For designated auctions, Sotheby’s schedules a payment for invoices that total 25,000 in local currency or less. At the close of the sale we will charge or debit your saved payment method to cover the hammer price, buyer’s premium and overhead premium (if applicable) for lots you won. Any shipping, taxes or other applicable surcharges are not included in scheduled payments and would still need to be paid separately.


If your invoice exceeds 25,000 local currency you can settle your balance according to our standard process as outlined in our Conditions of Business


When you register to bid, you will be asked to set up a preferred payment method. You will also need to specify how you wish to take possession of any purchases, by collecting in person or having them delivered. It is important to keep these preferences up to date. To update your preferences, and see detailed invoices for all your purchases, log in to your account