So, you’re most likely here because you’ve received your free valuation and now wish to proceed. You have four options to choose from to get your bottle(s) to us – deciding which is the best option for you will depend on what you’re auctioning.
Here are your options with a brief overview of how each one works.
1. Courier Collection (UK Only)
With a cost of only £12, our courier collection is the most popular option for sellers based in the UK who have a single bottle, a small number of bottles or low-valued bottles. At the moment we’re using DHL to conduct these collections. Each parcel can weigh up to 10kg – if your parcel weighs more please let us know and we’ll advise if this will incur additional costs. It is your responsibility to wrap & pack your bottle(s) securely.
How to prepare your parcel
We recommend wrapping each bottle in several layers of bubble wrap – if you have any bottles with presentation boxes, make sure you fill the space inside ensuring the bottle does not rattle around. All bottles should be stood upright in a strong cardboard box; again ensuring all spaces are filled. Please include your personal details inside the box: Full Name, Telephone Number, Address & Email.
How to book in your collection
We’ve made booking in your collection as easy as possible. Simply call our office on 01253 620376 and one of our lovely girls will organise all this for you. You will have to select a day when someone will be in all day to hand over your parcel. We will send you a tracking number so you can keep an eye on its status.
The good thing about this service is that once DHL have collected, we receive your parcel the following day; so we recommend Monday – Thursday to ensure your parcel is not held in the hub over the weekend.
Once your parcel has landed with us we will notify you by email. We will also create you an account on our website so you can track your bottles once our auction has gone live. Details for this will be attached to the email.
Please note parcels are not insured as you’re wrapping them yourself. However, insurance does not prevent breakages, taking your time to ensure your parcel is wrapped securely will. If you need further advice on how to wrap & pack your bottles, please feel free to contact us.
2. Use Your Own Courier
You’re more than welcome to source your own courier. This option is generally used by those who may have their own contract with a courier. If you’re going to use your own courier or the Post Office, please enquire if you’re allowed to post alcohol. And of course, if it’s going to cost you more than £12 you’ll be best using our service. Again, please include your personal details inside the box: Full Name, Telephone Number, Address & Email.
3. Visit Us In Blackpool
Our warehouse is situated in the sunny seaside town of Blackpool and you’re more than welcome to drop your bottles off in person. Generally, those who choose this option will wander Blackpool before or after their visit with us. Being a tourist town, there’s a whole host of things to do if you want to make a day of it. If you’d like to stay the night or even the weekend you’ll have thousands of hotels to choose from.
The main route is Junction 32 off the M6 onto the M55. We’re a stones throw from Blackpool Tower & The Winter Gardens. Our showroom is an Aladdin’s cave of whisky and boasts a large collection we’ve accumulated over 25 years. We have free parking on the front and a loading bay at the side, and we’re happy to assist with any lifting. So, if you want to drop your bottles off personally, contact us today to make an appointment.
Tel: 01253 620376
Address: Units 1-3 Concorde House,
FY1 4PP (sat nav use)
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Excluding Bank Holidays
4. Personal Home Collection
We offer free personal home collections for large collections and high valued items. These are conducted by our directors and whisky specialists Wayne & Harrison Ormerod. Each month they travel down South and up North.
Their main route is the M6 and surrounding areas to London. This is usually on the Wednesday two weeks before our auctions go live. The following Wednesday they go up the M6 covering Glasgow, Falkirk, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen & Elgin. If you’re not in these locations or you’re unsure whether we cover your area please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Please note, we do not offer home valuations. If you require valuations please get in touch with us beforehand. Home collections are subject to consignment. This means once you have arranged for a collection, you’re happy to proceed. When the lads arrive they will talk you through the auction process and answer any questions you may have. They will write out all the bottles they take away and issue you with a receipt. Your bottles will be fully insured whilst in transit and of course when they arrive at our premises.
Please appreciate that we have to consider whether it is going to be economical to offer a personal collection. If you are unsure whether you are eligible please do not hesitate to get in touch.
To enquire about a free personal collection please contact Harrison on 01253 620376.
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