Auction Buying Guide
The information below should tell you what you need to know about buying with Paul Beighton Auctioneers. If you require more information please don't hesitate to contact us.
A buyer's premium of 17.5% is payable on the hammer price of each lot purchased. VAT is charged on the premium only.
Inspection of Lots
Intending purchasers are in all cases solely responsible for determining the condition of lots prior to bidding, Paul Beighton Auctioneers Ltd do not guarantee that there are no defects or imperfections which have not been referred to in the lot description.
If you find it difficult to view the sale, there will be a specialist on hand to deal with your queries. We will endeavour to give accurate reports using the naked eye only. Paul Beighton Auctioneers Ltd will not be held accountable for any flaws undetected during this service. Intending buyers must reach their own conclusions regarding condition.
Different Methods of Bidding
In person at the saleroom
If you wish to bid at the sale in person you must register with the office for a buyers number. If you have not purchased from us before you will be asked for identification.
By post or e-mail
If you would like to bid for a lot but cannot be present we can bid on your behalf. Please let us have the lot number, a brief description of the lot and the maximum hammer price you are prepared to pay. We also need your name, full postal address and telephone numbers.
Over the telephone
You may wish to bid over the telephone if you cannot be present at the auction and do not wish to leave a commission bid. A member of staff will telephone you two or three lots prior to the one you wish to bid on and bid on behalf of you on instruction. To book a line please contact us with your name, telephone number and required lot number via phone or e-mail. Please remember that we have a limited amount of telephone lines so in order to avoid disappointment book as early as possible. Telephone bids are only accepted on items estimated over £300.
Methods of Payment
Payments may be made at the cashiers office whilst the sale is in progress and after the sale has finished via the following methods:
- Debit and Credit Cards - Most cards are accepted but a surcharge of 3% is chargeable on credit cards.
- Bank Transfer - contact us for details.