Seller's Fees and Payment Terms

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Fees and payment terms for selling at 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. 

  

SELLER'S FEES WITH WHISKY AUCTIONEER 

  

REGISTRATION 

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. 

  

AUCTION FEES 

Selling Commission: 5%  of the final hammer price 

Listing Fee: £5 per Bottle 

(Optional) Reserve Fees*: £7.50 per Lot 

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

 

*Minimum Reserve Price is £150 and Maximum Reserve Price within the first six months for new releases is equal to the recommended retail price (RRP) + 10% 

  

ADDITIONAL FEES 

(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, but we are currently offering free courier collections with the EU and UK.
(Conditional) Payments made internationally require the seller to accept all international transfer fees. 

  

SELLERS PAYMENT TERMS 

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

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).

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 visit our Free Auction Estimate page.

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. We do not accept the following items for auction: 

  • Any Bell’s decanters, Gold Star and Luxury Spirit Decanters, or Khukuri rum.
  • Non-whisky liqueurs, Amaro or Vermouth.
  • Items that have exceeded “Use by” or ”Best before” dates.
  • Merchandise or non-whisky ephemera, with the exception of original artworks, books or items of historical significance.Items which could contain risk to our customers, for example liqueur chocolates
  • Cask Ends.
  • Glassware or ceramics that are not packaged as part of an original gift set (glasses, jugs, empty decanters, etc).
  • Unsealed bottles originally sold with a sealed closure.
  • Bottles that we believe to be counterfeit, or where we have reasonable doubts regarding their authenticity.
  • At present we cannot accept miniature bottles at our office in Germany