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Buying at Auction

At Browns we want to make buying at auction as easy and enjoyable as possible.  Here we explain the whole process of buying at auction, from the first sight of your lot to taking it home.

Registration

All potential buyers must register prior to placing a bid. Registration information may be submitted in person, by email or by phoning 01835 863445. We may, at our option, also ask you to provide a deposit. By registering for the auction, the buyer acknowledges that he or she has read, understood and accepted our General Conditions of Sale.

Bidding

Registered bidders will be assigned a bidder number. Once the first bid has been placed, the auctioneer asks for higher bids in increments determined by the auctioneer. All lots will be invoiced to the name and address used when registering.

How to bid

Registered bidders will be assigned a bidder number. Once the first bid has been placed, the auctioneer asks for higher bids in increments determined by the auctioneer. All lots will be invoiced to the name and address used when registering.

In Person

You are welcome to bid in person, on the day at our saleroom in Jedburgh.  You can register to bid prior to the day (call 01835 863445 or email info@brownsasr.co.uk) or on arrival.  All potential buyers must register prior to placing a bid.

By Phone

To arrange a phone bid please email info@brownsasr.co.uk or call 01835 863445.  We recommend you leave a covering bid in case the team are unable to make contact.

In Writing

Commission/Absentee bids can be emailed to info@brownsasr.co.uk and we will bid on your behalf up to the limit indicated.   Please provide your name, address, telephone and email address as well as the lots you would like to bid on to which amount. In the event of receiving two identical bids the first one received will take precedence. The Auctioneer will take reasonable steps to carry out written bids at the lowest possible price, taking into account the reserve.  All bids must be received an hour before the auction.  This service is provided entirely at the bidder’s risk.

Online

To bid online all potential buyers must register and be approved to bid on or before the day of auction. We recommend registering at least two hours prior to the start of the auction to ensure the registration process can be completed before the auction commences. To register and bid please click on the ‘Browse & Bid’ on the relevant auction on the Forthcomings Auctions page. Please note: Live online bidding is subject to an additional 3% + VAT premium (charged by the online bidding service provider) via brownsasr.co.uk and 4.95% + VAT additional premium via the-saleroom.com.

Payment

Goods purchased will not be released until  full payment has been received. All goods must be collected or storage arranged within 7 days of the auction.

BACs

Bank transfer payments are the preferred payment method. You will find all relevant details on the invoice.

Cash

Cash payments of up to £5,000 can be made.

Cheque

Cheques should be made payable to Brown & Turner Ltd. We reserve the right to wait until cheques have been cleared by our bankers before releasing bought goods. Cheques can be cleared prior to the auction on request. Cheques drawn by third parties cannot be accepted. If paying by post, please use the reference on your invoice for identification.

Debit or Credit Cards

Payment can be made by debit or credit cards (Mastercard or Visa, we do not accept Amex) by calling 01835 863445

Collection

All purchases must be collected within 7 days, unless prior arrangements have been made or the buyer is using the Browns’ in house, fully insured, delivery service.

Browns’ professional team can package and deliver purchases nationwide, where items will be fully insured and only handled by our representatives. Alternatively, we can arrange an independent courier at your own risk. Unless previously arranged, storage fees apply after 7 days.

Additional services

One professional team for all your auction, storage, removal and valuation needs.

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Storage

Cost-effective and secure storage services.

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Removals

Professional home and business removals.

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Valuations

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What our customers say

“I just want to tell you how very happy I have been with the service… From the very first moment I contacted you you have been unfailing helpful and a pleasure to deal with.”

A Cuddeford

“Everything went very well, thank you so much for all your help! In short, all brilliant, thanks again!”

Ben