How To Sell Whisky
Whisky-Online Auctions is a family run business - we’ve been buying and selling whisky for over 30 years. We are world leaders in the art of selling and auctioning spirits and we specialise in the following categories:
• Old & Rare Whisky
• Rare Single Malt Whisky Miniatures
• Old & Rare Rum, Cognac & Other Spirits
Selling whisky on eBay or Facebook is neither safe nor legal without a licence. Our bespoke online whisky auction platform is the best way to sell your whisky online.
We are 100% focused on getting you the very best price for your whisky. Our auctioneers, Wayne & Harrison Ormerod, don’t over-promise in their free valuations and work tirelessly to over-perform on the final hammer price. Our team are on hand to assist you at every stage of the auction, keeping you up-to-date throughout the whole process from initial valuation to final payment.
ITEMS WE DO NOT ACCEPT! Please read the items we do not accept to avoid sending these in.
HOW TO GET YOUR item(s) TO US
Head Office Address
Units 1-3 Concorde House,
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England, Wales & NI: 01253 620 376
Scotland: 01224 536 062
International: (+44) 1253 620 376
We will notify you by email or phone as soon as your items have arrived. After our whisky specialists have approved your bottles, they will be photographed and allocated a Lot Number ready for the next auction to begin. Please note you will not see your items for sale until the auction has gone live. Please see our auction calendar for auction start dates.
Great experience as a first time…
Great experience as a first time lister. Having not used an auction site to sell whiskey previously, I think there can be a certain amount of trepidation in the entire process. It was a simple, clear and easy to follow journey and payment was received on the day they said it would. Will certainly use again both as a lister and purchaser. Would highly recommend.
Registration is free if you're solely a seller and don’t wish to buy anything at our auctions. So please do not pay the £3 registration fee if you do not wish to bid.
A member of our team will create you an account if you haven't done so already, once this has been done, you will receive an email to activate your account. On the email, click the link at the bottom, this will take you to our website where it will ask you to set a password. Once you have set up your password, please add your bank details to your account under 'Sellers Bank Details'.
An excellent experience from start to…
An excellent experience from start to finish. My bottle was collected from my home address and a week later it was auctioned. I could view the auction and price increases. Within 10 days the funds from my sale were in my bank account.
7 DAY LIVE AUCTION
This is the fun part! As soon as the auction starts, all your listed items will be available to view in your Account Area. You can monitor all your items live as the auction progresses from early bids right up until the frantic last moments of the auction.
Wanted to sell a large whisky collection. Found this Company online. Wow what a find they really looked after us, great father and son team were spot on with their valuations. Paid out on time. Highly recommended.
We will make payments for your sold items by Bank Transfer as quickly as possible, this is usually within 14 - 21 working days of the end of the auction. We pride ourselves on being the fastest paying auction in the UK. For auction pay dates please see our auction calendar.
International bank transfer charges may apply for payments to overseas banks.
The whole experience went like clockwork
The whole experience went like clockwork from first contact to payment after the auction. The communication was good. I would have no hesitation in recommending Whisky Online Auctions.
We're extremely proud of all our 5 Star Trustpilot reviews! After you have received payment, you’ll be given the opportunity to leave us a review. We value all our feedback and we're always striving to make our service even better for all our customers.
I am delighted with the service
I am delighted with the service, their estimate was absolutely bang on and I highly recommend them, I would 100 percent use them again. Trevor Coop, Buckinghamshire.
• Registration: Free
• Listing Fee: £3 per item (Excludes sets and miniatures)
• Reserve Fee (Optional): £5 per Lot
• Auctioneer’s Commission: 5% of final hammer price
Sellers do not have to pay VAT on the hammer price of their items. VAT is payable only on services provided by the auctioneer, such as listing fees, reserves and commission.
This table shows the total commission you will pay including VAT at various price points.
|Whisky-Online Commission (inc VAT)
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HOW OUR WHISKY AUCTION WORKS
All auctions start at 8pm (20:00) UK Time and will begin to close down from 8pm (20:00) UK Time seven days later. This gives all our bidders plenty of time to create a watchlist, ask any questions and place their bids.
In the final 10 minutes before the end of our auction, any individual Lot that receives a bid will have its finishing time extended by 10 minutes. Any further bids after 20:00 will reset a 10-minute timer for that Lot until no further bids have been placed within 10 minutes.
This is the most important time of our auction and the moment when our buyers have to be fully engaged to catch the bottles they want. Bidders have the option to add Lots to their Watchlist. This makes it easier to narrow down their selection and monitor their top priority items as the end of the auction approaches.
Items we do not accept
All Lots are checked by our whisky specialists Wayne & Harrison Ormerod prior to any auction. We do not auction opened bottles, so before sending in any items please make sure you have checked they are unopened and sealed and they do not include the following:
• Opened bottles or bottles without seals.
• Empty or low-filled decanters
• Non single malt whisky miniatures
• Unofficial memorabilia
• Cream liqueurs
• Damaged boxes (these will be discarded at our sole discretion without notifying you unless we have received prior notice in advance.
We can no longer accept Bell's decanters unless they form part of a larger collection. Please contact us prior to sending in.
If you send in any of the above these will not be accepted into the auction and any return costs are your responsibility.
If you intend to send in any spirits other than whisky then you must contact us and we will confirm if they can be accepted. If we have provided a valuation for these items, this does not necessarily mean we can accept them into the auction.
If you send in anything other than whisky without first confirming we can accept them into the auction, any return costs are your responsibility.