Abbeys news updates

COVID-19 Update 11 May - As Victoria eases restrictions, Abbeys will be open again for limited viewing.

From Thursday 14 May, Abbeys will open again for viewing and live auction participation, in compliance with Victorian Government regulations.

Our new auction rooms are located at :
80-86 Highbury Road,
Burwood  (remember that Box Hill is now closed)

Viewing times:
Thursday and Friday 9am to 1pm  - this includes the Weekly Estates live auction every Friday 10am to 12.30pm

Safety measures in place :
To stay safe, a limit of 10 customers inside at one time will be applied.  Hand sanitiser and gloves will be provided for customer use and 1.5m social distancing rules will be in place.

We are committed to keeping our staff and our customers safe and support a slow and staged return to business.   As restrictions are changed in the coming weeks and months, we'll change too - but for now this is one small and careful step in the right direction.

We're looking forward to welcoming you back again (for short visits and in small numbers!!!)

 

COVID-19 Update 7 May 2020

Contactless DROP-OFF is now available at ABBEYS BURWOOD  – by appointment only

If you have items that you wish to sell at auction, please call us to make an appointment for us to receive your items. We can collect from your home, or you can drop-off your goods at Abbeys Burwood, 80-86 Highbury Road, Burwood, VIC 3125

Here’s how it works….

1. Contact us to discuss your goods for sale. Sending us some photos will speed up the process - this will allow us to advise you on suitability and likely auction value of your goods before they arrive. Photos and details can be provided to us.

• By email to sell@abbeysauctions.com.au (be sure to include a contact phone number)
• By text to 0488 118190

2. We will call you to confirm that your goods are suitable for auction and to make an appointment

• 10 minute time windows will be allocated on either Monday 1pm-4.30pm or Saturday 9am – 3.30pm
• We will establish your consignment records at this time including;

a) Your name and address
b) Bank account details for payment
c) A broad description of the goods including any items of particular concern
d) Your vendor reference number

3. You will also receive an email confirmation of your appointment arrangements – please quote your reference number

4. Arrive at Abbeys Burwood at your appointment time and park at the front of the building. Remain in your vehicle and call us on 9898 2118 to confirm arrival.

5. We ensure that the goods management area is free and direct you to your drop-off zone.

6. Proceed to the rear carpark (follow the signs) and reverse into your allocated zone.

7. Place your goods onto the table or in the zone area. Unfortunately, our team will not be able to unload things from your vehicle during these restrictions, so bring a friend or family member if you need assistance.

(we’re looking forward to being able to offer you our usual full friendly assistance again in the future but for now this is the best way to keep us all safe)

 

COVID-19 Update 28 April 2020

Contactless Pick-up is now available at Abbeys Burwood,
80-86 Highbury Road, Burwood, VIC 3125

Now that we've settled into our new auction rooms, we've got more space and can now safely offer you limited goods collection in person as well as our usual delivery options.

Contactless Pick-up from Abbeys Burwood is available strictly by appointment.  Here’s how it works….

  1. Call us to Pay and confirm delivery arrangements or book a Pick-up appointment time – 10 minute time windows will be allocated on either Friday 1pm-4.30pm or Saturday 9am – 3.30pm.
  2. Arrive at Abbeys Burwood at your appointment time and park at the front of the building.  Remain in your vehicle and call us on 9898 2118 to confirm arrival.
  3. We will prepare your goods and allocate your collection zone number.
  4. After we’ve confirmed that your goods are ready, proceed to the rear carpark (follow the signs) and reverse into your allocated collection zone.
  5. Unfortunately our team will not be able to load your purchases into your vehicle during these restrictions, so so bring a friend or family member if you need assistance.

(we’re looking forward to being able to offer you our usual full friendly assistance again in the future but for now this is the best way to keep us all safe)

Abbeys' new Burwood auction room is now taking shape

The stock has arrived and our team has set up the first two auctions at our new space.  Here are a few preview pics.  For more glimpses, check out the auction pics.

Abbeys has a new home for the iconic Friday auction, in Burwood

Abbeys Auctions has been providing expert auction, valuation and estate management services to Victorians since 1969.  For the past 5 years we've traded from two locations, in Box Hill and Burwood.  Our Box Hill clients have been amazingly loyal and patient because we've long out-grown that space and things were getting very squeezy there.

So, to celebrate our 50th birthday, we're making the move to much larger premises only a few minutes down the road at 80-86 Highbury Road Burwood.  It's a pretty neat birthday present!

