How do I bid?

 

Step-By-Step Auction Guide

 

If you're a fan of Bargain Hunt and Flog It, you'll know that Auctions are a fun and generally profitable way to buy and sell your items.

Some people may feel a little intimidated by the thought of bidding - don't be!  All you have to do is register and then raise your hand when you hear a price you like.

Grove Mill Auctions is almost in it's 10th year of business,  the owners however have had many years experience and we all know how important it is to help our customers enjoy the auction experience!

 

Selling

Our complete service makes selling your items easy.  We offer a complete service including advice, valuation and collection if required.almost

Just bring your antiques and collectables Wednesday 8.30am-4.30pm & Thursday between 9am - 10.30am, and we'll endeavour to enter them for the following Tuesday's sale. If you need advice on valuations, we are happy to help.

We'll give you a receipt and you can also protect your items with a reserve price (i.e. the minimum bid you are prepared to accept). 

We also post our catalogue and photographs of 'star' items and panoramic views of the sale room on our website in advance of the sale to give our buyers the chance to view and give your items the best chance of a good price.

Our fee is 15% of the hammer price (a very competitive rate) no VAT and when the item is successfully sold, we will have payment ready for collection after 7days*(subject to monies received from the buyer)from the office.

 

Bidding

Visit our website from Thursday evening onwards to view our online catalogue.  You can also view items in the saleroom Sunday & Monday 11am-2pm as well as from 9.30am on the day of the sale.

 

Fill out the registration form at the office and we'll enter your details on our database.  

For a one-of fee of a £1, we will supply you with a permanent number you can use every time you come.

 

Raise your hand and show your number to bid on your chosen item.  If you are unable to attend, you can leave an absent/commission bid with us and we will telephone you after the auction to let you know if you are successful.

You can visit the office to pay for your item at any time throughout the sale by cash/debit card/visa(visa cards incur @3% surcharge) 

 

Our Porters collect your items & check your invoice to ensure that all your items are collected. All sold items should be collected on the day of the sale, or later by arrangement. We would ask that all successful commission bid items are collected & paid for by the following Monday to enable Vendor payments.

 

We also offer a delivery/collection service,  please ask about our charges.

 

 

Electrical items(unless otherwise stated) are sold as seen.. we do not check them or pac test them.

 

Any item damaged or broken during viewing must be paid for.