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How to buy

4 SIMPLE STEPS TO BUY!

1. Log in or registerBefore you can bid, you must log in. First time users will need to registerand create a free account. Your details are completely safe with us

2. Explore and find your desired item in the auction catalogue

3. Watch the auction 'live' and place your bidson your favourite lots

Place an absentee bid: If you are unable to bid personally on the day of the auction you can make an absentee bid online by filling in our absentee bid formAlternatively you can explore and bid live at our 24/7 Timed Auction

4. Pay securely through AdablaYour item is sent to you within five days of receiving your payment

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How it works

1.Log in or register Before you can bid, you must log in. First time users will need to register and leave full contact information. Your details are completely safe and will be used for payment of any successful lots.Please, register well before the auction starts.

2.Explore and find your desired item in the auction catalog

3.Watch the auction 'live' and place your bids Each bid shall be final and binding as soon as you click the Bid button.If you do not have a credit card number on file you maybe prompted to add it to secure your bid at this point. Your card will not be charged.

If you have won a lot, the card you used to bid with is not automatically charged and you must follow the indicated check out steps to complete your purchase.

Place an absentee bid: If you are unable to bid personally on the day of the auction you can make an absentee bid online. Select the Lot you would like to bid on, and fill in the absentee bid form.You will be notified by email if you are successful.

Alternatively, you can explore and bid live at our permanent Timed Auction or buy now at our online gallery/shop

4.Pay and receive your winning lot (s) If your bid is successful, you'll receive a confirmation email containing an invoice with: The hammer price, plus the buyer's premium as well as any applicable taxes, Payment instructions, Location of your property, Shipping information. You can then select your payment method and pay securely through Adabla

Your property is shipped to the address you provided during your registration process within five days of receiving your payment.

Three ways to buy at Adabla auctions

I. Adabla Live

Adabla Live is broadcast in real time live at a pre-determined date and time. Buyers can watch and bid live during the auction. On the day of the auction, log into your account well before it starts and follow the instructions.

II. Timed Auction

Items are for sale over a pre-determined period of time usually over several days or weeks. Place your bids for your desired item and follow the progress of the auction until it ends. The highest bidder at the end wins the auction. You can also buy before the end of the auction buy clicking the Buy now button and follow the instructions.

III. Online Shop

An excellent way to buy at Adabla is through its shop. Items are offered to buyers for immediate purchase at a fixed price.

Buyers premium

A buyer’s premium is added to the hammer or winning price. The buyer’s premium of the hammer price is 10 % + VAT and royalty resale right where applicable. If the hammer price is higher than 30,000, the buyer’s premium becomes progressively less.

The following rates of Buyer's Premium will be added to the Hammer price of each Lot that you purchase:

Buyer's Premium Rates
10% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
8% from £51,000 to £100,000 the Hammer Price
5% from £101,000 to 200,000 of the Hammer Price
3% from £201,000 t0 500,000 of the hammer price
2% from £501,000 of the hammer price

The purchase price stated in the auction catalogue “Starting price”   does not include the buyer`s premium and shipping. The sales price in the Shop does not include the Buyer’s Premium, VAT and the contribution to the Resale Royalty Right (if required).

Cancellation fee of purchase orders
Adabla charges a 25% fee for each cancelled bid and purchase orders.

All payments Before submitting an order, the buyer will be informed regarding the total price including the Buyer’s Premium, VAT, the Contribution to the Resale Royalty Right (if required), the packaging, the shipping and shipping Insurance Costs.

Invoice If your bid is successful, you'll receive shortly, a confirmation email containing an invoice with: The hammer price plus the buyer's premium as well as any applicable taxes, payment instructions, Location of your property, Shipping information

Payment is due within seven days after the auction
Successful bidders in the live broadcast auction and timed auction must log in to their account and can choose to pay via debit / credit card, PayPal or bank transfer.

Shipping
Property is shipped to the address you provided during your registration process within five days of receiving your payment.

The winning bidder will be responsible for handling and shipping cost to his delivery address. Please make sure to check each item's location before bidding

The artist’s resale right

The Artist’s Resale Right (ARR) entitles creators (‘authors’) of original works of art (including paintings, engravings, sculpture and ceramics) to a royalty each time one of their works is resold through an auction house or art market professional.

The right to this royalty lasts for the same period as copyright, so since January 2012 ARR has applied to qualifying works by artists who have been dead for less than 70 years.

Exemption
Some sales are exempt. For example, where the work being resold was bought directly from the artist less than three years previously and it is being resold for £10,000 or less. This is generally known as the ‘bought as stock exception’.

Calculation of royalties
ARR derives from a European Directive and came into force in the UK in 2006. The right only applies when the sale price reaches or exceeds the sterling equivalent of €1,000 and is calculated on a sliding scale.

Royalty Resale price
4%  up to £50,000
3%  between £50,000.01 and£200,00
1% between £200,000.01 and £350,000
0.5%  between £350,000.01 and £500,000
0.25% in excess of £500,000

Royalties are also capped so that the total amount of the royalty paid for any single sale of a work cannot exceed £12,500.

ARR is exempt of VAT.

Private sales

Private Sales are discreet and provides a special and additional service to buyers, sellers and collectors. Adabla can help source a specific item at a fixed price and facilitate a sale discreetly outside the auctions. Our network of specialists works with, both consignors and buyers to offer advice on private sale strategies and help you to shape your collection. Collectors or occasional buyers are welcome to approach our specialist with an item they are looking for and they will be happy to help.

Condition report available on request

A condition report is the review of a lot. It is a guideline outlining the auctioneer’s opinion on the condition of the item. It includes any aesthetic damage (cracks, chips, marks, tears or holes in paintings, scratches). Any areas of restoration (parts of the item, which may have been restored in its lifetime), repair and age related faults.

Adabla return policy

Items that are sold “as is” cannot be returned by a winning bidder. Items will be inspected before refund is issued and must be the same items and in the same condition they were shipped. Refunds will be given in the manner the original payment was made. (By credit card payment, the return will go to the credit card; a check payment will be by check). A refund must be requested within three weeks, and items are to be returned within four weeks. The refund will be issued for the winning bid only; not shipping and handling fees.  The bidder is responsible for return shipping costs.