Buying / Selling
You can make a purchase at Dominic Winter Auctioneers by using any of the following methods:
In person: Being present at the auction provides the convenience of being able to remove the lots that you have purchased when the sale ends, provided you choose to pay by credit or debit card, guaranteed cheque or cash.
Online bidding: You can bid online at our auctions via:
Please note an additional fee of 3.6% (including VAT) will be charged on the hammer price for this service.
Commission bid: Also called an 'Absentee bid'. A member of our staff will bid on your behalf and attempt to purchase the lot as cheaply as is permitted by other bids or reserves. Commission bids can be posted, faxed or emailed to us, or you can fill in our Online Bidding Slip . PLEASE REMEMBER TO PROVIDE YOUR FULL NAME AND ADDRESS.
Telephone bid: You can contact our office to arrange a telephone bid. A member of our staff will telephone you a few minutes before bidding commences on your specified lot and will bid on your behalf, according to your instructions. This service is only available on lots with a minimum pre-sale estimated value of £300.
By Cheque : Sterling (please allow 5 working days for the cheque to clear before collection of purchases)
Cash: Payments can be made at the Cashier's office, either during or after the auction.
No credit or debit card payments will be accepted via phone unless by prior arrangements with the auctioneers. We will accept card payments in person at the auction rooms if presented with the relevant ID confirming address details. (please note credit cards are subject to a 2% supercharge)
Commission rates: Most purchases are subject to a buyers commission of 19.5% of the 'hammer' price. If the lot is marked with an asterisk ( * ) in the catalogue then the lot is subject to VAT on the buyers commission.
Collection: Lots can be collected from our saleroom on receipt of payment only. Alternatively, we will send you an invoice 3-4 days after the sale, which will include a quote for shipping if you are a UK resident. If you are overseas we will provide you with contact details of our reliable shippers.
Overseas payment: Due to the high bank charges levied on many foreign cheques, we would prefer overseas buyers to pay by one of the following methods:
By direct transfer to our bank: Bank details will be supplied with invoice.
By credit card: A surcharge of 2% will be added if you pay by credit card. Please note we do not accept payment by American Express.
UK (excluding Highlands & Islands)
When possible purchases will be sent by either Royal Mail Special Delivery or DPD overnight service. The charge for this service (£15 minimum per parcel) will be added to the invoice before it is sent.
Highlands & Islands
When possible small items will be sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery. Large items will require an individual quote and are sent via DPD. The charge for this service will be added to the invoice.
When possible small items will be sent via International Signed For. Large items will require an individual quote and will be sent via DPD. The charge for this service will be added to the invoice.
PLEASE NOTE (APPLICABLE TO UK AND OVERSEAS BUYERS):
We are not specialist shippers. Some items, such as framed & glazed or fragile goods, will require specialist handling and purchasers will be recommended to use Mailboxes etc. or Pack & Send.
USA & Rest of the World
We are able to send items which fit the following criteria: Single parcels, of a value less than £500, up to 2 kilos in weight and within the dimensions of 600mm x 150mm x 150mm, will be sent International Signed For. Single tubes, of a value less than £500, up to 2 kilos in weight and within the dimensions of 900mm long x 70mm depth, will be sent International Signed For.
The charge for the above service will be added to the invoice.
Restrictions may apply to the shipping of weapons or firearms within the UK. Our in house shipping department are unable to send these items abroad.
Please contact our office for further details.
We recommend that all purchases which do not fit the above criteria are sent to Pack & Send or Mailboxes etc. for specialist shipping. Contact details below.
Tel: +44(0) 1793 525009
Pack & Send
Tel: +44 (0) 1635 887237
Pack & Send and Mailboxes etc. will require payment direct.
We will endeavour to send your purchases as soon as possible but please be aware that at times demand is very high.
All lots are offered subject to the Terms & Conditions exhibited in the saleroom.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING COLLECTING PURCHASES
DUE TO HEALTH & SAFETY REGULATIONS WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO STORE A LARGE QUANTITY OF EMPTY BOXES.
WE WOULD THEREFORE ASK THAT BUYERS BRING THEIR OWN BOXES WHENEVER POSSIBLE.