Whisky-Online Auctions

How it Works

Each month we hold two auctions, one auction for old, rare and collectable bottles of whisky and one for miniature bottles of whisky.

Our next auction starts at 8pm on 20th April 2014 GMT and will finish at 8pm on 27nd April 2014 GMT.

At any time during the auction anyone can register and place a bid. To ensure that bids are only placed by people who are genuinely interested in buying we ask for a one-off registration fee of £3. Once you have registered and paid your registration fee you will be able to bid on as many items (or 'lots') as you like.

Registration / Bidding

Before you can start bidding you will need to register and pay a one-off registration fee of £3. This is to ensure we only receive bids from people who are genuinely interested.

If you are already registered on our main Whisky-Online.com website you can simply login and pay your auction registration fee.

New Members - Click here to register

Existing Members - Click here to sign in

Thinking of Selling your Whisky?

Depending on your collection and preferences, Whisky-Online will make you a fair offer to purchase your whisky outright, or auction your bottles on our site on your behalf. While there are advantages to each solution, we can help recommend the option that will yield the best results. See below to learn more about each solution:

Sell your whisky directly to us:

We use a wide range of methods to establish a fair market price, for items that are offered to us. Current market conditions, our own track record with specific whiskies, the condition and provenance and also recent auction activity all play a role in our offer.

Payment

As soon as we have received delivery and confirmed that they are in good condition and match the list you provide we will then make payment by bank transfer or cheque.

If you can drop the consignment off in person at our warehouse you can leave with payment at this point.

Sell at auction

Highly-sought after rare whiskies that have been cared for and properly stored yield the best results at auction, where bidders compete to own these coveted bottles.

Whisky-Online offers a very fair commission structure to both the buyer and seller.

Benefit from low Buyer's Premium!

A buyer's premium is a percentage fee added onto the hammer price of a lot, which any rational bidder takes into account when determining their highest bid.

Sellers will profit from Whisky-Online’s extensive and loyal customer base - thousands of eyes will be on your lots!

For more information please contact us on 01253 620376 or email us at auctions@whisky-online.com.

How to List an Item

Step 1

Please forward images along with a description to best describe your items.

Step 2

Once you have received the estimate(s) from us, and you then wish to enter them into the next available auction Please follow steps 3: or 4 as we will require all lots prior to the auction commencing.

Q. Do you provide a collection service? Yes, please read below. If no collection is required please follow steps 4

For smaller collections you can book these in using our couriers .......... this service is subject to you being able to prepare shipment, which will include adequate packing to protect all items, then place them in a double walled cardboard box to which all items must be stood upright (not laid down) once this is done we can book in for collection at step3

Cost starts from £15 sadly the shipment is not insurable against breakage, so please make sure adequate measures are taken to protect all bottles decanter etc , as the responsibility is solely with the sender, we recommend using bubble wrap and plenty of it. Placing all bottles upright (not on their side) in a very strong cardboard box For larger collections we can arrange a personal collection from Angus one of our valuers, as he will be travelling the UK throughout the year. Email us whiskies@whisky-online.com or call Angus direct on 07767 22 22 00 or our office 01253 620376

Step 3

Booking in your bottles please click on this link to fill the form out, please note no specific time can be given, this will be an all day booking.

Step 4

please forward all auction lots to..

Units 1 - 3 Concorde House
Charnely Road,
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY1 4PE
UK

Auction Fees

Sellers Fees

  • £3 photography
  • £3 reserve
  • 10% of final selling price

Buyers Fees

  • 15% of final selling price
  • Delivery and insurance charges (if required) - click here for a list of delivery charges. Buyers are welcome to collect their items in which case there will be no delivery or insurance charges payable.

Payment Options

For Sellers

Sellers fees are deducted from the final selling price. If the item does not sell we will invoice you for the listing fees only.

For Buyers

  • Worldpay - a surcharge of 3% will be applied to the final invoice
  • Debit Card (Telephone), Cash, Cheque - no surcharge
  • BACS / Bank Transfer - no surcharge.

VAT is chargeable on commissions and fees where applicable, but not to the hammer price.

Miniatures Auction Fees

Sellers Fees

  • £3 reserve
  • Seller fee is based on each items final selling price
Hammer From
Hammer To
Seller Fee
£71
£1,000+
15%
£61
£70.99
20%
£51
£60.99
25%
£41
£50.99
30%
£31
£40.99
35%
£21
£30.99
40%
£11
£20.99
45%
£1
£10.99
50%

Buyers Fees

  • 10% of final selling price
  • Delivery and insurance charges (if required) - click here for a list of delivery charges. Buyers are welcome to collect their items in which case there will be no delivery or insurance charges payable.

Payment Options

For Sellers

Sellers fees are deducted from the final selling price. If the item does not sell we will invoice you for the listing fees only.

For Buyers

  • Worldpay - a surcharge of 3% will be applied to the final invoice
  • Debit Card (Telephone), Cash, Cheque - no surcharge
  • BACS / Bank Transfer - no surcharge.

VAT is chargeable on commissions and fees where applicable, but not to the hammer price.

FAQs

Selling

Q: How can I find out what my whisky is worth?

