Fees & Commissions


Buying Guide & Fees (Timed Auction)



Our sales catalogues are available online approximately 7 days before the sale. 


Sold As Seen:

All items / lots are sold as seen. We advise you to view all items / lots BEFORE placing a bid.

No items / lots offered for sale carry any warranty or guarantee whatsoever.  

If you are unsure, then please do not bid. 





If you place an timed online bid for any item / lot, then it will be assumed that you have viewed the item / lots and

you are fully aware and satisfied that the item / lot is SOLD AS SEEN.

NO REFUNDS / CREDIT NOTE will be issued on any purchase. 



Shop & Timed Auctions.
Viewing times and dates are displayed on our website. See under heading (TAB)

AUCTION DATES for more information.


Our online Auctions:

We currently hold timed online auctions.

This enables you to sit in the comfort of your own home, on the telephone

or anywhere there is Internet access to bid on our auctions.


Buyers Premium:

Each lot is subject to a buyer's premium of 20%, no exceptions.  

(22% buyers commission + 3% Internet service charge). 23% Toal.


We are currently not registered for VAT and do not charge or apply VAT to your invoices. 

All lots are sold on hammer price only with no VAT added or charged.


Payment and Clearance:

In person, we will only accept payment and clearance from the registered parties.

We will accept cash, credit or debit card payments (not online), for all credit card payments, there is a 3% surcharge. 

All card payments must be in person only as we cannot take these types of payments over the telephone.

We do not accept Cheque payments. If you are successful in winning an item, you will be sent an invoice by email soon after the auction has ended. There will be a payment link on this email, where you can make a secure payment. online. In the case of payments direct to our bank, the details are on the bottom of the invoice. Please make sure you use the invoice number as a reference when making a BACS payment. All payments must be received no later than 12.00noon the day following the sale.

Failure to pay on your winning lots you may be permanently banned from all of our future auctions.


We do offer a packing service, on request, but can only package and label items for dispatch to the purchaser only.

Please see our FAQ section for details of this service.



At the fall of the hammer the item is no longer the responsibility of Welsh Auctions so it is recommended

you gain insurance cover on valuable items prior to the sale.

All items sold in our online are being sold by private sellers. We act as a selling agent for these customers.

We do not guarantee these items and unless stated, there are no warranties being offered.

However, we do give a true and fair description of the item being offered. If you have any questions about

a particular item, then please get in touch with us.


You can view the items at our salesroom during viewing hours if you wish to check them in person

and make your purchase there and then. You do not need to buy online unless you wish to do so. 

We accept cash, credit or debit card in our salesroom and credit or debit card online. 

Please note that there is a 3% charge of the total bill for Credit Card Payments. These charges are charged to us by the bank.

Any item purchased online (shop only, not auction) without viewing, will be posted to you via signed for delivery and you will have

14 days from the date of receipt to return your item if not satisfied.  Return postage costs must be met by you.

Before you return an item, you must contact us for a return label and reference number. We only accept returns that have been posted using a signed for and insured service.  When returned and inspected, we will issue a full refund of the purchase cost and NOT postage costs, provided the item is in the same condition as we sent it out. (photographs will be taken).

We use photographs of the actual item and not stock photographs, we will give an honest description of the item

including any defects, imperfections etc. There is no buyers premium for purchasing items in our online shop. The price you see is the price you pay, which includes P&P. Please be aware, if you wish to return an item, then you are responsible for paying the return signed for and insured postage costs.

Selling Guide & Fees (Timed Auction)  

If you are considering selling at auction, Welsh Auctions will do their very best to accommodate

you and to maximise realisation on your items.  Click here for our vendor entry form.


Our fees for sellers:

Selling fees with reserve:

We are happy to agree a fixed reserve price below which we will not sell.

However, should the lot remain unsold following the auction, we will charge

10% of the reserve price which becomes payable before the lot is collected/returned to the vendor.

Should an item with a reserve sell, then only the 15% sellers commission becomes payable.

The 15% sellers commission is deducted from the hammer price before settlement of the balance is paid to the vendor.


Selling fees without reserve:

£1.00 per lot, per auction & a simple flat fee of 15% of the hammer price, per lot.  

We are currently not registered for VAT and do not

charge or apply VAT to your invoices.

The above fees include: ​

  • Storage at our premises.

  • Photographs for online auction.

  • Free lotting of your items.

  • No commission for unsold items.

  • Description and listing of your lots.

  • Full marketing of your lot.

  • Public viewing at our Sale Rooms.

  • Inclusion into a second sale should your lot fail to sell the first time.

  • Payment to you normally within 7 days of the end of the auction.

Selling Guide (Shop)

To sell an item in our online shop, we make selling charges simple.

We charge just £5.00* per item with a 15% seller premium.

We are currently not registered for VAT and do not charge

or apply VAT to your invoices.

The above fees include:

  • Storage at our fully insured premises.

  • Photographs for our online shop.

  • No commission for unsold items.

  • Full marketing of your item.

  • Public viewing at our salesroom.

  • We deal with your customers directly.

  • We pack, post & insure your item at no cost to you.**

  • We deal with any customer enquiries on your behalf.

  • Personally contact you if an offer is made below the asking price so that                                                                                                             you to make an informed decision on whether to sell or not.

  • 4 Weeks online exposure. 

The professional services we provide include identification, scheduling, storage, discreet business marketing

either as a whole business or part, internet marketing of everything from individual machines upwards, traditional

sales by private treaty, tender or auction (on site or on our premises).


Please note all vendor entries are strictly by appointment only.


Please refer to our Standard Terms and Conditions 

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