Welcome to Martin Auctioneers

Your one stop destination for household & office furniture, toys, tools and pretty much anything. Open from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 8am-12pm (First Saturday of Every Month).

Why Auction ?

26 January 2020

Why Auction ? This is usually quite a common question people ask themselves when they need to dispose of assets. The most common answer is that it is quick and painless. This is true in most parts, but problems can occur with “Fly by night” auctioneers. They will take your assets, sell them, and you will battle to get paid. This is equivalent to organised robbery or expropriation without compensation – Both of which don’t belong in business and society.

At Martin Auctioneers, we pride ourselves on giving you personal attention and ensuring the most seamless process from start to finish. The company is owner run and their hands on approach is what seperates them from the rest.For the past 39 years, we have made both Buyers & Sellers feel like part of the family. We have established partnerships with many of the major brands throughout South Africa and continue to do so on a daily basis.

Why Auction? If you still unsure, why not contact us and we will try and assist in making your life easier.

Social Media Entrepreneurs

29 January 2020

SOCIAL MEDIA…. the words that have changed the world and defined a generation. As we all know (and seldom admit it), we all use social media at some point of our day. Viewing family photographs from across the globe, playing your favourite game or searching your best Oxtail potjie recipe. They creep in without us even knowing.

With Social media comes another interesting dimension. I like to call it “The Social Media Entrepeneur”. In today’s difficult times, we are all trying to make ends meet and sell off any old items we don’t use any longer. The only problem with this is the false marketplace that it creates. I get told on a daily basis “They are selling online for “X” amount”. While this is totally true, the reality behind it is that they are not selling. The price is usually over inflated and negotiated down along the way. You might be asking yourself “How does that affect the auction industry?”

Well, the simple answer is, we rely on a fair market price. It is a price that is going to make both seller and buyer happy at the same time. With false prices comes false hope, and with false hope we have sad sellers and buyers.

Years and years of experience and knowledge in the field of buying and selling 2nd hand goods are destroyed with the simple click of a few buttons by our “Social Media Entrepeneurs”. If you are thinking of selling your antique chair, kids toys or old bed, do your homework first and help keep the market a fair and true reflection. If you cant find any information on your items, contact one of the experts in that field. I am certain that they would be more than willing to help.

” Our friendly and experienced staff are there to assist you from start to finish with the auction process ”

With 1200m² of floor space in the heart of the bustling CBD, Martin Auctioneers is the place to be. Our friendly and experienced staff are there to assist you from start to finish with the auction process. From Office furniture to Tools to 83″ Tv’s, we stock it all. Contact us or view our Facebook page for further info on upcoming auctions. We look forward to welcoming you to the thrill of our live auctions.