Bidding & Buying at Scott Daniel's.
The guide below offers some basic, but essential information and options. Are you ready to bid? Good luck! Still, have questions? Please get in touch.
1 • Read our Terms and Conditions of Sale.
2 • Schedule an in-person preview or view our online catalog.
3 • Ask questions: We are accessible in person, by phone or by email.
4 • Choose your bidding method based on the type of auction being held.
a) Invited in-person: register in person for a paddle a half hour before or during the auction.
b) Absentee: submit bids in advance online on any lot view page in our online catalogs, in person or over the phone, authorizing the auctioneer to bid up to your specified limit.
c) Telephone: we'll call you and bid on your behalf during the auction.
d) Live Online Bidding: available through our own online bidding platform and Liveauctioneers.com
5 • The buyer's premium and any applicable sales tax and shipping costs are added to the hammer price of each lot sold.
6 • Invoices are generated approximately one to two hours after the sale has concluded for online winning bidders and will be sent via email. We accept credit cards, cash, cashier's check, or certified check drawn on a U.S. bank.
7 • Purchases cannot be claimed until the auction has concluded.
Furnishings from antique to modern are normally bought at auction for a fraction
of the cost compared to normal retail.
An example is these Lightolier Maple & Birch floor lamps.
A single example of the same lamp is listed for $20,000 USD.
You can buy this pair now for $1,500.00 USD!
Scott Daniel's is ready to return to in-house, in person auctions as well as online!
While we may not be a household name, the facts speak for themselves in that we present some of the coolest items and achieve some of the highest prices ever paid at auction!
A bit more of information bidding at our auctions.
Themed auctions take items and present them with similar items, or similar categories, that appeal to a group of buyers. This normally results in a better group of potential buyers that normally are educated enough to feel comfortable spending a higher price for an item.
All items we present in a themed auction are guaranteed as stated in the item description.
Bidding: Live in-house by invitation only, online, absentee bidding.
An estate that can be held at our gallery in High Falls, NY, or at an estate location. This is a great format attracting buyers looking to decorate and those looking to empty a property both pre-and post-sale of a dwelling or similar location.
Bidding: Onsite, online, live in-house by invitation only.
Items that can be presented at very minimal opening bid amounts. This is the best option for our patrons who are looking for deals, meaning fast cash for the sellers and great prices for the buyers.
Bidding: Online, onsite,
We provide free in-house packing of items and ship worldwide at discounted rates through our shipping partner ShipStation which is to be paid by the buyer.
If you have a question regarding an item or purchase, we are just a simple phone call or email away to address your questions.
Our buyer’s premium is currently 23% with available an available discount of 3% based on the payment method. We accept all major credit card, checks which receive a 3% discount of the buyer’s premium, and EFTs which also receive a 3% discount from the buyer’s premium.
The Cost of Shipping
Shipping costs have never been higher! When you are considering purchasing an item at auction, make sure you take into account the cost of shipping. While the auction house has no control over the cost of shipping materials and transportation costs, some auction houses provide free in-house packing of items. The savings for the buyer is significant. Packing material such as boxes, tape, bubble wrap, have gone up on average 3X over the past two years.
Scott Daniel's offers FREE IN-HOUSE PACKING on most items.
Due to the price of fuel, labor, and insurance, the cost of transportation is up in some cases as much as 6X! While there is not much that can be done to reduce the price of transportation costs, the auction can provide shipping quotes for buyers utilizing discounted shipping programs such as ShipStation.
Scott Daniel's provides discounted shipping rates through ShipStation.
Freight costs have multiple factors to consider including value of the item, how fragile the item is, delivery time, insurance, along with reliability of scheduling. An auction house can normally recommend a transportation company, but the price will be based on the buyers needs and level of transportation service. Auction houses also can provide local delivery in-house.
Scott Daniel's offers in-house local shipping (20 mile radius from our High Falls, NY location) of larger items such as furniture.