Buying At Philips Auctions
New Bidder Registration:
All new bidders are required to provide their full name, address and photographic identification for successful bidder registration. This registration process requires the bidder to be bound by our standard Conditions of Business displayed at our premises, in our catalogues and online.
Philips Auctions will be happy to execute absentee bids free of charge if you are unable to attend an auction. In the event of two identical bids being received, the first bid received will take precedence. Successful bidders will be notified by telephone or email. Unlimited bids will not be accepted.
Telephone Bids - Special Conditions:
Philips Auctions Australia will be happy to execute telephone bids if you are unable to attend an auction. This service is free of charge.
REGISTERING A TELEPHONE BID
REGISTERING A TELEPHONE BID MEANS THAT THE BIDDER AGREES TO COMMENCE BIDDING AT THE LOWEST ESTIMATE AMOUNT PUBLISHED IN OUR CATALOGUE AND IN THE ABSENCE OF ANY OTHER BIDS AND PROVIDING ANY RESERVE HAS BEEN REACHED, THE TELEPHONE BIDDER IS AGREEING TO PURCHASE THE LOT AT THE LOWER ESTIMATE PLUS BUYERS PREMIUM & GST. Where there are multiple telephone bids on any lot the bids will be prioritised by date and time accepted.
Philips Auctions will take no responsibility for any technical difficulties during the execution of the bid.
If a bidder cannot be reached on the phone numbers provided one bid will be taken on their behalf at the low estimate in the catalogue.
Bidders are reminded to fill in the form provided which must reach us two hours prior to the start of the relevant auction.
A buyers premium of 23% (GST inclusive) will be added to the final hammer price and is applicable to all lots purchased.
Payments may be made using Bank cheques, cash, personal cheques (with prior arrangement) or credit cards. Card fees are charged on Visa and Mastercard Gold, Platinum, Black or Diamond of 1.5%, no charge for debit cards; the Amex card surcharge is 2.25% and the overseas credit card surcharge is 3.5% of the amount owing.
All descriptions in the catalogue are a guide only. Intending bidders are encouraged to inspect lots during viewing and satisfy themselves as to the condition of any lot.
Estimated prices printed with lot descriptions in our catalogues are approximate prices only and meant as a guide to prospective bidders. ESTIMATES ARE NOT RESERVES.
All goods are to be paid for and removed within three days of the sale.
A list of couriers is available at the office.