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Saleroom Auction & Online Auction
Ross's conduct two different types of auction. Online Auctions is where the auction is conducted online and Saleroom Auctions is where the auction is conducted in our Montgomery Street saleroom. Please identify what type of auction it is that you are interested in bidding at before then reading this guide thoroughly.

ONLINE AUCTION


First Time Buyers

If you have not bought at Ross's Online Auctions before please read the following guide. To buy an item at Ross’s Online Auctions, you must create an account and login. Once logged in you are ready to bid on any of the lots. 

Viewing
Lots are on view in our Montgomery Street Salerooms throughout the duration of the auction. The images on the website are as accurate reproductions as is practicable and can be relied upon as such. Ross's are pleased to offer a condition report on any lot upon request. Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition and nature of any lot.

Buyer's Premium
The buyer shall pay the auctioneer a commission of 20% of the auction price. VAT is payable on the commission at the prevailing rate.

Bidding Increments
Bidding increments will be as follows: 0-100 by £10, 100-500 by £20, 500-1000 by £50, 1000-5000 by £100, 5,000-10,000 by £200, 10,000-25,000 by £500, 25,000+ by £1,000.

Maximum Bid
You may leave a maximum bid which will instruct the computer to bid on your behalf only as much as required for you to remain the highest bidder up until your limit. This means that you may win an item for less than your maximum bid, however you can also be outbid if someone enter a higher maximum bid. If you are outbid you will receive an outbid notification by email. Please note: Only you will know what your maximum bid is.

Sale Procedure
The sale will commence at a designated time and date and will run for 7 days. The sale will end with every lot finishing at 30 second intervals up until the sales completion. (Please note: Each individual lot displays a unique end time).

If your bid is accepted, you will be notified that you are the current highest bidder. If you are outbid you will be notified by email and have the option to bid again and if you win a lot you will receive an invoice by email after the auction's completion.

Anti-Snipe Feature
In designing this website, Ross's have employed over one hundred years of auctioneering experience to replicate events as closely as possible as they occur in the saleroom. If a bid is placed in the final 30 seconds of the auction, the time will be extended back to 30 seconds. This feature ensures that bidders and in particular underbidders have a fair opportunity to respond to the bidding.



SALEROOM AUCTION

First Time Buyers
If you have not bought through Ross's Auctions before please read the following guide. 

Viewing
Lots are on view in our Montgomery Street Saleroom previous to the auction. The images on the website are as accurate reproductions as is practicable and can be relied upon as such. Ross's are pleased to offer a condition report on any lot upon request. Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition and nature of any lot and if in doubt are advised to view the sale in person.

Buyer's Premium
The buyer shall pay the auctioneer a commission of 20% of the auction price. VAT is payable on the commission at the prevailing rate. 

Sale Procedure
Lots are offered for sale in numerical order as they appear in your catalogue. We would usually offer for sale approximately 100 lots per hour depending on the sale. We recommend that you arrive to an auction in good time as to not risk disapointment. To bid, please raise your paddle clearly and in good time so that the auctioneer can acknowledge your bid. If you are unable to attend the auction it is possible to make an absentee bid.

Absentee Bid
If you are unable to attend the auction you may leave an absentee bid. This is an instruction to the auction clerk to bid on your behalf only as much as much as required for you to remain the highest bidder up until your limit. This means that you may win an item for less than your absentee bid, however you can also be outbid if someone else makes a bid higher than your absentee bid. Please note: Only you will know what your absentee bid is.

Telephone Bid
If you are unable to attend an auction and would like to bid via the telephone this can be arranged prior to the auction. Please contact us on 028 9032 5446 to arrange.

Live Webcam Bid
It is possible to follow the auction and bid via our live webcam platform. Please note that this will incur a 3% charge. To register for live webcam bidding please click here








Payment
All purchases must be paid for within 7 calendar days of the sale. Goods will only be released upon clearance through the bank of all monies due. Our payment terms are cash, bankers draft, credit or debit card. Bank transfer details are available on request.

Collection & Delivery
Porters are in attendance to assist with the collection of purchases. Goods become the responsibility of the buyer from the fall of the hammer and are entirely at the buyers risk. Goods should be removed within two working days of purchase or otherwise by arrangement with Ross's. 

If you would like to have your items delivered, Ross's will be pleased to organise the full packaging and delivery covered with insurance to anywhere in the World. Please contact us to arrange a Quote.


Enquiries

Should you have any questions concerning buying at auction please contact us by:
Telephone: 028 9032 5448 
Or
Email: info@rosss.com