PLEASE READ THIS COMPLETELY BEFORE BIDDING AND BUYING!
Please click here to review the General Conditions of Sale/Sale Agreement.
You will be required to sign the Sale Agreement set forth in the link above at the end of the auction - it will be sent for electronic signature via email.
Please review all information below as well.
POST SALE CONTACT NUMBERS:
PAYMENTS: Laura Bell 580-505-9996
HAULING: Happy Goodson 940-284-6974
PAPERWORK: Cody Green 903-436-7021
If you purchase a horse on the auction, here is the process:
1. On Sunday AFTER ALL LOTS HAVE COMPLETED (so typically Sunday EVENING or early Monday morning) you will receive an email with the following:
-Horse Information/Purchase Price
Payment Options are:
***DO NOT SEND PAYMENT WITHOUT CONFIRMING PAYMENT CHOICE WITH US VIA EMAIL.***
1. Credit Card - Add 4.0% fee - WE DO NOT keep the credit card you used to register on file. There will be a button on the email that says "Pay Now" - you may use this to safely pay for your purchase with a card. 4.0% will be automatically added.
2. Wire Transfer - must send confirmation of wire the next business day after the sale. PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT NAME WIRE WILL COME IN UNDER! We can't credit payment to you if we don't know who its from! WIRE INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE IN EMAIL.
3. Overnighted check - must send a tracking number to us Monday via email **DO NOT REQUIRE A SIGNATURE OR IT WILL DELAY US RECEIVING THE CHECK**
We will need a reply to that email as soon as possible with your chosen payment option.
VERIFICATION OF PAYMENT MUST BE SENT TO US BY MONDAY AT 5 PM CST VIA EMAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, we pursue any NON-PAYERS with ANY AND ALL legal remedies that we can.
You will receive an electronic document to your email with an invoice/sale agreement. You MUST sign this and put your AQHA information on the bottom of it so we can get your new horses papers transferred to you.
When payment is received and cleared in the office, your horse will be ready for transport.
HOW TO REGISTER & BID
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND DOWNLOADING THE APP TO YOUR IPHONE, IPAD OR ANDROID - the entire process of bidding and buying is much easier! Search "Select Online Horse Sales" in the App Store and it will pull right up!
1. GETTING A BIDDER NUMBER
FOR FIRST TIME Bidders:
Bidder Registration IS A TWO-PART PROCESS
1. Create An Account
-Click Sign Up Now on Login Screen: https://bid.theselectonline.com/login
-Set up your Username and Password. You only do this ONCE.
-Keep this username and password in a safe place. You are financially responsible for any bids placed by a user that is logged in with this username and password.
2. Register to Bid - Each auction is a separate event.
You will receive a different number for each auction in which you participate.
- Log in with username and password
- Click on “Register” (Located on the Auction page next to each item listed or All Auctions page next to the name of the Sale
- Verify all contact information is accurate
-Fill in credit card info
****WE WILL NOT CHARGE YOUR CARD FOR ANY HORSES WON. WE DO NOT KEEP THIS ON FILE - THIS IS ONLY USED TO VERIFY YOU ARE A REAL PERSON PLACING BIDS. THIS IS A SECURE PLATFORM TO ENTER YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION.*****
AGAIN, YOUR CARD WILL NOT BE CHARGED IF YOU WIN A HORSE
-Click the box next to “Agree to Terms & Conditions of Sale” and "I am 18 years of age or older"
- Click REGISTER
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
BUYER is responsible for lining up transport for any horses purchased. Solo Select Horses can help match you up with a hauler if needed.
You will have 7 days of complimentary board after the sale, unless it is otherwise noted on that horses specific lot. Board charges AFTER the 7 days are as follows: Stall Board/Dry Mares (horses without foals on their side) - $25/day. Wet Mares (horses with foals on their side) - $27/day - beginning 7 days after the auction. BOARD BILL MUST BE PAID BEFORE HORSE CAN LEAVE.
