FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
See below for Frequently Asked Questions regarding Purchasing, Registration/Participation, Billing/Payment, Logistics and Security.
How can I search for machines that Machine Tool Bids has for sale that are not currently in auction?
You can easily search for any machines we have for sale in the search bar on the home page. While we host multiple auctions on Machine Tool Bids, we also host a variety of non-auction sales, including Private Negotiated Sales and Buy Nowsales at deeply discounted prices.
How can I guarantee that a machine is in good working condition?
Machine Tool Bids only accepts machines that are in good working condition for resale, unless expressly noted in the listing. While machines are sold “as is where is,” each machine sold by Machine Tool Bids requires a condition report and any service records to ensure it is in good working condition and to advise of any possible defects, retrofits or updates. Machines that are labeled with a “Start Up Guarantee” (see below) carry a warranty. Machines that are labeled as “Fully Functional” indicate that the machine is in good working order with no defects. All specs, photos and video (where applicable) are posted with each listing to ensure a transparent view of each machine.
If you are interested in a machine, but do not see the “Start Up Guarantee” and/or “Fully Functional” label included in its listing, please contact Machine Tool Bids at (312) 604-1850 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
How can I schedule an inspection?
To schedule an inspection, please contact your account manager, who will work with you and the seller to set up the inspection. If you have not yet worked with an account manager, please contact (312) 604-1850 or email info@Machinetoolbids.com to be connected with the appropriate account manager that is working with the machine you are interested in viewing.
What does a “Start-Up Guarantee” mean?
A “Start-Up Guarantee” means that the machine carries a warranty and is being represented as fully functional upon delivery and initial start-up. If the machine is not in good working order or proven mechanically unsatisfactory upon initial start-up, the machine may be returned, freight prepaid, for refund of the purchase price or repair at Machine Tool Bids option. The buyer must notify Machine Tool Bids within 10 days of shipment if the machine is not in good working order or is mechanically unsatisfactory.
What does “Fully Functional” mean?
Machines that are labeled as “Fully Functional” indicate that the machine is in good working order but does not carry a warranty.
Does Machine Tool Bids accept trade-ins?
Machine Tool Bids does accept machinery trade-ins. If you are looking to purchase a machine through Machine Tool Bids, and are also looking to sell any of your surplus machines, please contact us to discuss a trade-in deal. View additional details about trade-ins.
How can I learn about upcoming auctions?
Machine Tool Bids sends out a weekly newsletter that features machines available in auction as well as any updates about new machines. To receive alerts of upcoming auction dates and new inventory, sign up for the Machine Tool Bids newsletter