• FAQ (Frequently asked questions) •


You will need an account in order to bid in our auctions. Please click here to register for an account.

Alternatively, if you already have an account, please click here to log in.

Once you are logged into your account, please visit “Register/Bid” and select “Register to bid” on either Day 1, Day 2, or Day 3. Your account will then show “pending approval”. 

Once your account has been approved, this will be synced to Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3, so you will be able to bid on all three auctions!

Your account is in review which requires us to manually approve it to enable you to bid in the auction. Once you have been approved, you should receive an email to confirm this and when you log into your account it will state “Approved”. Then, when the auction commences, you will be able to bid!

If your account is awaiting approval, please feel free to give our team a call on 01226 247 591.

On the Wednesday following the auction, we will send your invoice out by email with our bank details attached. We ask for payment by the Friday of that week via bank transfer. Where this is not possible, we do accept Debit Card on collection. We cannot accept card payment remotely (over the phone). Credit cards are not accepted. 

Collections are Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm. Each auction is imported on the evening of the sale, so collections are only available on the working day after. For example, if you win a lot on Saturday, you can collect on Monday, if you win a lot on Monday, the earliest you can collect is Tuesday.

Please note that all lots should be collected by the following Friday after the sale. Lots must be paid for in full before collection. 

Yes, there is a Buyers Premium. This does vary from Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3. For further details, please see “Auction information” found under each Day in the sale.

Please click here to read all of our Terms & Conditions.

If the lot in question has VAT on, it will state “Yes”. If the lot does not have VAT on, it will state “Margin”.

Please note that the Buyers Premium will have VAT on.

Once you submit a bid online, you are agreeing to purchase that lot at the price you have entered and this is legally binding. 

Yes, we offer viewing days in the run up to every auction we hold! These are held on the Thursday and Friday before the Saturday sale, and we are open to the public between 9:00am and 5:00pm. During viewings you will be given the opportunity to test any lots that may be of interest to you. No booking required. 

No, as per our Terms and Conditions, there are no warranties or guarantees given on any of the equipment in our auctions. Hour clocks, conditions of batteries, mechanical condition etc, cannot be verified and should not be relied upon as being in working order. All lots are sold as is and pre-sale viewing is essential. This is a trade-only auction.

While we have taken a great deal of care and attention in presenting the items for sale in an accurate manner, we do highly recommend that you take advantage of the viewing days to inspect the equipment beforehand and satisfy yourself that what you are bidding for is as described.


Firstly, we would need you to complete an entry form for us which you can do online by clicking here.

Once you have submitted your entry form, please give our team a call on 01226 247 591 to arrange a time to deliver your items on-site!

Please note if you are a new customer of ours, we will need some proof of ID (passport or driving license). If you like, you can email this to us at info@wattsauctions.co.uk

Absolutely! Anything over £100 is fine, you can enter any reserves on your entry form.

Auctions are held at our Carlton (Barnsley) site every 5-7 weeks. 

Payment is made via cheque or by bank transfer on request.

Yes! We have outstanding clearance rates, however, if your item doesn’t sell first time round, we can re-enter the item for you for the next sale.

Vendors commission is charged at the following rates:

10% of the first £500, 5% of the next £500, 4% of the next £1000, plus 3% of the balance, subject to a minimum charge of £5 per lot.