There are 4 main ways we sell assets:
Firstly, register to bid for each sale at our website. Secondly, it is important that you research and conclude your own maximum bid for each item before the sale as it can progress quickly, we can provide guide prices to assist you.
Finally, make sure you organise sufficient funds to settle your account and make arrangements to collect the items within the stated collection period.
Yes and this is strongly recommended before you bid. There will be information at each sale providing viewing dates, times and locations.
No, all items are sold ‘as seen’, you are responsible inspecting and pricing each item accordingly.
At live auctions you can leave a bid with us and for on-line auctions you just need to submit your maximum bid, which will automatically bid against competing bids to your maximum price.
For on-line sales and tenders you will receive an email notification immediately after the sale has closed and at live auctions the auctioneer will announce each buyers buyer number after each lot is sold.
Most sales attract buyer premium in addition to the sale price, calculated as a % of the agreed price.
The sale price and buyers premium will also attract VAT.
You should pay by bank transfer, the details of our bank account is on your post-sale successful buyer notification and your invoice. We accept cash payments to a maximum of £7,500.
We do not accept payment by credit or debit card.
If you want to obtain finance for any purchases this should be arranged and communicated to us before the sale closes.
No, once a sale is agreed you are responsible for completing the purchase.
If you are a non-UK but EU VAT registered company, provide us with your VAT registration details and we will zero rate your invoice for VAT.
If you are a non-UK or EU domiciled entity and you are exporting the items purchased, provide proof of export (bill of lading) and we will refund the VAT.
All VAT refund claims must be submitted within 30-days of invoice date.
You are responsible for collecting the items purchased. We can provide details of hauliers with insurance who can provide this service to you.
Like you, we take health and safety very seriously and it is of vital importance that everyone who attends the auction site is protected from risk.
You and/or the haulier will need to comply with the relevant health & safety regulations and may need to provide an acceptable ‘method statement’ before collection. In certain higher risk circumstances additional health & safety regulations may become relevant further determining how we perform our role on site.
Remember there is a final date for clearance and you may also need to make an appointment for collection.
Firstly, contact us by email at [email protected] setting out the issue and we will endeavour to resolve it as quickly as possible. If you still feel as though we have not resolved this for you contact the Managing Director, Hickman Shearer, 7 Buttermarket, Thame 0X9 3EW, we are regulated by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Once you have registered for a sale you will receive pre-sale notifications from us. Alternatively, email us at [email protected].
Still have questions?
Email us at [email protected] and we will respond as soon as we can.