The highest bidder shall be the purchaser and should any dispute arise the auctioneer shall have the discretion to settle the dispute, re-offer the lot or to withdraw it.
The auctioneer shall rule the bidding and no bid shall be retracted, The auctioneer reserves the right to refuse any bids.
The auctioneer reserves the right to bid on behalf of any vendor for any lot and to withdraw it, consolidate or divide any lot or lots.
Vendors are not permitted to bid for their own property
Each lot shall be at the purchasers sole risk from the fall of the hammer and shall be sold with any faults and imperfections. The purchaser is deemed to have inspected the lots and satisfied himself as to their condition. All goods are sold with all faults and imperfections and errors of description. The purchaser has the opportunity to view the lots and should do so. The auctioneers will not be responsible for any faults, defects, imperfections or perceived lack of condition or quality.
Any illustrations are for identification only.
The auctioneer will not be responsible for any loss or damage or injury occasioned to or sustained by any person during the period of the public viewing and the auction sale.
Purchasers are requested to register before bidding and to bid with the number given.
Payment is required in full at the and of the auction in pounds sterling, we will not accept cash payments in excess of £5000 (five thousand pounds) for purchases at any one auction.
Payment should be made in person, when collecting the items. Alternatively a bank transfer can be made.
Title only passes to the purchaser once payment has cleared
If goods are not paid for and taken away within one week of purchase the auctioneers shall, at their discretion deal with the lots as they see fit, including, rescinding the sale, re-selling the lots by public or private sale, the original purchaser will be liable for any shortfall in the second sale and will not be due any surplus. The auctioneers may charge interest on any monies owed.
Once payment has cleared, goods may be collected after the sale on the sale day. All lots purchased must be paid for and cleared from the auction rooms by the Friday following the auction. After this period a storage charge of £1 (one pound) plus VAT per day will be levied.
If an agent or carrier is collecting on behalf of the buyer, they must have written authority from the purchaser.
The Buyers Premium is 20% plus VAT at the prevailing rate.
The auctioneers will bid on behalf of anyone unable to attend the sale, forms are available from the office. However neither the auctioneers nor its employees shall be liable to either the buyer or seller for any neglect or default or failure in operating the bid. Commission bids should be given to the auctioneers by 6.00 p.m the day before the auction sale, bid’s after this time are classed as late.
All electrical goods are sold on the basis of their decorative value only and should be assumed not to be operative, it is essential that prior to any intended use the electrical system is checked and approved by a qualified electrician.
Failure to comply with any of these conditions of sale or other notices may result in the purchasers lots being resold at the sole discretion of the auctioneer either by public or private sale. Any deficiency arising from the sale shall be recoverable from the original purchaser who shall not be entitled to any excess in price on any second sale.
Please check any saleroom notices or announcements as these override any catalogue descriptions.
The auctioneers shall have the right to refuse admission to its premises or attendance at its auctions or any remote bidding
We will not disclose your data to anyone else, unless we are required to by law. We may send you information about our goods and services.
Any dispute not herein provided for shall be settled at the sole discretion of the auctioneer.
Wombell's Auctioneers offers an online bidding service via easyliveauction.com for bidders who cannot attend the sale.
Please note that any lots purchased via easyliveauction.com live auction service will be subject to an additional 3% commission charge + VAT at the rate imposed on the hammer price or no commission for the internet bidding if the ‘Flat Fee’ has been chosen at registration.
The buyer is responsible for collecting items purchased from the auction.
You have until the Friday following the auction to clear items from the auction rooms.
After this time storage will be charged.
We may be able to post small items by parcel force.
For delicate or larger lots we suggest Mail Boxes York on 01904 672623.
For furniture we suggest Hooks Removal's of York on 01904 762609
We do not ship items overseas. If you are an overseas buyer you will need to tell us who you will be using to collect and ship any possible purchases before we will approve you to bid. This may take some time.