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Frequently Asked Questions:
 Who is Auction BDI?
 Do I have to log-on to see a list of this week's material?
 What are your business hours?
 Where is Auction BDI and how do I get there?
 Can you explain the timetable for your auction?
 How do I change my e-mail address?
 Do you recycle monitors and televisions?
 How will I know you received my bid?
 What is the last time I can pickup my material?
 What happens at the end of Friday when I dont pickup up my material?
 How long do I have to pickup material?
 What happens if I do't receive any notification?
 What happens if my material does not sell?
 How much will the system automatically raise my bid?
 What is Auction BDI's EH&S Policy?
 What are defined as key functions?
 
Who is Auction BDI?  
Auction BDI is an Electronic Equipment and Parts Consignment Auction House, we specialize in resale of electronic equipment.

The Auction Cycle:
1. Each week a new list of equipment is posted to this site.
2. The list is posted Monday evening and remains open until Sunday 11:59pm PST.
3. On Monday, material is awarded to the highest bidder.

Selling your Equipment:
Many old pieces of equipment still have value. Every week more than 100 sales lots are posted on our web site. More than a thousand businesses have used our service to sell their excess and obsolete equipment. Thousands of buyers have signed up to participant in our weekly auction since 1993.

Auction Consignment Process:
Call us to schedule a free pickup of 10 or more items in the S.F Bay Area. Our drivers will load your material and give you a receipt. We accept most unwanted electronic items regardless of condition. We will sort your material by marketable and recycle condition at our location. All marketable items will be auctioned and a monthly detail settlement report and check will be mailed to you. The revenue sharing is usually split equally.

Donate your Proceeds:
Donate your proceeds directly to our Community Partner the Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB). When you schedule a pickup, be sure to mention the SHFB and we will automatically send the net proceeds from the sale of your equipment directly to the SHFB. The pickup receipt contains tax-deductible information for your records and a thank you letter from the SHFB will be mailed to you acknowledging your generous contribution. With the money that is donated, two meals are served for every dollar donated.
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Do I have to log-on to see a list of this week's material? 
No to see a list of the material we have for bid, click on the green BUY button, this takes a moment to load. To place a bid you will need to log-on.
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What are your business hours? 
We are open daily 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday- Friday. Closed on weekends and National Holidays.
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Where is Auction BDI and how do I get there? 
Auction BDI
1108 Pecten Ct
Milpitas, Ca 95035

From San Francisco: take 101 south to the Montague Exit. Head east over the freeway for 6 miles. Turn right on Pecten Ct and go 500ft to last driveway on your right.

From Morgan Hill: take 101 North 17 miles. Take the I-680 N exit towards Sacramento for 6 miles. Take the Landess Ave/Montague exit. Go west on Montague for 500 feet. Turn left on Pecten Ct and go 500ft to last driveway on your right.

From Oakland: take 880 S 35 miles. Exit onto Montague Expy east for 2 miles. Turn right on Pecten Ct and go 500ft to last driveway on your right.
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Can you explain the timetable for your auction? 
The Auction Cycle:
1. Each week a new list of equipment is posted to this site.
2. The list is posted Monday evening and remains open until Sunday 11:59pm PST.
3. On Monday, material is awarded to the highest bidder.
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How do I change my e-mail address? 
Once you have Logged-on go to your Personal Page under the My Account tab.
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Do you recycle monitors and televisions? 
Effective January 15, 2005 the State of California approved AUCTION BDI as a “Covered Electronic Waste Collector (CEW)” for both Monitors and Televisions.

If you have monitors or televisions that were purchased in California, bring them to us during normal business hours. Your monitor will be recycled here in the state of California in compliance with California SB20.

Monitors and Televisions are accepted without charge regardless of condition.
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How will I know you received my bid? 
Your will receive an e-mail confirming your bid. You can also view your bidding history in your My Account Personal Page after you log on. Bids are updated daily after 5pm PST.
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What is the last time I can pickup my material? 
The latest you can pickup material is 4:00pm on Friday!
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What happens at the end of Friday when I dont pickup up my material? 
1) A cancellations fee may be applied at $30 per lot or
2) A storage fee may be applied at $30 per lot per day beginning Saturday depending on customer request.
3) Account may be terminated. Once terminated, a credit card is needed on file to re-establish account.
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How long do I have to pickup material? 
You can pickup your winning lots Monday through Friday by 4pm. Friday is last day to pickup material.
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What happens if I do't receive any notification? 
If you do't receive a notification by 12 noon on Monday please call our number 800-564-3200 and find out the results.
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What happens if my material does not sell? 
Your material will be recycled into the proper waste steam. Metal with metal, etc.
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How much will the system automatically raise my bid? 
The system increments bids by $1 over the second highest bidder until it reaches your high bid value. Example: If you placed a minimum bid of $25 and a High bid of $100 and another bidder places a high bid of $75, your bid will be increased to $76.
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What is Auction BDI's EH&S Policy? 
·         Auction BDI is committed to sorting, repair, data destruction, repurposing and refurbishing services for all electronic equipment.
 
·         Auction BDI has a zero tolerance landfill policy and will protect the environment by maintaining the highest possible standards of recycling and reuse excellence.
 
·         Auction BDI is committed to the prevention of pollution and the prevention of injury and ill health.
 
·         Auction BDI is committed to meeting customer requirements.
 
·         Auction BDI is committed to managing used and end of life electronic equipment based on a reuse, refurbishment, recovery, disposal (RRD) hierarchy including onsite and downstream materials management throughout the recycling chain. 
 
·         Auction BDI is committed to managing Focus Materials throughout the recycling chain to final disposition with due diligence to protect our environment.
 
·         Auction BDI is committed to continuous improvement achieved through monitoring of objectives and targets and rigorous evaluation of our management system.
 
·         Auction BDI is committed to complying with all legal and other requirements.
 
·         Auction BDI is committed to communicating and reinforcing this policy throughout our company, as well as, to our customers, our suppliers and to the public.
 
We recognize that the responsibilities for environment, health & safety and security are shared, requiring cooperation, not only between employees and their supervisors, but among and between all those who assume the various roles within the company.
 
Auction BDI will continually improve the EH&S system and performance.  This will include the setting of EH&S goals, taking into consideration our EH&S aspects and impacts from our business, financial, operational and legal requirements as well as the views of interested parties.
 
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What are defined as key functions? 
Laptops: Adapter, Motherboard/CPU, Memory, Hard Drive, Screen/Hinge, Battery

Desktops/Servers: Power Supply, Motherboard/CPU, Memory, Hard Drive(s)

LCD's: Power Supply, Screen, Video Inputs
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