Buying Advice

Buying Advice and Account Application


  1. Register your contact details, with us; either at the auction rooms, or from this web site by completing the Account Application Form, here. This is a once only requirement.
  2. Thompson’s will provide you with a buyer (bidding) number.  If you applied for your buyer (bidding) number from this site by completing the on-line Account Application Form, then your buyer (bidding) number will be returned by email.
  3. Use you new buyer (bidding) number to bid for lots; either in person at the auction rooms, by commission, telephone or  bid using the Email Bidding Form, here.
  4. Methods of Payment: Cash, Credit Card (all usual cards accepted) subject to 2% surcharge. Debit card (no surcharges).  We do not accept cheques.
  5. Postage, packing, delivery, local or national, prices by arrangement. Please email or phone for details.
  6. Storage Charges of £5 per lot per day to ALL accounts if they are not collected by 5pm on the Monday following the sale.

Of course as a buyer you may need some help getting your items home, so we offer a helpful and personal service and can arrange delivery or even postage(on smaller items) to your door. So with our email biding system and delivery service, you can bid from the comfort of your own home, although we thoroughly recommend the thrill of live bidding in the auction room!

For more information about registering an account, bidding at auction, or deliveries, please contact Thompsons on: 01423 709086 or email,

We request that all buyers read our ‘Buyer Conditions of Purchase’ on the ‘Terms’ page of this web site.

Please see our Terms page for full details on our charges.