The last full Friday auction at Box Hill will be held on this Friday 3rd April, - so be sure to tune into the live auction webcast from 9am and join us in bidding farewell to our old home.

Our new building is right next door to the current home of our famous Collectables & Classics and Unclaimed Goods auctions.  There is plenty of carparking at both the front and the rear of the building, lots of indoor space and an airconditioned showroom for your comfort on auction days.  Renovations have been underway for a few months now and our team will host the Friday Households Goods auction at our new space from 17th April - the first Friday after Easter.

We are excited to invite you down to experience the new Abbeys, but sadly at the moment we'll need to postpone the birthday party until after the current COVID-19 threat is over.

All of our auction rooms remain closed until the threat is over.

In the mean time we'll progressively show you some sneak preview pics as we set up our new space.  Watch this page for updates in the coming weeks.

COVID-19 update 25 March

All Abbeys Auctions will be conducted ONLINE ONLY until further notice -
no public access to our Auction Rooms for in-room viewing or bidding,

but we've made it easy for you to participate without visiting.....

Our online auction system is easy to use and it is free to bid.  Additional photos and information will be added each week.  Other ways to bid: You can also arrange a phone bid or leave a written absentee bid if you’re not able to access online.

In the light of the restrictions, we have introduced some new services to help our customers to continue to buy and sell at auction.

FaceTime video walkthrough available on viewing days

  • Call us to arrange your personal video viewing session on your lots of interest

Streamlined goods collection

  • Call and pay over the phone to speed up goods pickup
  • Extended collection time on Saturdays 9am to 4pm
  • Contactless collection available on pre-paid invoices

Next day delivery service to most parts of Melbourne

FOR VENDORS: Video or photo appraisals

  • Box Hill and Burwood rooms are CLOSED for goods drop-off.  Please call us to discuss how we can manage your items for sale.

We place a high priority on to keep our staff and customers safe as possible.  We're taking our lead from the Victorian Government an DHHS Health experts and will adjust as needed to manage the current health risks in our community.

Call us for more info and we'll be pleased to assist.

COVID-19 update 18 March

Abbeys Auctions continue as usual this Friday 20th March at Box Hill.  If you can't get to our Auction Rooms, remember that you can view everything, hear the auction in real time and bid online, arrange a phone bid or leave a written absentee bid.

In the light of the restrictions, we have introduced some new services to help our customers to continue to buy and sell at auction.

FaceTime video walkthrough available on viewing days

  • Call us to arrange your personal video viewing session

Streamlined goods collection

  • Call and pay over the phone to speed up goods pickup
  • Extended collection time on Saturdays 9am to 4pm

Next day delivery service to most parts of Melbourne

Our Auction Rooms remain open at this stage with additional precautions in place.  We place a high priority on to keep our staff and customers safe as possible.  We're taking our lead from the Victorian Government and DHHS Health experts and will adjust as needed to manage the current health risks in our community.

Call us for more info and we'll be pleased to assist.

COVID-19 update 13 March

Abbeys Auctions continue as usual.  If you can't get to our Auction Rooms, remember that you can view everything, hear the auction in real time and bid online, arrange a phone bid or leave a written absentee bid.

And unlike other auction houses, there is no additional charge or limits for online or phone bidding.

Our Auction Rooms remain open at this stage with additional precautions in place.  We place a high priority on to keep our staff and customers safe as possible.  We're taking our lead from the Victorian Government and DHHS Health experts and will adjust as needed to manage the current health risks in our community.

Call us for more info and we'll be pleased to assist.

 

Bushfire Support

Our thoughts and wishes are with those who have lost their homes, habitat and livelihood in the devastating bushfires.  The impact of this disaster is far reaching for both our natural environment and our rural communities.

Abbeys supports the recovery effort and we will be working with charity partners to make a difference.

If you would like to participate by donating your auction proceeds to the Bushfire support please contact Amanda or Hugh ph 0488 118 190.

Stay tuned for further details here now that the fires have abated and the recovery effort progresses.

Shelter for a Gippsland family impacted by the fires.

Abbeys recently donated a caravan to be used by a Gippsland family who have lost everything in the recent bushfires.  We have been working with the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal to identify whats needed and we are proud to make a small contribution to help the recovery effort.  The vintage van came equipped with utensils, annex and accessories to provide temporary accomodation for a family of four as they start the long process of rebuilding.

5 March 2020