Buying At Auction
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Potential bidders must register their full name and postal address before the beginning of any sale with Churchill Auctions (Written proof of such details may be requested). In making any bid or commission bid a purchaser acknowledges that their attention has been drawn to these conditions of sale and that they agree to be bound by them.
The advance of bidding shall be regulated by the Auctioneers who reserve the right to refuse any bid. The highest bidder at the fall of the gavel shall be the purchaser.
Live online bidding is available via www.easyliveauction.com/churchillauctions for just £3 per auction, or you can choose to pay 3.6% - choose the premium option if you intend to spend less than £100 (Easy Live's fees are on top of our commission).
Buyers can also leave absentee bids online too using the same platform - please note, the auctioneers cannot see what amount has been bid. If an item sold for your top bid but you didn't win, it is because your bid was off-increment against the room. Please use the +1 option when leaving your bids to help avoid this.
Due to the large number of bids that we receive, we must ask that all commission bids are received by 10am on the day of the auction. Please note that we cannot guarantee to execute any bids received after this time.
Due to the large number of requests for telephone bids that we receive, we regret that we are unable to accept telephone bids unless, you are prepared to open the bidding at £100 should the auctioneer deems it appropriate to do so.
CLEARANCE AND PAYMENT
Goods must be cleared as soon as possible, by the Friday following the sale at the latest. There is little space for storage and we need items cleared to be able to provide you with the next sale.
All lots sold will be subject to premium on the hammer price of 16.5% (Minimum of £1 per lot) + VAT payable on the premium - unless otherwise stated by an asterisk).
Hammer price = £100
Premium at 16.5% = £16.50
VAT on premium = £3.30
Total cost = £119.80
The property in any lot shall not pass to the purchaser until payment is received by the Auctioneers of the full hammer price and the purchaser’s premium and VAT.
Items purchased using the online bidding platforms may attract a further 3% (plus VAT when applicable) premium on the hammer price.
Payments are accepted in cash, bank transfer or by credit or debit card.
Cash and Bank Transfer payments are limited to a maximum of £5000 due to UK money laundering laws. There is no charge for paying any amount by debit card but credit cards may be refused to settle large accounts.
No telephone payments: 'Card Not Present' transactions over the phone cannot be used to make payment due to PCI DSS compliance (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). This is to keep your data and card details safe and secure from fraudulent hackers.
All items not paid for within 10 calendar days of the sale will automatically have a 10% (+VAT) late payment fee added to their bill. Items still not paid for after a further 14 calendar days will be re-entered into the sale and the perpetrator will be banned from bidding with us again and their account marked with a ban which may affect their bidding with all other auction houses on the Easy Live Auctions platform.
Items which have been paid for but have not been collected or with agreed arrangements to collect within 14 calendar days will attract an addition storage fee of £1 (+VAT) per day per lot. Once the total price paid has been reached the item will be offered in the next sale and no refund or proceeds from the sale given.
Larger items can be delivered to the local area, please ask for a quote.
ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ITEMS
All electrical and mechanical items are sold as scrap and are in no way guaranteed to be in working order.