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C.Gars Ltd - Vintage Cigar Auctions

Cigar Auction Frequently Asked Questions
Can I come and inspect the lots?
Are there any listing fees?
When are the last entries taken?
How much are sellers charged?
How much are buyers charged?
When will sellers receive settlement?
When must buyers settle?
Can I attend the auction?
What if I am unable to attend?
What happens with email bids?
What happens when the lot is sold?
Can I bid over the phone?
Do the lots have a reserve price?
How can I collect my cigars?
Can I have my cigars stored?
What about sealed boxes?
Not available for shipping in the UK

Brian Ebbesen and our sales team will be pleased to answer any questions by email auction@cgarsltd.co.uk or phone 020 7372 1865. We strongly advise prospective bidders to contact us with any questions and queries before the auction as when a bid is successful a binding contract is formed.

Q. Can I come and inspect the lots?
A. All Lots are available for inspection at our London Offices and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the condition and description of the cigars.

Q. Are there any listing fees?
A. There are no listing fees.

Q. When are the last entries taken?
A. Entries will be accepted until a week before the sale.

Q. How much are sellers charged?
A. Sellers are charged 12.5% of the hammer price (plus VAT as applicable) on a Lot being sold successfully.

Q. How much are buyers charged?
A. Buyers are charged 12.5% of the hammer price (plus VAT as applicable) on a Lot being purchased successfully.

Q. When will sellers receive settlement?
A. Seller will receive settlement within 14 days.

Q. When must buyers settle?
A. Buyers must settle within 48 hours by bank wire transfer or by credit card (subject to 3% surcharge).

Q. Can I attend the auction?
A. Bidders are welcome to attend the auction but we ask them to register with us by email so we can calculate the numbers of attendees accordingly for the event.

Q. What if I am unable to attend?
A. If you are unable to attend the auction you can still bid by email up to 24 hours before the event. If you are an existing client you need only advise us that you intend to bid. If you are not an existing client you are able to register by emailing us your name address and phone number with details of which Lots you wish to bid for as well as your maximum bids.

Q. What happens with email bids?
A. Bids by email will go "in the book" if your bid is the highest you will win the Lot. As an example: If you bid maximum £400 on a Lot but the highest bid at the auction is £300, you will win the Lot at the next increment of £320.

Q. What happens when the lot is sold?
A. The auction Lot will be sold when the auctioneer strikes his hammer at which time a binding contract between buyer and seller is completed.

Q. Can I bid over the phone?
A. We will not accept phone bids.

Q. Do the lots have a reserve price?
A. All Lots will be subject to a “reserve price” below which the Lot will not be sold. The auctioneer may at his discretion open the bidding at below reserve on behalf of the seller.

Q. How can I collect my cigars?
A. Cigars can be collected the day after the auction from our London office We are happy to assist with delivery arrangements subject to a reasonable delivery charge.

Q. Can I have my cigars stored?
A. We are happy to store on buyers behalf at a reasonable additional charge.

Q. What about sealed boxes?
A. Where we are offering sealed boxes these are sold as seen. Many collectors prefer sealed boxes but there is always a possibility that the successful bidder will open the box and find the cigars in bad condition. Buyer beware before bidding!

Q. Not available for shipping in the UK
A. Please note that certain Lots are marked ‘Not available for shipping to the UK’ Please take care on bidding as the sale is final at the fall of the Auctioneers hammer.

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