Sellers Guide

Belfast City Auctions welcome private buyers and trade dealers to their car auctions. Our reputation and dedication ensures all trade at Belfast City Auctions is easy and hassle free, attracting a large range of dedicated customers.

A wide variety of ancillary services are available to our trading customers. Our friendly staff members are always on hand to provide professional guidance to trade and private customers alike, to advise them on how to maximise their selling opportunities at our vehicle auctions in Ireland.

Services Include:

  • Vehicle Collection*
  • Vehicle Appraisals and Valuations
  • On Site High Quality Car Valeting Services*
  • Preparation of Performance Reports
  • Handling of Administration for Larger Trade Clients

*Charges apply

Selling Your Car At Our Vehicle Auctions

If you're selling your vehicle in one of our car auctions please bring it down before 6.00pm on the day of the auction with all the relevant documentation (check list below) and one of our dedicated administration team will do the rest.

  • Vehicle
  • All Keys
  • Entry form
  • Relevant documentation including:
  • V5 registration documentation (with appropriate sections completed and signed off)
  • TAX and M.O.T. certificate
  • Service history
  • Any other related documentation
  • Pay £40 auction entry fee on submission of vehicle

It is advised that every effort is made by the vendor to present your vehicle in the best possible way. Cleaning and polishing the vehicle inside and out can help attract possible buyers. Also the earlier a car is submitted, the more viewing time it receives from possible buyers.

For any further information please contact our friendly staff in person or by phone on 028 9081 3775.

Car Auctions - Selling Terms & Conditions

Depending on the age of the vehicle it will be offered for sale either:

Sold as Seen

All vehicles offered at Belfast City Auctions are sold under the description as "Sold as Seen" this condition allows the car to be sold strictly as it is with all faults and no comebacks.

Provisional Sale:

Bidding on a vehicle may stop slightly short of the reserve price. In this case, vehicles can be sold provisionally - the vendor is contacted by Belfast City Auctions for negotiation.

Reserve Price:

If a reserve price is not stated in the appropriate place on the entry form the vehicle will be sold without reserve. Vehicles will not be released until they have been through the sale room or the auctioneers have ceased selling for the day.

Vehicle Charges

A commission is deducted from sale price of vehicles and charged at:

A Vehicle Entry Fee of £40 plus VAT per sale is charged for every vehicle. In cases where vehicle entry fee is not paid prior to auction it is deducted from sale amount.

  • Sale Price Up To £699 = Minimum Commission of £50 + VAT
  • Sale Price Over £699 = 5% Commission + VAT

Commercial Vehicles

A 10% (plus VAT) commission charge is deducted from the sale price of the vehicle.

Payment:

Subject to being paid and any outstanding finance issues settled, a remittance advice and cheque (a/c payee only) less fees is issued to the vendor.

Unsold Vehicles:

Unsuccessful vehicles at auction will continue to be put through at a cost of £30 per vehicle, per auction, unless otherwise notified.

If selling your vehicle at Belfast City Auctions, it is the responsibility of the vendor to supply the vehicle with its registration document (V5). Any other related documentation (MOT certificate, tax disk, service history) are also required upon presentation.

Entry forms are required to be clearly completed in full as these forms are used by the auctioneer to describe the vehicle from the rostrum.

It is up to the prospective seller to determine its condition and value. The description on the entry form enables the seller to describe the condition of the vehicles major mechanical components and thus draws the buyer's attention to such features.

Accuracy in vehicle description is essential. It must be noted a misleading description may make the owner liable to prosecution under the various Trading Standards laws and you will be charged commission in the event of a cancelled sale. Belfast City Auctions allows trading standards full access to all records upon request.

Selling - Other Auction Services

Belfast City Auctions invites private buyers and trade dealers to their auctions. Our reputation and dedication ensures all trade at Belfast City Auctions is easy and hassle free attracting our large range of dedicated customers.

A range of ancillary services are available to our trading customers. Our friendly staff members are always on hand to provide professional guidance to trade and private customers alike, to advise on how to maximise their selling opportunities.

Selling items with Belfast City Auctions?

Vendors are advised to contact Belfast City Auctions after the auction to determine if the item has been sold.

For any further information please contact our friendly staff in person or by phone on 028 9081 3775

Selling Terms & Conditions

Items auctioned 'Sold As Seen' - Auctioneer's description is general not binding. Items are strictly sold as seen, including faults and damages if applicable. Vendors are required to state all faults and damages on entry form.

Charges:

Charges are liable to change. An agreed commission fee (plus V.A.T.) is charged on sold items based on a sliding scale criterion. V.A.T. charged on Commission. Please note V.A.T. may be charged on the sale price of some items. For more information please contact Belfast City Auctions on 028 9081 3775.

Payment:

Subject to being paid and any outstanding finance issues settled, a remittance advice and cheque (a/c payee only) less fees is issued to the vendor.

Unsold Items:

Items are expected to be collected by vendor if unsold after three consecutive auctions. A weekly charge will be incurred for storage if not reclaimed.

Entry forms are required to be clearly completed in full as these forms are used by the auctioneer to describe the item from the rostrum.

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