Information for Buyers
Bidding in Person
Buying at The Auction Barn is exciting and rewarding. The friendly and experienced staff, along with an amazing array of new and used, old and ancient goods, which change daily, make a day at The Auction Barn a stress-free experience you must try. All who attend our live auctions are required to fill our necessary registration details to obtain a bidding number for each sale.
New buyers may be asked for further identification such as a driver’s license. Our auctions are open to the public with no obligation for the attendees to bid, once the auction begins, the auctioneer will clearly announce the lot number and bid increments as the bidding begins and proceeds.
Online pre-sale bidding enables competitive bidding in real time prior to the commencement of the physical auction. When the presale bidding closes the highest bids are carried through into the live auction. For all pre-sale bidding, clients must register online. Successful bids will be invoiced by email following the auction. Please remember that bids placed cannot be retracted or amended.
The Auction Barn will execute telephone bids on behalf of clients who are unable to attend the auction. This is a free service however we only accept phone bids for items with estimates over $100.
Absentee bidding is available up until the start of the auction. The bid you leave should be the highest price you are willing to pay, exclusive of buyer’s premium and GST. Absentee bids are always confidential and bids are executed at the lowest price possible according to reserves and competitive bids
Every sale is open for viewing prior to the auction. Bidders should carefully inspect the items as buyers are purchasing all items on an as it basis. Attention is drawn to the terms and conditions of auction
A buyers premium of 19.5% (Incl. GST) applies to all purchases and is added onto the bid price. See each Auction catalogue as this may vary.
Payments & Delivery
After an auction in our rooms, all goods must be paid for by noon and collected no later than three days following the sale. Delivery of goods is subject to full payment, We accept the following
Cash, EFTPOS, Visa and MasterCard ( Credit Card payments have a 1.6% surcharge)