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Buying

There are two ways of buying at The Pedestal:

FIXED PRICE BUYING: through our online selling platform featuring furniture, works of art and objects where each item is offered at a fixed selling price.

AUCTIONS: in our traditional auctions where you may bid either in person on the day of the auction, with us by telephone or by leaving a commission bid in advance.

Items offered in both formats are catalogued, photographed and researched by our specialists and condition reports are available on request.

Fixed Price Buying

Items for immediate purchase with The Pedestal are available to view on the website at Shop Now.

To request a condition report and to talk with one of our specialists please telephone: 0207 291 2790 or email: info@thepedestal.com.  

Alternatively all items may also be viewed on Online Galleries Homepage.

Viewing of items and collection of purchases is by appointment only at our warehouse located on the Oxfordshire / Wiltshire border. If you are not able to collect in person we can assist you with a shipping quotation.

Further information on payment and collection is available in our Terms and Conditions For Fixed Price Platform Purchasers.

Auctions

Bidding

At our auctions you can bid either in person during the auction, by booking a telephone bid or by leaving a commission bid in advance which we will execute for you.

You can also bid live online in the auction from wherever you happen to be, on these platforms: The Saleroom, Invaluable and Live Auctioneers. Please note that there is an additional surcharge to pay when buying through these platforms. You are advised to check directly with your preferred platform.

Payment, Storage and Collection

Payment for all lots purchased including all associated fees, charges and taxes, is due no later than 7 calendar days after the auction. Payment can be made only by the registered bidder.

Payment instructions can be found the relevant invoice or invoices. Please note that we do not accept payment by credit card. A buyer’s premium of 25% on the first £50,000 of the hammer price of each lot, and 20% of any portion of such hammer price which is above £50,000, plus VAT is applicable. There are additional charges for lots purchased online via online third party platforms, please check with your preferred site before bidding.

Lots cannot be collected and removed until the invoice for these lots has been paid.

Collection of Purchased Lots and Storage Charges

All purchased lots may be collected from Moor Park up until midday on the day after the auction.

Thereafter all lots will be removed and must be collected from:

Alban Shipping Unit 4, Premier Business Park Dencora Way Luton Bedfordshire LU3 3HP Tel: 01582 493099 Email: info@albanshipping.co.uk

There is a free storage period of 14 days at Alban Shipping and you are advised to collect within this timescale. After 14 calendar days the following charges will be payable and any storage charges applicable must be paid in full before collection can take place:

Handling Uplift charges, per lot:

Small item £20.00  Medium item £25.00  Large item £30.00 

Insurance 0.30 % + IPT of the buyers invoice

Storage charges, levied per lot and per day:

Small item £3.50  Medium item £7.50  Large item £12.50

Collections may be made from Alban Shipping between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. You are advised to arrange a collection time in advance to help avoid delays. Alban Shipping will be pleased to quote for delivery of your purchases directly to you if this is more convenient.

Further information on payment, insurance, storage and collection is available in our Terms and Conditions for Auction Purchasers and this information is subject to those Terms and Conditions.

Bidding Increments

Bidding increments in our auctions are as follows, (please note that these are subject to the auctioneer’s discretion):

Bids & increments 

Up to £500: -20/50/80

£500 - £1,000: -50

£1,000 – £2,000: -100

£2,000 - £5,000: -200/500/800

£5,000 - £10,000: -500

£10,000 – £20,000: -1,000

£20,000 – £50,000: -2,000/5,000/8,000

£50,000 - £100,000: -5,000

£100,000 and above: -increments are at the discretion of the auctioneer