8811 Cullen Ln, Austin, TX 78748
PHONE : (512) 282-7900

Auction Rules


You must be at least 18 years old, and have current, valid identification to register and receive a bidder number to bid.  You must deposit $300 cash that will be returned if no purchases are made.  All purchases must be paid for before 5pm on auction day in cash (US Dollars) or credit card or you will be assessed a $50 late fee per vehicle per day. Failure to pay for your purchases will result in forfeiture of your deposit and the right to attend future auctions. You must show your paid auction invoice and gate pass to remove the vehicle from the lot.

Sales tax, license and registration fees, inventory tax and buyer’s fees will be added to the purchase price of all items for public buyers. The above-mentioned fees are posted on the wall in the office, and it is your responsibility to review fees.  A $15 per day storage fee may be assessed for vehicles not removed from the lot by 5pm on the Tuesday following the date of sale.  The title will be transferred in the buyer’s name and address used at registration. There is a $100 fee to change names or address after purchase is made.

The vehicle list will be marked with the appropriate Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) requirements needed to obtain license plates and registration. It is your responsibility to obtain the correct VIR for your residence county within 7 days of sale day.  If you fail to obtain the appropriate VIR within the time provided, we will process the transaction as “Title Only” meaning that you will not receive license plates or registration.  It will then be your responsibility to get the vehicle properly registered and pay the appropriate fees to obtain license plates and registration.

The seller nor Metro Auto Auction provides any insurance on your vehicle and will not be responsible for damage or any articles left on the auction premises.

The auctioneer or his associates reserve the right to bid on any item.  The auctioneer will be the final authority in any and all disputes arising from the sale of all items. Any statements made by the auctioneer on the day of the auction will supersede any printed or oral statements made prior to the auction.

Buyer acknowledges that he (she) had the opportunity to preview the vehicles the Friday before each auction and are satisfied with their condition. Buyer acknowledges that vehicles are sold AS IS, WHERE IS, and that he (she) accepts said vehicle with NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AS TO IS MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR USE.

D. E. “Dusty” Rhodes, Texas Auctioneer License # 7689 is licensed and regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Any unresolved complaints should be directed to: Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P.O. Box 12157, Austin, TX 78711 or by calling (512) 463-6599.

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