TRAVEL:
Road: From M4 junction 11 follow A33 relief road to Reading centre. See location plan on outside back cover.
Rail: Reading Station is within 5 minutes walking distance of the sale yard. Great Western (or Thames Trains) from London Paddington.
Air: Heathrow via Rail Air link to Reading Station. Connection departs half hourly.

HOTELS:
Crowne Plaza 0871 423 4876 www.crowneplaza.com;
Best Western Calcot Hotel 0118 941 6423 www.calcothotel.co.uk;
Holiday Inn, Reading South, 0871 423 4876 www.holidayinn.co.uk;
Pentahotel 0118 958 6222 www.pentahotels.com;
Premier Inn, Reading Caversham Bridge 0870 111 2932, Reading Central 0870 850 6318 www.premierinn.com

VIEWING:
On morning of sale from 8.00 a.m.

PARKING PAY & DISPLAY:
Would clients kindly note that the Auctioneers have no control over the market car park. This is owned and operated by NCP who alone are responsible for the charges levied. SPACE MAY BE RESTRICTED
ON BUSY SALE DAYS.

REGISTRATION:
All buyers must register at the auction office prior to sale when they will be given a bidding number. New customers will be required to provide satisfactory proof of identity ie driving licence/passport together with business card/letter heading. In addition a £500 cash or card deposit if purchasing small tools (£1,000 in the case of all overseas customers) will be required. If purchasing large plant (auctioneer 3) the deposit is £2,000. Any purchaser defaulting on payment will automatically lose their deposit.

PAYMENT:
Payment for all lots must be made on the day of sale. Our terms are strictly cash, bank transfer, debit card, credit card with a surcharge of 2% (+VAT). Our Bankers are: NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK, Reading Market Place Branch. Account No 95544070, Sort Code 60:17:21. IBAN NO GB66 NWBK 601721 95544070, BIC Code No NWBK GB 2L (tel. No. 0845 3041924). No clearance of goods will be allowed until payment has been received.
PAYMENT IN CASH  – In order to comply with money laundering regulations we will not accept payments in cash exceeding £9,000. Cash payments in excess of £4,000 must be accompanied by valid proof of identity ie passport/driving licence, supported by 2 utility bills, bank statement or equivalent. Cash payments via your bank will no longer be permitted. The Auctioneers will only accept payment from and permit removal of goods purchased by the successful purchased or their duly appointed agent. No lots will be transferred to third party invoices after the auction. Persons bidding as agents for or on behalf of a third party will be held responsible for payment.

REFRESHMENTS are available in the Market Café.

COMMISSIONS TO PURCHASE:
will be executed with care and judgement by the auctioneers on receipt of full written instructions providing prospective purchasers have previously inspected the goods in question.

VALUE ADDED TAX:
All lots marked with a ‘v’ before the lot number will carry VAT at the standard rate which will be added to all accounts unless otherwise stated at the time of the sale. VAT invoices will be issued.

RISK:
All lots remain at the risk of the buyer from the fall of the hammer and it is strongly advised to effect insurance at once.

REMOVAL OF GOODS:
All lots remain at the risk of the purchaser from the fall of the hammer. They should be paid for on the day of sale and removed as soon as possible thereafter. We will have staff available full time between 8.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on weekdays following the auction. Customers are otherwise strongly advised to make appropriate arrangements for removal of their lots as the market may be inaccessible due to another sale. NO VEHICLE MOVEMENT WILL BE PERMITTED ON SITE UNTIL SELLING HAS CONCLUDED.

DESCRIPTIONS:
All lots have been described to the best of our ability from information supplied. No liability whatsoever is undertaken in respect of faults, deficiencies and errors of descriptions either oral or printed. All lots are sold as seen without warranty and are available for inspection prior to sale. Any complaints concerning goods sold in “GOOD WORKING ORDER” (gwo) must be made within seven days of sale.

HIRE PURCHASE:
We would respectfully remind buyers wishing to purchase goods on finance that they should make such arrangements before they make their purchases as payment is due at the fall of the hammer in accordance with our terms of business and conditions of sale.

BUYERS PREMIUM:
A buyers premium of 5% plus VAT at the standard rate will be added to the hammer price of all lots in the first two sections (Auctioneers 1 and 2) and a buyers premium of 2.5% plus VAT at the standard rate will be added to the hammer price of all lots in section 3, Large Plant and Equipment (Auctioneer 3).

