terms & conditions

The general terms and conditions of Smalls Auctions are subject to Australian Consumer Law and are governed by the laws of New South Wales (Australia) which warrants that all lots are offered with clear title. Auction safeguards available to bidders can be viewed at www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au

Subject to any reserve price the highest bidder shall be the purchaser.

In the case of two identical bids, the first bid received will take precedence.

Internet bidders should register online 24 hours prior to the commencement of the Sale so that ‘Smalls Auctions’ can confirm their bidding status.

Room bidders are required to complete a Registration Form before they will be permitted to bid.

All auction lots are in the opinion of ‘Smalls Auctions’ faithfully described. Internet bidders who dispute the veracity of a description may return a purchase within 21 days of the conclusion of the sale, only if they can provide contrary written expert advice that a lot is a deliberate forgery or fake, or not in working order in the case of a mechanical or electronic device if this was indicated in the description. This limited right of return does not apply to a purchaser who has inspected a lot prior to sale.

All purchases are subject to an 18.5% Buyer’s Premium on the hammer price which is inclusive of the Australian G(oods) & S(ervices T(ax) incurred by our service. The 18.5% Buyer’s Premium is inclusive of the 5% surcharge of our online service provider ‘Invaluable’ so as not to disadvantage internet bidders.The Buyer’s Premium does not include any other charges which may be incurred by an overseas buyer on their importation of an item or items. 

Additional standard freight charges apply as per our listed schedule.

Title on lots will not pass until full payment has been received by Smalls Auctions which is required within 10 days of the conclusion of the Sale.