Additional Costs

Additional costs vary across auctions and we advise you to familiarize yourself with additional charges before registering for an auction. We recommend you consider the following additional costs before bidding:

  • Buyer's premium - In auction terms, the buyers premium refers to a percentage additional charge on the winning bid of the item that must be paid by the winning bidder. This 18% premium is charged by the auctioneer to cover administrative expenses. The buyer's premium goes directly to the auction house and not to the seller.
  • Sales Tax - Sales tax, when appropriate, will be added to the winning bid and the buyer’s premium. Some auctions will be subject to different Sales tax rules.
  • Delivery/Removal – It is the responsibility of the bidder to organize delivery/removal. Shipping may be available on smaller items, at an additional cost.
  • Deposits – Some auctions will require a deposit from those who register for the auction. Details of deposits payable will be announced prior to the auction(s).