Whisky Auctioneer is passionate about and recognises the importance of ensuring that our customers have confidence and trust in our services. As such, we are committed to providing information on our fees clearly and accurately to help customers make informed decisions on buying in our auctions.
BUYERS' FEES WITH WHISKY AUCTIONEER
We charge £5 (ex VAT) to register on our site. This gives you lifetime access to our regular monthly and exclusive auctions. The registration cost is non-refundable and is used to authenticate users and mitigate against illegitimate bidding.
Buying Commission: 10% of the final hammer price
Please note that if you are within the E.U, 20% Value Added Tax (VAT) is applicable and charged to the commission, delivery and surcharges. VAT is not applicable to the hammer price of the whisky.
Non-EEA Credit Card Surcharge: 3% on credit card payments from buyers outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).
Late Payment Fee: 3% of the total order balance outstanding 72 hours (3 days) following close of auction.
Local taxation and custom charges: Please note that local taxation and customs charges may apply with Goods being shipped outside the United Kingdom and the Buyer is responsible for both understanding and paying for any local taxation or custom charges if applicable.
U.S. Tariffs: There is currently a 25% tariff charge for shipping single malt Scotch and Northern Irish whisky to the US. The Buyer is still responsible for payment of this tariff, but unlike other local taxation and custom charges, we do not facilitate the payment of this as part of our checkout procedure, so please ensure that you factor this charge in before placing your bid. More information on shipping to the US can be found here.
OPTIONAL SERVICES FEES
Loss & Breakage Assurance (formerly Risk Free Shipping): 3% of the total value of all lots included in your order. You can find out more about Loss & Breakage Assurance here.
PAYMENT TERMS WITH WHISKY AUCTIONEER
If you wish to pay by an alternative method please email us to discuss.
WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING PAYMENT METHODS
JCB / Diners / Maestro Cards
BUYER'S PAYMENT TERMS
Whisky Auctioneer's payment window for buyers is three days (72 hours) from close of auction. If payment for an order is not received within this 3 day window, a late payment charge of 3% of the total balance outstanding will be added to the order.