FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

Buying

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 and it 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 call our friendly team on 01226 247 591.

On the Wednesday following the auction, we will send your invoice out by email with our bank details attached and we ask for payment by the Friday of that week by 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 by appointment only, Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm. We ask that you give our team a call on 01226 247 591 to book a slot in advance. All lots must 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 usually the Thursday and Friday before the sale, and viewings are by appointment only. If you would like to book a viewing, please give our team a call on 01226 247 591.

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.

Selling

We would need you to complete an entry form, you can do this 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 into our site. Deliveries are available Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm. 

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 5-6 weeks approximately.

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