Buying with Sotheby's

Questions about Buy Now Marketplace Shipping and Returns
Please refer to our Buy Now Marketplace Shipping and Return Policies here.
Fri, 7 Jan, 2022 at 2:14 PM
Why buy with Sotheby’s?
Over a storied history spanning three centuries, Sotheby’s has cultivated a global community of the world’s most sophisticated, culturally curious and acqui...
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What is needed to bid on an auction?
Bidding on our auctions is easy, and all you will need to do is create an account. Once you have an account, whether you plan to bid in person or online, yo...
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What are the ways to buy at Sotheby’s?
We offer multiple ways to purchase extraordinary objects and art: Auctions: Both our live and online auctions happen during set dates (please see calendar ...
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Does Sotheby’s accept bids from an organization or just individuals?
Client Services can help establish the appropriate account type aligned to your requirements: Company, Estate, Joint, Trust. Company identification document...
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Can I cancel a bid?
Bid cancellations are conditioned to type and location of sale. Please refer to the “Condition of Business” listed in every auction page.
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Can I see the work in person before a sale?
With specialists on hand to answer all questions, sale highlights are often on view in our galleries for several days prior to an auction. These exhibitions...
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How can I bid in an auction?
There are four different ways to bid in a live auction: by telephone, online, in the room and by either absentee or advance bidding ahead of the auction. Fo...
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What are the Conditions of Sale?
Our Terms and Conditions describe the terms under which Sotheby’s and the consignor agree to sell a lot to the purchaser. Please review the conditions caref...
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Can I arrange my own carrier or collect purchases in person?
Please reach out to Post-Sale Services for any third-party collection procedures, either by an authorized agent or through self-appointed shippers. More inf...
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