Following is the text of the ads that are running in various papers.  That's why it invites you to go to the web site, where you obviously already are.


  


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AUCTION LOCATION!!
19 MILES WEST OF SHELBY ON HWY 2 OR 2 MILES EAST OF CUT BANK. SOUTH 1 MILE ON STAHL ROAD -- WATCH FOR SIGNS!! 

INSPECTION 12-7 PM ON FRIDAY AUGUST 25 WITH REGISTRATION FOR BIDDER NUMBERS BEGINNING AT 3 PM, CLOSING AT 7 pm.  

AUCTION DAY INSPECTION BEGINS AT 7:00 AM. REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 8 AM. AUCTION BEGINS AT 9 AM AFTER INTRODUCTIONS & ANNOUNCEMENTS.

THIS IS NOT AN AUCTION FOR SMALL CHILDREN OR DOGS!   
 



WE have had several questions from people planning to come to the auction.

1.  Is this a ONE DAY Auction???  How will you ever get done???? 

We have about 400 lots to sell.  We are starting at 9 AM with introductions, announcements, etc., and should be selling cars by 9:15 to 9:30.  We don't fool around and don't piddle with boxes of worn out tools and pallets of junk.  Any small items will sell at the end of the auction, not the beginning.  

It is possible since we have 3 auctioneers and at least 2 clerks that we may run a second ring late in the day -- probably selling antique farm machinery in one ring and the hoods, fenders, etc. in another.   

2. What is the order of the auction??

Cars first, gas pumps at the end of the second row, more cars & pickups, trucks, machinery, parts and misc.  

3.  What if you don't get done??

 In the event it gets dark before we are through everything we will begin again at 9 AM Sunday.  That is unlikely.

4.  What about load out?  

A.  Vehicles can be loaded as soon as they are purchased and the crowd has moved along to where loading can be done safely by the purchaser and without holding up the auction. Generally here, we are speaking of vehicles that can be driven or winched on to a trailer although the fork lift will be loading out as possible.  Any purchases must be paid in full before they can leave the grounds of the auction.  Receipts will be checked at the gate and every activity on the auction grounds is recorded and photographed.  Entrance to the auction grounds gives us permission to do so.  

B. For vehicles that need to be picked up with a fork lift we will have at least one fork lift there to load.  This service will be provided by a private contractor at the buyer's risk, liability and permission. There will be a small charge per vehicle loaded.  

C. Load out time will be as possible the day of the auction and we will have crew there for load out on Sunday, August 27 as well as a few days after.  Buyers of multiple vehicles that need to make several trips will need to contact the sellers to make appointments to pick up vehicles.  We will provide cell phone numbers to buyers that need to return.  

D.  All vehicles, parts, etc., sell where is, as is.  We can not and do not imply that we can protect and preserve any purchases following the fall of the hammer by the auctioneer.  Buyers need to protect their purchases from removal, damage, theft of small parts etc.  The auction company will make no refund or redress for any missing purchases.  

E. Any and all purchases left for later pickup are left at the risk and responsibility of the buyer.  We cannot and will not protect purchases.  

5. How will you keep track of what is sold?

We DO NOT mark purchases.  Bring a can of spray paint, Sharpies, etc. to mark your purchases.  Again, we are not responsible for protection or identification of any purchase after it is sold.    

6.  CASH PAYMENTS:  Payments made in cash are placed in a separate envelope, marked with the amount, name and number of the buyer and held in that envelope until the bank deposit is made.  All large cash payments are opened at the bank and checked by the bank for counterfeit bills.  Any found are turned over to the United States Marshalls Service and FBI for prosecution.  No exceptions.  

7.  Is there Internet bidding?  No 

8.  Can I bid by phone?  No.  This service is not provided by the auction company.  We may be able to hook you up with someone that will provide that service.  They will charge a fee and will be responsible for payment at the end of the auction, in full.  We will wait for no payments from telephone bidders.  

9.  Can I place an absentee bid?  No.  That service is not provided by the auction company for this auction.  We may be able to hook you up with someone that will provide that service.  They will charge a fee and will be responsible for payment at the end of the auction, in full.  We will wait for no payments from absentee bidders. 


10.  Can I pay by credit card?  No.  Cash or bankable check day of auction.  Out of state bidders must be pre-approved to pay by check.  Contact Stan.  

CHECK BACK FOR FURTHER UPDATES!

1.  We may have a vehicle listed that should not be.  We have a photo of a red Ford pickup on the brochure that we are unable to identify and are unsure how the photo got on the brochure.  We are working on an answer.  

If you are planning to bid on that pickup, check first before driving very far to buy it.  (We think it may have come from the company that prints the brochures -- that they inadvertently placed a photo from another auction on our brochure.  More research needed)  

Here is a link to a photo gallery the Great Falls Tribune did of some of the cars in the auction:  http://www.greatfallstribune.com/picture-gallery/life/2017/08/17/gallery-rustless-in-montana-car-auctions-in-cut-bank/104682662/  Also, KRTV in Great Falls did a nice video piece on the auction.  Thanks to both of them.  

Here are more photos that we just got loaded........