Buying and selling tips at auctions by Barnebys

No matter if you’re fan of vintage items for their classic style or if you can’t stop upcycling pre-loved furniture, there is one thing you’re looking for and that is quality. Buying at auction can be a real treasure trove; style, environment-friendly and possibly good investments, there are many reasons to discover the world of auctions. Let us give you the inside scoop on what to buy, how to buy and how to sell at auction!

Buying and selling tips at auctions by Barnebys

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Auctions are not only for art collectors, design lovers with a big wallet or the person looking for a diamond ring. There is another side of the market where you don’t have to sit in a crowded auction room spending imaginary sums to get what you’re looking for.

The truth is that you can find almost anything at auction today. With thousands of auction houses in the world, you will surely find one that specialises in your area of interest, no matter if it’s a special category such as fashion, design, art or toys – or if you’re looking to buy something in within a special price bracket.

There are many perks of buying at auction. To start off, it’s eco-friendly and a great way to find pieces to upcycle or recycle if you like it just as it is. If you’re looking for something special, buying at auction can also be of help when it comes to authenticity, as auction houses conduct brand-specific authentication processes before a sale.

Buying and selling tips at auctions by Barnebys

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It is a common misconception today that auctions take place in crowded rooms. Actually, most  happen online even though some houses still have the occasional in house sessions. As our world has gone online, so have auctions.

With the use of websites, auction houses can host their auctions online. You just have to log on, browse and place your bid. All through a couple of clicks on your computer or smartphone.

However, it can be hard to know where to start with the supply of places to buy your new sofa, earrings or bike. And this is where the search engine Barnebys is at your service.

Buying and selling tips at auctions by Barnebys

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At Barnebys, you can find more than 2,000 auction houses and dealers specialising in countless of categories. Here you can search for your desired item and Barnebys will give you the results from auction houses all over the world – all in one place.

Anything from watches and jewellery, to vintage furniture, collectables, art fashion and even vehicles no matter if it’s a car or a children’s bicycle. We can guarantee it’s worth to have a look at Barnebys, no matter what you’re looking for. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, use the search alert service and you’ll receive a notification whenever your desired item turns up at auction.

Buying and selling tips at auctions by Barnebys

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There are some things to remember before you place your bid.

  • Always check the details and condition reports, and make sure you set a limit to how much you are prepared to bid.
  • Start low, as the starting price is set by their initial valuation which provides a good indicator of where to place your bid.
  • Don’t forget that additional  fees might occur – add them to your final price before you start bidding!

If you’re interested in selling something you own, why not sell it at auction? Use the Barnebys appraisal service to find the expected market value. By simply uploading images and a description of your item on our website, you will have a reply including estimated value and certificate within 48 hours.

This is a brand collaboration with Barnebys. Barnebys is the leading search engine for art, antiques and collectibles from more than 2,000 auction houses around the world. Barnebys users are – for the first time – able to search the entire auction market on one user-friendly site.

 

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