The buyer's premium is a percentage additional charge on the hammer price of the lot you have won at auction. It helps to cover the costs of the administrative processes of the auction house. Without the buyer’s premium, ratisbon's would not be able to offer consignments to the collecting community. Although many auction houses charge more, we only charge a 22,5% Buyer's Premium including VAT.
RATISBON'S FULL SERVICE AGREEMENT
No hidden costs! ratisbon’s currently charges a 22,5% Buyer’s Premium including VAT on all items sold at auction.
In our onlineshop all items are offered without any Buyer’s Premium added! Always!
PRESENTATION AT ITS BEST
ratisbon’s offers over 10.000 items in six exciting auction catalogues a year. Our specialists guarantee to provide accurate and detailed descriptions of items for both consignors and buyers.
Our photo department showcases your treasures in the best possible light providing over 360.000 photos a year.
Unlike most auction houses, ratisbon’s offers a full guarantee to return lots won at auction. For more details click here.
Our shipping team guarantees the highest quality packing recognizing the value and rarity of your chosen goods.
REDUCED BUYER'S PREMIUM
As a service to both, the buyer and the consignor, we offer a reduced buyer’s premium after 24 hours. The reduced buyer's premium offer is as follows: day 2: 17,5%, day 3: 12,5%, day 4: 7,5%. From day 5: 0%.
FAIR SHIPPING COSTS
Thanks to our contracts with DHL, FedEx, UPS and Deutsche Post our shipping rates are fairly reasonable! As a consequence of our expanding shipping volumes, we are in constant contact with our carriers to guarantee the best possible rates.