Customers Come First

As a professional auctioneer, I am responsible for both the buyer and seller. My job is to represent both with the utmost honesty and integrity. Trust that your items, whether a single item or a house full, will be treated with care and sold via the web with you in mind. I am a commission-based company that doesn't get paid if you don't get paid. I will do my very best to represent your items to achieve the highest sale price.

Free Consultation

I can provide you with a free consultation to help you figure out the best course of action to sell your items. I can come to your home/business or you can email/text pictures of your items. We provide complete auction services which can include just one item or entire estates or businesses. Pickup services available.

Consigning to BigAlsAuction.com

We sell all manner of personal and business property, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture and decorative accessories, ceramics and glass, rugs and art works, tools and appliances, books and ephemera, stamps, coins and currency, sports equipment, office furniture -­ anything of value.

We will usually decline the following items:

  • Smelly or overly stained rugs or furniture (pet urine, mold, food etc.)
  • Particle board furniture (such as kit form computer desks and work stations)
  • Box springs, mattresses and used bed linens
  • Used clothing, except for vintage, designer label & Sports Team items
  • Mismatched kitchen glasses, cups, battered pots and pans
  • Fluffy toys / stuffed toys
  • Appliances, electronics and power tools that are not in working condition
  • Pornographic magazines and DVD’s
  • Any item that we think is either yard sale quality or should be donated

All items consigned to us must be in clean condition.

If you know anything about the history of any of the items, please write the information down and give it to us. Sometimes knowing where it came from can bring better money.

We do not provide a list of what you brought in so it’s always best for both of us if you bring a typed, nicely handwritten or send us an electronic list of the items you are consigning. Something like “Murano Italian glass vase with floral theme bought new in 1980’s”, will help a lot more than: “glass vase”.
COMMISSIONS: per item/lot sold.

40% under $49.99

30% $50 - $299.99

25% $300 - $999.99

20% Over $1000

Handling Your Estate

Estate work is a bit different than consigning in that we are usually called in to remove items, clean them, put them in groups/lots and sometimes, even clean out the house of all items, including garbage. Due to this, estates are a bit higher in commission cost and may require us to charge for picking ups and moving help. One of the good things is; we don’t charge you up front for this but take it out of the commission check. We know you are having a hard time handling the estate and want to be there as a helping hand to relieve you of much of the burden.

We are licensed, bonded and insured and have many years’ experience among us. While we can do an onsite sale or auction, we are usually known for the ability of being able to move the estate to our warehouse, usually within days. This frees up the home for sale or use by another family member in a much quicker method than any other party can offer. Why do a garage sale, spend weeks going over items, haggling with strangers and making garage sale prices when we can sell your items to our large local database of buyers and national audience through online auctions?

COMMISSIONS: per item/lot sold:

50% under $49.99

40% $50 - $299.99

30% $300 - $999.99

20% Over $1000

Upfront cost will be taken out of consignor’s consignment payments.

Business Selling/Consignment

The owner, Al Raines, has started over 40 small businesses, including the Vancouver Business Journal, so knows what you’re going through. Maybe you want to clean out the storage room of equipment or stock you don’t need anymore. That would fall under the consignment arena. Quite a few businesses buy from us on a normal basis and you can get a good price for your items without having to go through all the hassle.

If you need to liquidate an entire business or a large portion (moving sale anyone?), you may need an on-site auction, special on-line auction just for your company or have items moved to another location to facilitate the sale. Contact Al directly and he’ll help you figure something to make it all go smoother and more profitable.