Auctions

Okehampton Auctions
Unit 1
Fatherford Farm
Okehampton, Devon
EX20 1QQ
United Kingdom
Telephone(s):
01837 55592

Email:
caroline@okehamptonauctions.co.uk

Website:
okehamptonauctions.co.uk

Established around 100 years ago Okehampton Auctions has a long history & association with the town.
15 years ago we moved from the town centre to our permanent site at Fatherford therefore avoiding the traffic congestion & being a minute away from the A30 dual carriageway with fast access to the main UK road routes.

With regular sales throughout the year our highly experienced staff can assist with free advice regarding goods consigned with us, including identification of items & setting reserve prices where required. Our Vendors also appreciate our rapid payment system with cheques sent out just 9 days after the sale.

Our sales usually have between 800 & 1000 lots & goods are sold in a recognised pattern of categories so that purchasers can guage when lots of interest to them will go through the room.
Our sales include Garden effects & Tools, China & Glass, Collectables, Silver & Plate, Jewellery, Pictures, Furniture, Furnishings & Household Effects & even Classic & Modern Vehicles, Caravans & Machinery when required - truly offering something for everyone!
Our Auctions are always featured in The Western Morning News Antiques section on the Saturday prior to the sale & much work is done behind the scenes to personally alert buyers from far & wide when specialist items come up for sale.

With a good amount of parking available help is always on hand to assist buyers & vendors with loading & unloading their goods.
Known for our happy & lively atmosphere we pride ourselves on the large amount of repeat custom that we enjoy.

We also offer our reasonably priced indemnified Valuation service for Probate & Insurance & a comprehensive house clearance operation where required.

Okehampton Auctions Terms & Conditions
General
1. The bidding will be regulated by the Auctioneer who will take into account any reserves placed by the Vendors or Okehampton Auctions. Should there be any disputes arising between bidders it is at the discretion of the Auctioneer to determine the outcome & their decision shall be final. Okehampton Auctions reserves the right to refuse the bid of any person without explanation for such action.
2. Okehampton Auctions will endeavour to correctly describe each lot as they see fit but cannot undertake a guarantee of accuracy & therefore bidders must be satisfied that they understand the nature & condition of the item that they are bidding for.
3. Okehampton Auctions will not be responsible for any injury or accident to persons or property prior, during or after the sale.
4. Electrical goods are tested for safety & sold in working order unless otherwise stated. Purchasers have 5 days from the sale date to satisfy themselves that they working correctly after which time no refunds will be offered.
5. All lots are consigned by the Vendors & are under their ownership until the fall of the hammer when this becomes the responsibility of the purchaser, however Title is not transferred until payment in full is received by Okehampton Auctions.

Vendors
1. Vendors commission is charged at 15% (No Vat) with an additional charge of £1 for any mixed boxed lot.
2. Electrical PAT testing will be charged at £1 for any small item, £2 for white goods & £5 for cookers.
3. Okehampton Auctions reserve the right refuse any item at the point of consignment & to lot & describe items as they see fit.
4. If Vendors require a Collection service to bring their goods to the saleroom they can contact Okehampton Auctions to find out the cost that will be incurred which is quoted on an individual basis as agreed & will be deducted from the sale proceeds.
5. Payments to Vendors are posted First Class 9 days after the sale by cheque provided that Okehampton Auctions have been paid in full by the Purchaser
6. Reserves may be placed on items by Vendors provided that Okehampton Auctions regard them to have been set at an achievable level.
7. Any unsold item with a reserve price will be re-entered into a future Sale with a revised reserve unless otherwise instructed by the Vendor.

Purchasers

1. Purchasers commission is charged at 15% (No Vat)
2. Lots purchased via EasyLiveAuction.com are subject to their additional of 3% + VAT or a flat fee of £3 per sale.
3. All purchases must be paid for & collected on the day of the Sale or between 10a.m & 2 p.m on the following day unless other arrangements have been made with Okehampton Auctions.
4. No lot shall be removed from Okehampton Auctions premises until paid for in full.
5. Electrical items are deemed to be in working order unless otherwise stated (a/f) & Purchasers have 5 days from the date of sale to check this after which time no refund shall be made.
6. Invoices can be settled by cash, debit or credit card or bank transfer by arrangement.
7. Purchasers collecting their lots will be held responsible for any damage caused to persons or property.
8. Purchasers may leave written commission bids with Okehampton Auctions who will make the purchase on their behalf as cheaply as possible taking into account any reserve prices placed on behalf of the Vendor.
Okehampton Auctions Shipping
These are our initial shipping proposals & services which may be extended in due course.
Packing of items in Jiffy Bags packing charge £5 per bag plus postal charges Royal Mail Special Delivery to be signed for- charged at cost.
We will not at this stage be offering packing & shipping for china, glass, fragile items, weapons etc

Okehampton Auctions are not responsible for goods in transit which is at the Buyers Risk.
We can also quote for a van delivery service within 30 mile radius of EX20 1QQ- if you require this service please contact Okehampton Auctions for further details.
If you wish to use your own courier service we will need to know who is collecting from us & when.

Collection from the Saleroom in person is likely to be by arranged slot to adhere to current social distancing measures- again this may alter as the Covid situation changes.