Change of Terms & Conditions :
A.S.H. Auctions retains the right to change any information within these Terms and Conditions without giving due notice.
****ASHAUCTIONS NO LONGER SHIP OUTSIDE THE UK, INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS MUST ARRANGE THEIR OWN COURIERS, THIS ALSO INCLUDES SOUTHERN IRELAND.****
***CHANGES TO OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC***
***********PLEASE BE AWARE SALE DAYS AND STARTING TIMES MAY VARY***********
At the bottom half of this page there is a large section that we have had to add during the Coronavirus pandemic.You must read and understand these new measures before proceeding to register for our auctions from the 19th April 2020.
Items For Sale.
1. Items are invited for all our weekly general sales, items include pottery, furniture, jewellery, clocks & watches, brass & copper, glassware and general collectables and items of interest.
2. Some items are not suitable for sale by auction, either because they are not saleable or we are restricted from selling them due to laws and regulations. Please contact the auctioneers for more details
1.Selling Commission –17.5% of the hammer price
2.No Sale Charge------There is a small charge for items that do not sell that have a reserve.
3.Buyers Premium ----There will be minimum charge of £1.75 added to every hammer price up to £18.00 and then the buyer’s premium will be set at 15%
4.Withdrawn Lots------Should vendors withdraw lots from the auction after they have been entered into the catalogue A.S.H. Auctions may at their absolute discretion charge up to 15% of the estimated auction price.
1. Due to a vast increase in absentee bidding we are having to do more condition reports, We have over 500 lots passing through each of our weekly sales making it very difficult and time consuming to examine ever single item. Items that we have been asked to give condition reports on are only given a visual inspection, that means in the case of say ceramics, we visually check for any obvious damage or repair. We DO NOT use any other inspection devises apart from when asked for hallmarks where we use a magnifying glass if needed. Buyers must be aware that a sale by auction is still basically a trade sale and to be sure they should really attend the sale and inspect the items themselves.
Terms and Conditions of Sale
NO WARRANTIES. Every item and lot in the "Auction" (as that term is defined in the attached Bidder Registration Card) is sold: (a) AS IS, WHERE IS, WITH ALL FAULTS BASIS AND WITHOUT RECOURSE", and (b) with no warranties, guarantees or representation of any kind or variety, whether expressed, written, implied or otherwise.
Terms of Payment: Full payment by card, cash, or bank transfer is due immediately upon completion of the auction. Payment: Debit Card (No Charge) Cash (No Charge) And Bank Transfer (No Charge) WE NO LONGER ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS.
***INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS MUST PAY BY BANK TRANSFER OR OVER PHONE BY DEBIT CARD****
PLEASE NOTE CHEQUES OF ANY DESCRIPTION OF NO LONGER ACCEPTED
NO WARRANTIES. Every item and lot in the "Auction" (as that term is defined in the attached Bidder Registration Card) is sold: (a) AS IS, WHERE IS, WITH ALL FAULTS BASIS AND WITHOUT RECOURSE", and (b) with no warranties, guarantees or representation of any kind or variety, whether expressed, written, implied or otherwise. ADDITION TO OR WITHDRAWAL FROM SALE. The Auctioneer reserves the right: (a) to withdraw from sale any item or items; (b) to sell at Auction any item or items not listed; (c) to group one or more items or lots into one or more selling lots; (d) to subdivide any lots into two or more selling lots; and (e) to sell all of items listed in bulk..
All lots shall be at the sole risk and charge of the purchaser from the fall of the hammer. We, Ashauctions, will NOT accept any responsibility for any loss or damage of lots that are not picked up within 3 days of sale. We do not offer a storage facility.
Items left after 5 days will incur a storage charge, this will include a handling fee of £5 per consignment, as well as £1 per lot per day. If this is not paid, we will remove items to cover this amount before the buyer is allowed to take the items.
***CHANGES TO OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC***
Section 1: VIEWING
As we are not allowing the general public into the saleroom we cannot offer viewing times. We can however give basic condition reports (any visible damage ,weight and size, if electrical items power up, etc. We are also offering a new virtual viewing service using messenger on our mobile phones 07778 347125 or 07864 046382). Please note because of the extra work and time involved in doing this with minimum staff, we have had to put that we will not inspect anything with an estimate lower that £20.00.
Section 2: BIDDING
We are not allowing the general public into the auction room, you will still be able to bid live online from your home, We are excepting commission bids as normal but we are not able to provide a telephone bid services for these sales.
Section 3: PAYMENT
Please note that we would prefer payment by bank transfer our sort code and account number is on the invoice you receive. The only other way is by debit card over the telephone on 01782 792585 or 07778 347125 or 07864 046382 during the following times.
Mondays after the sales from 9.00am to 3.00pm
Tuesdays after the sales from 9.00am to 3.00pm
Wednesdays after the sales from 9.00am to 3.00pm
All lots purchased must be paid for before the end of business on the Wednesday after the sale. Failure to do this will incur a 10% late payment charge. We do need all invoices paid before 12 noon on the Friday following sale. If not the a suspension will be incurred and items will be removed and given back to vendors.
Section 4: COLLECTION OF GOODS/SENDING OF GOODS
You need to book a slot to pick up your items. They will be 9am till 3.30pm Every day starting Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday of the week after sale. If you turn up without appointment you will have to wait until everyone is seen too. Also if you turn up early, and we have someone else there then again you will be asked to wait. We are giving people half hour so that if they have a few lots they have time to check them and box them. So please try to stick to times you have booked.
If you are collecting in person or sending a third party, you must decide if your journey is essential. This is completely your decision and not ours. If you do decide to come you must telephone us on arrival using the telephone numbers in section 3: You will then be told how to proceed. We have put into place new pick up procedures which will be secure, clean and safe for yourselves ourselves and our staff. How we have done this means there will be no physical contact between you ,ourselves or our staff. If you prefer A.S.H. auctions will during this pandemic store your purchased items free of charge until such times as we can all return to normal.
We are still offering a pack and send service during this pandemic, with some changes. We usually give pack and send quotes out to customers who request them almost straight away, even though the invoice/s have not yet been settled.We take the parcels ourselves to the post office and we only use Royal Mail /Parcel Force for the couriers. We have in the past agreed to meet customers at a convenient location
These are the changes:
We are now only going to use D.P.D. as they offer a next day door to door service.The initial quote will be for our packing service, we will need the invoice including the packing charge to be paid before we can proceed. Once your item/s are packed we then can quote you a delivery charge. Please be aware that this is a service that we offer, you can always arrange for your items to be packed and sent to you using a method of your choice. (Please note packing cannot be done by a third party inside the saleroom.)
We will not be meeting customers with their goods as we have done in the past.
Section 5: VENDORS/GOODS IN/PAYMENT
Payments to our sellers will be made electronically by bank transfer so please contact us with your details as soon as possible to avoid delay in getting your money. All we need is your sort code, account number and name of your bank/building society. Vendors who still want to be paid out in cash will have to wait until the government tells us that it is safe to proceed with business as usual.
We are receiving items for our future sales ,you will need to contact us for times and dates.
If you are dropping off items in person or sending a third party you must decide if your journey is essential.This is completely your decision and not ours. if you do decide to come you must telephone us on arrival using the telephone numbers in section 3:. We have put into place new drop off procedures which will be secure,clean and safe for yourselves,ourselves and our staff.How we have done this means there will be no physical contact between you ,ourselves or our staff.
We are willing to collect your items from your premises