Welcome to Thompsons Auctioneers, our sales are held weekly on Friday’s, starting at 10am with live bidding through easyliveauction.com, where we average around 600 to 700 lots.
Following the government decision to lift all restrictions from Monday 19th July and taking into consideration the current rise in cases, we have taken the decision to keep restrictions in place until further notice.
The safety of our staff & customers is paramount and we kindly ask customers to:
- Wear a face covering whilst entering the premises
- Use the sanitising stations throughout the building
- Use the track & trace app
Thank you for your cooperation
CURRENT OPENING TIMES – WEEKLY AUCTIONS
SATURDAYS- OPEN 9AM – 4PM FOR COLLECTION & DROPPING OFF LOTS.
MONDAYS- OPEN 9AM – 4PM FOR COLLECTION & DROPPING OFF LOTS.
TUESDAYS – CLOSED.
THURSDAYS – OPEN FOR VIEWING 3PM – 7PM
FRIDAYS– AUCTION DAY THE AUCTION WILL START @10AM ONLINE ONLY – OPEN FROM 1PM-5PM FOR COLLECTION OF LOTS ONLY – PLEASE SEE INFORMATION BELOW.
WE WILL NOT BE OPEN FOR CUSTOMERS TO VIEW OR BID IN PERSON WHILST THE AUCTION IS TAKING PLACE, HOWEVER YOU WILL NOW BE ABLE TO COLLECT YOUR LOTS ON FRIDAYS FROM 1PM – 5PM. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE AUCTION WILL STILL BE TAKING PLACE DURING THESE TIMES, SO PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT ALL YOUR LOTS HAVE GONE THROUGH BEFORE YOU COLLECT. INVOICES WILL NOT BE SENT UNTIL THE AUCTION HAS ENDED; HOWEVER, YOU ARE ABLE TO VIEW ANY SUCCESFUL BIDS VIA YOUR EASY LIVE LOG IN ACCOUNT.
YOU WILL NOW BE ABLE TO BID LIVE VIA
OUR NEXT AUCTION WILL BE ON FRIDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2021 WITH A STARTING TIME OF 10AM.
Thompsons Auctioneers (Harrogate) Ltd use the bidding platform provided by www,easyliveauction.com we do not have any control regarding “live” bidding or leaving “autobids”, nor do we have access to customers personal accounts. Should you forget your password or have any difficulty applying for an account, then please contact them directly. We have been asked about “wrong footing” whilst leaving “autobids” please see Easy Live Auction explanation below.
What does being wrong-footed mean?
Being the first to offer Autobids in the world of online bidding, Easy Live Auction knows the that the biggest frustration bidders face when placing Autobids is being ‘wrong-footed’.
As all of our Autobids are anonymous, the auctioneer does not see your top bid.
This means that in LIVE auctions, you may well be holding the bid at one increment below your top bid.
In this event, you’re winning the item at a lower price and cannot bid against yourself. This means that somebody else may have the chance steal your lot for your maximum bid.
In auction jargon, this is called being wrong-footed.
To avoid disappointment, we highly recommend using our +1 feature when leaving an Autobid.
This is our way of helping you to combat being wrong-footed – it means that the system will bid one extra increment for you should you find yourself in this scenario.
Presenting ‘Plus One’, a great new Autobid feature designed to help you win.
Being the first to offer Autobid’s in the world on online bidding, Easy Live Auction know the biggest frustration bidders face when placing Autobid’s is being ‘wrong-footed’. For those of you who are not familiar with this term it is probably better to give an example:
Imagine you place an Autobid of £40 on a particular lot and the auctioneer’s bidding increments are £5 between £20 and £50. You hold the bidding at £35 and then someone else bids £40 – Your maximum Autobid – how dare they!!!. With nowhere to go the system cannot bid anymore for you and you’ve lost the lot.
‘Plus One’ is here to help and swing things back in your favour. Now when placing an Autobid you can also select ‘Plus One’ (+1). This gives your bids extra clout and now our system will bid one extra increment for you, so if we take the example above our system would bid £45, increasing your chances of winning the lot!
We accept debit/credit card payments and bank transfer. We do not accept payments over the telephone. We do not accept cash at this time.
Due to the high number of late collections a fee of £5+vat will be levied on all lots not collected by given times.
Please explore the rest of this site where you will find information on selling, buying, valuations, collections & deliveries, or just attending one of our sales.
All our Friday sales are split into categories of large and small items. We constantly receive a new weekly stock of small antique jewellery, including rings, bracelets, brooches, necklaces and watches. Everything can be bought and sold at Thompson’s, from coins and collectables, to brooches and bicycles, up to wicker baskets and wardrobes. It’s all here!