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Bidding at Auction

Buying at AuctionNo items will ever be sold prior to an Auction.

Prospective Buyers attending at the Auction Rooms, bid by name and not by paddle number and should register before the auction begins, providing their name, permanent address and contact telephone number.

Amersham Auction RoomsAll registration details are strictly confidential and will not be disclosed to any third party without prior consent being given.

Absentee bids, whether delivered in person, e-mailed, posted or faxed, must be received by the Auction Rooms before 10.00am on the day of the auction. Any doubts associated with written bids should be cleared by contacting Amersham Auctions well before the auction. Please click for Absentee Bidders' Service.

All e-mailed bids sent to Amersham Auctions will generate:
   • an automated e-mail acknowledgement of despatch, plus
   • an e-mail from the Company, confirming that the instruction to bid has been received

Alternatively, live bidding facilities are available for some auctions via the-saleroom.com. Click on the Quick Link, found on the homepage, for further information and registration

Variable Increments - Dependant on the value of the item being auctioned, the Auctioneer will advance the bidding as follows:-

  • Upto £100 in £5 increments
  • between £100 & £200 in £10 increments
  • between £200 & £500 in £20 increments
  • between £500 & £1000 in £20 & £30 increments
  • between £1000 & £2000 in £50 increments
  • between £2000 & £3000 in £100 increments
  • between £3000 & £5000 in £200 & £300 increments
  • between £5000 & £10000 in £500 increments
    and thereafter, at the Auctioneer’s discretion

As a general guide, the Auctioneers will sell at a rate of approximately 140 -160 lots per hour with no "natural" breaks. This will however vary according to the nature of the items being sold and the Auctioneer’s temperament!

At the fall of the gavel, the deal is done and is a legally binding transaction between the Auction Rooms (acting as agent for the Seller) and the Buyer with all goods being sold subject to the Terms & Conditions of Sale. Reversing the decision to buy is not an option. The hammer price, the amount at which the Auctioneer concludes the transaction, is subject to the payment of a Buyer’s Premium of 17.5% plus VAT (on the premium only).

See Terms and Conditions of Payment and Collection

Frequently Asked Questions
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How much should I bid?
Estimates are available on each lot but these are given for guidance only and may well be exceeded. Prospective buyers are therefore encouraged to form their own opinions of worth, before bidding, since the Auctioneers recognise the valuation of many chattels is, at best, an inexact science and personal considerations can easily upset the most competent appraisals
How fast do the Auctioneers sell and is there a break in proceedings?
This will vary according to the nature of the items being sold and the Auctioneer's temperament. As a general guide, the Auctioneers sell at a rate of approximately 140-160 lots per hour and there are no "natural" breaks
Do I need to register/obtain a paddle or client number?
Everyone who intends to bid should register, before the auction, providing their name, permanent address and contact telephone number. We bid by name and not by paddle number. Prospective buyers may be asked to leave credit/debit card particulars with the Auctioneers
Can I buy an item before an auction?
No. Nothing is sold prior to an auction
Can I offer to buy items which failed to sell at an auction?
Occasionally items are not sold where bidding fails to reach the reserve and on those occasions, the Auctioneers will consider an "aftersale" but this depends upon the specific wishes of the seller
Can I change my mind and back out of a transaction once the Auctioneer has sold it to me?
No. At the fall of the gavel, the deal is done and this is a legally binding transaction
If I register my details, will these be given to anyone outside your organisation?
No. All information held about you is strictly confidential and will not be disclosed to any third party without your prior consent. Bank details are not stored long term and are responsibly destroyed

 

 

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