ALL buyers through www.the-saleroom will be expected to contact us to make payment and arrange collection by the same date. Payments will NOT be taken from the registered card.
Payments can be made by bank transfer, debit or credit card*.
*all credit cards incur a 3% surcharge, including the debit card VISA ELECTRON for which we are charged for usage, we do not accept AMEX and payments over £500 will not be accepted.
Buyers Premium is 17.5%.
Lots purchased online with the-saleroom.com will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 5% of the hammer price plus VAT at the rate imposed.
Catalogues: £8 - £10 by post
Please collect items purchased within 48 hours. No in-house postage service is provided on fragile items and pictures and items over the value of £500. Please contact the auctioneer before purchasing the item with regard to the cost of postage Hansons are happy to arrange transportation for bulky items through their recommended carrier. Please contact them directly for further details.
Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions of Business for Buyers
Care is taken to ensure that any statements as to authorship, attribution, origin, date, age, provenance and condition are reliable and accurate, but all such statements are statements of opinion and are not to be taken as statements or representations of fact. Hansons reserve the right, in forming their opinion, to consult and rely upon any expert or authority reasonably considered by them to be reliable.
1. The Buyer
The highest bidder to be the buyer. If any dispute arises, the auctioneer shall have absolute discretion to settle it and to put any disputed lot up again for sale.
2. Buyer Identification
Buyers are requested to furnish references in advance of the sale in order to avoid delay in clearing purchases. Goods will not be cleared until such references have been processed or cheques cleared. Hanson’s reserve the right not to approve any online bidder when their registration credit check is not successful and who cannot provide references. Hansons will not accept commission bids for any buyer that has an outstanding invoice.
3. Buyer’s Premium
The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a buyer’s premium at the rate of 17.5% plus VAT. Please note that there is a minimum purchase charge of £5 plus VAT. Internet bidding incurs an additional 5% plus VAT charge.
VAT is charged on Hanson’s services NOT on the goods and is payable at the standard rate set by the UK government.
Any royalties eligible to be paid to a qualifying artist under the ‘Droit de Suite’ legislation will be added to the buyers invoice
Immediately on the fall of the hammer, all lots shall be at the sole risk and expense of the respective purchasers
5. If you are an internet buyer your payment will be automatically taken from the card you have registered with on the Saleroom.com
All Bidders need to arrange collection within 5 days of the auction
Failure to pay for goods within six weeks of the auction will result in the sale being rescinded. The defaulting buyer will also be blocked from bidding at future Hansons auctions.
Methods of Payment
Cash, debit card, credit card or direct bank payment.
UK Debit cards incur no extra charge. All credit and international debit cards incur an additional 3% +VAT charge.
Personnel cheques will only be accepted at the discretion of Hanson’s Accounts and on the understanding that NO goods will be released until bank clearance of the cheque has completed.
6. Collection / Shipment of Goods
All goods must be paid for and collected within five working days following sale. If after five working days the item has not been collected then a storage charge of £1 per lot per day will commence, the item will also no longer be insured. Hansons shall then contact the buyer in writing to confirm that this additional charge is now in place and further to that if paid for item(s) are still not collected within another 3 weeks of the date on the letter, the items will be placed back into the next auction without reserve with the buyer becoming the vendor. All Hansons terms and conditions will now apply to the new vendor of this item. A cheque will be sent out 20 working days after the sale, this will be minus our saleroom and storage charges.
7. Postal Service
Hansons Auctioneers offer a postal service for clients within the UK who are not able to attend the auction or collect items themselves. We are not professional packers or shippers, though will try our upmost to ensure items arrive safely, however Hansons Auctioneers will not be held responsible for any claims of breakage. Understandably there are some items that due to their nature, size or weight we cannot post out in house, though we recommend couriers, at the bottom of this page, who you can arrange to pick the item up from our saleroom, they will also be able to insure all items.
Due to security measures, we will only post items paid by a credit or debit card to the address which the card is registered at.
Items are sent out a minimum of a week after the sale, and cannot be sent for a specific date, or sent by a specific method.
Items sent in the UK:
JIFFY BAGS: If your item is considered suitable to be posted safely in a jiffy bag, it will be sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery and insured up to £500.
BOXES: All boxes sent from Hansons are now carried by the courier My Hermes.
**Important - Please note that THERE IS NO INSURANCE ON THESE PARCELS.**
If you are wanting your items to be insured in case you need to make a claim, you need to use either your own insurance, or a specialist courier at the bottom of this page.
**We strongly recommend if you are wanting fragile objects posting to you, you use a specialist courier and obtain insurance.**
Items sent overseas:
Due to revised regulations in the Royal Mail, and limits on what we can send to specific countries, Hansons currently do not provide in-house postage services to International countries. We can pack items for courier collection, at a charge, and advise clients to contact either Advanced Forwarding or Mailboxes who can post all items safely. See contact details below.
If you are sending a courier to collect an item, though would like Hansons to pack the item for you, please contact our office and we shall take a payment for packaging only.
Items which CAN NOT be sent by Hansons Postage (please use your own specialist courier to collect):
WEAPONS, and REPLICA WEAPONS –( Please see www.myhermes.co.uk ‘excluded items’ page, this is their policy on carriage.)
ALCOHOL higher than 70%
PERFUMES classed as flammable
Hansons Auctioneers reserve the right to not post an item if it falls in between any of the guidelines, and they deem it unfit to be posted in house.
Advanced Forwarding, Derby – www.advancedforwarding.com 01332 865 656
Mail Boxes Etc. Nottingham - www.mbe.co.uk/nottingham 01159 472 779
8. All buyers / couriers must check their purchases prior to departure from the auction. Hansons will accept no claims for loss or damage thereafter.
9. Third Party Liability
Every person at Hansons Auctions shall be deemed to be there at his own risk. They shall have no claim against Hansons in respect to any accident which may occur or injury, damage or loss howsoever caused.
10. Rights of Admission
The right is reserved to refuse admission to the auction premises and may be used by Hansons without giving a reason.
11. Selling Rate
Lots are sold at approximately 80 lots per hour for all sales