CONDITIONS OF SALE
The catalogue contains a Lot no, Description and Estimate for each lot. The description is for guidance only and as some items are of an age or nature that means they may not be in perfect condition, we advise you to examine the lots yourself before the auction starts. Please take care when handling items, all breakages and damage will be charged for. Viewing times are shown
on the front of the catalogue. All items are offered for sale as viewed and are sold as seen.
The auctioneer does not take responsibility for authenticity, origin or estimated price. All items are sold without any warranty or claim as to its suitability or fitness for its apparent purpose so as a prospective Buyer, you should use your judgement. All electrical items are sold on the express condition that the winner ensures they are examined by a competent electrician before connecting them to any source of electricity. All sales are final and no refunds are given.
Some items have a reserve price. Where necessary, the Auctioneer will protect the reserve on an item and use his discretion up to 10%. If this price is not reached, the Auctioneer will record the item as unsold and move on to the next item.
The highest bidder as determined by the Auctioneer is the Buyer. He will ask for the Buyer’s bidding number, to record who secured the bid. The Auctioneer has absolute discretion to settle any dispute that may arise and to refuse bids or to advance the bidding as seen fit. His decision
is final. These terms and conditions also apply to after-sale bids, timed auction bids and private treaty sales. In cases of dispute these Conditions of Sale are governed by UK jurisdiction under English Law
THE BUYER’S PREMIUM
This is the commission paid to the auctioneer by the Buyer over and above the highest bid value (often referred to as the Hammer Price) of each item.
OUR BUYER’S PREMIUM IS 18% + VAT (total 21.6%). So if you are the highest bidder on an item with a £10 bid, the total cost to you is £12.16. Please take this into account when bidding. Please note that any lots purchased via online bidding portals will be subject to an additional commission charge imposed on the hammer price in addition to our basic Buyers Premium.
Certain works by living artists or artists deceased within the last 70 years will incur an Artist’s Resale Right royalty charge when sold with a hammer price of the sterling equivalent of €1000
We offer online bidding services via www.easyliveauction.com and www.the-saleroom.com
for bidders who cannot attend the sale.
Please note that any lots purchased via online bidding portals will be subject to an additional commission charge imposed on the hammer price in addition to our basic Buyers Premium. Please see the individual sites for rates of commission. Payment must be made within 48 hours, by debit card or bank transfer, storage of £5 per lot per day will be incurred thereafter.
You are welcome to pay by cash, cheque, electronic bank transfer or debit card.
Credit cards will only be accepted up to the value of £500. 3% surcharge will apply to business debit/credit cards and International debit/credit cards.
We reserve the right to hold items paid for by cheque until the cheque has cleared.
Please note, once the Auctioneer has determined yours to be the winning bid, a legal contract is created and you are responsible for and obliged to pay for the item. If payment is not received within two weeks after the auction date Bushey Auctions reserve the right to hand the bidder’s account over to our debt collection agency. In the event your account is passed for recovery
please be advised you will be responsible for all additional costs which will include but not limited to debt recovery costs, legal costs, interest and storage charges. This will affect your bidder status at Bushey Auctions and any other auction houses as well as internet bidding sites and should the matter proceed through the courts this may affect your credit status. Bushey Auctions reserve the right to cancel the sale and re-sell the item(s) won and can also proceed against the Buyer for breach of contract. So please only bid up to the amount you are prepared to pay and make sure you allow for the Buyer’s Premium plus VAT.
TAKING YOUR ITEM HOME
You may pay for your items whilst the auction is in progress provided that the items can be moved without disruption. Please allow at least 20 minutes after bidding. Your stamped receipt will be handed to a Porter who will collect your items. Please pay for and collect your items within an hour of the close of the Auction. We can offer storage @ £5 per day per item (subject to availability) or if you need transport we can arrange delivery.
IF YOU CAN’T MAKE THE AUCTION, WE CAN BID FOR YOU
If you would like to bid for an item, but can’t be here when it is auctioned, we are happy to bid on your behalf. Simply complete the Absentee/Commission registration bidding form stating the maximum you are prepared to bid (minimum bid £20). You can also bid over the telephone for
lots estimated over £50, or in advance by e-mail, please ask for details. We require debit or credit card details for all absentee/commission/telephone bids as security for your bid and may require
a deposit of 50% of your maximum bid.
We will then bid for you up to your maximum, attempting to secure the item at the lowest required to beat all other bids. After the auction, we will contact you if you if you are the winning bidder for the lot(s) and will arrange payment and collection with you. Payment must be made within 48 hours, and unless by prior arrangement, storage of £5 per lot per day will be incurred thereafter.
We reserve the right to charge the card given in full payment including all fees.
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SELLING WITH BUSHEY AUCTIONS - VENDOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS
A commission charge of 20% of the hammer price will be deducted from the selling price
(min. £5 per lot) PLUS VAT on the commission.
The vendor warrants to BUSHEY Auctions that he/she is the true owner of the property (or has written authorisation from the true owner to sell the items) and has given BUSHEY Auctions full disclosure of the provenance and authenticity of the items entered.
The estimated selling prices are for guidance only and should not be regarded as the true guide to the actual sale price realised.
Reserve prices may be placed on items over £50. If the item does not sell an administration charge of 10% of the bottom estimate will be incurred. Where lots are entered without reserve, the lot may be sold to the highest bidder, whatever that price is. Lots sold with reserves may be sold at 10% below the reserve at the auctioneer’s discretion.
In the event a lot is withdrawn by the vendor more than 10 days prior to auction date, a charge of £25 or 5% of the lower estimate (whichever the greater) will be levied. In the event a lot is withdrawn by the vendor less than 10 days prior to auction date, a charge of £100 or 20% of the lower estimate (whichever the greater) will be levied.
BUSHEY Auctions reserve the right to move items to a later auction where necessary, to enter any unsold items into an online timed auction or to accept offers from buyers up to 14 days after the auction date. Unsold items may be entered into a future auction at the auctioneer’s discretion at a reduced estimate and reserve.
Unsold lots are to be collected from the storeroom by appointment. Unless by prior agreement, any unsold lots not collected after 14 days of the date of sale will incur a storage charge of £5 per day. Lots not collected after 3 months will be sold to defray expenses, the proceeds will go wholly to BUSHEY Auctions.
Unsold or withdrawn lots will not be released until all outstanding charges have been settled in full.
Any offers for lots after auction are only to be negotiated through the directors of BUSHEY Auctions and any sale thereafter to BUSHEY Auctions customers, or which have been viewed through BUSHEY Auctions catalogues, viewing days, advertising and internet sites are deemed to be sold by BUSHEY Auctions and full vendors and buyers commissions are payable by the vendor.
A cheque (or BACS transfer) for the proceeds of the sale less all applicable charges will be mailed to the seller 28 days after the auction date - provided that BUSHEY Auctions has received full payment from the purchaser.
In the event of any disputes, BUSHEY Auctions reserves the right to cancel the sale and return
the item to the vendor. The vendor will be responsible for any costs incurred and to refund BUSHEY Auctions if the proceeds have been paid.
Collection of entries by BUSHEY Auctions will incur a minimum charge of £40.
Please note that goods entered into our sale are done so at your own risk and that you accept that BUSHEY Auctions are not liable for any damage or loss to your items while in our possession.
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