Shipping / Insurance And Storage
WVA charges £2.50+VAT upon registration, this is to open your selling account and legitimises you as a bidder.
Sellers Commission :- Zero
Bottle Registration Fees :- £3.00+vat
Reserve Price Fees :- £4.00+vat
Buyers Commission of 10%+Vat will be added to your won lots Hammer Fee at auction end. All winning bidders will get 3 days (72 hours) after auction end to pay for ALL WON LOTS. After this time a Late Payment Fee will be added to your order, this is a further 3% of the hammer fee + VAT. Please pay promptly.
WVA'S shipping to Mainland UK will be charged at DHL Courier shipping rates + VAT, please see the Shipping Rates PDF below.
Shipping outside the UK will be charged by Package Weight and Destination at the Courier Rate.
Due to Brexit shipping to the EU may now Incur import charges/VAT to your shipping destination. The buyer is responsible for checking and paying these import fees for there respective countries before bidding.
Refunds will not be given for returned parcels due to non payment of your countries import fees. Items can be re-listed in the next Auction.
Insurance is valid for 30 days from shipping as per couriers T&C's , after which no claim can be processed.
Guidance on shipping zones and charges can be found in the PDF below:
When Checking out to pay for your Bottles the website will default to Shipping costs with Courier Insurance at 3% of the Hammer Price. If you do not wish to Insure your Parcels then Please choose Normal Courier Delivery Option. Insurance is advised.
If lots are shipped and something happens during courier transit, WVA will not be held responsible or entertain making a claim against the courier company for uninsured items. Items are insured against Breakage and loss NOT LEAKAGE.
Bottles can be stored at WVA for £5.00 + VAT per bottle per year.
A Late Payment Fee of 3% + VAT of the Hammer Price will be added to all orders not paid within 3 days (72 hours) of Auction end. Please pay Promptly.
Please note we cannot ship to the following EU countries:-
Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Spain,
Sweden, Romania and France.
DHL COLLECTION FROM YOUR DOOR T&C'S :-
WVA Whisky Auctions can offer free DHL collection from your door. This is solely a booking service to assist you getting your bottle to us. if you require packing advice please get in contact.
PLEASE NOTE :- WVA does not take any responsibility for any parcels that are Damaged, Broken, Leaking or Lost in transit. it is the senders responsibility to pack their bottles Very Well and take out insurance if required. The sender is also responsible for providing any further information/documentation required by DHL/UPS in the process of a claim, Failure to do this will result in an unsuccessful claim. If parcels are uninsured then a claim will not be entertained.
SHIPPING AND INSURANCE INFORMATION TO THE USA:-
WVA ships to the following states in the USA :-
ALASKA, CALIFORNIA, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, IDAHO, LOUISIANA, NEBRASKA, NEW MEXICO, NEW YORK, OREGON, VIRGINIA, WYOMING, VERMONT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, RHODE ISLAND, CONNETICUT, NEW JERSEY, DELAWARE, MARYLAND, TEXAS, FLORIDA, WASHINGTON, GEORGIA, ILLINOIS, PENNSYLVANIA, NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTH CAROLINA.
If the insurance option is chosen when shipping to the USA your parcel will only be insured for its journey within the UK to the 3rd party logistics, Once the parcel leaves the UK it will not be insured!!.
USA Delivery Update 15/06/2023
When shipping to the USA only 6 bottles can be shipped per box and multiple box orders now have to be booked in separately with the 3rd party logistics. (Example - 3 box orders are now 3 individual shipments to the same person) Therefore any shipments with more than 6 bottles will now be calculated as follows -
1 x 12kg shipment (6 bottles) + 1 x 2kg shipment (1 bottle) - 7 bottles
1 x 12kg shipment (6 bottles) + 1 x 4kg shipment (2 bottles) - 8 bottles
1 x 12kg shipment (6 bottles) + 1 x 6kg shipment (3 bottles) - 9 bottles
Shipments of more than 12 bottles will be calculated as follows -
2 x 12kg shipments (6 bottles each) + 1 x 2kg shipment (1 bottle) - 13 bottles
2 x 12kg shipments (6 bottles each) + 1 x 4kg shipment (2 bottles) - 14 bottles