Buying furniture through an auction, whether it is an online auction or a live auction, can be much better than buying directly from a store for a number of reasons that will be listed and explained below. Having a full furniture catalogue to browse through before the auction so that you can take your time to decide what pieces you are interested in, whether they fit your needs and whether you can afford them is a much safer and more efficient way of shopping for items for your home or office.
What are the benefits of shopping for furniture at an auction?
If you are interested in buying a new piece of furniture for your home or office or even as a gift for someone, you could find it at an auction. However, there are auctions for many other types including reclaimed wooden furniture, second hand furniture, antique furniture and speciality furniture. Whatever you are looking for, you will undoubtedly find it at an auction. Auctions are also great because there is no set price on the goods for sale. Unlike with furniture sold in normal stores, where an extortionately high price is set on most items, the potential buyers decide what they are willing to pay for the items.
Another great thing about the auctions is that you can look through a catalogue before the auction and take the time to decide which piece you want and what you are willing to pay. You can also usually see the item in person before the auction so that you can make a fully informed decision. Many auction events are conducted online to make your life even easier.
Where can you find furniture auctions near you?
There are generally several auctions taking place throughout the country at any given time. City areas like Johannesburg and Cape Town will tend to have more auctions than anywhere else, but there should be an event taking place near you semi-regularly, wherever you live. You could visit the websites of auctioneering houses to find out when their next events are and to find out the details and access the catalogues. If you are too far away from the nearest live auction or if you simply do not want to go through a live auction, you can always go through an online auction.
Many people find the fast pace and interactivity of a real live auction daunting and frightening and much prefer simply sitting at their computers and taking part of the auction from the comfort of their own homes. All you require, to take part in an online auction, is an internet connection and on online banking account. You view the catalogue online, decide what you are willing to spend, bid on the item and pay the money via Paypal or an EFT transfer. The item will then be delivered to your home.
Accessing furniture auction catalogs
Most auctioneering houses will allow users to access their catalog through their websites, but if you would rather have one sent to you, you can contact them and ask them to send you a copy. Some auctioneers that you could potentially contact to view their catalogues include Russell Kaplan Auctioneers, Winterstein and Henderson Auctioneers, Ambassador Auctioneers, Aucor, NC Auction Centre, Bid co Auctioneers and Asset Managers and Westgate Walding Auctioneers.
There are, of course, many other auctioneering houses that sell furniture at their auctions and you could simply conduct a Google search to find many across the country. One online auctioneering company that might be suitable for your needs is Bid or Buy. This website runs 24 hours a day and so you can bid on items at any time of the day or night. It is, of course, important to look for an auctioneering house that is reputable and that has a base of happy and satisfied customers.