Estimates are subject to revision. Buyers should not rely themselves upon estimates as a representation or prediction of actual selling prices. Estimates do not include the Buyers Premium or VAT.
The reserve is the confidential minimum price the consignor (vendor) will accept and will not exceed the low pre-sale estimate. 10% is permitted below the reserve price stated unless stated.
Rogers Jones & Co charge a premium to the buyer on the final bid price of each lot sold. Our Buyers Premium rate varies depending on the auction.
PRE-AUCTION VIEWING AND CONDITION REPORTS
Pre-auction viewings are by pre-arranged appointment only. Condition reports given out by Rogers Jones & Co either verbally, by e-mail or by any other means are subjective, are opinions and must not be considered as fact. If bidding at auction viewing the item(s) in person to ascertain condition and suitability is advisable. Examining and inspection should take place prior to bidding, if the bidder is then successful in winning the lot(s) they then become a purchaser and full payment should be made prior to the purchaser inspecting / checking or examining their purchased lots.
Prospective buyers are required to register at anytime shortly before the commencement of the auction.
The auctioneer accepts bids from telephone bidders and live internet bids (when available) or by written absentee bids left in advance of the auction. The auctioneer may also execute bids on behalf of the seller up to the amount of the reserve. The auctioneer will not specifically identify bids placed on behalf of the seller.
Absentee bids are written instructions from prospective buyers directing Rogers Jones & Co to bid on their behalf up to a maximum amount specified for each lot. Verbal commission bids are not acceptable. Rogers Jones & Co will attempt to execute an absentee bid at the lowest possible price taking into account the reserve price. The auctioneer may execute absentee bids directly from the rostrum while clearly identifying them. Commission bidding forms are available to download from our web site, they are freely available in the saleroom, within some of our hard copy catalogues and they can be posted or faxed on request. Commission bids are required 30 minutes before the commencement of the auction.
Arrangements must be confirmed with the saleroom by completing the telephone bidding form. Return of the form is required by the end of the working day prior to the sale. There is a limit to the number of telephones available and so they are booked on a first come first serve basis. Rogers Jones & Co reserve the right to refuse telephone bidding for particular lots. Rogers Jones & Co are not liable for problems caused by communication error, technical error or human error in the execution of telephone bidding. To enable telephone bidding, bidders must complete and return a telephone bidding form which is available from the office or by email by 5pm on the day prior to the auction.
Rogers Jones & Co is not able to notify successful bidders by telephone. While invoices are sent out by mail or e-mail after the auction we do not accept responsibility for notifying the buyer of the result of their bids. Buyers are requested to contact us by phone or in person as soon as possible after the sale to obtain details of the outcome of their bids to avoid incurring unnecessary storage charges. Successful bidders will pay the price of the final bid plus premium plus any applicable VAT.
Currently (from January 2021 until further notice while there is no bidding in the room), all payments must be made by bank-transfer, details of which are found on the invoice.
(If attendance at the auction rooms resume in the future then buyers are expected to pay for purchases before leaving the saleroom. If attendance resumes then payment can be made by BACS in sterling or debit cards IN PERSON with chip and pin only.
If attendance resumes, clients, who are likely to buy high value items and wish to pay with debit / credit card, are advised to notify their bank to avoid banking security issues. Cheques are accepted with photo I.D but goods are not released until the cheque is fully cleared. Rogers Jones & Co reserve the right to not release goods until payment has reached our bank account. For bidders, not in attendance at the auction, payment is required within five days of the sale. Cash payments are acceptable under the value of £1000 per bidding number).
STORAGE, SHIPPING, POSTAGE & PACKING
It is the client's (purchaser / vendor) responsibility to collect items that they may have purchased, have left for valuation, or that have not sold . Collection of large furniture items purchased must be by 12 noon the day immediately after the auction (Colwyn Bay auction room) or three days after the auction (Cardiff) unless special arrangement has been made with us prior to the sale and such special arrangement may be charged for. All collections must be by pre-arranged appointment so that items are ready for collection. Visitors without an appointment are likely to be turned away.
Rogers Jones cannot hold any item indefinitely and items left unclaimed after 6 months may be offered at auction to cover storage and other costs. This includes purchased items, items left for valuation and items which failed to sell. Low value items unclaimed may be disposed of after 14 days. The company may begin a period of charging for items stored after notification to the owner.
Rogers Jones can provide details of fine art courier services.
Small items can be shipped between our three venues (Carmarthen, Colwyn Bay & Cardiff) free of charge. Please note that this is when convenient for us and there may be a wait of several weeks for the service. Please enquire.
EXPORT / IMPORT PERMITS
Buyers should always check whether an export licence is required before exporting. It is the buyer’s sole responsibility to obtain any relevant export or import licence. The denial of any licence or any delay in obtaining licences shall neither justify the recission of any sale nor any delay in making full payment for the lot.
STORAGE & COLLECTION FOR VENDORS
After a four week period Rogers Jones & Co reserve the right to re-offer unsold lots without reserve. Uncollected items of low value may be passed to a charity or disposed of.
Items which have been entered for auction are insured for damage or loss up to the reserve or bottom of the auction estimate. Purchased items covered by our insurance up to the hammer price for three days only after an auction, after which they should be collected or arrangements should be made by the purchaser to insure.