Main points concerning BUYERS.

Examination of goods.

Prospective buyers are strongly advised to examine personally any goods in which they are interested, before the auction takes place. Buyers are responsible for satisfying themselves concerning the condition of the goods and matters referred to in the catalogue description.

All electrical good are "sold as seen". Buyers should have all electrical goods tested and approved by a qualified electrician.
The Buyer will have 5 working days in which to report to the offices of AHAlgarve Auctions and demonstrate any defects in the electrical items purchased in order to qualify for a potential refund.

Catalogue Descriptions.

While every care has been taken by AHAlgarve in the preparation of our catalogue, any statement as to authorship, attribution, origin, date, age, size, medium, weight, provenance, condition or estimated selling price is a statement of opinion and is not to be taken as a statement or representation of fact.

Buying At Auction.

Every prospective buyer should complete and sign a registration form before making a bid at auction. You will be given a number which you should hold up for the auctioneer to see when you wish to make a bid.

Commission Bids.

If you cannot attend the sale you can complete an "Out Of Room" bid form which instructs AHAlgarve to bid for items on your behalf. Since this service is undertaken as a free service to prospective buyers on the terms stated, and, whilst we will make ever effort possible to place bids on your behalf, we cannot accept liability for failure to make a bid. Prospective buyers should therefore always attend personally if they wish to be certain of bidding.

PLEASE NOTE: Where possible, AHA will send winning bid results to clients by Email at the end of the sale. However it is the responsibility of the prospective buyer to contact AHAlgarve after the completion of the sale to establish whether their bid was successful and to arrange collection and payment within the allotted three days following the sale.

Telephone Bids.

AHAlgarve can also arrange to contact bidders to enable them to participate in the bidding by telephone. For telephone bids, AHAlgarve will charge €5 per 15 minutes and will arrange to call you 3 – 5 minutes before the relevant Lot number - please contact AHAlgarve at the office to enquire about this facility.

Buyer's Premium.

In addition to the hammer price, a buyer's premium of 20% of the hammer price of each lot (together with any IVA chargeable thereon) is payable by the buyer to AHAlgarve for their own retention and will not be waived. IVA is always payable on the premium. IVA is charged at the prevailing rate unless otherwise stated. For Online Only Auctions the Buyers Premium will be 25% of the hammer price of each lot.


Payment can be made in Cash, by Cheque* or by Multibanco.

* Payment by cheque is accepted however goods will be retained for a period of 3 workings days after deposit of cheque to allow for clearance.


 AHA will accept a deposit payment of the full Commission and IVA charge with the balance payable at the time of collection. All items must be paid for in full, and collected, before the deadline of 5.00pm on the Wednesday following the auction.

Where purchases are not collected within before the deadline after the sale, whether or not payment has been made, we shall arrange storage at the buyer's expense, charged at €5 per week or part of, for small items ( Ornaments, small boxed items etc ) and €10 per week or part of, for larger items ( Furniture etc ). A charge for transport to store will be made at €5 per cubic metre or part thereof. Items will only be released after payment has been made in full for storage, removal and any other cost incurred, together with all other amounts due.

Failure to comply with these terms may result in the forfeit of any items and the loss of any deposit paid

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