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Post Sale Offers

Following the conclusion of an auction, you may be able to submit post-sale offers on sothebys.com for up to 30 days following the auction. Not all lots within an auction will be available for post-sale offers, so we always strongly encourage you to participate in the auction to increase your chances of winning your desired item.

To make a post-sale offer on sothebys.com, follow these simple steps: 

 

1. Click the Make a Post Sale Offer button for available lots

The button can be found by visiting the auction results page of the relevant auction. You will need to Log-in or Register if you do not already have an active sothebys.com account in order to make an offer. 

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2. Enter Your Best Hammer Price into the box provided

Please note that your hammer price offer will be in the domestic currency of the original auction location. If your hammer price offer is accepted by the seller, a buyer’s premium and any applicable Artist’s Resale Right royalty will be added to your hammer price offer amount as well as any applicable taxes and duties. You will be required to pay the hammer price offer amount, the buyer’s premium, any applicable Artist’s Resale Right royalty, and any applicable taxes and duties as part of the total purchase price. In addition, you will be responsible for any shipping costs.

The buyer’s premium will be calculated at the rates stated in the catalogue for the relevant auction. Any applicable Artist’s Resale Right royalty, taxes and duties will be charged at the legally applicable rates. 

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3. Select your preferred method of contact (phone or email)

A Sotheby’s representative will reach out to you to discuss your offer. Sotheby’s makes no guarantee that your offer will be accepted by the seller. Sotheby's will notify you if your offer has been accepted.  If that is the case, you will be required to sign a contract for the purchase of the lot in order to complete the sale.  Any purchase shall be governed by, the Conditions of Sale and Terms of Guarantee or the Conditions of Business and Authenticity Guarantee, in each case included in the catalogue for the applicable sale.

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