Here are some of the questions that we are most frequently asked with brief answers.

If your question is not answered her, please ring the saleroom on 01900 827800 for assistance:-


Question:  What does it cost if I sell an item through Mitchells Household Auctions?

Answer: Our selling commission is 17.5% + VAT.  There is a minimum commission of £1 + VAT per lot and a lotting fee of £1 + VAT per lot.


Question: How do I get goods to the saleroom?

Answer: You can drop items off for sale at the saleroom any Friday 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday morning 9 am – 12 noon and Monday 9 am – 5 pm.  For bulkier items collection by our own removal vehicle can be arranged.  If you are using your own vehicle, please use our Lorton Road entrance for deliveries.


Question: Is there anything that Mitchells Household Auctions do not sell?

Answer: Very little.  Gas appliances and items of upholstered furniture that do not meet the requirements of The Furniture and Fire Safety Regulations (1988) are the only major items that we do not sell.


Question: Do you deliver?

Answer: Yes.  Delivery can be arranged using our own removal vehicle and for a small charge.


Question: When do you get paid?

Answer: By cheque to your home address a week after the date of sale.


Question: Do you sell electrical goods?

Answer:  Yes.  Trading Standards Legislation requires that all electrical goods are tested for electrical safety.  There is a small charge for this in the sum of £2.60 inc. VAT.


Question:  Do I have to attend the sale to bid for an item?

Answer: No.  If you are unable to attend the sale in person then bids can be left with the office.   If you are successful with a bid you will receive an account in the post and can call and collect your purchase, or have it delivered, once payment has been received.


Question: How do I view the goods that are for sale?

Answer: We hold public viewing between 2 pm and 7 pm every Wednesday.  Goods can also be viewed throughout the Thursday sale day.

Some of the things we have sold:

* Lounge suites   * dining tables   * chairs   * bedroom furniture   * baths   * occasional furniture   * fitted kitchens  

* fridges   * freezers   * washing machines   * tumble driers   * televisions   * audio equipment   * computers  

* china   * glassware   * pictures   * jewellery   * carpets   * soft furnishings   * fireplaces   * doors   * games  

* tools   * lawnmowers   * garden equipment   * bicycles   * motor vehicles   * trailers   * prams   * toys   * puzzles  

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