Buying

Bidding

We always endeavour to make our salerooms comfortable, warm and welcoming environments for all our bidders. Bidding can take place by attending the sale in person, by telephone or by commission. Alternatively bidding can be exercised for many of our auctions through www.the-saleroom.com the UK’s leading live internet bidding platform. Telephone lines for bidding are subject to availability on a first come first serve basis and must be booked by completing our form by 5pm the day prior to the auction. Commission bids should be submitted by using our forms or on our website 30mins before the commencement of the auction.

Buyers Premium

The Buyer’s Premium charged on all lots in our saleroom is 20% incl VAT (20%+VAT in some specialist sales such as The Welsh Sale) of the hammer-price. Vintage auctions have a BP of 15% incl. VAT. Droit de Suite (where applicable) is paid by the auctioneer. Please check before you bid.

Shipping & Postage

Shipping can be arranged for all purchased lots FREE OF CHARGE between our two salerooms in Colwyn Bay and Cardiff for items which are practical to do so (please enquire prior to auction). Postage and Packing can be done for specific items in our Colwyn Bay venue (please enquire as to whether your item qualifies before bidding). The Cardiff venue does not offer 'in-house' P&P service as there is various competitive options for an outsourced service in the locality. Again, please enquire prior to bidding.

Payments

Payments should be made for purchased lots within 7 days of the auction. We accept debit cards in person at the saleroom with Chip & Pin, credit card payments receive a 3% surcharge and again only when in person at the saleroom with Chip & Pin. Cheques are acceptable but goods are not released until the cheque has cleared. Cash is again acceptable but no higher than £1000 per bidding number per auction.

Bank transfers can be made, please use your invoice number or surname as reference, please contact us for bank details