How the sale works…..

The Sale Explained…..

Rostrum Auction.

The fifth Alpaca Classic will be offering 10 lots in a traditional auction conducted from the rostrum by Brett Kaysen.  Also running over the duration of the weekend will be a pen sale with a wonderful selection of Alpacas offered to suit all tastes.


An important sale of Élite Quality British Breeding Stock Comprising: Huacaya Pregnant Females Suri Pregnant Females Maidens Stud Males

September 17th & 18th 2016

Viewing opens at 11:30 am

Auction Commences at 5:00 pm

Guest Auctioneer: Brett Kaysen

Sale Date Contacts for phone Bidding: Mary-Jo Smith (Bozedown Alpacas) 0771 875 0303

Nick Harrington-Smith (The Alpaca Stud) 07979 651742

Nick Harrington-Smith (The Alpaca Stud) 07979 651742


Settlement & Clearance of Stock

Please note that all lots must be settled on the day of purchase. A system of “Buyers Numbers” will operate at this sale.

Potential buyers must register with the sales team before the sale commences.

Telephone Bidders Welcome; please register with 0789 460 7681 prior to sale.

Carry the number with you and make sure it is obvious when purchasing.

No Lots can leave the sale centre without a ‘pass slip’ being issued by the sales office.

Invoices will be raised in pounds sterling.

We request that payment is made to us in pounds sterling by cheque / Bankers draft on the day of sale

Finance is available for all purchases, at 0% interest.

If you are interested in finance please discuss this with the Vendors before bidding

Alpaca Classic Pen Sale

We are offering a number of alpacas in a “Pen Auction”, which will cater for those who prefer to make their choices in a more relaxed atmosphere.  Whilst all alpacas are to be sold with the same warranty as set out in the Terms and Conditions of sale, the Pen Auction will have some opportunity for discrete competition, and offers a varied range of alpacas designed to meet a broad spectrum of breeders’ needs and budgets.

All alpacas are going to be available for inspection from Friday evening and throughout the weekend, with the auction scheduled for 5.30pm on Saturday.  The Pen Auction is however to run throughout the weekend, with all offerings closed by 2.30pm on Sunday.

Pen Auction:

  • Buyers will register with the sale office and receive a “bidders” number.
  • Offers can be made either in person via the sale office, by written offer or via e-mail or text.  No bid will be valid unless the bidders number is included in any such offer.
  • There are to be three quality/price groups from each host farm.
  • All alpacas will have a reserve price posted.
  • All alpacas will have a “Buy Now” price.
  • The “Buy Now” price will be only available until a posted scheduled time.  Such time will be at least 2 hours prior to the “Sale Closed” time.
  • If the Buy Now price is not taken by the scheduled time, the Pen Auction will run until the scheduled Sale Closed time.
  • At the scheduled Close the bidder making the highest offer will be the purchaser, provided that the reserve price has been met.



A) Alpaca A is reserved at £3999, with a close time of on Saturday.  The “Buy Now” price is £4500, available until 2:30pm.  Buyer X offers the “Buy Now” price of £4500 at 12:15pm and secures the purchase.  Alpaca A is no longer available.

B) Alpaca B is reserved at £4500, with a close time of on Saturday.  The “Buy Now” price is £5000, available until 2:30pm.  Buyer X has bid £4900 at 2:25pm.  The Buy Now time passes with no further offers until Buyer Z offers £5000 at 2:45pm.  The “Buy Now” time having passed this offer does not secure the purchase; two other bids are made with Buyer Z securing the purchase with his last bid of £5600 made at 4:25pm.

C) Alpaca C is reserved at £4500, with a close time of on Sunday.  The “Buy Now” price is £5500, available until 12.:30pm Sunday.  Buyer Y offers the reserve price of £4500 at 10:30am on Sunday; no further offers are received by 2.:30pm.  Buyer Y secures the purchase with the reserve price of £4500.