAP during our open consignment period. The longer your items spend online, the more views they get. The more views your items receive, the more people interested in buying them. The more interested buyers, the higher the sale price. Also, keep in mind that nice, clean items look better in pictures, which can bring more money for your consignments.

When do I get paid?

Checks will be mailed out to you 10 days after the close of the auction.

Does Rod Fivecoat Auctions sell firearms and ammunition?

We are a licensed FFL dealer. We can sell your firearms and ammunition.

Can I sell a titled item without a title?

We are a licensed Idaho Vehicle Dealer. We cannot sell a vehicle / vessel that requires a title without one. But, there is good news! If you need help getting a title for a vehicle or have any questions about titles, we are here to help. Please call us!

What are the fees for selling my items?

We have a sliding fee schedule per lot. The more money your item brings, the lower the fee you will be charged.
$50 = 35%, $50 - $150 = 30%, $150 - $300 = 20%, $300 - $1000 = 15%, Over $1000 = 10%.

What are your business hours?

Monday - Thursday 9AM - 5PM, Friday 9AM - 3PM. We are closed New Years, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Can I sell an item on your auction that is off site?

Yes, we can sell your item off site. You can provide quality pictures and a good description for us. We will list the location of your item in the auction catalog and you will handle preview and load out for your off site items. FYI, traditionally, items that are in our yard sell better.

How often are your auctions?

We are holding our online auctions every 6 weeks. Check our website for a list of auction dates! Live auction dates will vary, but they will always be listed on our website.

Do you do live auctions?

Rod is an award winning auctioneer! Yes, we do live auctions and they are fun! We are hoping for more live auctions in 2021, but we will have to wait and see what our restrictions are due to COVID.

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