Buying With Opus (UK) Ltd
Buying with Opus Auctioneers & Valuers couldn't be simpler! We offer a variety of bidding methods, from experiencing the auction in person, to placing bids on our website or via the telephone bidding. We also partner with external bidding platforms so that you can bid live from the comfort of your own home. Whether you are looking to buy something special for a loved one, invest in a piece of jewellery or discover antiques to furnish your home,Opus Auctioneers & Valuers auctions has a sale to suit all budgets and tastes. Our specialist valuers take in consignments of antiques, jewellery & watches from all over the UK. After conducting a thorough cataloguing process.
Commission Bidding Explained Bidding Methods We offer different methods of bidding at Opus Auctions (UK) Ltd In person at our saleroom • Leaving Absentee Bids via our website • Telephone Bidding on the day of the auction • Live Online Bidding In Person There is nothing quite as exciting as bidding in person at a live auction. If you choose to bid in person, you will need to provide either your driving license or passport so that we can give you a paddle number. Once the auction has started, take a seat and the auctioneer will announce the bidding increments for each lot. If you wish to bid on an item, please raise your hand or paddle (number given to you at the start of the auction). If there is no one else bidding against you, the auctioneer will bring down the gavel on your winning bid. If you are unable to attend in auction, there are three alternative methods of bidding. Leaving Absentee Bids via our website You can leave an absentee bid, up to 30 minutes before the sale start time, requesting Opus to bid on your behalf up to the maximum amount you have stated. You can place an absentee bid by either emailing/telephoning the saleroom, or via the-saleroom.com Telephone Bidding on the day of the auction We can also arrange for you to bid by telephone, enabling you to talk directly to a member of our staff in the sale room itself. Your operator will relay the auctioneer’s bids back to you and, on your instruction, bid on your behalf. Please call 01276 423270 to arrange a telephone bid. You must arrange this by 4pm the day before the auction.
Opus Auctioneers & Valuers recommends that all bidders and buyers read our conditions of buying and buyer’s premium available here or at the back of our catalogues. The buyer shall pay on the Hammer Price (of any individual lot) the buyer will pay the hammer price and a premium of 22% (plus VAT) or 24% (inclusive of VAT) Buyers will pay a commission charge of an additional 3% (+ VAT) of the hammer price if lots are successfully purchased online via and the-saleroom.com. Normal Buyer's Premium applies.
If your bid is successful, we will prepare an invoice for you and send it via email at the end of each auction. We offer a variety of different payment methods to encourage quick and easy transactions, allowing you to receive your winning lots as soon as possible. You can pay by secure online payment, by cheque, by bank transfer, in person or by telephone.
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