Auction abuse

Photography by: Article by: 22 May, 2021

You must not make any auction bid that constitutes a criminal offence.

You must not bid in your own auctions, whether directly or indirectly through another person; and you must not bid in any auction where you are related to the seller or have any association with the seller.

You must not enable, encourage or permit any person to whom you are related, or with whom you have an association, from bidding in your own auctions.

You must not fraudulently or artificially inflate or seek to inflate the bid price of any lot during an auction.

You must not buy or sell or attempt to buy or sell any lots outside the platform during the upcoming auction period, the auction period or any purchase now period. Any seller that sells or attempts to sell any lot outside the platform in breach of this paragraph must pay to us an amount equal to the buyer’s premium with respect to the lot.

Buyers and sellers who engage in or attempt to engage in deals outside of the platform may be banned from the platform.

We will usually reject or cancel a bid if we reasonably believe that that bid was made in breach of these terms and conditions.

If you learn of any unlawful material on our website or any unlawful activity on our services, or any material or activity that breaches these terms and conditions, please let us know. You can let us know about any such material or activity by email or using our abuse reporting form.

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