Buying At Stroud Auction Rooms

There are a few different ways to bid at Stroud Auction Rooms:

1. In Person at The Saleroom

We ask you to provide your full contact information in order to open an account with us. You are then given a bidder number (different at each auction) and are able to bid in the saleroom. Please remember to arrange payment for all goods before leaving the saleroom. Buyer’s premium of 15% + VAT applies to the hammer price of each lot.

2. Online Bidding

You register directly with us or at www.the-saleroom.com. You can then bid live online from the comfort of your home, wherever you are in the world. Buyer’s premium of 15% + VAT applies, plus a 3% charge levied by the-saleroom.com for the online bidding.

At Stroud Auction Rooms we welcome online bidding and frequently have more than 800 online bidders registered for our auctions. We offer an in-house packing and postage service which keeps costs as low as possible for our online buyers. We are also happy to assist with condition reports, extra images of lots and any other information needed by distance bidders.

3. Commission Bids

if you are unable to attend an auction in person we are pleased to accept commission bids. Lots will be purchased as cheaply as we are able, subject to reserves and other bidding. Buyer’s premium of 15% +VAT applies to the hammer price, there are no extra charges.

4. Phone Bidding

If you wish to bid live at the auction but over the telephone, we will be happy to book a call for you. A member of our staff will contact you a few lots before your item and you will bid live on the phone. We do not enforce a minimum lot value for this service and no extra charges apply, just the usual 15% + VAT buyer’s commission.

Terms & Conditions

1. Buyer’s Premium: 15% buyer’s premium will apply to all lots. This is subject to VAT at 20%, bringing the total charges to 18% of the hammer price.

2. Condition Reports: We are happy to provide additional information on any lot. More images of any lots can also be sent out upon request, simply email us at conditionreports@stroudauctions.co.uk

Please remember that condition is NOT printed or mentioned in the catalogue but prospective buyers are welcome and often encourage to request a condition report. We always endeavour to provide an accurate report but the ultimate responsibility rests with the buyer and we strongly recommend that you personally view any lots on which you intend to bid. All condition reports are the opinion of the auctioneer and not a definitive report on the item

3. Commission bids and telephone bids: If you are unable to attend the auction in person then we are happy to carry out commission bids on your behalf. Lots will be purchased for the lowest possible price allowing for reserves and competing bids. If you would rather bid on the telephone then this can easily be arranged. No extra charge or minimum lot value are applied.

4. Online bidding: At Stroud Auction Rooms we welcome online bidding and frequently have more than 1000 online bidders registered for our auctions (currently the highest in the UK). We offer an in-house packing and postage service which keeps costs as low as possible for our online buyers. We are also happy to assist with condition reports, extra images of lots and any other information needed by distance bidders

5. Payment: All goods must be paid for within seven days of the auction. We accept payment by debit card or credit card (up to £500 only if not attending in person), bank transfer or cash. CHEQUES ARE NOT ACCEPTED AS A METHOD OF PAYMENT. There is a 3% surcharge on all credit card payments and a 1.4% surcharge on debit card payments.

6. We are open from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am-12:30pm for collection of goods. Items of furniture not collected within seven days of the auction will be transported to storage at the buyer’s expense

7. We pack and post worldwide at cost. However this does not apply to large items, please contact us for details of local or national couriers.

Please see full terms & conditions for more information

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