When the monthly auction begins, you (a registered website user) will be sent an email which will include a link to the current auction, allowing you to peruse the bottles available and make bids on any of the lots of your choosing.
We use an incremental bidding system so you only need select the maximum price you wish to pay and you will receive an email if you are outbid on any of the lots on which you have bid. You will also be able keep an eye on your bids through your account.
N.B. Please make sure that you have fully examined the lot carefully before you place your bid. By bidding on a lot you are agreeing with the Terms & Conditions set out here and you are commiting to purchasing if your bid is the highest at the end of the auction.
The auction will end at 7pm. In the event of a bid being submitted on any lot at 6.59pm, the auction will be prolonged for a further two minutes. In these circumstances, the auction will end when there has been no activity on any lot for two minutes after 7pm.
Shipping Or Collection
You can either collect the lots you have won in person at:
Or we can deliver to you (please see delivery page for costs of shipping)
Bidding will be placed into the following increments of:
Buyers will pay a 10% commission plus VAT (VAT is only placed on the commission paid, not on the whole hammer price) on top of the hammer price for each lot.
This applies to British and EU customers.
Insurance is optional and will be charged at 3%(Ex VAT)
of the Hammer price (not including the commission).
Payments for lots won should be paid within 5 days from the close of the auction.
After this day has passed, interest will be charged at 2% per day.
Credit Card payments incur a 3% handling fee.
Paypal has a 3.4% handling fee.
Amazon Payments incur a 3.5% handling fee.
BACS and Debit Card payments can be made at no charge.
International transfer fees are bourne by the buyer.
Buy It Now
Our Unique Buy-it-Now option will allow you to make a fixed bid on a bottle (Buy-it-Now). Be aware that the bottle will stay live in the auction until it is fully paid for, so if you wish to choose this option please pay for the bottle straight away.. Please note that this will only be available on specific lots chosen at the discretion of the auctioneer.
HOW TO USE OUR SITE
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