Buying with Adam Hewitt


In Person

All lots are to be sold online and you must pre-register at

We have bidding terminals on-site so if you wish to view and place a bid whilst on our site Adam Hewitt staff will be pleased to help you.

Absentee and telephone Bidding

Once registered as a buyer at Adam Hewitt Limited on occasions when you cannot get to your computer or via your smartphone a telephone bid will be taken.

Online Bidding

Register at Adam Hewitt Limited

Proxy Bid – this commences two business days prior to a scheduled sale and runs until 11.00am on the day of sale. Trade Buyers may submit proxy bids on-line at You will need to be a registered buyer to bid.

You can either watch the auction live and bid as you wish or enter a bid representing the maximum price you are willing to pay for a Lot, the auction will then bid on your behalf up to your maximum bid. The auction will only bid one increment over the current bid to maintain your position as the highest bidder up to the maximum bid you have said are willing to pay. This allows you the possibility of purchasing a Lot below your maximum bid. If a bidder with a higher maximum bid outbids you during the auction Bidding, we will notify you by email.

Methods of Payment

We must receive the Price and all Fees due under a Contract of Sale in cleared funds (paid by such method as from time to time we have agreed to accept) within two business days of conclusion of that Contract of Sale (“Date of Sale”). As at the date of these Terms and Conditions you may pay by credit/debit cards, CHAPS bank transfer, or exceptionally cash.

Payments can be made by debit or credit card, though such payments are subject to a handling charge of 3% plus VAT.


Adam Hewitt Limited charge VAT on all lots sold at our auctions.

All lots sold will be supplied with a VAT invoice. 

With exported lots on receipt of the below we will be happy to reimburse the VAT element.

Export evidence

Evidence must show that the goods supplied have left the UK. Copies of transport documents alone will not be sufficient. Information held must identify the date and route of the movement of goods and the mode of transport involved. It should include the following;

  1. Written order from your customer which shows their name, address and EC VAT number and the address where the goods are to be delivered.
  2. Copy sales invoice showing customer’s name, EC VAT number, a description of the goods and an invoice number
  3. Date of departure of goods from your premises and from the UK
  4. Name and address of the haulier collecting the goods.
  5. Registration number of the vehicle collecting the goods and the name and signature of the driver and, where the goods are to be taken out of the UK by a different haulier or vehicle, the name and address of that haulier, that vehicle registration number and a signature for the goods.
  6. Route, for example, Channel Tunnel, port of exit.
  7. Copy of travel tickets.
  8. Name of ferry or shipping company and date of sailing or airway number and airport.
  9. Trailer number (if applicable).
  10. Full container number (if applicable).
  11. Name and address for consolidation, groupage, or processing (if applicable).