By Helen Marvel on Dec 3, 2020 1:14:59 PM
If you have reservations about buying without being able to actually see and touch the item, don’t worry. Follow our steps below and you’ll be purchasing a stunning piece with confidence.
Study the description
We encourage our vendors to fill their auction listings with as much detail as possible, putting themselves in a buyer’s shoes and covering all possible questions. This applies to images too and you should see many photographs of the item from various angles.
Do your research
If you need to know something that isn’t included in the listing, you can ask, and we’ll make sure you get the information you’re missing. Our auctions normally run for at least two weeks, so you have plenty of time to properly investigate whether the piece that’s caught your eye is one you definitely want to bid on.
Don’t get carried away
Timed auctions let you set a maximum bid so you shouldn’t go beyond your budget. You can see the starting bid and of course don’t know the reserve the seller has chosen but you can decide what your spend limit is. You’ll be prompted if someone enter a higher bid and then it’s up to you whether you want to commit more.
Buy from a trusted source
At William George we have trusted vendors who have sold with us regularly for many years and we always check to ensure any new sellers are genuine. We also hold your funds for 14 days before releasing them, so you have the opportunity to check your item and make sure what you’ve bought matches its description, so your money is safe.