How To Buy At Auction
Our sales are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 2pm.
We also hold specialist sales as requires.
The first step in buying at auction is to find out when they are!
We hold bi- monthly sales, the 1st& 3rd Tuesday of each month..
If you attend our sales, ask to sign up for webtext reminders. We send a webtext to alert you to a forthcoming sale when the catalogue is online.
The next step is to find out what is being offered in the sales that interest you during the year. Our sales catalogues are always available online.
If you are an internet user, you can view the catalogue for the sale.
The catalogues are available for sale on viewing days (€5) & admit two.
Once you have found a lot that interests you, you can obtain a condition report by calling us on 05786 26290 or by emailing us. Please try to request the condition report early as it is very busy on sale days and we may not get time.
Registering to Bid:
If you want to bid for one or more items, you must register with Ashgrove Auction Rooms in advance (if you have not done so previously). We use a paddle system like many other auctioneers. Once you have registered and are given a bidding number, you will retain this bidding number for future sales.
We will need your name and address in order to register you. If you are unknown to us, we will also require proof of identity and residence (such as your passport or driving licence). You can register online, by post or in person.
Remember that registration can take a few days to complete if you are not registering in person.
If you will be attending the auction in person, you will be issued with a paddle (usually a piece of card) with your unique number printed on it on arrival at the office. You use this to bid in the saleroom.
You can bid at our auctions in a number of different ways.
1Attending the Sale
If you are bidding in person you show that you want to bid by simply raising your paddle to catch the auctioneer's eye. If you are successful in buying the lot, the auctioneer will record your number as the buyer. When you have finished bidding for items, you can proceed to the Cashier's Office to settle your account before collecting your purchases. You will be able to take your items with you if you pay in cash. The same applies to credit or debit card payments, although you will be liable to a surcharge if you pay by credit card. We do not accept cheques.
2. Bidding by Telephone
If you have identified a high value lot, you can bid by telephone. You must register to do this before the sale starts so you can reserve a telephone line and a member of the saleroom staff to place your bid for you. Telephone bidding is particularly suitable if you are unable to attend a sale in person. Telephone Bids are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and may be subject to a minimum estimate value (€100) for the lot in question.
3. Commission (or Absentee) Bid
You can leave a Commission bid by completing a Commission Bid form and sending it back to us. You specify which lots you wish to bid for and stipulate the maximum value you are prepared to pay per lot on the form. This means that we can act on your written permission to secure an item for you as your representative for the lowest possible price. on the lot page.
The price you pay is the amount at which the auctioneer's hammer falls (the hammer price), plus a buyer's premium (a percentage of the final hammer price) and VAT where applicable.
If you attended the auction, you can settle immediately at our Cashier's Office. Alternatively, you can call us to settle your account using a payment card (although you will be liable for a surcharge of 3% on credit cards& business debit cards. Laser & General Debit cards do not have a surcharge). We also accept various forms of electronic fund transfers. Unfortunately, we no longer accept cheques. In any event, you should settle your outstanding account within three working days. You will not be able to take any items purchased until payment has been cleared.
You will be issued with an invoice made out to the name and address on your Registration Form.
Storage, Collections and Delivery:
If you attended the auction in person, you will be normally be able to take your purchases away with you as soon as you settle your account at our Cashier's Office. If you are unable to take your purchases with you, we can arrange local deliveries or organise postage. or you can do this yourself.
You should check out the small print of our Conditions of Sale and Information for Buyers
Last Updated (Thursday, 02 May 2013 09:58)