Guide to Bidding
There are a number of ways to bid at Badgers Auctions. In person at the auction house, leaving a commission bid or online.
If you have any questions please do contact us – we would love to help you and improve our guides.
On Site Bidding
Bidding in the Room
The traditional way of bidding is in person at the auction house while the auction is live or leave a commission bid and we will bid on your behalf.
On arrival you will register at the office. This only takes a minute and includes signing an agreement to adhere to the auctions terms and conditions. You will be given a ‘paddle’ with your bidder number on.
To leave a Commission Bid you will need to fill in a form indicating which lots you are interested in and the highest price you would like to pay.
To bid during the auction just raise your hand or paddle in the air to get the auctioneers attention. If you are new to auctions its best to watch the room for a few lots to see how the bidding process works.
A member of staff will partake on behalf of any Commission Bids.
When you have finished bidding take your paddle to the office where you will be able to pay for the lots you have won. Commission Bidders will be notified after the auction by phone if you have won any items and invited to complete the purchase. We accept cash, credit/debit card or bank transfer.
NOTE: For larger items we do offer a local delivery service.
Online bidding is getting more popular every year and allows you to bid at the auction while it’s happening from anywhere.
To bid online you will need to register as a user. It is best to set up your account in advance and bookmark the Badgers Auctions catalog page.
TIMED AUCTION: You can leave a max bid in a timed auction and the system will do the bidding in increments for you until the auction of the lot ends.
Winning bids must be paid by following the check-out and can either be collected in person or can have them delivered using our in-house posting and packing service.
Payment can be made by credit or debit card via PayPal or can be made on collection by card or cash. After winning your item/item’s to checkout, go to your account page and click “auctions” on the left hand side of the page, then click “bids won“. This will bring up a list of the auctions you have won. From here you can either pay using PayPal or checkout to pay on collection.
To book a collection slot please phone us on either 01494 880495 or 07904 339160.
All our items in auction are subject to buyers premium of 17.5% + VAT or £1.00 whichever is greater. This is added onto the final hammer price.
On occasions we may have items we are selling on behalf of a vatable company. These items will have VAT of 20% added onto the final hammer price as well as the premium.
• credit card
• debit card
• bank transfer
NO Amex or Diners
Terms of Payment
All items must be paid for and collected within 3 days of the end of auction.