Buying at C.Gars Auctions and Conditions of Sale

Mitchell Orchant, Laura Graham and our Sales Team will be pleased to answer any questions by email to auctions@cgarsltd.co.uk or phone 020 7372 1865. We strongly advise prospective bidders to contact us with any questions and queries before the auction as when a bid is successful a binding contract is formed. We conduct serious cigar auction sales for the serious cigar collector and aficionado.

Please Note: All bidders must be over the age of 18. It is illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 18.

Where Lots are available for inspection at our London Offices prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the condition and description of the cigars. Where they are not available for inspection it will be noted within the product description. We are delighted to provide condition reports if you are unable to inspect Lots, simply email us the Lot numbers and we will report thoroughly.

There are no listing fees for sellers.

Sellers are charged 15% of the hammer price (plus VAT as applicable) on a Lot being sold successfully.

Buyers are charged 18% of the hammer price (plus VAT as applicable) on a Lot being purchased successfully. If you wish to pay by debit card or bank transfer we offer a 3% discount on the total amount payable.

VAT is applicable on hammer price only on lots which are collected from our London offices or shipped within the EU. These lots are indicated with a symbol in this catalogue.

VAT is an applicable UK tax on both buyers and sellers premiums regardless of where the Lot is shipped to. Buyers and sellers premiums are classed as a service by HMRC and can never be zero rated.

Buyers must settle within 48 hours of auction ending and receiving our invoice by bank wire transfer or by credit / debit card. Please ensure that you check with us before bidding that your credit card type is acceptable to us.

The currency the auction is conducted in is UK Pounds Sterling (GBP).

This is an Online Auction only.

If you are unable to bid online we will accept email and fax bids. Bids by will be entered online for buyers, if your bid is the highest you will win the Lot. As an example: If you bid maximum £400 on a Lot but the highest bid at the auction is £300, you will win the Lot at the next increment of £320.

Please note that if we receive two identical bids we will only be able to enter the first bid received.

The auction Lot will be sold at the time the online auction ends, at which time a binding contract between buyer and seller is completed.

We will not accept phone bids.

All Lots will be subject to a reserve price below which the Lot will not be sold.

Cigars can be collected the day after the auction from our London office or if not being stored by C.Gars Ltd, we are happy to assist with delivery arrangements subject to a reasonable delivery charge. Please ensure that you enquire about specific shipping charges to your location to bidding.

Please bear in mind that Lots that are available for shipping only can take some days to be ready for shipping although we endeavour to ship as soon as practical always.

We are happy to store on buyers behalf at a reasonable additional charge. Please enquire bidding.

Where we are offering sealed boxes these are sold as seen. Many collectors prefer sealed boxes but there is always a possibility that the successful bidder will open the box and find the cigars in bad condition. Buyer beware before bidding!

Please note that certain Lots are marked 'Not available for shipping to the UK' There are no exceptions, these Lots cannot be imported to the UK and we are unable to assist with importation. Please take care on bidding as the sale is final and to the highest bidder at the time the online auctions ends.

Any cigars purchased for delivery in the UK regardless of age will have UK health warnings on the back,inside lid and the front of the box.

Payments by buyers are due within 48 hours of invoice being raised. In the event of non-payment after 14 days we reserve the right to cancel the sale and resell the cigars with any shortfall being due by the original buyer. We will pursue non-payments through the relevant legal channels as an auction contract is binding. We are unable to extend payment terms to any bidder under any circumstances.

Seller payments are made within 21 days after the end of the auction by cheque. Payments can be made in any currency except US Dollars. If you require a bank wire transfer please ensure that you forward us your full bank wire details (BIC and IBAN) there is a £20 charge for wire transfers.

We do not ship to the USA.

Disclaimer: Whilst we make every effort to have a smooth running and efficient online auction platform, there is always the remote possibility that technology will let us down! It's very unlikely but it can happen. In the event of any technical breakdown issue such as a bid not being received or entered unfortunately we will not be held responsible.

Whilst we are happy to make shipping arrangements for clients as required again it's always possible that mail or courier services have service failures. We will not be held responsible. We will always do our best to assist and answer any queries in a timely fashion.