A: By contacting us on auctions@whisky-online.com for a free appraisal

Q: Do you carry out home valuations?

A: Yes, contact us in the first instance to arrange your home evaluation

Q: Can you arrange to collect my whisky?

A: Yes, contact us in the first instance to discuss your requirerments.

Q: Can I choose when my auction ends?

A: All listings start at the same time and end at the same day one week later.

Q: How much does it cost to list an item?

A: For each lot in the main auction we charge £3 for admin and product photography, £3 for setting the reserve plus 10% of the hammer price (the final auction price). For each lot in the miniature whisky auction the charges are as shown here

Q: Can I list my own item?

A: Whisky-onlineauctions carry out all admin, listings and photography in order to match the house style of the auction under the guidance of our valuers. Every item must be with us prior to any auction start.

Q: When do I receive payment for the sale of my goods?

A: If your items meet the reserve, once the buyer has paid, we deduct your seller fees and then send on the balance to you by bank transfer within 7 - 14 days. There are no bank handling charges in the UK, outside the UK there will be a £10 - £30 bank handling charge depending on the customer's location

Q: Does Whisky-onlineauctions look after all the logistics once they have possession of my whisky?

A: Yes, right up to the point of you receiving payment

Q: How do I know how my items are performing in the auction?

A: We create an account for you and you can see each of your listings and their current status in the auction.

Q: What if my item(s) don't sell, how do I get my whisky back?

A: Once you have paid your admin fee you are welcome to collect your items or we can have them delivered to you - please note there is a charge for this service - see our delivery rates for more details.

Buying

Q: If I win an item, do I have to pay VAT on the hammer price?

A: No, VAT is not payable on the hammer price.

Q: When and where is VAT payable?

A: VAT is payable on all services carried out within the EU. Goods bought in the auction and shipped inside the EU are subject to VAT on all the associated services but not the hammer price.

Q: Do I pay VAT outside the EU?

A: No, goods bought in the auction and shipped outside the EU do not incur VAT on any charges.

Q: Do I have to register before bidding?

A: Yes, there is a one off fee of £3 and you will be asked to register with us on WorldPay - this is to make sure we only get genuine bidders.

Q: If I win is it a legally binding contract?

A: Yes. See our terms and conditions.

Q: How soon can I pay for my winning items?

A: If you have no further bids to make you can check out as soon as the auction has ended on your items (after 8 pm). If you check out while some extended auctions are still running and you are still bidding please wait until the whole auction has ended or two invoices will be generated.

Q: Can I retract a bid?

A: If an incorrect amount has been lodged in error, contact us as soon as possible. If it does not interfere with the smooth running of the auction we may consider retracting the bid to the winning bid amount at that point. Bids cannot otherwise be retracted.

Q: Can I personally collect the lots I win?

A: Yes, all we ask is you drop us a line to say you wish to collect.

Q: Is the auction protected from last minute bids?

A: If a bid is placed on an auction item within the last 5 minutes of the auction, the end time for that item will be increased by a further 5mins to allow extra bidding time. The auction for that item will finish when no bidding activity has occurred for a full 5 minutes after the original auction end time. This is an automatic feature and Whisky-Online has no control over this.

Q: Can I, or a family member, bid on my own auction items?

A: It is illegal for you, or a family member, to bid on your own items in an auction. This is known as shill bidding and we have mechanisms in place to detect any occurrence of this.

Q: Can I pay in any currency?

A: All payments are to be made in British Pounds Sterling.

Q: What is FuturePay?

A: FuturePay is a safe, simple, and convenient payment option that lets you purchase your winning items three days after the auction end without the need for you to enter your details again. It also ensures that you gain your Loyalty Points on your winning items.

Q: How secure is FuturePay?

A: There is no need to enter your credit card numbers or other sensitive information at check-out. All transactions are protected with SSL encryption and secure servers on the WorldPay systems. FuturePay carries out fraud checks ensuring your safety.

Q: Do I have to register for FuturePay?

A: We ask all bidders to sign this agreement to ensure fast and reliable payouts to our sellers. You do have the option to self check out up to three days after the auction end.

Q: Can I arrange my own shipping?

A: Yes, we would need to see evidence and documentation of the destination, if the delivery address is outside the EU for VAT purposes.

Q: If I arrange a courier who will pack my items?

A: The courier is expected to pack your items.

Q: Will Whisky-onlineauctions ship my winning lots?

A: Yes, we can ship your goods if required, please select the option at the checkout point.

Q: Do I have to insure my goods in transit?

A: As with all valuables it is advisable to insure your goods, however, it is optional if you are willing to take the risks.

Q: How do I gain Loyalty Points in the auction?

A: Each winning bid receives one Loyalty Point per pound spent on lots in the auction. You can see your Loyalty Points in your account area and when you are logged in to our sister site whisky-online.com.

Q: Can I gain Loyalty Points on the miniature auction?

A: Loyalty Points are currently only available on the main whisky auction.

Q: When are Loyalty Points issued?

A: If you check out within seven days after the auction end the Loyalty Points will be awarded to your account once the items have been shipped, otherwise Loyalty Points will not be issued.

Q: Can I redeem my Loyalty Points in the auction?

A: Loyalty Points are only redeemable on the main Whisky-online website

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