13th wrote:qqb, quantity and quality bonus, gives you cash back based on the hammer price of everything you sold at a whiskyauction.com.
If you sell £20000 worth of whisky, you get £360 back.
if you sell £40000 you get £866
Good if you are selling part of a collection or a complete collection.
Most auctions charge an additional % (+vat on %) on top of the hammer. Mctears & Bonhams work at 20% + VAT on the 20%. the most expensive lot i've bought at auction was £650 hammer price (got excited) which ended up being about £800 total. I'd rather pay the fiver.
I'll try to avoid mctears in future due to a mix of mistakes and the fees. Bonhams are the same on fees but far more profesional in my experience.
Thanks for clearing that up for me, 13th.