Registering or logging in – Bidding – Payment & Costs – Shipment & Pick-up – Guarantee of quality – Lots – Other Considerations
Explanation & help
1 Registering or logging into the site
a) How do I log in or register my account?
On each page you will find a ‘Log on’ button. Click it if you already have an account and wish to log in. You will then be able to log into our website.If you do not have an account yet, you will first have to register. After filling in your details and accepting our terms of sale, you will receive a confirmation mail from us. After confirming, you can log into our website and start bidding in the auctions.
b) Do I have to register to bid?
c) I have forgotten my password
While logging in, you can indicate that you have forgotten your password. Our platform will then automatically send an email to the address you used to register. In this mail you will find a link to a page where you can choose a new password.While logging in, you can indicate that you have forgotten your password. Our platform will then automatically send an email to the address you used to register. In this mail you will find a link to a page where you can choose a new password.
a) How are the auctions organised?
When an auction starts, you will be informed by mail. It is possible to bid on every lot until the auction is closed. The winning bid is the highest bid for that lot at the time of the closing of the auction.If someone bids within the last five minutes before the auction is closed, then the auction will automatically run for an additional 5 minutes.
b) How can I place a bid?
You can place a bid for every lot. After you have placed your bid, the total price is calculated and shown by our platform. At that time you will have to confirm your bid. Once you have confirmed, the bid is binding.Every bid has to be higher than the previous bid. There has to be a minimal difference for each following bid:You have to take three separate steps to complete a bidBid for a lotEnter your bidConfirm your bidDuring the first two steps you can still cancel your bid. By confirming (step 3) you will agree to our terms of sale. After confirming it is no longer possible to cancel your bid. The bid has then become legally binding.
A new bid ,for a lot costing € 800 ,will have to be at least € 25 higher than the current bid ,to be accepted.
c) What if I am outbid?
d) When can I bid?
3 Payments and costs
a) How can I pay?
b) What are the additional costs?
Before you confirm your bid, you will always be shown an overview of all the additional costs that will be added to your bid. You will also always be shown the total cost.The cost of your bid will be augmented with 16,5% buyer’s premium and 21% VAT. VAT is calculated upon your bid and the premium if your bid applied to VAT lots (lots introduced by merchants). When the auctioned wines belong to private persons the VAT will only be calculated upon the premium.If you can present a valid Belgian VAT number, you can recover the VAT in Belgium.If you can present a valid VAT number from an EU member state (excluding Belgium), there will be no VAT applied if you can present export documents (EAD).Lots sold outside of the EU are not subject to Belgian VAT.Transport costs vary according to the destination and the volume of the shipment.
c) When do I have to pay my lots?
4 Shipment & pick-up
a) Can I collect my own lots?
You can only collect your lots after arranging to do so by telephone. You can call us at +32 3 808 70 70 during office hours.Pick up is possible on workdays from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 12:30 and from 13:00 to 16:30. On Fridays we close at 15:00.The lots can only be collected if we have received their full payment.
b) Can my lots be delivered to me?
What are the transport costs?
Transport costs according destination (click here)
Zone 0 I BelgiumZone 1 I Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, NetherlandsZone 2 I Germany, France, United KingdomZone 3 I Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Austria, SpainZone 4 I Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, SwedenZone 5 I Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Republic of Moldova, San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro, Turkey, Vatican City, SwitzerlandZone 6 I Australië, Filippijnen, Hongkong, India, Indonesië, Japan, Macao, Maleisië, Mexico, Nieuw-Zeeland, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Zuid-Afrika, Zuid-KoreaZone 7 I United States: Note regarding delivery to the United States The customer is responsible for the shipment of alcohol and is expected to be familiar with and comply with local and national laws. US customers are responsible for determining whether their state laws allow spirits or wines to ship in their state. Each state has its own laws and regulations regarding these products. Contact the appropriate authorities. Each individual accepts responsibility for his state verifications We can NEVER ship to:AlabamaArkansas (excluding major cities)IowaKetuckyMississippiNorth DakotaPennsylvaniaUtahThere is also a temporary suspension of shipments to New Hampshire and Maryland. Someone older than 21 must be present at the address to sign for the shipment. This excludes post boxes. We also cannot ship to schools, universities and military bases. We can ship up to 12 bottles in 1 package. Feel free to combine orders with friends and family..
c) When do I have to pay my lots?
c) How will my lots be sent to me?
All lots are carefully packaged. We only work with professional delivery packaging for bottles. They are marked as “fragile”.Depending on the volume of the shipment, we can also use one or more pallets.The buyer can choose a courier service, but we prefer to use our current courier service.
d) Are my lots insured during the transport?
You can choose to have your goods delivered by our courier service. CMR insurance automatically applies to this delivery. It covers damages of € 12,50 per kilogram.If you wish to have your delivery insured for its full value during transport, a 1% additional cost is added to the final total cost of the lot in the auction.If you should find your delivery is damaged during transport, you have to immediately report this to the courier when you receive the package. As soon as you sign upon delivery, no more complaints can be accepted or processed.
e) Can I have the delivery sent to a different address?
f) What is the delivery period?
The delivery period will vary according to the destination of the delivery.Upon receiving your payment, our courier delivers in Europe in 3 to 5 working days. Outside of Europe this could reach 10 working days. We cannot be held liable for possible delays and/or force majeure.
g) What if I do not receive the lots I bought?
i) Are there other local customers duties that I will have to pay?
5 Guarantee of quality
a) How do I know the lot is authentic?
All lots are thoroughly checked by our professional team. They will evaluate the label, the capsule, the contents, cork leakage and other possible problems.Our team has 17 years of experience as experts in buying and selling fine wines.We will only auction wines that come from a trustfull and authentic winecellars.Every lot is individually photographed and this picture will be representative of the lot.Pictures are not reused.
b) What guarantee do I have if the wine I bought has gone bad or tastes like cork?
Because we sell older and more exclusive wines, it is not possible for us to offer any guarantee. We strive to always offer the best quality. When wines are older than 10 years, it is impossible for us to offer you a guarantee.Should there be a taste of cork, than this problem was already present in the cork at the time of bottling. We cannot recover the damages from the producer, so we are unable to offer you a guarantee.
a) How can I find a lot on your website?
b) How are lots kept during the auction?
c) Can I come and look at the lots of an auction?
c) Can I follow specific lots?
7 Other considerations
a) Can Best Wine Auctions sell my own wines for me?
b) How does BWA handle my privacy?
By approving our terms of sale, you agree to let us store your personal details.We will never abuse your personal details: they will only be used to support the efficiency of our auctions.You can always notify us if you would like us to delete your personal details from our data records. We fully comply with all privacy regulations.
c) Do you have other specific questions?
Feel free to contact us by using the on our website. We look forward to hearing from you and to being able to welcome you on our Best Wine Auctions website.GO TO AUCTIONUPCOMING AUCTIONREGISTER HEREFOR UPCOMING AUCTIONLOG IN
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