Buying At Auction
|Why buy at auction?
First and foremost IT'S FUN!
Over the last few years thanks to online auction sites such as Ebay and various TV programmes, more and more people are discovering how much fun and excitement you can have by buying at auction.
The thrill of buying something for a fraction of what you would pay for in the shops is hard to beat.
Wilfords v Online Auctions
Buying at auction is great fun whether it's online or offline, but there are differences.
With an online auction you are bidding on trust. You have to believe that the item you are bidding on has the correct photograph, an accurate description, and will be despatched once you have paid for it.
With Wilfords you can view and touch the item you are interested in before placing a bid.
With an online auction you may have to compete with thousands of people for the same item.
With Wilfords there may be only 1 or 2 other people interested in the same item as yourself.
With an online auction you have to pay for postage and packing and this can sometimes double the amount you have to pay for the item compared with what you have bid.
With Wilfords there is no postage and packing to pay, but you do need to add a buyer's premium of 20% inclusive of VAT to the amount you have bid on an item.
How does it all work?
Buying at Wilfords couldn't be simpler.
- 1. View the items before the auction anytime from Wednesday morning onwards, making a note of the item number of items you are interested in. The friendly staff are always on hand to give advice on the items such as expected sale price, as well as the approximate time the item should come up on auction day. If you are unable to attend the auction itself, you can leave a bid for an item with a member of staff.
- 2. Attend the auction and register as a buyer by leaving a £20 refundable deposit. You will then be issued with a numbered bidding card. Your deposit will be refunded in full provided that you have returned your numbered card & settled your bill by 12 noon on Saturday.
- 3. Once registered, you can bid on an item by attracting the auctioneer's attention. Don't worry about scratching your nose or sneezing, the auctioneer always waits for your confirmation once you've got his attention.
- 4. Once you've finished bidding, you can pay for your items by cash or debit card at the office.
- 5. Once the goods have been paid for you will receive a receipt and can leave with your purchases. Wilfords staff are always available to give you a hand loading bulky items into your vehicle, or if you require, for a small fee, you can arrange for delivery of your items with the office.
Above all you will have a fun day at Wilfords, and should pick up a bargain to boot!