HOW to bid & Buy

Bid online! Six auction catalogues per year

 

 

ratisbon's helps you find treasures you will love!
We offer exciting premium items in our regular auctions, with fresh catalogues every month providing a unique selection of antiques. We prefer a personalised customer relationship and are happy to assist in building up your lifetime collection.


Why we are different to other auctioneers and dealers?

BECAUSE WE LOVE WHAT WE DO!

How it works

SIGN UP YOUR ACCOUNT

 

Bidding at auction is easier than you think. Sign up your account with us today! No setup fees or monthly fees. Signing up will allow you to view all auction results and access to our auction's archive providing hundred thousands or high-quality photographs.

 

SIGN UP YOUR ACCOUNT

VERIFY YOUR IDENTITY

 

To participate in an auction, we require you to register to bid. You will only have to register once and it will allow you to bid in all upcoming auctions. Rlease click here to learn more about how to register to bid.

 

REGISTER YOUR ACCOUNT FOR BIDDING

 

BIDDING AT AUCTION

 

Bidding at auction is easier thank you think. Just place your bids online. You will be informed if you are the highest bidder or have been outbid via e-mail. You can select a maximum bid to make sure you don’t get outbid on your desired item. All bids have to be placed in EURO however you are able to double-check the bids you are selecting in USD and GBP.
On the day an auction ends, it starts to close from 2 pm (Central European Time) and lots are closing progressively from that time in 40 seconds intervals.

By the way: ratisbon's makes it easy to follow your bids. See my ratisbon's/BIDS & SAVES LOTS at my ratisbon's.

See our FAQ to learn more about bidding at ratisbon's.

BEING THE LUCKY WINNER

 

Winning an auction is like buying items from our sales catalogue for a fixed price. We will send you an invoice containing all lots you have won after the auction has ended. Your order can be checked at my ratisbon's/ORDERS at any time.

 

PAYMENT

 

ratisbon's will send you an invoice explaining all payment details after the auction has ended.
The invoice total will include a Buyer's Premium. Although many auction houses charge more, we only charge a 22,5% Buyer's Premium (including VAT) on the hammer price. To learn more about our Buyer‘s Premium, please click here.

 

Payment can be made conveniently via credit card (+2,5% fee), PayPal (+2,5% fee) or a bank draft. Our system operates on the highest security standard available. Your data is safe!

 

EXEMPLARY CALCULATION

 

If you win an item with a hammer price of € 1000 this is how your invoice will look like.

 

 

Please note that there could be payment fees involved if choosing credit card or PayPal to pay for your order.

SHIPPING

 

You will be able to tell us your preferred shipping and payment options in advance.
You can always adjust your delivery address to your personal needs. We will ship your goods anywhere! Your order can be tracked at my ratisbon's/ORDERS at any time.

 

Depending on your preferences, we offer daily shipping through FedEx, DHL, UPS and German Post. See our FAQ to learn more about bidding at ratisbon's.

 

 

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