Buying

Buy & Sell at
Treasure Trove Auctions

Buy

How to Buy

Steps for buying

Finding Your Item

Visit Our Homepage:
Navigate to our homepage where you’ll find an overview of the latest auctions and featured items.

Use the Search Bar:
Enter keywords related to the item you’re looking for in the search bar at the top of the page. You can search by item name, category, or specific features.

Filter Your Results:
Refine your search results using filters. You can filter by:

  • Price Range
  • Auction Type (Live or Timed)
  • Item Condition
  • Era/Period
  • Seller

Understanding Costs

Hammer Price

This is the final bid price at which an item is sold. It’s the base amount you commit to when you win the auction.

Buyer’s Premium

An additional percentage fee charged on the hammer price. This varies depending on how you place your bid:

  • In-House/Telephone Bids/Treasure Trove Live 21%
  • Bidsquare 25%
  • LiveAuctioneers/Invaluable 26%

Sales Tax

Sales tax is applied to the combined total of the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium. The rate depends on the location of the auction and the buyer.

Shipping and Handling

We use high-end shipping options, including UPS, FedEx, & DHL to ensure the safe and prompt delivery of your items. This cost includes packaging, shipping, and insurance fees.

Insurance

Insurance covers the item during shipping. This is often included in the shipping fee but may be an additional cost depending on the item’s value and destination.

Import Duties and Taxes

If your item is shipped internationally, you may incur import duties and taxes. These costs vary by country and can significantly impact the total price.

Payment Fees

There may be fees associated with certain payment methods, such as credit card processing fees or bank transfer fees.

Additional Fees

Additional fees might apply for services such as appraisals, authentication, or storage if the item isn’t collected within a specified timeframe.

Example Calculation

If you win an item with a hammer price of $1,000 and you bid through Live Auctioneers, here’s how the costs break down:

  • Hammer Price: $1,000
  • Buyer’s Premium (26%): $260
  • Subtotal: $1,260
  • Sales Tax (8% on $1,260): $100.80
  • Shipping and Handling: $100
  • Total Cost: $1,460.80

Understanding these costs will help you budget effectively and ensure a smooth auction experience. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please feel free to contact us.

Payment Options

We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, and bank transfers.

Shipping & Pick-up Options

At Treasure Trove Auctions, we offer premium shipping and insurance services nationally & internationally to ensure the smooth & safe delivery of your items.

Arranged Shipping and Insurance by Treasure Trove Auctions:

  • Shipping Options: We use premium shipping services, such as UPS, FedEx, & DHL, to provide reliable and secure delivery.
  • Insurance: Comprehensive insurance coverage is available for your items during transit, based on their value & destination.
  • Packaging: All items are professionally packed to prevent any damage during shipping.
  • Tracking: Detailed tracking information is provided once your items have been shipped, allowing you to monitor their progress.

Self-Arranged Shipping and Pickup:

  • Arrange Your Own Shipping: You can choose to arrange shipping through a carrier of your choice and handle the logistics, including insurance.
  • Pickup: Items can be picked up directly from our Austin, TX location within 2 weeks. Please contact us in advance to schedule a pickup time.

For more information or to arrange shipping and insurance, please contact our customer service team at (info@treasuretroveauctions.com). We are committed to ensuring your items are delivered securely and efficiently.

International Restrictions

Customs and Import Regulations: Buyers need to comply with import regulations of their home country, which may include restrictions on certain types of items such as cultural artifacts, endangered species, or firearms.

Export Controls: Some items may be subject to US export controls, requiring proper licensing or permits for exportation.

Taxation and Duties: International buyers are responsible for any applicable taxes, customs duties, or fees imposed by their country’s customs authorities.

Cultural Heritage Protection: Buyers may need to ensure compliance with international treaties and national laws protecting cultural heritage, which may restrict the export of certain items deemed culturally significant.

Documentation Requirements: Buyers may need to provide specific documentation, such as proof of identity, import permits, or certificates of authenticity, to facilitate customs clearance.

Shipping and Insurance: International buyers should consider shipping methods and insurance coverage to ensure safe transit of purchased items.

Fees

Buyer’s Premium

In-House/Telephone Bids/Treasure Trove Live21%
Bidsquare25%
LiveAuctioneers/Invaluable26%
How to Bid Online

Picking Up Your Own Items

What are the steps involved in bidding?

Finding Your Items

Visit Our Homepage:
Navigate to our homepage where you’ll find an overview of the latest auctions and featured items.

Use the Search Bar:
Enter keywords related to the item you’re looking for in the search bar at the top of the page. You can search by item name, category, or specific features.

Filter Your Results:
Refine your search results using filters. You can filter by:

  • Price Range
  • Auction Type (Live or Timed)
  • Item Condition
  • Era/Period
  • Seller

Check Auction Listings:
For each item, click on the listing to see detailed information including images, descriptions, and auction terms. Make sure to note the auction end date and any special conditions.

Registering & Bidding

Registering:

Visit Our Site: We are trusted platform for a variety of unique and valuable items.

Create an Account: Click on the registration link on our homepage. Provide the necessary information, including your name, email address, and password. Once you submit your details, check your email for a verification link and follow the instructions to verify your account.

Complete Your Profile: After verifying your account, complete your profile by entering additional information. Please add a payment method, such as a credit card or PayPal account, to facilitate your purchases.

Agree to Terms: Review and accept the user agreement and privacy policy. This step ensures that you understand and agree to the terms of using Treasure Trove Auctions.

Bidding on Items:

Search for Items: Use the search bar on the Treasure Trove Auctions website to enter keywords related to the items you’re interested in. Apply filters such as category, price range, and item condition to narrow down your search results, making it easier to find exactly what you want.

Review Item Details: Carefully read the item descriptions to understand their condition, specifications, and any terms of sale. Examine all photos provided to assess the item’s condition. Additionally, check the seller’s ratings and reviews to ensure they are reputable.

Place Your Bid: Note the starting bid amount and minimum bid increments for your desired item. Enter your bid amount, considering our automatic bidding options & confirm your bid. Be aware of any additional fees, such as shipping costs or buyer premiums, that may apply.

Monitor the Auction: Add items to your watch list to easily monitor their status. Enable notifications to receive alerts when you are outbid or when the auction is about to end, allowing you to adjust your bidding strategy as needed.

Winning the Auction: If you have the highest bid when the auction ends, you will win the item. Follow the instructions to complete the payment process.

Receive Your Item:

Forms

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Understanding Costs

Buyer’s Premium:

In House/Telephone Bids/Treasure Trove Live 20%

Bidsquare 24%

Live Auctioneers/Invaluable 25%

Making Payments

Coming soon!

Picking Up & Shipping Purchases

Coming soon!

International Restrictions

Customs and Import Regulations: Buyers need to comply with import regulations of their home country, which may include restrictions on certain types of items such as cultural artifacts, endangered species, or firearms.

Export Controls: Some items may be subject to US export controls, requiring proper licensing or permits for exportation.

Taxation and Duties: International buyers are responsible for any applicable taxes, customs duties, or fees imposed by their country’s customs authorities.

Cultural Heritage Protection: Buyers may need to ensure compliance with international treaties and national laws protecting cultural heritage, which may restrict the export of certain items deemed culturally significant.

Documentation Requirements: Buyers may need to provide specific documentation, such as proof of identity, import permits, or certificates of authenticity, to facilitate customs clearance.

Shipping and Insurance: International buyers should consider shipping methods and insurance coverage to ensure safe transit of purchased items.

Fees

Coming soon!

Payment Options

We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, and bank transfers (Required for purchases over $10,000 USD).

More Information

Coming soon!

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