There are many Gauteng furniture auctions where you will find a range of pieces, first hand, second hand and new, that might interest you.
Buying furniture in today’s world is stressful because of how expensive everything has become. For a small cupboard, made out of cheap chipboard and badly stained, you could still pay a huge amount. It seems that it is impossible to find the right piece of furniture that is good quality and suits your needs, at a good price.
What are your options for finding furniture at good prices?
There are several routes to take to find furnishings that you can afford. The following are a few of the possible options.
- Buy from second hand dealerships
- Shop online for good pieces
- Look at print classifieds
- Keep up to date on sales at furniture stores
- Shop for furniture at auctions
Going through an auction might be one of the best ways to find a special piece of furniture.
Buying furniture at an auction
Many furniture enthusiasts shop for their pieces at auctions. There are many furniture auctions that happen regularly all over the country. There are private auctions from house sales, huge auctions with goods from many stores coming in, second hand auctions and antique auctions to name a few.
At an auction, the buyers determine the price meaning that goods will sell for what they are worth rather than the extortionate set price that stores usually demand. Attending a Gauteng furniture auction will allow you to come into contact with a huge variety of furniture of different quality and types and you will undoubtedly find something that suits your needs.
The following is a list of reputable companies who hold successful furniture auctions in Gauteng:
- Russell Kaplan Auctioneers
Russell Kaplan Auctioneers is based in Bordeaux, on the corner of Garden and Allan roads. If you want to sell goods you can contact Russell Kaplan for a valuation on your furniture. This auctioneering company specialises in unusual and interested art, jewellery, furniture and other objects.
- Sandton Auctioneers
You can find Sandton Auctioneers at 8 Burnside Avenue in Craighall Park. This auctioneering company specialises in the sale and appraisal of art, antiques and collectables. They are particularly interested in fine and rare items. The company is a family business and is run by managing director Mehdi Khansefid, who comes from a long line of Persian carpet dealers. Sandton Auctioneers is therefore an expert on Persian carpets and deals in them too.
- Online furniture auctions
There are many online auctioneering sites where you can bid on specific pieces. Bid or Buy and Free Online Auctions are two examples of this type of site. Buying your furniture this way might be quicker and more efficient, but you would have the concern that the seller might not be reputable.
Aucor is one of the country’s leading auctioneering authorities. They offer a large amount of online and real life auctions throughout the country on a huge range of goods. The categories of items that Aucor auctions includes vehicles, property, industrial, construction and agricultural machinery, jewellery, collectables and home and office furniture. Aucor also provides assistance with financing, transport, logistics, appraisals and more.
They have auction branches all over the country including Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg. Outside of the country, there is also a branch in Namibia.
- 5th Avenue Auctioneers
5Th Avenue Auctioneers is a long standing auctioneering company based in Craighall Park, Johannesburg at 404 Jan Smuts Avenue. They specialise in deceased estates and liquidation sales and the items on sale include antiques, art, collectables, Persian carpet and furniture. 5th Avenue Auctioneers was established in 1985 and has a reputation as a trusted and respected auction house. They hold auctions monthly, sometimes several a month.
The South African Institute of Auctioneers (SAIA)
The SAIA is a body that aims to protect both auctioneers and their customers. Make sure that you choose to buy from an auctioneering company that is a member of the SAIA as their membership is proof of their commitment to ethics and respect for the customer.