The Venice Auction Company, Inc. has been a successful auction house for nearly 30 years and holds a public auction every Thursday. We begin outside (back of the building) at 4:45pm with our “B” auction, which generally contains box lots, tools, furniture and other household items that don’t quite “make the grade” for inclusion in our “A” auction. The “A” auction begins at 6:00pm in the inside gallery, which contains quality furniture, home décor, appliances, collectibles, antiques, kitchenware and more. There are no minimum bids or reserve prices – everything sells at our auction.
The auction and office open at noon on Thursday for preview and bidder registration. There is a $5 registration fee which is credited toward a winning bid total of $5 or more. You need a valid driver’s license or state-issued ID card to register.
Everything is sold without warranty or guarantee of any kind unless stated otherwise by the auctioneer at the time of the sale. All winning bids and sales are final so it is strongly recommended that you closely examine any items you are interested in before bidding. You cannot back out of your bid for any reason.
The bidder is solely responsible for all items purchased immediately following the winning bid. All items must be paid for the day of the sale or may be subject to a late payment fee.
If you purchase items that you cannot take with you on Thursday night, you have until 4:00pm on Friday to remove them from the auction. Be sure to bring your receipt with ticket(s) attached as proof of purchase so your items can be released to you. Items not removed by 4pm Friday are subject to a $25 per day storage fee.
We charge a buyer’s premium of 16%, with a discount of 6% on purchases made with cash or check (debit cards are not considered cash). We accept Visa, MasterCard, checks with proper ID, cash and select debit cards.
We do accept left bids, which must be received by 4:30pm on auction day. You may leave your bid with the office staff, and if you win the item you will be called the following day.
There is a food truck on-site during the auction which offers a variety of freshly-made fare, beverages and snacks. Detwiler’s Farm Market is also open on auction night until 7:00pm. Their ice cream is very popular. With all food, we ask that you are very careful not to drip or drop on auction items or store furniture.
Pets are not allowed to accompany you to the auction.