Become a Seller

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So, you want to sell some whisky?

Our process is fast, secure and you pay, as an introductory offer, no commissions!

The only fees we charge are a $4 listing fee and a $9 reserve fee per bottle (if you place it on reserve). We charge $25 postage and handling fee per bottle, to ship your bottle(s) back to you if it doesn’t sell, and you don’t want to list it in the next auction. If you want us to insure the bottle(s) on their return, there is a 2.5% fee on the value you place on the bottle(s).

Here are the seven quick steps to take:

  1. You set up your PayPal account here, if you don’t already have one;
  2. You register as a Member on our site, here for $1;
  3. We approve your Member registration, and email you a link to the SELLERS Dashboard;
  4. You add your bottles(s) to be listed in the next auction;
  5. You Express Post us your bottle(s) for auction, or drop them in at our Hobart location;
  6. We physically inspect and verify the authenticity of each bottle before accepting it for auction; and
  7. When your bottle(s) is won by a bidder, the BUYER has five business days to send payment to your PayPal account.

That’s it! Pretty smooth and simple.

If the bottle(s) don’t sell, you can choose for us to keep and list them in the next auction, or be shipped back to you.

Please note: we reserve the right to not accept any bottles we deem unfit for auction.

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Seller FAQs

What if I don’t have a PayPal account – can I sell a bottle without one?

No, we need all Buyers and Sellers to have a PayPal account, as the winning bid amount is transferred from Buyer to Seller – we don’t receive these funds in between. 

PayPal is the easiest way to do this. You can set up a PayPal account here, and watch a video on how PayPal works, here.

If you have trouble setting up a PayPal account, please contact admin@wat.net.au for help. 

We’re here to make things as easy for you as possible.

Can I set a reserve?

Absolutely. The minimum reserve price is $150. A reserve price cannot exceed its recommended retail price if it is still available in retail outlets.

Otherwise, the reserve price is up to you, but if you would like some guidance by our resident expert, please email reserve@wat.net.au and Todd will be in touch.

Do I need to write a description of my bottle(s)?

Please do, when you enter details of your bottle in the Sellers Dashboard. The more detail about your bottle(s) in the ‘product description’ section, the more it helps us refine your listing. 

Do I need to take photos of my bottle(s)?

No, we take professional shots of each bottle listed in our auction so you have the greatest chance your bottle(s) will sell at auction, and achieve the best price.

Can I change my bottle description, reserve price and other details once an auction opens?

Unfortunately not, once an auction is live the listing cannot be changed. 

Can I bid on bottles in the auction?

Yes you can, just not your own bottles. 

Can I bid on my own bottle(s)?

No, absolutely not. Our system is set up so your account will not let you bid on your own bottle(s).

How long before an auction will you accept bottles?

We need a bottle delivered to us two weeks before an auction opens. If you miss that deadline you can choose to have the bottle(s) shipped back to you at your expense. 

Where can I drop or ship my bottle(s) to?

Please mail or drop them into:

Whisky Auctions Tasmania
c/o Destination Cellar
24a Barrack St
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone 0448 679 216

As shipping your bottle(s) to us is at your own risk, if you mail them we recommend you insure your bottle(s) – which is easy with Australia Post – and pay for signing ($2.95 at Australia Post).

What are the costs to me?

The only costs you incur, are:

  • $4 listing fee per bottle
  • $9 reserve fee per bottle (if you place it on reserve)
  • If your bottle(s) don’t sell and you want it returned:
    • $25 shipping and handling fee per bottle
    • 2.5% insurance fee (on the value you choose to place on each bottle)

You will need to organise and incur any postage and insurance costs to get the bottle(s) to us.

Do I need to insure my bottle(s) in transit?

No, this is optional. We recommend you do organise insurance when shipping your bottle(s) to us. If we are returning a bottle to you, we charge a 2.5% fee based on the value you place on the bottle(s).

What if I have other questions?

Please email admin@wat.net.au if you have any other questions or need support.

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