From selling single items to an entire house contents, Plymouth Auction Rooms aim to make the entire auction process as transparent and straightforward as possible.
Our experienced team are ready to guide you through the process of selling with Plymouth Auction Rooms. Please read below for our frequently asked questions.
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Bring your items along to the saleroom
We offer free valuations by appointment at our salerooms Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm (apart from auction weeks). Simply bring your items along, we will take a look and indicate a current auction value. If your items are suitable for our sales and you wish to sell them they can be left on the day for inclusion in a suitable auction. We will discuss values, estimates and recommend reserves where nescessary. We wil issue you a receipt and details of the auction date. All goods are insured in our care at mid estimate.
Should you have many items feel free to photograph them and bring your camera/ipad along and we will go through and value the items from the images.
We are unable to assess large quanities of packed chinawares on these days. If you have a quanity ornaments etc please contact us first as we may not have time to unpack the items while you are waiting. It may be easier to send us some images first.
You can use our Email Valuation tool, simply upload an image or more and we will send an email valuation.
If you have many items to sell, and you live in the local area, we can arrange for a valuer to make a convenient house visit to appraise your items. Please contact us for details or call 01752 254740
OPTION 4 (New 2020)
WhatsApp - simply send your images direct to 07432 056261 for a quick valuation
If you decide to sell with us, you will be given a written receipt for your property, together with a Vendor Number and notification of the auction date when the items will be offered.
If you are unable to deliver your items, don’t worry - Plymouth Auction Rooms can organise collection on your behalf using independent carriers. There is a charge for this service, which will be deducted from the sale proceeds.
Should your item not sell, we do not normally charge a fee unless we deem the reserve to be at such a level to make it unreasonable and prohibitive to it selling.
The reserve price is a confidential minimum selling price which you and Plymouth Auction Rooms agree before the sale. With our expertise we will discuss and propose suggested estimates to you based on current market prices and trends. If appropriate, we will agree a reserve price on items with you prior to the sale.
You will pay 18% including VAT (15% + VAT) of the hammer price on each lot that sells.
There is a minimum commission charge of £5 per lot.
All goods on our premises or under our control are insured against all risks at our mid auction estimate.
After sale settlement of the net sum due to you normally takes place within 21 days of the sale by bank tranfer or crossed cheque if you prefer, unless the buyer has not paid for the goods. In this case no settlement will them be made but we will take your instructions in the light of our Conditions of Sale.
No problem. We will contact you after a sale, should any lots not sell. We will then invite you to re-offer them at a later auction with a revised estimate and reserve. There is no charge to re-offer any lots. Should items remain unsold and are returned, an administrative fee is charged plus any carrier’s costs.