TRANSPORT - CLICK HERE TO GO TO "HITCH YOUR HORSE A RIDE" Facebook group - you can post here to find rides for horses all over the US and Canada.
SOLO SELECT HORSES:
All horses that are located in Whitesboro, TX are not available to ride before the sale. We will allow the public to view (not ride) horses on the DAY OF THE SALE during the open house hours stated on the first lot of the sale. We understand some buyers do not want to purchase a horse without riding it first. We respect the decision and encourage them to shop with private sellers who can be more accommodating to their preferences.
CONSIGNMENT HORSES (NOT located in Whitesboro, TX at Solo Select):
If a horse is a consignment horse, you may feel free to contact the consignor regarding viewing/riding their horse before the sale. We do not personally know the consignment horses that are not at our place, so we encourage you to call those consignors and go see those horses if possible.
We encourage all buyers to have the veterinarian of your choice examine any horse you are interested in. The Pre-Purchase Exam must be done PRIOR TO THE END OF THE SALE. You may call the office to schedule a time to have horses examined by a veterinarian. You cannot perform any Pre-Purchase Exams after the close of the auction. All horses are sold AS IS, WHERE IS with ALL existing conditions and defects. There are no guarantees, express or implied, on any horses. Veterinarian statements are provided but are NOT MEANT TO BE A REPLACEMENT FOR A PRE-PURCHASE EXAM. Radiographs are provided on riding horses, but findings are NOT READ in the veterinarian statement. It is highly recommended that a buyer do all due diligence prior to sale time, including, but not limited to: Pre-Purchase Exams, exams to verify breeding soundness, having a licensed veterinarian read radiographs, and any/all other due diligence a buyer desires. All radiographs and information inside the dropbox are NO LONGER AVAILABLE to the public after the lot closes. NO EXCEPTIONS.
HELPFUL HINTS ABOUT BIDDING in the Internet Auction
Please read the information below to give yourself the best chance of being the successful bidder at the end of the auction!
PLACING A BID
-Click on the “Bid” button for the horse that interests you.
Next Bid is … indicates what the next bid needs to be in order to get IN. Bidding is set in increment amounts.
If two bidders bid at the same time, the first bid that reaches the internet auction computer will be given the amount - the second bidder will be asked to bid the next available amount.
Click only once to place a bid, Your bid will be visible the next time your page refreshes.
MAX BID OR AUTOMATIC BID
* With Automatic bidding you can enter your maximum bid, then sit back and watch. When you set a Max Bid the auction software automatically bids on your behalf up to your maximum bid. If the lot ends for less than your maximum, that's all you have to pay. You won't have to keep coming back to re-bid every time another bid is placed. Your maximum is kept confidential from other bidders.
The system will only bid up to your maximum amount as necessary to maintain you as the high bidder. If another bidder has a higher maximum, you'll be outbid. But, if no other bidder has a higher maximum, you win the lot.
PLEASE Review your Bid BEFORE you click the BID button.
Using the single Bid button will not be as quick as using the Automatic Bid.
Due to slow internet connections, we cannot guarantee last second bids will get through every time, so please don't hesitate when bidding one bid at a time. We suggest utilizing the automatic/max bid button to ensure your bids are accepted.
LOT CLOSE TIME(S)/EXTENDED BIDDING
Each lot will close TWO MINUTES after the lot preceding it.
Lot 100 - closes at 1:00 pm
Lot 101 - closes at 1:02 pm
Lot 102 - closes at 1:04 pm
Lot 103 - closes at 1:06 pm
...and so on - HOWEVER, if bidding is active during the last 3 minutes of the lot - the system will go into EXTENDED BIDDING, and additional time will be added to the clock to allow the under-bidder to respond. Bidding will not close until 2 minutes pass without a bid being placed. Watch the time clock under the picture of the horse to determine how much time remains.
Bid Increments automatically increase as the price increases - see below!
If you have any questions about the process, please don't hesitate to call Melanie Smith at (940) 733-8581