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Postage and Packing
We are pleased to be able to offer buyers our in-house postage and packaging service. Once payment has been made for items, please contact our office by telephone to request a p&p quote. We require payment for the purchased items prior to packing. Whilst we are able to insure against loss in post, we are unable to insure against damage in post. Our postage & packaging service is offered at the lowest possible cost to our customers which we are aware saves buyers a large sum of money compared to what professional packing companies charges. Due to this we are inundated with requests and whilst every effort is made to get your items out to you ASAP, we recommend you use Mail Boxes www.mbe.co.uk if you require your items urgently.
Under no circumstances will items be posted to alternative residential addresses, hotels or P.O. Box numbers. We can arrange delivery to a business address.
PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME TERMS HAVE BEEN AMENDED DUE TO COVID-19
Our in-house buyer's premium is 18% + VAT. This includes telephone bidding and commission bids*
We offer an online bidding service via easyliveauction.com for bidders who cannot attend the sale.
Please note that any lots purchased via easyliveauction.com live auction service will be subject to an additional 3% commission charge + VAT at the rate imposed on the hammer price or no commission for the internet bidding if the ‘Flat Fee’ has been chosen at registration.
*Buyers premium on timed auctions is 20% VAT
A fee may be applicable for Artist Resale Rights for any piece of art where the artist has been deceased for 70 years or less. This fee is wholly payable by the purchaser and will be added to your invoice if applicable. For more information on Artist Resale Rights please visit www.dacs.org.uk
*** Condition Reports ***
Our catalogue descriptions do not include any information on the condition of the lot and it is up to the purchaser to satisfy themselves as to the condition before bidding. Upon request by email we can give full condition reports on any lot. Any condition report provided is the opinion and Wessex Auction Rooms accept no liability if a purchaser disagrees with a given report after the auction has taken place. All lots are available to view in person. Due to COVID-19 we have taken additional detailed images so please view all images before requesting condition reports.
All grading of vinyl records is subjective and therefore you must satisfy yourself before bidding. The auctioneer will not enter into post-sale disputes based on gradings. If grading for a Lot states "overall" that means that some will be better, some will be worse.
Wessex Auction Rooms do not authenticate any autographs or offer any certificate of authenticity (COA). Any item sold with a COA will be that which has been supplied by the vendor. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to satisfy themselves as to the provenance and authenticity before bidding on any lot. Under no circumstances will refunds be given based on authenticity claims.
*** Payment ***
ALL payments from outside of the UK regardless of amount, must be paid in full via bank transfer.
We are still accepting cash payments. Payment can also be made in person at our offices with debit card or credit card. Where the customer is not present payment can be made by debit or credit card up to a limit of £500 (UK only). Above this all payments must be made by bank transfer or via the 3D secure link on your emailed invoice
We offer an in-house postage and packing service. Please click the 'request quote' button when you receive your invoice. By clicking this button you are instructing us to pack your item(s) and inform you of the cost. Should you then decide not to use our shipping service there will be a small cost for the labour and materials.
We have a minimum charge of £10
We are inundated with many requests for postage and packing on the first few days following an auction. We employ additional staff to help cover this demand but as most of the requests come in over a short period it can take some time to work through them. We aim to dispatch your parcel as soon as possible but in periods of high demand it can take up to three weeks to process.
Damage/Breakages in transit
We insure all parcels for loss but we are UNABLE to insure for damage or breakages during transit.
If you would like your parcel insured for damage (we would recommend this for delicate items and ceramics) or if you need it in a hurry then we suggest you contact Mailboxes - telephone 01249 446141 or email@example.com – who will be happy to collect from our premises.
We are no longer able to offer shipping to Italy.
We offer viewing in person of all Lots on the day prior to auction.
Collection of items
Lots shall be paid for in full and taken away from the Auction room by the end of the Auction sale day, or by the Wednesday following the sale day, at the buyers own risk and expense, in default of which the Auctioneers shall not be responsible if the same are lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed. If after 7 days after the conclusion of the sale Lots are not cleared they may then be sold immediately either publicly or by private treaty, without notice being given to the buyer. Storage fees of £2 per Lot per day will be applied after 7 days of the auction date.
As government guidelines are constantly changing please be aware that the above is subject to change at short notice
Terms & Conditions
CONDITIONS OF SALE
***Due to Covid-19 please carefully read our 'Important Information' for latest updates regarding purchases, collections, viewing and govt guidelines'
1.The Highest bidder, subject to the Vendor’s reserve (if any), to be the purchaser, and if any dispute arises between two or more bidders, the Lot in dispute to be immediately put up again and resold.
2. The advance in the biddings to be regulated by the Auctioneers who are to be sole arbiters in any matter of dispute, and no person to retract bidding. The Auctioneers reserve the right to themselves of withdrawing from, consolidating or dividing any Lot or Lots, varying the order of sale, and of accepting or refusing the bidding of any person as they may think fit.
3. All Prospective purchasers must register at the Auctioneers Office prior to the commencement of the sale and have obtained a bidding number.
4. As this Auction is made on a condition of prompt payment, the purchase money is to be absolutely paid on or before the delivery of any Lot.
5. In the event of non-payment on the sale day, the Auctioneers shall reserve the right to charge 10% per month credit charge for any unpaid Lots.
6. The Auctioneers act as Agents only. Each Lot as set out in the catalogue, or as divided or joined with any Lot or Lots at the sale at the sole discretion of the Auctioneers, is sold with all faults, imperfections and errors of description and the Lots shall be at the purchasers risk immediately they are sold. Neither the Vendor, nor the Auctioneers are responsible for the authenticity, attribution, genuineness, origin, authorship, date, age, period, condition or quality of any Lot. All statements in the catalogue as to any such matters are statements of opinion, and are not to be taken as, or as implying, statements or representatives of fact. Purchasers are deemed to have satisfied themselves by inspection or otherwise as to all such matters and as to the physical description of any Lot. Neither the Vendor nor the Auctioneers are responsible for any representation or warranty or any statement in catalogues.
7. Lots shall be paid for in full and taken away from the Auction room by the end of the Auction sale day, or by the Wednesday following the sale day, at the buyers own risk and expense, in default of which the Auctioneers shall not be responsible if the same are lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed. If after 7 days after the conclusion of the sale Lots are not cleared they may then be sold immediately either publicly or by private treaty, without notice being given to the buyer. Storage fees of £2 per Lot per day will be applied after 7 days of the auction date.
8. Every person whilst on the premise before, during or after the Sale shall be deemed to be there at their own risk, and no person shall make or have any claim against the Vendor or the Auctioneer in respect of any injury he may sustain, or accident which may happen.
9. Every person whilst on the premises will be held responsible for any damages they cause to the premise or to any Lots at any and all times.
10. A BUYERS PREMIUM of 18% plus VAT will be charged in addition to the hammer price on all Lots sold. An additional 4.95% plus VAT will be charged for online purchases via The Saleroom. You can also bid via EasyLive auction for a set fee of just £3
11. In the event of any failure of the buyers to comply with any of the above conditions, the damages recoverable from the defaulter shall include any loss arising on any resale of the Lot, together with the charges in respect of both sales, and any money deposited in part payment shall be held by the Auctioneers on account of any liability of the defaulter to them.
12. Every bidder will be deemed to act as principal unless there is a written agreement with the Auctioneers in force prior to the Auction that the bidder acts as agents on behalf of a named principal.