HEALTH & SAFETY:
It shall be the purchasers responsibility to ensure safe use of any lots purchased and comply with all relevant legislation regarding the safe use of such lots.

WITHDRAWN OR NOT FORWARD LOTS:
Despite our best endeavours to ensure that all lots catalogued come forward for sale we are at the mercy of individual vendors some of whom regrettably do not always send the equipment entered. This inevitably causes frustration and annoyance to prospective customers who may have travelled long distances for a particular lot. To avoid such disappointment we recommend that you make a phone call to check the availability of any particular “one off” lot before setting out. 
Please note that this catalogue is produced prior to any machines being delivered. For this reason the catalogue descriptions are subject to change prior to the day of sale and can only be used for reference on site.
Updated information is available for Rings 2 & 3 on the i-bidder website.

OVERSEAS PURCHASERS

OVERSEAS PURCHASERS:
will on registration be required to produce their passport or other means of identification together with full details of their bank and method of payment. They should also ensure that the country of destination has no import or currency restrictions on the goods they wish to purchase. Our normal terms of business otherwise apply and payment is due in full on the day of sale.

VAT
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL EXPORT BUYERS (APPLICABLE TO BOTH EC AND NON-EC CUSTOMERS ALIKE) – VAT WILL BE CHARGED IN FULL
This will only be refunded on receipt of valid proof of exportation (bill of lading) in compliance with H.M. Customs and Excise Notice 703 paragraph 3.5. To be valid the goods must be exported within three months of the date of sale and valid proof thereof must be provided within the same time limit.

INTERNET BIDDING

Live internet bidding through i-bidder.com will be available at this auction for Auctioneers 2 and 3.
i-bidder.com allows you to listen in and view the auction live on line and to participate in the bidding via their website.
A £500 deposit will be taken from all on line bidders wishing to bid on Ring 2 (Garden Machinery etc) via i-bidder.com on registration
A £2,000 deposit will be taken from all on line bidders wishing to bid on ring 3 (large plant & machinery) via i-bidder.com on registration
The auctioneers reserve the right to refuse or withdraw on line bidding facilities without reason.
The deposit will be taken from a debit or credit card when registering on i-bidder.com and please note credit card payments attract a 2% (+vat) surcharge.
Sign ups for this auction are provisional and subject to the approval of the auctioneer who will notify bidders by email. 
Internet bidders will be required to pay an additional 1% (+ VAT) buyers premium.

PLEASE NOTE UNLESS PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE THE AUCTIONEERS REQUIRE PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION AND RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REQUEST A CASH DEPOSIT BEFORE A BIDDING NUMBER WILL BE ISSUED. THIS WILL BE REFUNDED IN FULL AT THE END OF THE DAY IF NO PURCHASE IS MADE.
UNLESS STATED IN THE CATALOGUE OR ANNOUNCED AT THE TIME OF SALE THAT ELECTRICAL GOODS ARE IN WORKING ORDER THEY ARE SOLD ON THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THEY MAY ONLY BE SUITABLE FOR SPARES OR REPAIR. ANY COMPLAINT REGARDING GOODS SOLD IN GOOD WORKING ORDER (GWO) MUST BE MADE WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF THE SALE 

REGISTRATION DATES/YEARS OF MANUFACTURE/ HOUR AND KILOMETRE READINGS

Dates shown in this catalogue or announced at the time of sale are either given from information supplied, deduced from serial numbers or taken from registration documents, while believed to be correct they cannot always be relied upon and in certain circumstances the date of registration may not coincide with the date of manufacture. Equally hour and kilometre readings are those showing on the machine on delivery to the auction site and cannot
be relied upon if the clock is broken or a new one has been fitted. No warranty is given either expressly or implied and the auctioneers undertake no liability whatsoever in respect of such discrepancies. Purchasers are advised to make their own independent enquiries if in any doubt as the correctness of such statements BEFORE PURCHASING.

EU CONFORMITY:
Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the suitability of equipment for export markets and the organisers accept no liability in any respect whatsoever. Certificates of Conformity are not supplied with equipment but in most cases will be available from the manufacturer

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