Shapes Furniture Ltd

1 Bankhead Medway, Edinburgh, EH11 4BY Directions


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Poor valuations which were rushed. Made to feel un welcome despite phoning ahead to arrange an appointment. Insurance costs alongside lot charges and commission mean you receive less than 65% of the hammer price per lot. Would not recommend to anyone and will shop elsewhere and sell in other auction houses in the future.
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Looking forward to the new set up at Shapes - with more auctions taking place over the month and a proposed new sale on Thursdays. As a customer have always enjoyed the monthly Saturday sales held in their new premises at Sighthill. Although a large hall - Shapes make great attempts to keep it nice and warm with big industrial sized heaters placed around the room to keep you warm. It's a long sale starting at 10 am - but they have a lovely tea room where you are provided with a constant supply of lovely coffee and teas (and good quality biscuits) all provided to customers free (a donation is made if you wish which goes to charity - which is a lovely gesture). The lady serving up the tea is a pure delight and it is always a pleasure to see her. They have big screens set up all over the auction house (including one in the tea room - which is very handy as you can enjoy a wee chat with your friends and check that you have missed your special lot coming up!) and they even have a sound system in the toilets - just in case!
Always a nice selection of items on offer each month (all photographed and available online) and I never failedl to go away empty handed... I would check items on viewing days though as often damages to any piece that you may be interested in might not always be noted in the catalogue - so a case of buyer beware. All the staff are very friendly and happy to let you look at all items before the sale. Have only put this on as a 4 star, instead of 5 Star - as I would have liked to have had the pictures moved from the end of the sale to before the furniture - but that's just me I suppose. The auctioneers get on with the auction and have good humour. Spent many a happy Saturday here - cant wait to see what they are going to do with having more regular and smaller sales.
Oh! and a great bonus - I cant name another auction house that does this - you can pay by Credit Card - and they dont charge you extra for this service - what else can you ask for!
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