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Buyers – FAQ
We hold live auctions at the Scott Antique Market, Atlanta and at the Antique Galleries of Sarasota, Florida. If you would like to bid on an item but cannot attend the auction, we offer phone or absentee bidding. You can also bid on our auction items online through third-party online auctions, but the fees are often higher.
Live auctions are at the heart of our business. We love the excitement of live auctions, and we think you will too. You will see and learn about beautiful objects from around the world, while enjoying complimentary food, wine, and spirits. Watch the bidding drama unfold and jump in with a bid yourself if you feel inspired!
20% percent per lot, regardless of your method of payment. In other words, we do not offer any discount for payment by cash or check.
In phone bidding, one of our agents will be on the line with you during the live auction and will relay your bids to the auctioneer. In absentee bidding, you will inform us of your bidding instructions ahead of time and your bids will be relayed to the auctioneer.
Simply complete the electronic bid form here (without the Max Bid Amount), note the lot numbers you are interested in, provide us with two good phone numbers where you can be reached, and submit the form on the site, or via email or fax.
There are three different methods for submitting an absentee bid. Choose the one that is best for you.
A. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION
If you wish to bid directly with the gallery, you may submit an Absentee Bid Form or a Telephone Bid Form.
Fill out the required fields, review your information, and submit it via the web.
Note: A gallery member will contact you to confirm the bids. If you do not hear from us within 24 hours, please contact us at 678-705-9798, ext 3.
B. VIA OUR CATALOG – ONLINE ABSENTEE
You are welcome to register online via liveauctioneers.com or Invaluable.com.
It is as simple as creating a bidder profile under “Login/New Bidder”. This third party software allows you to maintain the confidentiality of your bids by relaying them only to the auctioneer as the live auction progresses.
C. PRINT AND EMAIL THE BID FORM
Forms can be downloaded here. Print and fill it out and return to us via email at
Auctions@peachtreebennett.com or by fax at 678-705-8553. We will do our best to accommodate your bids, even during the auction; however, we cannot guarantee processing time.
Peachtree & Bennett will send an invoice via email immediately after the auction. If we don’t have an email on file, a gallery representative will get in contact via phone. If you do not hear from us, please call us!
It varies. Please keep in mind that while it is very convenient to bid live online, it could be slightly more expensive than absentee or phone bidding — learn how to save. The buyer’s premium varies per platform as follows:
- Invaluable.com and Liveauctioneers.com: 24% regardless of payment method
- Absentee or by Telephone: 20% regardless of payment method
- In-Person: 18%
Please note all credit cards payments (debit or credit) are subject to a 3% handling fee
We do not offer in-house shipping; however, we have a list of preferred shippers who can assist with quotes, pick up, packing, and shipping of your purchases. For details and recommendations, see packing and shipping information.
NOTE to New York City, Georgia, Florida Bidders: Our trucks travel to your area on a monthly basis. While we are not a transportation company, we are happy to discuss affordable delivery rates. Please ask one of our associates.
Bids taken place through these online venues are subject to a much higher buyer’s premium and are executed via the computer at the time of the auction. To avoid these higher fees, you can submit your absentee bids directly to Peachtree & Bennett.
The following payment methods are accepted:
1. All major credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover). You may submit a completed credit card authorization form via fax at 678-705-8553. In an effort to protect your card information, we will not process any credit card information provided to us via electronic correspondence.
2. Checks payable to Peachtree & Bennett. Mailing Address: 3640 Jonesboro Road SE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30354.
3. Wire Transfers: Information can be provided upon request. Please keep in mind that there is a fee of $15 for domestic transfers.
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