“How do I bid for an item I may wish to buy?”
All prospective purchasers are required to register their full name, address and phone number and will be given a bidding number to show the auctioneer if you are successful.
There are several ways of bidding:-
You can attend the sale and bid in person.
Submit a Commission Bid – If you are not able to attend the auction or prefer not to bid yourself we can execute a commission bid on your behalf. Simply fill in a bid form with your details and fill in the lot number and brief description of the lot(s) you wish to bid on and the maximum amount you are prepared to bid. This form can be completed by us over the phone, handed to the office in person or sent by email or faxed to the office. We will then bid on your behalf attempting to secure the lot for the least amount subject to other bids and any reserve price.
Bid by Telephone – Live telephone bids can be arranged ONLY on items in the Quarterly Specialist Sale and entirely at the DISCRETION of the auctioneer. All requests for Telephone Bids are subject to availability and must be agreed by 5pm of the day BEFORE the sale. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO ARRANGE TELEPHONE BIDS ON SALE DAY ! Please telephone 01698 282007 for more information.
Bid On-line – certain sales are also available via www.the-saleroom.com. Please telephone the saleroom for more information or visit www.the-saleroom.com for further information.
By bidding at Hamilton Auction Market you agree to be bound by our Conditions of Sale. Please note that items bought at auction do not have the same level of consumer protection as they would if bought from a retailer. If you have any questions or queries about a lot please ask a member of staff before bidding.