Seller's Fees and Payment Terms

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Fees and payment terms for selling at online auction

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 selling whisky in our auctions. 





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. 



Selling Commission: 5%  of the final hammer price 

Listing Fee: £6 per Bottle 

(Optional) Reserve Fees*: £10 per Lot 

Value Added Tax (VAT) where applicable is charged to the commission and surcharges.

Minimum Reserve Price is £200.00.

Reserve price should not exceed 80% of the previous most recent hammer price within 12 months.

New Release reserve prices should not exceed RRP within 12 months

*All reserve prices are at the discretion of Whisky Auctioneer. If you have any questions about selling with us, please complete our Seller’s Form and a member of our Client Service team will respond to you within 1 working day.



(Optional) Packaging material provided (on request by the seller): £5 plus shipping. 
(Optional) Courier Fees: this varies depending on your location and weight of the items.
(Conditional) Payments made internationally require the seller to accept all international transfer fees. 



If an item is sold, Whisky Auctioneer aims to pay sellers within  21 business days  of the auction finishing. 


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).

How much is my whisky worth?

The value of a bottle of whisky is constantly fluctuating according to supply and demand. Whisky Auctioneer can provide a valuation according to the latest market trends. If you would like a free, no-obligation valuation, please complete our quick and easy Seller Form.

How do I sell my whisky?

All the information you need to sell your whisky can be found in our Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Whisky at Auction which has been designed to guide newcomers through our easy and hassle-free service to get started selling whisky online.

Are there any items you don't accept?

Whisky Auctioneer reserves the right to accept or reject any bottles/items at our own discretion. Please refer to section 4.8 of our Terms and Conditions for further information.