Centurion Auction FAQs
Our medical equipment auctions take place every five weeks in each of our locations. We also hold hospital liquidation auctions several times annually.
To help you make an informed decision, inspection is always held one to two days before the auction. You will have the opportunity to look for the model and serial numbers and visually inspect the goods to be sold. There is no auction contingency, meaning that although we do our best to photograph and describe each lot offered, we do not warrant photos and descriptions.
On-site registration is done on auction day. Bidders will sign our terms and conditions and either make a refundable $500 cash, credit card or check deposit. Wire transfer deposits and payments are accepted only by prior arrangement. Online buyers may pre-register and are encouraged to do so several days before the event on our website. Please note that Centurion does not go through registration until the day before the auction. Online bidders must pay a refundable $2000 deposit to participate in the auction.
For first-time bidders, Centurion requires a valid driver’s license, state ID, or passport. This can be uploaded when registering for our auctions.
There is a $500 refundable deposit fee to attend our auction ON-SITE that is required during the registration process. If you’re participating in our auction via ONLINE WEBCAST, there is a $2,000 refundable deposit fee. If there are no purchases made, your deposit is returned in full.
All items/lots in the auction are purchased “as is, where is” irrespective of condition, wear, damage, and with all faults. All sales of items/lots are final and without any warranty, guarantee, or representation of any kind.
As a general guideline, we sell an average of approximately 200 lots per hour. While we cannot quote a specific time that the auction will last, we ask that bidders be prepared to allow sufficient time to remain present.
All invoices are sent via email within 24 hours of the auction closing. All purchases must be paid-in-full within three business days of the auction by cash, check, wire transfer, or credit card. When paying by credit card, a credit card authorization form must be signed and submitted that authorizes the charge by Centurion Service Group.
No. The purchase contract is solely between Centurion and the winning bidder.
Sales tax will be charged according to state law unless the buyer provides proof of sales tax exemption. Generally, a valid reseller’s certificate avoids local sales tax.
Advise the auction office of any discrepancy immediately either in person, by email or phone. Please have your buyer number ready for easy reference.
No. It is the buyer’s sole responsibility to arrange the packing, loading, removing, and shipping of the items purchased at auction.
Centurion Sales FAQs
Centurion takes all types of equipment, including Biomed, Facilities, OR, Radiology, Lab, and Central Supply. Centurion does not take IT equipment or office furniture unless it is a facility relocation or closure.
No, Centurion custom quotes the truck space ranging from a pallet to a full truck. Your Centurion Account Manager can help advise you on when to schedule pickups and assist in developing a routine.
Centurion’s Logistics Manager will work with you directly to accommodate any specific requests (i.e., pick-up timeline, box truck vs. full truck, labor requirements, etc.)
Upon arrival at one of Centurion’s warehouses, your items will be inventoried, advertised, and lotted for sale in our next live auction. Auctions occur every five weeks.
Yes! With our new Seller Portal, you will be able to log in and see your inventory in real time.
Yes, Centurion offers full transparency to all customers. You’ll have access to a seller portal to get real-time updates on equipment status and guest logins to watch the live auctions simulcast online.
Centurion Service Group remains the top used medical equipment aggregator in the world, providing the largest database of items sold. Centurion’s appraisers and auctioneers leverage our historical data to ensure all assets are sold at market price. Centurion markets to our 17,000 bidders to create a competitive bidding environment to ensure all assets are sold.
Centurion’s internal database is updated weekly from the 14,000 pieces of medical equipment sold each month. Our certified appraisers and auctioneers understand the price and value in the current market.
Centurion offers refurbished equipment for purchase, e-waste management, bio-med training and services, certified appraisals, inventory services, and de-installation/cleanouts (prices are custom-quoted).
With your seller portal account, you will be notified via email once the items are sold.
99% of all inventory sells. For the 1% that does not, it will go in the next monthly live auction. If it continues not to sell, we dispose of it at our discretion and expense.
We work with each account individually, and it will be based on the GPO contract currently in place. Please reach out to your Regional Account Manager for your specific contract information.