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Buying at Auction


At Brown & Turner we want to make buying at auction as easy and enjoyable as possible.  Here we explain the whole process of buying at auction, from the first sight of your lot to taking it home.


Registration

All potential buyers must register prior to placing a bid. Registration information may be submitted in person by appointment, by email or by phoning 01835 863445. We may, at our option, also ask you to provide a deposit. By registering for the auction, the buyer acknowledges that he or she has read, understood and accepted our General Conditions of Sale.


Bidding

Registered bidders will be assigned a bidder number. Once the first bid has been placed, the auctioneer asks for higher bids in increments determined by the auctioneer. All lots will be invoiced to the name and address used when registering.


How to Bid

Registered bidders will be assigned a bidder number. Once the first bid has been placed, the auctioneer asks for higher bids in increments determined by the auctioneer. All lots will be invoiced to the name and address used when registering.


By Phone

Due to the current closure of the sale room to the public during auctions, we offer a phone bidding facility where people can ring in to listen and bid. All bidders must be registered prior to the start of the auction. To access please call 01835 863445 and use ID 878906. To bid, say BID and then your paddle number (eg BID 74). Please ensure that the auctioneer repeats your bidder number correctly when confirming the sale. If there is any doubt at this stage as to the hammer price or buyer it must be brought to the auctioneer’s attention immediately.

In Writing

Absentee bids can be emailed to info@brownandturner.co.uk and we will bid on your behalf up to the limit indicated.   Please provide your name, address, telephone and email address as well as the lots you would like to bid on to which amount. In the event of receiving two identical bids the first one received will take precedence. The Auctioneer will take reasonable steps to carry out written bids at the lowest possible price, taking into account the reserve.  All bids must be received an hour before the auction.  This service is provided entirely at the bidder’s risk.

Online

To bid online all potential buyers must register and be approved to bid on or before the day of auction. We recommend registering at least two hours prior to the start of the auction to ensure the registration process can be completed before the auction commences. To register and bid please click the ‘view and bid’ button on our homepage on www.brownandturner.co.uk. Please note: Live online bidding is subject to an additional 3% premium (charged by the online bidding service provider).


Payment

Goods purchased will not be released until we have received full payment. All goods must be collected or storage arranged within 7 days of the auction.

BACs

Bank transfer payments are the preferred payment method. You will find all relevant details on the invoice.

Cash

Cash payments of up to £5,000 can be made.

Cheque

Cheques should be made payable to Brown and Turner Ltd. We reserve the right to wait until cheques have been cleared by our bankers before releasing bought goods. Cheques can be cleared prior to the auction on request. Cheques drawn by third parties cannot be accepted. If paying by post, please use the reference on your invoice for identification.

Debit or Credit Cards

Payment can be made by debit or credit cards (Mastercard or Visa, we do not accept Amex) by calling 01835 863445


Collection

All purchases must be collected within 7 days, unless prior arrangements have been made or the buyer is using the Brown & Turner in house, fully insured, delivery service.

Brown and Turner’s professional, in house, team can package and deliver purchases nationwide, where items will be fully insured and only handled by our representatives. Alternatively, we can arrange an independent courier at your own risk. Unless previously arranged, £10 per day storage fees apply after 7 days.