In addition you can now bid through us by using the 'BID ONLINE' option on the home page. This will enable you to bid without the additional 5% that invaluable charge & therefore stay at our commission rate of 20%. You will need to register to use this site & please fill in all your details.
You will have to register with invaluable & after gaining approval, you can leave bids on any items you are interested in purchasing. There is a starting bid for which you will need to meet or exceed in order to place a bid. If you are having trouble with the process, then please contact me & I will try to guide you through. This is a learning process for us as well so hopefully we can work our way through it & once completed, you will be able to bid automatically for any future sales.
If you are finding this all too difficult then you can bid through us by filling in our absentee form & we will bid on your behalf.
We will not be open on sale day but are available 10-5 throughout the week for collection. Now that restrictions have been lifted to include 10 people maximum, appointments should not be necessary
We can provide condition reports for you and arrange postage/Courier options. As a guide please see our estimated shipping costs. If you need a more accurate estimate, please email me & I will return a quote.
This is relatively inexpensive & a very cost effective way of purchasing items without the hassle of driving to collect them yourself, especially if you are interstate. I recommend using Fastway couriers as they are door to door & up to 20kg per box. As a rough guide prices are as follows- Victoria: Melbourne down to Mornington, Kyneton to Echuca, Beechworth to Wagga Wagga $15, west of Apollo bay but south of Hamilton $20, Rest of state $25 NSW: South as far as Sydney $20, North to Brisbane $28, rest of State up to $45. Queensland: Up to Brisbane $28, North to Cairns $35, Cairns $45 Perth: from $35 but will not cover around the state. An individual quote will be required. Tasmania: $25 All other States $60+
Some delivery areas, especially country & if it is oversize this cost can be greater, so to be sure of exact cost, please ask me to get a quote. I will use Australia post for the smaller & lighter items where their costs are lower than Aramex (formerly Fastway). Be aware that postage for heavier items is a lot more expensive so if you live at the opposite ends of Australia from Victoria, postage will be expensive so you may want me to give you a rough quote before considering to bid on a an item.
For a standard chest of drawers for example, Local deliveries in Geelong area are around $55 for 1 item & gradually increasing from there but it works out cheaper per item. Melbourne CBD or suburbs on this side of the bay will start from $110 for 1 item & again the cost will gradually increase> we can obtain quotes for you in advance. For much larger items i.e. large wardrobe, the costs are roughly double. For items to be sent interstate as a rough guide, for Canberra, Sydney & up to Brisbane, costs are from $180 to $265 per item & $100 per additional item, within city limits. Extra charges apply if north of Brisbane or west of Sydney. Perth is $300, Adelaide $250. Country areas are too hard to generalize & will need an individual calculation. Please ask for a quote beforehand to confirm.
I usually use Australia Post & costs vary considerably between countries, method of delivery & size & weight of items. Small items packed in bubble wrap bags are very inexpensive & will cost between $10-30. Parcels are more expensive but cost less if you require standard airfare that takes between at least 7 days with no extra frills inc no tracking. To best find out costs please visit Australia post at http://auspost.com.au/apps/postage-calculator.html. This is a postage calculator where you can accurately see your options & determine for yourself how much you have to pay. For fragile items such as ceramics & glass, they may need double packing & this will add extra to the weight. To find the weight of the item please contact me & I will let you know. I recommend using Express Post International as it will be given a tracking number which is useful in case of loss or delays.
For small items such as bubble wrap envelopes, we charge $16.50 For parcels we charge $22 per box. Items that are exceptionally large or fragile that need specialist off-site services will be charged accordingly.
For an accurate cost on any of these estimates above, please ask for a quote so there are no surprises!!