ANGER OVER CHEQUES FOR CASH AT MACHINERY AUCTION
It appears that not everybody was entirely happy with aspects of the machinery auction that attracted a substantial attendance to the old mart site in Mitchelstown on Saturday last.
It is claimed that many of those who paid a deposit of €1,000 in order to bid were angry when they were furnished with cheques for the amount originally submitted, in many cases as cash, when they went to reclaim the money at the end of the day.
One auction attendee, who didn’t wish to be identified, told The Avondhu, “I paid a deposit of €1,000 cash when I arrived. I didn’t buy anything but when I went to get my money back I was given a cheque. I wanted the cash but was told it was policy to only give back cheques. From what I saw most of the people there paid their deposits with cash. There were a lot of very annoyed people at the end of the day,” he said.
When contacted by The Avondhu, auction promoter, Adam Ferguson said, “We moved any cash from the site as soon as we could for security reasons. That is why we refunded deposits with cheques. We accept Laser, Visa or bank drafts as deposits.”
A large crowd, that even included staff from the Revenue Commissioners, attended the auction that got underway on Saturday morning last. Customers from as far away as Libya and Morocco turned up to buy plant and agricultural equipment.
Organiser, Adam Ferguson, claimed that he was very happy with the results from the first auction in Mitchelstown.
“It was a very good day and we are looking forward to the next auction which will take place on July 18,” Mr Ferguson said.
“As for the Revenue Commissioners, they were just there to check if everything was above board, which it was,” Mr Ferguson concluded.
Thursday 18th June 6:31pm