GENERAL FAQ’S

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM BID?

Bidding will take place in incremental values of £2.

HOW OFTEN WILL THE AUCTIONS TAKE PLACE?

Auctions will be listed every Wednesday and can run for either; 48 Hrs, 72 hrs or 7 days. Auctions will end on the given day at 10pm, if not specified beforehand. No auction end times will run between 10pm and 9am.

DO YOU SHIP OUTSIDE THE UK

Unfortunately not, this is to minimise any issues with parcels not being delivered. You can bid from outside the UK but all parcels MUST be delivered to a UK address.

Sellers FAQ’s

How do I sell my seeds?

You can submit your seeds for auction via our submission form here.

How much does it cost?

BSC will take:

  • 15% on all sales up to £250
  • 10% on all sales above £251
  • Preferred commission rates can be set for frequent sellers.

WHAT IF THE ITEM DOESN’T SELL?

If the item is not sold or reserve not met, BSC will contact the seller to discuss lowering the reserve price and re-listing.

HOW MANY TIMES CAN I LIST MY ITEM?

BSC will list products twice with a reserve. If the item does not sell after the 2 nd listing, it can be relisted without a reserve. Seeds not sold can be returned to the seller providing the seller pays for P&P upfront.

Can I manage my own auctions?

Currently, this feature is not available but we may add it in future.

What happens if a buyer doesn’t pay?

If a bidder doesn’t pay, we will ban the user from our site. You then have a choice to either offer it to the second highest bidder or relist the auction.

WHAT IF THE BUYER FAILS TO PAY?

Buyers who fail to pay for the item will not be allowed to bid in future auctions.

Buyers FAQ

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT DO YOU TAKE?

We take all card payments however there will be a 7% surcharge for this method. We also take bank transfers and Bitcoin – please note we accept bank transfers into either our UK, European or US accounts which will minimise fees.

Can I add seeds to a watchlist?

We have a subscribe to auction feature on every auction.

Are all seeds verified?

All seeds are sent to us for verification before listing on our auction site.

How long will I have to pay after the auction ends?

WHAT IF I WIN AND DECIDE I DON’T WANT THE SEEDS?

Buyers who fail to pay for the item will not be allowed to bid in future auctions.

What increments do bids go up in?

Bidding will take place in incremental values of £2.

If I enter my maximum bid, will the site make bids automatically?

Yes, your maximum bid will be hidden and will automatically increase in £2 increments.

What notifications will I receive?

– When you have successfully bid.
– When an auction you’ve bid on or subscribed to is about to end.
– When the highest bid outbid.
– When you’ve won an auction.
– When an auction has ended without meeting the reserve.
– When an auction has ended without bids.
– When an auction ends without a winner.
– When an admin has deleted a bid

Are there any extra fee’s?

There will be a 7% surcharge for card payments method. We also take bank transfers and Bitcoin – please note we accept bank transfers into either our UK, European or US accounts which will minimise fees.

Do you offer discounts, coupons or affiliate commissions on auctions?

We don’t offer any discounts, coupons or affiliate commissions for auctions.

How do you prevent ‘snipe bidding’?

To prevent ‘sniping’ auctions, if a bid is made in the last 15 minutes of an auction, the auction time will be extended by a further 15 minutes.

What happens if an auction doesn’t meet its reserve?

BSC will list products twice with a reserve. If the item does not sell after the 2 nd listing, it can be relisted without a reserve.

Where can I ask a seller a question?

Yes, we have a discussion tab on every auction where you can ask sellers questions.

CAN I SEE HOW MANY BIDS AN AUCTION HAS RECEIVED?

Yes, we have a bids tab on every auction where you can see bids.