The Saleroom is an online auction site bringing incredible antiques and works of art to your fingertips. Each year, around 4 million unique items are added to this online marketplace, giving everyone the chance to own something steeped in history, that’s one of a kind, and not found in normal high street stores. This site connects its audience with over 700 auction houses from around the world. Decades of experience lay behind its creators, and they draw upon this wealth of knowledge to bring the most beautiful items to the auctions.
With so many items listed at The Saleroom’s auctions each year, it would be hard to name a kind of antique that could not be found on their online marketplace. The main categories to choose from for those browsing are watches and jewelry, furniture, fine art, Asian art, vintage fashion, decorative art, and collectibles. Some examples of items that are found in the collectibles category are Marvel comics, taxidermy, Star Wars action figures, cameras, stamp collections, coins, toy cars, and so much more. Each listing clearly states the date of the auction and has the option to add the item to a ‘watch list’ so you never have to worry about forgetting to log back on and bid.
Buying at an auction should, first and foremost, be fun, and The Saleroom makes the process as simple as possible and therefore all the easier to enjoy. Once registered with the site, the easiest thing to do is decide on your maximum bid for an item. Once the auction starts, The Saleroom will place your bids for you, only ever bidding just enough to keep you in the lead and it will never go beyond your limit. Of course, it is also possible to join the auction live and experience the thrill of an auction from the comfort of your sofa. In addition to the hammer price, there will also be a buyer’s premium added on by the auction house and an online commission, which is typically 4.95%.
The Saleroom is not an auction house but a marketplace website. Those with items they wish to sell need to approach the auction houses that use this platform rather than the platform itself. Fees for the auction, therefore, vary from house to house, so it is important to fully understand the requirements of each auction house before using them to list your items. The Saleroom provides a huge audience, ensuring that the best prices are always achieved.