A.S.H. Auctions (ASH)

Terms and Conditions

A.S.H. Auctions retains the right to change any information within these Terms and Conditions without giving due notice.

INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT SHIP OUTSIDE THE UK. WE CAN PACK ITEMS FOR A FEE, BUT YOU MUST ARRANGE YOUR OWN COURIERS. ALSO ANY BANK TRANSFER FEES MADE ABROAD THAT INCUR FEES, MUST BE PAID BY THE BIDDER, ASHAUCTIONS WILL NOT PAY ANY FEES FOR THESE TRANSACTIONS. SO PLAESE MAKE SURE YOU ARE WILLING TO ACCEPT THESE FEES OR PAY OVER THE PHONE WITH DEBIT CARD.

A.S.H. Auctions have decided for now to keep the sale room closed for customers to come and bid in person. This is because of the space available for customers to be able to feel comfortable. When we can reduce the area for displaying goods and open more sitting area for bidding customers, we will then again welcome you back. We also would like to make sure that the decision by the government to relax all measures is going to be final as we don't what to be changing things again.

ANY ITEMS LEFT WITH US FOR MORE THAN ONE SALE ARE LEFT THERE AT THE BUYERS OWN RISK. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS THAT MAY OCCUR. WE ARE A SMALL SALEROOM AND DO NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO ENSURE YOUR GOODS ARE KEPT SAFE FOR A LENGTH OF TIME.

PLEASE READ THE PARAGRAPHS BELOW BEFORE PROCEEDING TO REGISTER FOR THE SALE

METHODS OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED ARE: DEBIT CARDS, CASH & BANK TRANSFERS.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS. ANY INVOICES THAT ARE £10 OR UNDER MUST BE PAID WITH CASH. UNLESS PAYING ONLINE OR BANK TRANSFER.

Section 1: VIEWING

The general public are now allowed into the saleroom. We are still offering our virtual viewing service using Messenger and WhatsApp on our mobile phones 07778 347125 or 07864 046382) .We do encourage you to either come and view or use our new virtual viewing so you can be happy with the item/s that you are interested in bidding on. What we think is good and what you think is good may be poles apart. Please remember this is an auction and that is why a viewing service is offered so its up to you the buyer to be sure what you are buying.

Viewing days and times for this sale are below

Section 2: BIDDING/BUYERS PREMIUM

We are NOT allowing the general public into the auction room to bid at present. We feel this is not practical and so for the time being, you will still need to bid live online from your home, we are accepting commission bids as normal, but we are not able to provide a telephone bid services for this sale. We will review this again for the next sale, so please be patient.

Our buyer’s premium percentage depend on what type of sale we are conducting. This being our general antiques and collectable sale the buyer’s premium is as stated below.

Hammer Price £10.00 and under = £2.00 per lot

Hammer Price £12.00 and over = 20.00

Section 3: PAYMENT

Please note that we would prefer payment by bank transfer our sort code and the account number is on the invoice you receive. Payment can also be made by debit card over the telephone on 01782 792585 or 07778 347125 or 07864 046382. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS. We are now also excepting cash when you come and collect your items. if you want to pay in cash you will have to do so before the end of business on the Wednesday after the sale.

Below are the available times

Mondays after the sales from 9.00am to 3.00pm (WE ARE NOT OPEN FOR COLLECTION)

Tuesdays after the sales from 9.00am to 3.00pm

Wednesdays after the sales from 9.00am to 3.00pm

Thursdays after the sales from 9.00am to 3.00pm

Fridays after the sales from 9.00am to 12.00

ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN BY END OF BUSINESS ON THE THURSDAY AFTER THE SALE, UNLESS AN AGREEMENT AS BEEN MADE WITH US. IF NOT PAID THEN A SUSPENSION WILL BE PLACED ON ACCOUNT AND IF NOT PAID BY THE FRIDAY EVENING IT WILL BECOME A BAN. PLEASE BEAWARE THAT IF WE PLACE A BLOCK ON YOUR ACCOUNT FOR NON PAYMENT, THEN THAT MAY MEAN OTHER AUCTIONS WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TOO BID WITH THEM.

Section 4: COLLECTION OF GOODS/SENDING OF GOODS/STORAGE OF GOODS

ANY ITEMS LEFT WITH US FOR MORE THAN ONE SALE ARE LEFT THERE AT THE BUYERS OWN RISK. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS THAT MAY OCCUR. WE ARE A SMALL SALEROOM AND DO NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO ENSURE YOUR GOODS ARE KEPT SAFE FOR A LENGTH OF TIME.

We are still going to continue using the collection method that we put into place during the covid restrictions. So, you will still have to contact us to book a pickup slot, you will be given a half hour or if needed a one-hour slot, this will ensure you can check you have all lots that are on your invoice/receipt. When happy you will then be asked to sign a form saying you have picked up all lots on your invoice/receipt. This also applies to third parties picking up for customers.

We are still offering a pack and send service but please be aware that this is a service that we offer, it is Not compulsory ,you can always arrange for your items to be packed and sent to you using a method of your choice. If you require our pack and send service, please request through the bidding platform portal. A quote will then be sent to you A.S.A.P. We don't ship goods outside the UK. We will pack your items for a fee but customers outside the UK will have to arrange their own couriers

All items need to be removed from the saleroom within 14 days of the auction, unless special arrangements have been made with ourselves. That includes picking items up by the customer, having a third party pick the items up, or having the items sent to you.

Any items left at the saleroom after 14 days if special arrangements have not been made will occur a £2.00 per lot per day storage charge.ALL ITEMS LEFT AND NO CONTACT MADE BY THE BUYER WILL BE PUT BACK INTO A SALE AFTER 2 MONTHS. If the storage charges are not paid then the items will be sold and the storage charge will be deducted from the sale. Any monies left will then be sent to the original buyer.

Section 5: VENDORS/GOODS IN/PAYMENT/SELLERS CHARGES

VENDORS MUST PICK UP THERE NO SALES WITHIN 3 WEEKS OF THE SALE THEY WAS IN. IF NOT THE WE WILL DISPOSE OF THEM AS WE SEE FIT.

VENDORS WHO PUT IN LOTS THAT THEY STATE ARE 'ORIGINAL' WILL FROM NOW ON BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOTS THAT SELL BUT COME BACK HAS NOT BEING AUTHENTIC. SO ANY MONIES PAID OUT TO THEM WILL BE PAID BACK TO BIDDERS BY VENDORS. SO PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE SURE ABOUT AUTHENTICITY BEFORE ADDING 'ORIGINAL' TO DESCRIPTION. (25/05/2023)

Payments to our sellers can 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, the name on the account (Exactly as it appears) and the name of your bank/building society. Vendors who still want to be paid out in cash will have to wait a few extra days, so we can get to the bank to draw out the cash. We are receiving items for our future sales; you will need to contact us for times and dates when you can bring your items to us. If you can’t bring your items to us, we can arrange a suitable time to come and pick them up for you.

Our buyer’s premium percentage depend on what type of sale we are conducting. This being our general antiques and collectable sale the seller’s commission is as stated below.

We will charge you a very competitive 17.5% seller’s commission for your un-reserved items. That is, it, there are no hidden charges, there are no lotting up charges, there are no charges for photographing items, cataloguing items, collecting items, storing items.

If you want your item/s selling with reserves ,there will be a small administration charge if the item/s does Not sell. The charge depends on what reserve you want to put on your item/s, and this will be discussed with you at the time.

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Lee Sherratt (Owner and Auctioneer)

Tel : 01782 792585 or Mobile: 07778 347125

Email: leesherratt@ashauctions.co.uk