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best whisky auction site in united kingdom

Postby richard » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:10 pm

which is the best whisky auction site to sell your bottles

as i see there are more and more setting up web sites

your thoughts and experiences are wellcome

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Re: best whisky auction site in united kingdom

Postby gorty » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:54 pm

I think it's subjective, I've used a few. I last used whisky auctions edinburgh, free collection, it's convenient not having to travel. I supposed it depends where you live.
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Re: best whisky auction site in united kingdom

Postby o2o » Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:06 am

As a seller look for the lowest cost and the widest audience...that's what I am doing...i've used a few and to be honest more choice can only be a good thing...
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Re: best whisky auction site in united kingdom

Postby jmrl » Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:05 pm

www.whiskyauctioneer.com based in Perth are brand new and are offering what I expect are the best commission rates at the moment.
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Re: best whisky auction site in united kingdom

Postby JustWhiskyAuctions » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:04 pm

Hi everyone,

I don't claim to run the best Whisky auction site out there, but we are new and will certainly try hard to strive for that title in the coming months. We're based just outside Edinburgh in Dunfemline, Scotland and run a monthly auction in much the same format as a lot of you will be familiar with. We have a little over 230 lots in the first auction with a mixture of the very old and new bottles.

I'd love for you to check us out (we're live now) at http://www.just-whisky.co.uk

Our first auction runs until the Sunday 15th December at 8pm GMT.

Regards,
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Re: best whisky auction site in united kingdom

Postby Iain Mcclune » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:03 pm

I would be welcome to hear any thoughts on our site at www.whiskyauctioneer.com

Our second auction starts tomorrow (January 24th) at 1pm, please take a look and let us know what you think.
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Re: best whisky auction site in united kingdom

Postby Scottie » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:14 am

I have used whiskyauctioneer to make a purchase.
Apart from minor teething problem with payment it was a good experience.
No qualms about using again.
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Re: best whisky auction site in united kingdom

Postby Iain Mcclune » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:36 am

Scottie wrote:I have used whiskyauctioneer to make a purchase.
Apart from minor teething problem with payment it was a good experience.
No qualms about using again.


Many thanks Scottie, those teething problems have been worked out.

Glad you enjoyed using the website we've almost 300 bottles on offer this month
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Re: best whisky auction site in united kingdom

Postby lincoln imp » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:34 am

Regarding Whisky Auctioneer, is it just me or is there site really bad to download. I use SWA, On line Whisky Auctions, Whisky auction .com and they download fine and quckly.
Just whisky auction is more problematic but reasonable.

Whisky Auctioneer is terrible, it will not download, takes ages, if you click on a particular bottle to look at another one comes up and if you click on something in general it does nothing. To be frank for me it is a waste of time but I am trying to get on with it.

I raise this beacause my computer is not particularly new but why do I have a massive problem with this particular site. I have no real issues with any other sites.
I now can only use whisky auctioneer from a tablet.

Just wondered if the site moderators have any suggestions or has anyone else (on an older computer) had the same issue?????
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Re: best whisky auction site in united kingdom

Postby jmrl » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:32 pm

Hi Lincoln Imp - both our work 'computer' and my home PC are old machines yet I've not experienced problems as you've described.

Our new machine is likewise untroubled.

Gremlins?
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Re: best whisky auction site in united kingdom

Postby Iain Mcclune » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:22 pm

lincoln imp wrote:Regarding Whisky Auctioneer, is it just me or is there site really bad to download. I use SWA, On line Whisky Auctions, Whisky auction .com and they download fine and quckly.
Just whisky auction is more problematic but reasonable.

Whisky Auctioneer is terrible, it will not download, takes ages, if you click on a particular bottle to look at another one comes up and if you click on something in general it does nothing. To be frank for me it is a waste of time but I am trying to get on with it.

I raise this beacause my computer is not particularly new but why do I have a massive problem with this particular site. I have no real issues with any other sites.
I now can only use whisky auctioneer from a tablet.

Just wondered if the site moderators have any suggestions or has anyone else (on an older computer) had the same issue?????


Hello,

Thank you for your feedback and the answer may be quite straightforward.

We developed our website to be Responsive Web Design, which is a web-design method that provides a universal viewing experience on tablet, mobile phone, computer, laptop etc.

The idea is to provide a website that is easy to navigate, read and with minimal re-sizing of images and so forth.

I believe websites such as Whisky Online and SWA do not use this method, while Just-whisky I believe has also chosen to, this may be as it is quite a recent approach to web design as tablets, phones are becoming increasingly popular for browsing the internet.

The compromise to this method as you point out is that various 'older' versions of browsers/operating systems don't respond well to these websites, particularly Internet Explorer.

If you would be kind enough to PM what browser you are using I would be happy to have a look and in addition the links which have caused you difficulty.
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Re: best whisky auction site in united kingdom

Postby lincoln imp » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:13 am

Hi Iian, I have sent you a PM.
Thanks, LI
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Re: best whisky auction site in united kingdom

Postby Scottie » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:42 pm

I have now bought and sold on Whiskyauctioneer, Whisky-onlineauctions and SWA.
Generally they have all been pretty good to deal with.
Only complaint I would mention is communication is poor at SWA. Sometimes takes days to reply to emails or not at all. Not very professional.
All three despatch promptly and items are very well packed.
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