Bryan's Auction FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Go to our website
  2. At the auctions dropdown menu, click the auction you wish to join (note we have various locations)
  3. At the auction page click the big blue “register to bid” button
  4. From there follow the instructions.

Click here to view a step by step video of the process

We have two locations that run two separate auctions each month.
4062 Hwy 6, Puslinch, Ont.
203 North Huff Avenue, Trenton, Ont.

Please ensure you know which auction you are participating in prior to bidding. Location is clearly marked on the login page and on the catalogue page.

Yes, you can. In fact, we encourage this. During each auction we offer preview days.  The exact dates and times are listed on the auction page.  Click here to view upcoming auctions

Sizes are available in the size box of the description. If you are not seeing this please click the EXPAND arrow to view the full information.

You cannot drive a vehicle on the lot. You can start it, reverse it and move it forward within the parked spot. We have a key truck that houses all the vehicle keys on our lot. Speak to our friendly staff and they will gladly assist you.

Yes, however you must ask warehouse staff for assistance before doing so.

Each lot in the auction has a clearly marked bidding window.  Once you are registered for the auction there are a few ways to bid:

  1. You can indicate the maximum amount you wish to bid in the window where indicated and click on the “Place Bid” button.  You will be taken to a confirmation screen that will ask you to either “Confirm Bid” or “Cancel Bid”.   If you have not yet logged in, you will be asked to do so in order to confirm your bid.   Please note that by confirming your bid you are entering into a legally binding contract with the auction house to pay for your successful bids plus the applicable buyer’s premium and taxes.
  2. Bid in real time as each lot is closing just like our live auctions.  You will be required to bid, and confirm your bid, for each increment that you are advancing.  In effect, you are taking the same steps as in the method above, but are not disclosing your maximum.  You are doing the work instead of relying on the software.
  3. You can bid by proxy through Bryan’s if you cannot do the bidding in real time yourself. These arrangements need to be made prior to the start of an auction. A deposit may be required. A Bryan’s Staff member will record all the required personal information for the bid to be placed. You will then need to give a list of each lot you would like to place a bid on, as well as your maximum price for each lot. Your prices will remain confidential and only be used for the lots you have specified. An “Up To” bid will be placed on each item for the maximum price provided. This will allow the computer to place an auto bid on your item, up to but not exceeding your specified maximum price.
  4. Once the auction is complete a Bryan’s email will be sent to the email address you provided with your invoice for any lots you won. Invoices must be paid in full prior to pick up.

This is called a soft close, or bid extension. During the final 2 minutes of a lot, if a bid is placed the timer will automatically add another 60 seconds to the lot. This occurs each time a bid is placed during this final period. Once there are no more bids the timer will countdown and the lot will close.

If you are the winning bidder, once your item has closed, sit tight. Once the auction has closed/ended for the day, an invoice will be generated and emailed to the address you used to register for the auction. Please note, these invoices come from a email address, which is separate from the bid notifications coming from If you do not see your invoice the next morning, please check your junk folder prior to contacting us. Directions on how to pay and pick up will come with the invoice.

Bryan’s does not ship auction items. If you would like to arrange for a third party company to deliver your purchases, it is up to you to make these arrangements. Please note, Bryan’s will not release items until they have been paid in full and items paid by credit card CANNOT be picked up by a third party. You do have to notify Bryan’s that you are arranging delivery of your items. You can do this by calling appropriate location.

Bryan’s does not ship items between locations for customers. Please make sure you know which location the items you are bidding on are located.

All items must be paid in full prior to pick up. This information is also included in the email with your invoice.

Once the invoice has been paid in full you have a few options. You can drive the vehicle out with a dealer plate (this must be supplied by you, Bryan’s DOES NOT supply dealer plates). If the vehicle is in a FIT status Bryan’s can supply temporary plates for a fee of $80.00.  Insurance company name and policy number along driver’s license and or RIN number must be supplied for Service Ontario to issue temporary plates.  Temporary plates can take UP TO two business days. They cannot be added once ownership transfer has been completed, and they are not available on all vehicles. Please contact the payment office for more information regarding temporary plates). Or, you may have the vehicle towed out. Please keep in mind that all vehicles are sold AS IS, and have not received a mechanical inspection.

Once your invoice has been paid in full, and all necessary information is provided (i.e., driver’s license number) the ownership transfer can take up to six business days. This is dependent on how busy the MTO (Service Ontario) office is at the time.

All UCDA must be signed before leaving our property.

If you have purchased temporary plates, this will take up to four business days dependent on the MTO, and you will be contacted by a Bryan’s staff member when your plates are ready. All ownerships along with temporary plates will be in the payment office during payment and pickup times.

Out of respect for the safety of pets, as well as workers and customers, Bryan’s does not allow pets onsite. We run a very busy equipment yard and warehouse with several hazards and risks. Service Animals are always welcome.

Entering a bid with Bryan’s Auction is entering into a binding contract in which you are obligated to pay for and remove your purchases. This is clearly outlined in our terms and conditions that you must review and accept to register for an auction.

We accept Visa and Mastercard up to $15,000. We also accept e-transfer and wire transfer.
E-transfers can be sent to

Yes. A 12% buyer’s premium is in effect on all items at every Bryan’s auction sale. Please note that the buyer’s premium is a taxable service.

It is likely that this occurred because you were bidding from your watch list. You cannot bid from your watch list when the auction is down to the wire. Please ensure you are bidding in the live catalogue during the closing of the auction

Bryan’s does not hand load any item. Please ensure you are bringing adequate help with you to hand load all items (doors, kitchens, vanities etc.) Bryan’s will machine load items as long as it is safe to do so. All loading must be completed by 5 p.m. during weekdays, NO LOADING AFTER DARK. 

Yes, provided the customer brought the right vehicle for safe load. Bryan’s staff can decline loading if deemed unsafe.

Yes, as long as you make another appointment using our online booking calendar during our load out period, you can make as many trips as necessary. Your release will be left with the gate attendant when you leave, for access to continue loading upon your return.

If a third party is picking up on your behalf, payment of your invoice cannot be paid by credit card. Once we receive your payment, you will receive an email with a link to schedule your pick up. You will then be asked if you or a third party are picking up. If you select the third party option, you will also be asked for the name of the person coming to pick up for you. In addition, when the individual picking up for you arrives during load out, they will be asked for ID so that we can verify their identity.

All items paid for and not removed are subject to storage fees, and considered forfeit after 14 days from the last date of pick up.

Click here for more information on how to do this.

No. All items in Buy It Now must be authorized by a management team member, as our preferred line of business is the monthly auctions.

No. Items in Buy It Now will not go through the auction while they are for sale through the Buy It Now portal.

Buy It Now items are positioned in front of building #1 at the Puslinch location and marked with a sign that reads “Buy It Now & price.”

We anticipate moving the items into the auction to sell.

Due to specific terms and conditions, there is a separate contract for Buy It Now.

Through a button on the navigation bar labelled “Buy It Now.” All items will be stored in this location on the website.

Yes, we accept pre-booked items by appointment only - For more details on the consignment process please click here

There are a variety of items we aren't able to accept as consignments - For a current list please click here

The cost to sell at a Bryan's Auction varies based on the sale price of the items consigned.  For current consignment commission rates please contact

Yes, an additional charge of $200 applies for each vehicle consigned.  This covers Ownership fees, OMVIC fees, Surefire fees, UCDA fees, and Administration fees


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