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Seller's Guide

Whiskey Bidders would be happy to help you sell your Whiskey. We hope to offer a professional, friendly service which will ensure that not only will you get the best prices for your Whiskey, but that it will also be a pleasant process for you. We are always ready to accept bottles for our auctions, please check the upcoming auction dates on our Auction Calendar.

Please read the directions below or feel free to contact us directly on info@whiskeybidders.com.
 

1. REGISTER AN ACCOUNT: 

If you have not done so already you will need to register with us. Registration is free and only takes a few minutes. As you might expect we would need certain details from you, and once registered you can either send us your bottles that you wish to sell, or place bids in an auction, or both. 
Click here to register
 

2. FREE AUCTION ESTIMATE 

If you would like a free valuation for your bottles, you can request a valuation and one of our whiskey experts will get back in touch with you. Please send us an email to info@whiskeybidders.com with a photograph of the bottle(s) and a brief description and we will get back to you promptly.
 

3. GETTING YOUR BOTTLES TO US 

We are based in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath so we are well-located in the heart of the country which may be a help geographically in getting your bottles to us.
We can accept bottles in a number of ways:
You can deliver them in person to our offices in Mullingar, at the address below: 
Whiskey Bidders Ltd, 3 Dominick Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Please book ahead with our office to make sure that we know that you are coming in. You can do this by emailing info@whiskeybidders.com
You can ship them to our offices in Mullingar (address as per above). Please make sure that your bottles are well-packaged and that you use a reputable shipping/ courier company. Please also make sure to include a piece of paper in the parcel that has your name, address, email address, Whiskey Bidders ID number and your mobile number. Please include a list of the items you have sent in on that sheet of paper so that we can check it on delivery and advise you of any discrepancies/ issues, and note any reserves that you want placed on any particular item.
We have agreed a number of drop-off points around the country, if you wish to drop your bottles off at any of these you can do so but only after prior arrangement with our Head office. Depending on the location of the drop-off point we will give you a final date by which your bottles will have to be delivered there to be in time to feature in our next auction. We have drop-off points in Dublin, Galway, Donegal, Limerick, Cork, Naas, Waterford and Wexford plus Stewartstown in Nothern Ireland. Please contact info@whiskeybidders.com with any queries and to arrange a drop-off. 
Please note that Whiskey Bidders Ltd are not responsible for your whiskey until such time as they have been received at our offices and checked in for bottle condition etc. We will advise you when this has been done.
 

4. AUCTION 

Once we have received your bottle(s) we will confirm the item number and condition of the items and if acceptable they can then be listed in an upcoming auction. We will take professional photographs, create accurate and clear lot descriptions and begin work on promoting your bottles to our wide audience of whiskey enthusiasts.
 

5. PAYMENT TERMS 

If your item has successfully sold, payment is made to the seller within 21 business days.
 

6. PLACING RESERVES 

If you place a reserve on a lot and it does not sell, we can either list it in a subsequent auction (subject to fees) or arrange for delivery back to yourself (subject to delivery charge) or if it suits you, you can collect it from our office by prior arrangement.
 

7. FEES & CHARGES 

These are currently as follows:
Listing fee - €4 per lot
Reserve fee - €8 per lot
Buyer’s commission – 10% on final selling price
Seller’s commission – 5% on final selling price

Please note that we will be charging VAT at the appropriate rate (currently 23%) on all our charges. Just to be clear there is NO VAT charge on the purchase price of any lots.

Here are two seller’s examples that should explain how it works: 
In one of our auctions, someone sells a bottle with us for say €200 and there was no reserve in place. The listing fee is €4, which is €4.92 including VAT. Seller’s commission is 5% so that would be €10 plus VAT which is €12.30. So they would recieve €200-€4.92-€12.30 = €182.78 for their bottle.
Say someone else sold a different bottle in one of our auctions, this time for say €3,650. Let's say that they had placed a €3,500 reserve on that lot. So, the listing fee is €4, reserve fee is €8, thats €12 and including VAT it is €14.76. Seller’s commission is 5% so that would be €182.50, including VAT that is €224.48. The total fees then are €14.76+€224.48 = €239.24. So they would recieve €3,650-239.24 =  €3,410.76 for their bottle.
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