FAQs

When can I view the auction?

We offer plenty of time for you to view the lots for sale. We recommend that you view goods before you bid. Viewing is on the day of the auction from midday or if you can’t make the day you can call for extra photos or a condition report or arrange to view out of hours.

If I want to bid do I have to come along for the whole auction?

No. You are of course welcome to stay for the whole auction or you can place an absentee bid. As an absentee bidder you can leave a commission bid or you can ask to be called to bid “live” on the phone when the lot comes up for sale.

Do I need to register to bid?

Yes. On your first time to The Barn you will be asked for some basic details (address and telephone number) and to see some ID and we will issue you a bidder number. This is the number you will use to buy and sell if required. If you are not attending the auction and are one of our International or National customers, you can register online or by phone to be allocated a number. This involves a £1 PayPal transaction which is refundable on your first purchase. Returning room bidders then bring their card (paddle) or collect from the front desk on each visit.

Do I have to be in the room to bid?

No as mentioned you can leave commission bids or telephone bids.

How do I pay for goods?

We take cash on the evening or you can pay via bank transfer or Paypal. Goods cannot be removed until payment is received.

Are you able to deliver?

For a small fee we can deliver locally or pack and post to you Worldwide.

What do I pay once I buy something?

You pay the “hammer price” and a Buyers premium. At The Barn we like to keep buying as low cost as possible so our buyers premium is just 15%. This means if the hammer falls at £10.00, you pay £11.50.

What kind of things do you sell?

We sell everything from TV’s and horse rugs to silver boxes and antique furniture! We only take in quality lots. Lots start from £4.00 on the night.

Do you do online auctions?

No The Barn is not online. This keeps our fees to you low.

When are you open?

We are open most days. See our opening times and you can always call us to arrange a time that suits you if we are not open.

How much do you charge me to sell an item?

Fees start from £2.00 to sell an item. See our T&Cs for full details

Could you do an auction at our home or premises?

Yes. We are able to provide a turnkey service for your onsite auctions. This is ideal for a large house sales where you have lots of objects to sell, company stock sales, charitable events and more. Call us to find out more and general advice.