Bidders Guide | Global Auctioneers

Bidders Guide

Bidding in Person

To bid in person, you will need to register for and collect a numbered paddle from the Sales Office. Please remember to bring some proof of identity, such as a driving license, utility bill or passport. If you are a first time bidder, you will be asked to fill in a form in which you will be asked for your address, telephone number, and email address, date of birth and signature in order to create your account. If you are bidding on behalf of a third party, you will need to provide us with a letter from that person authorising you to do so.

To place your bid simply raise your paddle until the Auctioneer acknowledges you. You will know when your bid has been acknowledged, the auctioneer will not mistake a random gesture as a bid. The bidding increments are decided by the Auctioneer, and will usually not exceed 10% of the previous bid. The Auctioneer will take increasing bids on each lot until only one bidder remains. The final bidder wins and purchases the lot.

Bidding Online

If you would like to bid online, simply go to the Auction you would like to bid in, follow the links provided and start bidding.

Buyer’s Premium, Tax and Internet Surcharge

Global Auctioneers’ Internet Surcharge, taxes and buyers premiums will be payable on successful bids.

Making Payment

You may pay cash up to the limit of £5,000. We accept VISA and MasterCard (subject to certain restrictions). We also accept bank transfers, sort code and account number will be on your invoice. You should pay for your purchase before the given deadlines after the Auctions by going to the Sales Office. Payments must come from the invoiced party only. Global Auctioneers is unable to accept any third party payments.

Terms and Conditions

All prospective buyers are reminded that they are bound by Global Auctioneers’ conditions of business, all details can be found at the front of your catalogues.

Our online and live auctions feature brand new boxed and unboxed items and retail returns. Lots can include ex-display, returns, second hand goods and damaged items. Lots are SOLD AS SEEN without any guarantees.

Please be advised that we DO NOT test electricals.

Public viewing is available prior to the auction and highly recommended. We encourage all of our customers to view any item they intend to bid on.

If you are unable to view a particular lot you are interested in, we offer a full appraisal service by phone 0161 470 4040 or by email at enquiries@globalauctioneers.co.uk