Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we've received from our sellers and buyers.
The seller provides a list of equipment for sale. We conduct an inspection of the identified equipment, then upload the pictures, videos, and descriptions for worldwide exposure.
In an online auction you can bid online in real time. A live virtual auction is an online auction that is called by an auctioneer.
It is seller’s choice. Auction produces fair market value through competitive bidding. Private selling involves a sales team working on your behalf to sell your equipment for a price that you have agreed to list and sell it for.
Yes. We will inspect your equipment so that we can prepare a detailed listing. We will take photographs, videos and document all specs.
With Black Star, your equipment can be sold in an online timed auction, or inside a live virtual unreserved auction conducted online by our auctioneer, or we can sell your equipment as a private sale (no auction). We can also customize a hybrid approach to selling your equipment.
We conduct customized and personalized marketing, leveraging industry publications, social media campaigns, websites, global networks of bidders/buyers, partnerships, sales catalogs, flyers and other promotional advertising, targeted sales outreach, eblast communications and more.
Yes. We conduct dedicated live virtual, or online only auctions for our customers who may be considering a complete dispersal or looking to do a fleet realignment for example. We can also include your items inside one of our regular online auctions.
Black Star will sell your equipment remotely from your site, which would eliminate all transportation fees.
One all funds have been received from all buyers, Black Star will settle your account within 15 business days.
For complete dispersal auctions, the seller will set aside a day or more for onsite buyer inspections. For single items, arrangements can be made for you to view the equipment. Please note that our inspectors collect as much data as they can and take multiple pictures and videos to show the entire asset, and we are transparent in our listings with all findings.
An Asset Manager will be in touch with you immediately after purchase to walk you though the process and coordinate pickup arrangements once payment has cleared.
5 business days
This is an additional percentage charge on top of the equipment selling price that the buyer pays and may vary depending on the type of equipment. This amount can be different from sale to sale.