Online auctions

Online auctions are another way in which you can bid on auctions or purchase through Buy Now - from the comfort of the Turners’ website.

It’s easy to tell which goods are in online auctions, simply look for the blue box below.

 

 

We have two types of online auctions;

  • Turners Trade Me Auctions - these auctions are held in partnership with Trade Me, you can bid on either the Turners or Trade Me website. If you’re a Trade Me user, a lot of the bidding process will be familiar to you. To bid on online auctions you need to link your Turners account to Trade Me, it’s very simple and will only take a minute – and you only need to do it once.
  • Turners Online Auctions - similar to above but the auctions are only available on the Turners website and buyers fees are not included in the amount you're bidding. You don't need to link your account to Trade Me.

You can tell which type of online auction you're bidding on in the listing, see the image below.

 

Frequently asked questions


Below are some FAQs that will help you learn more about online auctions.

ONLINE AUCTIONS FAQS

How can I bid on Turners Online Auctions?

If you're set up to bid on Turners Live, you're already set up to bid on these auctions. If not, please see the instructions below.

Private customers & companies

Log into your Turners website account 
Go to MY ACCOUNT
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Click ACCOUNT DETAILS - Edit
Go to the ACCOUNT TYPE section at the bottom of the page and tick the box that says BID ONLINE. Or you will see a red 'BID ONLINE' button on the top right hand side
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You will then be prompted to enter your credit card details. To authorise your card we need to charge $1 to it, this will be credited back onto your card after a couple of days.


Registered Motor Vehicle Traders, Licensed Second-hand Dealers & Licensed Dismantlers

- Log into your Turners website account  
Go to MY ACCOUNT
Click ACCOUNT DETAILS - Edit
Click the red 'BID ONLINE' button on the top right hand side
If you can't see the red button you may not be registered with us as a licensed dealer. Go to the ACCOUNT TYPE section at the bottom of the page and ensure the correct account type is selected, fill in the additional details and we will send a General Agreement to Trade form. You will need to complete this form to be registered as a dealer within our system

How can I bid on Turners Trade Me auctions?

Go to MY ACCOUNT, and select ACCOUNT DETAILS – Edit. You will then see the LINK MY TRADE ME ACCOUNT button below

Alternatively, if you click on the BID or BUY NOW button in an online auction you will be prompted to link your account.

Why do I need to link my Turners account to Trade Me?

This is because our Turners Trade Me Auctions are held in partnership with Trade Me, you need to link your Turners account to Trade Me to be able to bid or Buy Now.

You do not need to link your account to Trade Me for Turners Online Auctions.

What if I don’t link my Turners account to Trade Me?

You can still search for and view goods in online auctions. You can even ask questions, but you can’t bid on or buy the good if it's a Turners Trade Me Auction - you can if it's a Turners Online Auction.

What if I don’t have a Trade Me account?

If you don’t have a Trade Me account and would like to bid on Turners Trade Me Auctions you will need to create one. Then link your Turners account to Trade Me.

You can still search for and view all goods on www.turners.co.nz without linking to Trade Me.

What’s the difference between online auctions and Turners live?

Turners Live allows you to bid on live auctions that are taking place physically and are run by an auctioneer in front of customers.

Online auctions are only held online, there is no physical auction or auctioneer. The customers are all online.

What’s an autobid?

Autobid will place bids at the next minimum amount up to your maximum, if you are outbid.

If the reserve has not been met and your autobid exceeds the reserve, a bid will be placed at the reserve amount.

Learn more about autobids here.

How do I place an autobid?

1)      Specify the maximum you want to bid in the box

2)      Tick the autobid box - MY BID (on the left hand side) will then change to MY MAXIMUM BID

3)      Click AUTOBID

 

Learn more about autobids here.

What’s a screen name?

Your screen name is dispayed next to your bid.

Turners Trade Me Auctions
Your screen name will be your Trade Me user name, as these auctions are held in partnership with Trade Me. 

Turners Online Auctions 
If you don't have a screen name your Turners website account name will be displayed. You can set your screen name here.

For Damaged and End of Life Cars the identity of the other bidders is kept completely private.

What payment options are there?

Payment options will vary, but are likely to include; direct credit, cash, EFTPOS, Visa or Mastercard*.

Our standard terms are that funds need to clear before goods can be released.

*Please note that we charge an extra 2% on all credit card transactions. We are unable to accept cheques.

Are there any buyers fees?

Turners Trade Me online auctions
There are no additional buyers fees. What you bid, is what you pay.

Turners online auctions
Standard dealer buyers fees will apply on top of your bid price.

What shipping options are there?

Goods bought via online auctions will be available for pick up and/ or shipping at the buyers expense. 

How do I ask a question about a good?

Please use the QUESTIONS & ANSWERS tab at the bottom of the listing. You need to be logged into your account to ask a question.

Why am I receiving emails from Trade Me?

Because our Turners Trade Me Auctions are held in partnership with Trade Me, you will receive emails from them depending on your Trade Me notification settings.

To check your Trade Me notification settings:

1)      Go to www.trademe.co.nz

2)      Login in

3)      Go to ‘My Trade Me’

4)      Click on 'view my Trade Me'  

4)      Under ‘More options’ click on ‘Email options’

How do I apply for finance?

To find out more about Turners Finance and to apply, please visit www.turners.co.nz/Finance

There is a lot of helpful information including, application forms, booking a no obligation consultation and a loan calculator.