How do I Buy from Auction?

You can choose from the following ways to bid:

  • Register at reception and get a bidding number, sit in the room and bid live for your items.
  • Leave a commission bid with reception, whereby you do not attend the live auction but the auctioneer bids on your behalf.
  • Request a telephone bid, whereby a member of the team will ring you for your lots and you can bid live over the telephone.
  • Register with and bid online from the comfort of your own home.

Please Note

The pictures and descriptions are only a guide and we would recommend you ring or email the auction to confirm further details about an item before bidding.

If not choosing to bid live online we can then fill in a bidding slip for you and the auctioneer will bid on your behalf, you will then receive an automated email if you have been successful once the sale has finished.

Buyers Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does it cost me to bid?

    It is free to register and to get a paddle number, have a commision bid or telephone bid, you will pay a further 19% + VAT ontop of the hammer price when you win (total of 23%).

    To bid online easylive charge a one off £3 fee or 3.8% of your sales, this is in addition to the 19% + VAT commission applied to the hammer prices.

  • When and how do I pay for the items I have won?

    At the end of the auction you will be sent an invoice by email. Payments can be made by bank transfer, or by credit/ debit card or cash at the reception counter. Please be aware we do not take payments over the phone. Payments are to be made by 2pm Thursdays following the sale to avoid an automatic increase in commission to 28%.

  • When and how do I collect my goods?

    We are open from 10am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays following the sale to come in and pay and collect your goods. If you have a large amount of items you can speak to reception and arrange a morning collection if that works better for you. All goods purchased must be collected by 5pm Wednesdays to avoid any storage charges of £1 per day per item.

  • What if I cannot collect?

    We have a postage department which provides quotations and arranges packing and postage across the uk for smaller items. Larger items locally can be delivered by our van and two men or we can provide courier service details for you to arrange.

  • What if I want to return an item?

    All items at auction are sold as seen, we are simply a conduit between the seller and the buyer. Photographs and descriptions are a guide and it is buyers responsibility to use the viewing period to obtain as much information as they need on an item before bidding. If in the description it states working order then we offer a 24 hour guarantee in which you can test the item and ensure it works. If an item does not state this then it is unchecked and is the buyers responsibility to check the item prior to bidding.

  • Do you PAT test electrical items?

    We do PAT test electricals. This does not guarantee it is working it simply confirms the plug is safe to switch on.

How do I Sell?

How can I sell my items at Halfway Auctions?

  • Goods in are taken 10am to 5pm on Wednesdays and 10am to 2pm on Thursdays each week. A team of staff are on hand to help you sort you items into lots and discuss values and descriptions with you.
  • If you have a large collection or larger items that you want to sell. The best thing to do is send us a message on our Valuations page listing the items and possible sending some photos, so we can assess whether our valuer needs to attend the property before bringing the items to us.

Vendors Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost to sell with you?

    It is £1.50 per lot + VAT. There is also a commission of 19% + VAT on the hammer price. All electrical items are PAT tested at a cost of £1 + VAT per item.

  • What if I have a full house to clear?

    Our valuer/auctioneer can arrange a visit tot he property and take a look at the items that need clearing, he will make a comprehensive list and advise you of values and costs for us to collect the items and bring them to auction for you.

    This service can be requested by filling in the form on our Valuations page.

  • What happens if my items do not sell?

    We request any unsold items are removed from the auction by 5pm Wednesday following the auction. The lot fee of £1.50 + VAT remains even if the items has not sold. To avoid storage fees it is recommended you keep in touch with the auction house if you are unable to collect your unsold items.

    If you had our van collect the items and bring them to auction, then the unsold items will most likely be tried again in another sale. A maximum of three attempts will be made to sell your goods in this instance. No storage charges will apply.

  • How do you promote my items for sale?

    All items are photographed and uploaded with a detailed description onto our website every Friday, giving the audience the full weekend to browse
    items. We also share interesting lots of large collections on our social media platforms weekly. Your item is also uploaded to the Easyliveauction platform where hundreds of buyers browse our catalogue each week.

Vendor and Buyer Terms and Conditions

If you have any other questions about buying or selling at Halfway Auctions please contact us directly.

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The staff at Halfway Auctions were extremely friendly and offered me invaluable advice when clearing my mother’s house. The service was clearly explained to me and tailored to my needs. Their excellent service made what was a difficult time for me much easier.

Mrs Moorhouse of Baildon

"I have been to many different auctions around West Yorkshire but few are as well run or as welcoming as Halfway Auctions are. The staff are both knowledgeable and helpful, the sales are held weekly and there are always plenty of bargains and quality items to bid on. And as if that wasn't reason enough to pay them a visit, their fees are some of the most reasonable you will find for both buying and selling. Basically if you're within reach of this auction house then you really should go along on a Monday and grab yourself an Halfway Auction bargain."

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"Lovely friendly auction house. Everyone is exceptionally helpful."

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Pleasant experience, the team is friendly, professional and very knowledgeable, it's always a pleasure to deal with. They offer online-bidding and posting service which is reasonably priced and never had any issue with it. Have used Halfway Auction for many years for mainly buying and have always received 1st class service. Thank you!

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"Very good friendly staff they were excellent and knowledgeable in what we might expect from the wares we would like to sell. We watched online on the sale day what a good experience!"

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