Buying at Auction

Buying at Auction is a great way to furnish your new home, or to find that special piece for your collection.

- Are you furnishing a new home on a budget?

- Looking for that special decorative item to give your room a unique look?

- Would you like to contribute to reducing waste and help protect our environment?


If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then you should consider buying at auction.

Make your budget stretch further
Every week at Abbeys Auctions we offer 100's of beautifully made, high quality pre-loved furniture and decorator items just waiting to find their way to your home. Typical auction prices for pre-loved furniture are a fraction of what you would expect to pay at a new retailer, so you can afford get the things that you really love.

A clever & sustainable way to re-use quality furniture
Our furniture comes from a variety of places, including from clients who are redecorating, downsizing or relocating as well as from companies who are clearing excess stocks or display furniture.

Huge variety every week
The wide range of styles on offer means that there is sure to be something to suit every taste or decor plan. Every week we have a different selection, so if your perfect item is not in this week's auction, you'll only need to watch the catalogues for a few weeks and it will be sure to pop up.

Plan your purchases and buy with confidence
Abbeys weekly Furniture & Decorator auctions are available for online bidding with a catalogue and photos published every Wednesday night.

You can have a look at the furniture in person at our Box Hill rooms during the viewing days, every Thursday (9am to 7pm), or call us for extra info or measurements. See our catalogue for viewing times at Abbeys Burwood.

Then plan your bidding every Friday by participating in person at our auction rooms, placing a pre-bid online or when the auction is underway hear the action and bid live online on your phone, tablet or computer.

Enjoy your new things straight away.
Purchases can be collected on the day of the sale and we also offer a delivery service. No need to wait weeks for orders to be made, or spend hours making up flat pack budget furniture.


How To Buy at Auction

Abbeys Auctions are open to the general public.


Register: Obtain a bidding number by completing a registration card and providing photo ID.

View: Inspect goods at our rooms the day prior to the auction between 9am and 7pm. Obtain a catalogue at our office or online. We can provide an estimate of what we expect an item to bring at auction, however as with any Public Auction, the actual price on the day will be determined by the bidders in the room. Often it is helpful to have plan of how much you are willing to pay before bidding.

Bid: Come to the sale to bid, or leave an absentee bid with our office, or book a phone bid. If you are unsure about how to bid our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

Collect:Collect your items on Auction Day the close of the next business day following the auction, or have them delivered. Weekend deliveries can be arranged.

Charges: A Buyers Premium of 18% (incl GST) applies to all purchases and is added to the bid price. The sale is conducted on a GST inclusive basis. (Note: The Buyer Premium will differ for some auctions so please check the Auction catalogue for applicable charges information)

Bid Live Online

We now offer live online bidding for some Special Auctions.
See the Auction Calendar for details.

Click here to register for live online bidding
  • We can provide transport to and from your location.
  • Call our office for an estimated costs and to arrange a collection time.

Have your goods delivered to you

We can also arrange post or courier delivery for buyers who can't get to our rooms to collect their goods. A $15 per lot handling charge applies for packing and arranging your delivery. Any postage or courier costs are charged to you at actual cost. For deliveries within Australia we recommend registered post with additional insurance for valuables. Trucks are also available for delivery of larger items. Weekend and evening deliveries can be arranged. Please contact our office for a cost estimate.
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Case studies

Read about how some of our special clients have created amazing homes through buying at Abbeys Auctions. (More stories to be published soon)