Frequently Asked Questions:

What's the best email address to reach you ? - For Paul Vidler it's post@crownsalvage.com, and for Poppy Vidler it's poppy@crownsalvage.com  

What are your office hours ? - 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.  Emails will be regularily checked out of hours and actioned swiftly.

I only want a valuation not an offer to buy ? - We only offer on a buy basis, however if you want to discuss brokerage we welcome the opportunity.
Do you buy used ?
 - Yes we buy new, used, antique, classic and raw.

My stock has restrictions to onward sale, will this be a problem ? - No, we will adhere to any / all of your stipulations.  As a global operating company we cover many territories and as such can suggest various options for disposal. 

How quickly can you give me an offer on my cargo ? - Sometimes in a matter of hours, usually within the week.  

How do I get an offer from you ? - Email the technical spec /  product description with photos and reason for it's disposal. We will call you back immediately to discuss your requirements. This is all done in confidence and stock information will only be released to our buyers once you give the go-ahead.

Is there anything you won't trade in ? - No, so long as it's honest and legal.

Can you source for me ? - Yes.  

Do you have agents ? - With over 38 years in the business we have developed many excellent contacts world-wide that can be called upon for an extra set of eyes if we can't be there.  All business is handled by the UK office.

Can you send me a précis stock list ? - No.  To buy from us you need to register at: poppy@crownsalvage.com identifying your specific needs. Speak to Poppy Vidler to register.  She keeps a "HOT LIST" of good quality buyers.  if you want to be one of the first to receive offers discus your requirements and register with her.

What are your payment terms ? - Proforma payment within 7 days of invoice.  The buyer usually collects within 7 days unless otherwise agreed, and at the buyer's cost.

What are your trading terms ? - All stock is sold as salvage whether it is surplus, damaged or abandoned, and as such we offer you the opportunity to purchase at reduced cost, our terms are outside usual trade practices because we are a salvage company, and sell with all faults, as seen or unseen and all errors of description without any guarantee or warranty as to condition, quality or purpose. Buyers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the goods offered in all respects.  Description provided by us is for guidance only.  Title to the goods remains ours until fully paid for.  Full terms availabe on request.

What payments do you take ? - BACS, please request bank details.  Cash is also acceptable although due to geography of the stock this needs to be paid prior to collection, not on collection.  Our Terms are attached to the invoice and can be requested separately if required.

What currencies do you accept ? - £ Sterling, Euro's and US Dollars.

What's your most exciting purchase to-date ? - The one we're doing right now ! - lots of twist & turns ...

Who is your leader ? - Paul Vidler !

Our Services
  • We offer brokerage, procurement & buy outright options
  • Buyers of LCL/FCL, bulk & full vessel loads
  • Rapid response to cargo inspection
  • Negotiate with Customs & Excise & Port Health
  • Buying in Europe, Africa, Asia, USA & Middle-East
Historic Cargo
We buy 'as-is-where-is' anywhere in the world

See examples of stock we like to buy:

Nett App & Cisco EMC Kit
26,000 tonnes Coal
Plant Machinery, Steel, Chemicals & Plastics
1 x Mitsubishi 16 Cylinder Diesel Engine
Latest News
Thank you NHS & Care Workers every where

We are just so grateful for all the NHS has done for us and our family. It's the best service in the world, top quality care and totally professional from the cleaners through to the consultants.

Thank you soooo much for all you have done to treat and support our family and friends over the years x

Celebrating .....

In June we will be celebrating over 40 years of buying, selling & procuring surplus stock for end users worldwide.
We are procuring for global clients.....

Just let us know what you want to buy
In what quantity and for delivery to which country, we will do the rest.

To buy from us ... It's easy

Buyers, please call to register:

Tel: +44 (0)1376 521 212
E-mail: post@crownsalvage.com
To sell to us .... That's easy too
We buy as-is-where-is worldwide
Discreet, Professional, Experienced

Just send accross your stock list and pictures and we will call you back.
E-mail: post@crownsalvage.com  
Tel: +44 (0)1376 521 212
Need a buyer for your surplus stock? Contact us to see how we can assist.
We work 24hrs a day, 7 days a week - our business is global.

Meet our leader, Paul Vidler:
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