We have set minimum bids for all the lots, which are:
One chair – The minimum bid is £50
Set of two chairs – The minimum bid is £100
Set of three chairs – The minimum bid is £150
Please be fully aware that winning bids will be subject to VAT at 20% (eg for a winning bid of £100, the buyer will pay £120.)
No. This is a ‘silent auction’ in which bidders submit their highest bid. At the end of the auction the winners are those who submitted the highest bids.
Yes. You can bid as many times as you want before the end of the auction at midnight on Sunday 5 December.
At midnight on Sunday 5 December.
The main auditorium in the Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy.
One individual chair? 61cm wide x 86cm high x 41cm deep
A set of two chairs? 119cm wide x 86cm high x 41cm deep
A set of three chairs? 175cm wide x 86cm high x 41cm deep
If any chairs remain after the auction, we would consider offers to buy based on the minimum bid amounts.
Having been in use for 50 years, the upholstery is very worn. We don’t hold liability for the fabric and any replacement should be with fire-retardant material.
No. Dedication plaques that were on the theatre seats have been carefully removed and stored and will be reinstated when the theatre reopens.
Following the end of the auction, we will contact bidders with the highest bids to let them know they have won. We will then issue an invoice by email and payment will be by bank transfer. Payment must be made no later than Friday 10 December.
After the auction closes, we will compile all bids for all lots and the highest bidder will be notified by email that their bid has been successful.
If you are a winning bidder, after a notification email you will receive a separate email with an invoice. Payment should be no later than close of play on Friday 10 December.
If we have any remaining lots that have not received bids, we will use our discretion to contact the highest losing bidder for a comparable lot to offer the opportunity to secure that lot.
Buyers are advised to inspect photographs closely before bidding on any lots as winning bids are final. Items are sold as seen in the photographs.
The chairs were previously bolted securely to the floor. They will require to be either bolted together or to the floor or wall.
Yes, you can bid on as many lots as you like.
46 chairs in 19 lots. Lots vary for one, two or three chairs.
No. Before submitting bids, buyers must agree to collect the chairs at pre-arranged day/time between 10am-4pm Mon-Fri on w/b 13 December from Iona House, John Smith Business Park, Kirkcaldy.
No. Buyers must be able to collect the chairs.
From Iona House, John Smith Business Park, Kirkcaldy. Collections will be at pre-arranged day/time between 10am-4pm Mon-Fri on w/b 13 December.
Yes, as long they have proof of your permission to collect and arrive at the pre-arranged day/time.
Yes but pick-up would need to be at a pre-arranged time/date and the service must be advised these are heavy items which will require two people to carry.
We cannot give an exact weight but buyers are advised the chairs are very heavy and will need two people to collect. We cannot help move the chairs.
The money will be used to improve the theatre experience and accessibility at our theatres for people who are neurodiverse or have visual or hearing impairments.
When the auction goes live, bids will be submitted on click-through forms linked to each of the individual lots.
Yes. You can view photographs of the lots online when the auction goes live and select which lot you want to bid on.
The chairs have been in continuous use for 50 years so have had considerable wear and tear. The chairs available for auction have been selected as still being in working order. We do not offer a guarantee on the chairs and any return would be only be in exceptional circumstances.
We will contact the joint highest bidders at the end of the auction and offer them the opportunity to increase their bids. If all the joint highest bidders decline, we will select the bidder who submitted their bid first in the auction.