Whether you are new to buying or selling with Sean Eacrett Antiques, Auctions and Restoration, we would like to welcome you and hope this simple guide may be of some help. Whether you choose to read all or none of it when you come to one of our events you can get all the support you need by approaching any member of staff and explaining that you are new to our auctions. Our team will gladly help you through the simple processes.
Sean Eacrett Antiques, Auctions and Restoration has a range of specialist and general sale auctions. Auctions are an exciting way of buying and we make the process as easy as possible. The following is a simple guide to getting the most from your visit to us.
The first step in buying at auction is to find out when they are on! We also hold specialist sales when required.
If you attend our sales, ask to sign up for free email reminders or email ‘ALERT’ to request an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll send a email to alert you to a forthcoming sale when the catalogue is online. You can also sign up to email alert on our web site. There is ample free car parking adjacent to our auction rooms in Ballybrittas for all clients and refreshments are available in our Tea Rooms in Ballybrittas on auction days.
If you are unable to attend the auction in person then we are happy to carry out commission bids on your behalf. Lots will be purchased for the lowest possible price allowing for reserves and competing bids. If you would rather bid on the telephone then this can easily be arranged. No extra charge is applied but there is a minimum lot value of €100 necessary to book a telephone bid. Commission bids may also be left via online.
At Sean Eacrett Auctions we welcome online bidding and frequently have more than 300 online bidders registered for our auctions from all corners of the world. We offer an in-house packing and postage service which keeps costs as low as possible for our online buyers. We are also happy to assist with condition reports, extra images of lots and any other information needed by distance bidders. Internet bidders bidding live or leaving commission bids online will be charged an additional 3% + VAT. Sean Eacrett antiques and restoration list all our auctions online as well as at the auction event itself.
All goods must be paid for on the Friday following the sale. We accept payment by debit card or credit card, bank transfer or cash. CHEQUES ARE NOT ACCEPTED AS A METHOD OF PAYMENT There is no surcharge on any credit card and business debit card payments. As long as the goods are paid for on the Friday following the sale, we are happy to kept them until the following Wednesday at no additional charge if organised with us. After this, storage charges will apply unless agreed with us.
We pack and post worldwide
A buyer’s premium rate of 20% + VAT of the hammer price is bidding direct with our auction house. Internet bidders bidding live or leaving commission bids online will be charged an additional 3% + VAT or a flat fee of £3. The provider we use is https://www.easyliveauction.com. For larger auctions we will use a second provider like thesaleroom.com, this company currently have a live bidding charge of 5% plus vat.
Responsibility for a purchased lot shall pass at the fall of the hammer to the buyer, however, legal title shall not pass until The Auctioneer is in possession of cleared funds in payment for that lot.