South Dublin Auction | Policies


Terms and Conditions   PSRA No 004155

South Dublin Auction = SDA 

SDA act in all respects, is an agent for sellers of each lot only.  Please note the following changes that come in to effect for the sale on the 29th of October 2021, due to the quickly increasing costs in power, wages, transport and building costs we are increasing our minimum rate of commission per lot to €5 per lot, for all lots including unsold lots as they take the same amount of time to handle and catalogue, we are also imposing storage charges on good left on the premises for more than 1 month, due to space limitation and the additional costs to the business our basic commission rates will stay the same. 

  1. SDA act in all respects, as an agent for sellers of each lot only.   

  2. The highest bidder acceptable to the auctioneer shall be the Buyer, but if, during the sale of a lot, The auctioneer considers that a dispute has arisen for any reason the auctioneer has the option to cancel the sale or re-offer the item for sale. In all disputes the auctioneers decision is final.   

  3. If after the sale the auctioneer finds he has missed a reserve on an item, he will have the option to cancel the sale or offer the item at the reserve price.  

  4. SDA Reserves the right to refuse admission to the auction or refuse bids.  

  5. The auctioneer can refuse bids and advance the bidding as they see fit.   

  6. The seller shall be entitled to place a reserve on any lot over €200 with the auctioneers agreement and the auctioneer will bid on the buyers behalf up to the reserve amount. If the item is not sold at the reserve on the first week the reserve will be halved on the second week and waived completely if we offer it for sale in the third week. So if you want to not have your reserve reduced please remove your item on the Friday or Saturday after the sale. No reserves will be taken under €200 and reserves must be agreed before the auction starts. Once it has started reserves can not be added. 

  7. SDA will have the right to withdraw, divide or combine any lot as they see fit.  

  8. The buyers and sellers premium on general sales items is 20% of the hammer price.  

  9. VAT will be added to your bill at a rate of 23% on the fees only.   

  10. A minimum fee of €5 +VAT will apply to each lot for vendors and buyers or 20% which-ever is higher. This is to cover the cost of cataloguing each item. This also pertains to unsold lots.   

  11. Items withdrawn from sale prior to cataloging may incur a penalty at the discretion of the auctioneer. Once the item has been catalogued items can not be withdrawn from sale. 

  12. SDA does its very best to be honest, truthful and transparent when describing goods verbally and in the catalogue. In person viewing of lots is available on Friday morning from 10am until 12.30 strictly by appointment only or by prior arrangement and is advised. Although all statements are an opinion and are not statements of facts, nor should be relied upon as such. Neither the vendor or SDA accepts any responsibility for any statements as to the authorship, origin, date, age, attribution, material, genuineness or provenance of any lots or errors in the description. A mistake in the catalogue is not a reason for a refund. 

  13. All goods are sold as seen with no warranty, return or exchange and we strongly encourage buyers to seek condition reports and make there own determination on condition prior to bidding.  No Refunds or Exchanges on any goods.  

  14. No lots can be removed from the auction during the sale and all lots must be paid in full prior to removal following the auction. All invoices must be settled in full and no later than the Monday at 12.30pm after the Thursday live sale or if it is a timed auction finishing on a Sunday payment must be made by 12.30 on the Wednesday following the end of the auction. No credit is offered to any client. If you fail discharge an invoice as per our terms and conditions the account will be banned from bidding with us and repercussions will follow in respect of an automatic right to register to bid on the Easylive platform.

  15. If a reserve is left on an item for sale and the item does not sell the auctioneer will have the option to re-enter the item in the following sale at no or a lower reserve or remove the item to be held for collection.  

  16. Any goods unsold at auction or not selected for auction must be removed from the premises within 7 days of the auction ending. The duty to remove said items rests solely with the Vendor. Any items left on the premises after 7 days will be sold and the proceeds given to charity or will be disposed of or recycled, with no recourse from the owner.  

  17. SDA accepts payments in cash, bank transfer and card only. Cash payments over €500 are subject to Anti Money Laundering Legislation. Payouts to vendors are by a cheque from the office or by EFT with an Iban and matching home address only, no other payout is allowed. 

  18. All invoices from the timed auction finishing on Sunday must be discharged by 12.30 on the following Wednesday. Unpaid invoices will be cancelled and your automatic right to register to bid on any auction on the Easylive auction platform will be suspended. 

  19. On bids left on the book SDA may require a card to be left on file to secure the bid. We do not allow telephone bids at this time. 

  20.  Any items left to be cleaned or repaired by Mint Condition is a contract between mint condition and the client and is not the responsibility of SDA. SDA will not be responsible for any disputes with Mint Condition. Mint condition is a contract between Mint Condition and the client. 

  21. Requests/Quotes for shipping: We offer shipping on most goods that are not ceramic or glass, Please note we don't ship to Dublin Addresses, collection only .  We use Fastway for smaller items in the 32 counties of Ireland and can recommend independent couriers that collect and deliver all over Ireland. We use Anpost to ship items to the UK and other countries. Items to the UK that need careful handling or packing we recommend Please contact the office for shipping quotes or questions IN ADVANCE of bidding. Due to the large volume of shipping requests PLEASE ALLOW 2-3 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY. We no longer use Anpost within Ireland. SDA do not accept any responsibility for the condition of goods damaged during shipping. While we endeavour to wrap items as best we can and once they are passed to third parties over which we have no control so any damage is at the cost to the buyer with no recourse through SDA. We do not ship glass or other breakable items. 

     22. Storage of Items: If, after 2 months have elapsed or when the storage fees surpass the original hammer price on a lot, SDA will have the right to: re-enter the Lot into auction and the proceeds of                    such re-sale will be applied in the following order: in settlement of any outstanding storage fees, removal fees, and insurance expenses due; and then any sums due under the original contract                       following the first auctions (together with any VAT chargeable). The balance of the re-sale price, if any, shall be paid to the original Buyer. If the balance is in the negative and owing by the original               buyer their account will be in arrear in the amount owing

     23. SDA Will charge storage on paid goods left on our premises for more that 12 days. The storage rates are posted on our Website page storage and charges. €5 per day for small items and €10 per day              on larger items

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Whenever there is a change to our policy it will be updated here, along with the date of the update. This policy is binding to anyone who uses our website.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments you can phone us on +35314298792 or send an email to [email protected]

How do we collect personal information?

We use specific actions on our website to collect personal information. We collect details when you get in touch with us about our services by using our contact forms.

What type of information do we collect?

The personal details we are most likely to collect are your name, postal address, email, IP address and the pages you interacted with on our website and when you did so.

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How do we protect your information?

Once you have given us personal details, we go to considerable lengths to ensure it is protected. While we do our utmost to guarantee the safety of your personal information, you also have to remember that details such as your email address are being sent over the Internet, and as such we cannot 100% guarantee the security of these; you send information to us over the Internet at your own risk.
Once we get hold of your information, however, we do everything we can to secure it on our systems through the use of secure servers and security certificates (SSL).


If an extraordinary situation arises where any relative data has been breached, hacked or stolen, it is our policy to notify you as soon as possible of such breaches, along with our contingency plan limit any potential damage arising from such a breach.

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This was last reviewed and updated July 2021.