AUCTION ORGANISER HITS BACK
Responding to complaints from some people who attended the auction at the old Cork Marts site in Mitchelstown two weeks ago, organiser, Adam Ferguson of WeSellPlant.ie, this week retorted, “If you are trying to hide money from the taxman then don’t come to me”.
The complaints centered on the company’s policy to refund deposits by cheque and not in cash.
“I would advise people not to bring any cash to the auction if you don’t want it to be exposed to the Revenue Commissioners. We are not facilitating any sort of tax dodging whatsoever”, Mr Ferguson said.
“It costs €1,000 to buy a bidding card for the auction and this is of course refunded if you don’t buy anything. We only accept cash, laser, visa or bank drafts. Because of the amount of cash we take it would be a security risk if we did not remove it from the premises as soon as possible. Therefore we only refund deposits with a cheque. This is our policy and is the only way we operate”, Adam Ferguson told The Avondhu.
The auction generated consiserable interest from both local and international buyers and sellers.
“The next auction is set for Saturday two weeks, July 18, and if anybody has farm machinery, small plant equipment, or indeed, any machinery for auction they can contact us on the website www.wesellplant.ie. The sooner you have your lots in the better as we can get photos of the machinery up on the website and generate a lot of interest”, Mr Ferguson said.
“We had interest from buyers from Poland, Libya and Morocco. At the next auction the focus seems to be in agricultural machinery, rubber tyred diggers and 20 tonne excavators. In Poland there is a big demand for agricultural machinery. This time there will be some reprocessed equipment as well".
"We had a major issue last time with people parking their machinery, trailers and vans both outside and, indeed, in the car park of the Cork Marts site and putting a ‘for sale’ sign on them. This is not on and we will be removing any of these from our premises at the next auction,” Adam Ferguson concluded.
Friday 26th June 7:01pm