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WHAT FEES ARE INVOLVED FOR BUYING OR SELLING WHISKY?

SELLERS FEES

Selling Commission - 5% of the final hammer price 

Listing Fee - £5 per Bottle 

(Optional) Reserve Fees* - £7.50 per Lot 

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. 

 

*Minimum Reserve Price is £150. 

**Maximum Reserve Price within the first six months for new releases is equal to the recommended retail price (RRP) + 10% 

 

BUYERS FEES

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. 

 

For more information on additional fees and payment terms please visit our Buyers Fees and Payment Terms or Sellers Fees and Payment Terms

FAQs

What happens if my item does not meet the reserve price I set?

If your item fails to meet a reserve price, we still require the listing fee and reserve fee be paid. 

We will then offer you a chance to re-list the item (subject to fees) or discuss returning the bottle to you (subject to delivery charge).

When and how do I get paid for my sold lot(s)?

Sellers are paid within 21 business days from the end of an auction, however, payment is only completed if the buyer has paid us.

Payment is made by direct bank transfer and can take a few days to show in your account. 

Any banking charges or exchange rates are paid for by the seller.

Why do bids start at £15 and not £0?

Due to the governing laws for licensing in Scotland, there is a minimum price for alcohol units. As a result we have introduced a minimum bid price for each item, £15 will be the starting bid for most bottles of whisky, but this will be calculated on a lot by lot basis.  

How long does it take to receive my winning lot(s)?

If you are successful at auction, once payment is received by Whisky Auctioneer then your whisky will be dispatched within 7 working days.

If you have won lots based in both the UK and EU, then these will be shipped separately.  You will receive separate shipping/tracking notices and details. We appreciate your patience with this, and please allow 10 days following the payment for those separate shipping/tracking detalis to come through to you via email.  If after 10 days you still haven't received shipping/tracking details for all your orders to be shipped, please contact our Customer Service team who will be happy to help.

Please visit our updated International Shipping page for more information.

Contact Us

UK Address:
Whisky Auctioneer Ltd,
West Building, Ruthvenfield Grove,
Inveralmond Industrial Estate,
Perth, United Kingdom, PH1 3FN

German Address:
Zechenring 6B, 41836, Ratheim,
Germany

Tel: +44 (0)1738 245576

Email: info@whiskyauctioneer.com

Opening Times: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm