CONDITIONS OF SALE
We hope you will have an enjoyable time bidding for the fantastic array of antiques, fine art,
collectables, jewellery, silver etc. from private collections. Please remember when placing your bid, the Buyers premium is 15% + VAT on top of the hammer price. Bushey Auctions hold monthly auctions and valuation days; please see the back of the catalogue for forthcoming dates. We are happy to make personal appointments to view items for submission into future sales. We also offer probate work and house clearances. Our team is always available to help, please don’t hesitate to ask any of the team if you need assistance.
The catalogue contains a Lot no, Description and Estimate for each lot. The description is for guidance only and as some items are of an age or nature that means they may not be in perfect condition, we advise you to examine the lots yourself before the auction starts. Please take care when handling items, all breakages and damage will be charged for. Viewing times are shown on the front of the catalogue. All items are offered for sale as viewed and are sold as seen. The auctioneer does not take responsibility for origin or estimated price. All items are sold without any warranty or claim as to its suitability or fitness for its apparent purpose so as a prospective Buyer, you should use your judgement. All electrical items are sold on the express condition that the winner ensures they are examined by a competent electrician before connecting them to any source of electricity.
All sales are final and no refunds are given.
Once registered (free of charge) your bidding number is on the paddle supplied, please keep it safe. To bid on an item, simply hold up your paddle to catch the attention of the Auctioneer. He will indicate who is leading the bidding for the item. The Auctioneer has complete discretion as to the increments/amounts by which bidding increases.
Some items have a reserve price. Where necessary, the Auctioneer will protect the reserve on an item and use his discretion up to 10%. If this price is not reached, the Auctioneer will record the item as unsold and move on to the next item.
The highest bidder as determined by the Auctioneer is the Buyer. He will ask for the Buyer’s bidding number, to record who secured the bid. The Auctioneer has absolute discretion to settle any dispute that may arise and to refuse bids or to advance the bidding as seen fit. His decision is final.
THE BUYER’S PREMIUM
This is the commission paid to the auctioneer by the Buyer over and above the highest bid value (often referred to as the Hammer Price) of each item.
OUR BUYER’S PREMIUM IS 15% + VAT. So if you are the highest bidder on an item with a £10 bid, the total cost to you is £11.80. Please take this into account when bidding.
We offer an online bidding service via easyliveauction.com for bidders who cannot attend the sale. In completing the bidder registration and providing your credit/debit card details, you agree to our terms and conditions. Please note that any lots purchased via the online Easy live auction service will be subject to an additional 3% + VAT commission charge imposed on the hammer price in addition to the Buyers Premium of 15%+ VAT, unless the bidder has opted for the Easy live flat fee of £3.00 per sale. Our credit card surcharge is 3%.
Payment must be made within 48 hours, storage of £5 per lot per day will be incurred thereafter
You are welcome to pay by cash, cheque, electronic bank transfer, or by debit/credit card (credit cards are subject to 3% surcharge). We reserve the right to hold items paid for by cheque until the cheque has cleared. Please note, once the Auctioneer has determined yours to be the winning bid, a legal contract is created and you are responsible for and obliged to pay for the item. If a Bidder fails to pay for an item, the Auctioneer reserves the right to cancel the sale and re-sell theitem(s) won.
The Auctioneer can also proceed against the Buyer for breach of contract. So please only bid up to the amount you are prepared to pay and make sure you allow for the 15%+ VAT Buyer’s Premium.
TAKING YOUR ITEM HOME
You may pay for your items whilst the auction is in progress provided that the items can be moved without disruption. Please allow at least 20 minutes after bidding. Your stamped receipt will be handed to a Porter who will collect and help you pack your items. Please pay for and collect your items within an hour of the close of the Auction. We can offer storage @ £5 per day per item (subject to availability) or if you need transport we can arrange delivery.
IF YOU CAN’T MAKE THE AUCTION, WE CAN BID FOR YOU
If you would like to bid for an item, but can’t be here when it is auctioned, we are happy to bid on your behalf. Simply complete the Absentee/Commission registration bidding form stating the maximum you are prepared to bid (minimum bid £10). You can also bid over the telephone for lots estimated over £50, or in advance by e-mail, please ask for details. We require debit or credit card details for all absentee/commission/telephone bids as security for your bid and may require a deposit of 50% of your maximum bid.
We will then bid for you up to your maximum, attempting to secure the item at the lowest required to beat all other bids. After the auction, we will contact you if you if you are the winning bidder for the lot(s) and will arrange payment and collection with you. Payment must be made within 48 hours, and unless by prior arrangement, storage of £5 per lot per day will be incurred thereafter. We reserve the right to charge the card given in full payment including all fees.
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SELLING AN ITEM WITH US IN THE FUTURE
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