All payments MUST be completed no later than close of business on the Tuesday immediately following the auction. Our Client Services Department (Telephone 01928 579032) is open on the Monday and Tuesday after every sale when successful Absentee Bidders will be contacted by telephone or email to arrange payment and take instructions regarding shipping. When packing and shipping is required, this is undertaken on the two days after every sale and the goods will normally be despatched within 24 hours.
Payment by Absentee Bidders may be made by Payment Request (via the-saleroom.com or Electronic Transfer or BACS ONLY. We no longer accept Debit or Credit Cards unless the client is present in the Auction Centre.
Please pay for your lots promptly as late payment will inevitably result in delayed delivery. Details of non-payers are shared with other auction houses and live internet bidding sites.
Lots purchased online with the-saleroom.com will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 4.95% of the hammer price plus VAT at the rate imposed
Buyer's Premium 18% +VAT
Our shipping charges within the UK
With the exception of small packages, all shipping is undertaken by UPS. We do not normally use other courier services although some small packages may be shipped via Royal Mail.
- Packing and Shipping of items under 2 kgm from £8 to £15 including insurance for loss (not damage) in transit.
- Packing and Shipping of items between 2 kgm to 10 kgm from £18 including insurance for loss (not damage) in transit.
- Packing and Shipping of items over 10 kgm from £22 including insurance for loss (not damage) in transit.
For Packing and Shipping of very large items (eg multiple boxes of general loose toys and models), we are usually able to recommend a specialist door-to-door courier service at reasonable cost. Please ask for a quotation before bidding.
If you prefer to employ your own courier, we provide a packing service with prices starting at £5 (not dinner services or general lots).
Our shipping charges worldwide
Packing and Shipping of items under 2kg costs from £20 including insurance for loss (not damage) in transit. For packing and shipping of items over 2 kgm, please ask for a quotation before bidding.
All packages are delivered on a 'signed for' basis. Any insurance is provided by the courier or shipper and The Auction Centre accepts no liability for any loss or damage after the goods have been collected or delivered to the courier or shipper.
All prices are net of VAT