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While it is not necessary to pre-register, we strongly recommend that you do so, as it will only expedite the bidding process and enhance your auction experience.
bidder fee $100 REFUNDED WITH VEHICLE PURCHASE
Includes 1 Guest Pass, Complimentary Daily Valet Parking Pass, Preferred Seating and Invitation to Thursday Evening Reception and Charity Auction. Bidder Registration is located on the first floor of the Branson Convention Center in the glass atrium. The most convenient entrance and Valet Parking will be the South Sycamore entrance underneath the SKYWALK across from the parking garage.
To pre-register we will need, a completed and signed bidder's registration form, a $100.00 bidder's registration fee, a copy of your driver's license, dealer information if applicable, and an approved and verified method of payment for vehicles purchased at the auction. Accepted methods of payment include checks verified by the bank they are written against with a bank letter of guarantee, a valid J.J. Best Banc & CO. account approved to the value of the vehicle purchased, or cash. You can send your registration form and bank letter to
The Branson Collector Car Auction
PO Box 6907
Branson, Missouri 65615
or you may fax them to 417-336-5616. The auction site can be pretty hectic, and a fair share of bidders wait to register until they arrive at the site. This means there may be a long wait to be approved as a bidder. So, while you do not have to pre-register, doing so will enhance your auction experience. If you have any questions, please call us direct at 800-335-3063.
Click Here for our bidder registration form (PDF format)
Click Here for our absentee bidder agreement (PDF format)
Click Here for our buyer agreement form (PDF format)
Click Here for our terms of service (PDF format)
Click Here for a sample bank letter (PDF format)
Buying A Vehicle
If you are inexperienced as a buyer at auction, you may be unaware of specific operating procedures and obligations you may incur when you participate. We strongly urge that all potential bidders read and understand all terms of sale contained in our Bidder Agreement, Purchase Contract and the Bidder's Registration Application that will be signed. Announcements may be made at the beginning of the sale which can take priority over printed matter. A bidder will not be allowed to disregard his legal obligations expressed in these contracts. Since all vehicles are sold AS IS, WHERE IS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES OF ANY TYPE, you are obliged to thoroughly research and inspect any car before it is purchased. Adjust your bidding according to problems and conditions of the car. Under auction law, you become the legal owner of the vehicle when the auctioneer says "sold." You remain legally responsible for tendering full, proper payment on sale day regardless of finding differences, faults or problems with the car after it is purchased.
After you have registered to bid and inspected your vehicle of interest, enter the auction ring and give your bid to our ring man or auctioneer. If you are successful, our clerk will approach you and ask you to sign the clerk ticket. You will retain a copy for your records. Please go to Auction Office within one hour of purchasing a vehicle to make payment.
Register As A Bidder
Your first step towards buying is to register as a bidder. You will be required to provide verification that you have the means to fully pay for each purchase made on sale day. Funds must be: cash, certified bank check or personal or company check accompanied by an irrevocable bank letter of guarantee. J.J. Best Banc & CO. will also have representatives on site. Please see the representative on-site to obtain your line of credit before registering to bid.
Paying by Cash
If you are paying by cash you will be asked to leave a $2,500.00 deposit at the time of registration. Cash purchases over $10,000.00 are fully reported to the federal government in accordance with applicable law.
Buyer Terms & Payment
Payments for purchases will be made to Collector Cars International, dba, The Branson Auction and CCI will issue checks to consignors within 2 weeks after the auction. Payments must be made with good funds which are defined as cash, cashier's check, travelers checks or personal/company checks backed by an irrevocable letter guaranteeing the amount to be covered by the check. This currently dated letter must be presented and will be attached to our copy of your bidder registration form. Drafts are not acceptable. No exceptions.
After the Sale
Titles will be mailed out to buyers within 2 weeks after the auction. All titles will be sent "Certified Mail". Storage and transportation costs will be your responsibility. We have been using Passport Transport for over thirty years and highly recommend their services. They are on sight in the auction ballroom.
Insure your Purchase
To protect your purchase against damage or theft, be sure to contact your insurance carrier to make the proper arrangements. Coverage should be in effect as of the fall of the hammer. The Branson Auction does not provide insurance coverage of any type protecting against damage or loss to or resulting from your vehicle or its contents.