Brasher’s Northwest Auto Auction, Eugene, Ore., hosted its first two-day specialty auction on Dec. 9-10 with 550 units on sale, including over 250 RVs.
According to Brasher’s, opening night featured an inventory of powersports and marine units that ran across two live auction blocks. A record 140 online bidders factored into over 85% of the merchandise being sold.
The next day’s auction drew 475 bidders for Brasher’s RV inventory. The sale included consignment from Bank of America, Bank of the West, US Bank, Key Bank, GE Money, GE Commercial Distribution Finance and many Pacific Northwest dealerships.
Brashers hosts two specialty auctions on the second and fourth weeks monthly and averages over 600 units a month. Condition reports and photos of units are available online.
In other auction news, the Dec. 12 bankruptcy auction for the assets of Middlebury, Ind.-based Pilgrim International Inc. was an “excellent sale,” said Brad Hooley, owner and chief auctioneer at Bartel & Co.
The Elkhart Truth reported that a total of 804 bidders signed up and an estimated crowd of 2,000 attended the day-long event at the company’s headquarters. The group included a number of RV manufacturers as well as buyers from 15 states.
The dollar amount garnered from the sale was not publicly available but Hooley said, “It was well above the expectations. It was a excellent sale.”
Because of the size of the crowd, the auction started a little before the scheduled time of 9 a.m. and finished at 6 p.m. All the items purchased had been removed from the former Pilgrim property by Tuesday evening.