How to buy

Our auctions are open to the public unless otherwise specified.

We offer 2 ways of bidding at our auctions- Online or In-person.


  • Registration for in-person bidding can be done a few days in advance to beat the crowds on auction day. Registration for in-person biddings needs to be done in-person & can not be done online. The bidder paddle number you get upon registration is good only for in-person bidding for that specific auction.
  • ID is needed for registration


  • Registration for online bidding is done online on the platform the auction is hosted on. We do not recommend doing the registration last minute so that if you run into any problems, they can be worked out before the item you are interested is sold.
  • A valid credit card is required for registration

Payment Options

We accept payment in the forms of:

  • Cash
  • Bank or business check
  • Credit or Debit card
  • Wire transfer or ACH
  • Money order


Q. May I come look at items before the auction day?
A. Yes. Anytime during business hours our yard is open.

Q. Can I see what’s for sale online on the upcoming auction?
A. Yes. Most items are listed on our website as well as the online bidding platforms

Q. Can I bid online before auction day?
A. Yes. You can place prebids as soon as the items are listed on the bidding platforms

 Q. Do you offer financing?
A. Yes, detailed financing information is below

 Q.Is there a buyer’s premium?
A. On most auctions, we charge 0% buyers premium $1001 and over and 10% buyer’s premium $1000 and under. Terms are listed on each specific auction. 

Q. Is there a fee to bid online?
A. There is an extra 3% online fee over any bought item.

Q. Why 2 online bidding platforms?
A. More publicity, reach a bigger online audience.


All financing is subject to credit approval. J Martin Auctions does not guarantee credit approval. After chosen application is downloaded and filled out, it needs to be emailed or faxed into the office. After email/faxing in, you must call & speak with Marie to verify everything is filled out correctly and all information that is required is filled out. MUST include a copy of your driver’s license with any application you choose.

For best results, have application filled out & submitted no later than 5 business days before auction you are purchasing at.

Farm Credit East

Powered by Farm Credit, AgDirect is built from the ground up to serve all of your ag-equipment financing needs. You’ll find attractive rates and ag-friendly terms.

  • Must be $25,000 on up
  • Business or farm must be owned by a New York resident
  • Approval within 1-3days

Business Lease Consulting

If you want to work with a finance company that can assist you with all of your new and used equipment finance needs – BLC is what you are looking for!

  • Must be $5,000 on up
  • Business or farm does not need to be owned by a New York resident
  • Approval within 1-3days

General Financial

With General Financial, you instantly get our decades of experience in structuring financial transactions that increase your bottom line. We specialize in Equipment Financing & Leasing, Business Acquisitions, Invoice Factoring, Purchase Order Funding and our most requested Cash Back Loan program.

  • Must be $15,00 on up
  • Business or farm does not need to be owned by New York resident
  • Approval within 1-3days

Tax Exemptions

Buying Titled Vehicles

Notes on buying a titled vehicle, ATV, or Trailer

  • The name on the invoice MUST match the name you plan to register the item in.
  • Titles/Registrations will be given/mailed out after payment is received
  • J Martin Auctions is unable to register your vehicles for you
  • There is a $50 title handling fee to every titled vehicle/trailer