If you bid and win you can ask them to box for courier collection. They will do that and email you the dimensions and weight. Book your courier an email the label back to them and they will put the label on ready. They're not too fussy about packing though so there is a risk of damage. Collecting is the best way. The Marchington site is on an industrial estate about 10 minutes from Uttoxeter, easy to find. You can go and view before bidding online, but I never have. I just open up the pictures of each lot to see whats in it. Origins and Animals sell well for me, both in 07 and 14. Also 04's in silver/lime.
Dysons used to sell quite cheap but now everyone thinks they can make big money on them, it has driven prices up. £100 for one lot of 10. But after the vat and premium that brings it to £144, so £14.40 each plus your delivery/collection costs. Much more than the £2.50 average I was paying 18 months ago! Max price? Depends on what you think its worth. Handhelds and later ball models go for most 'cos individuals buy for themselves so will pay more than those who want to profit. £80 upwards. 33's £20 to £30. They have a few on right now which look like customer returns. Marchington, ends on the 4th. Have a look. Free to register and you can put them in a watch list too. Only bid if you want them though, as if you do win and don't pay, they will ban you from future auctions. I asked in the office if I could buy some stuff but was told they cannot sell it as they have sent reminders to the buyer and if they don't respond, they get banned and it goes into the next auction.
John Pye report back in real time to whoever is the seller of the lots, the prices that they get. They're good at what they do. John Pye, himself, has a rather nice Bentley!
Wait until the next Dyson trade-in starts and after a couple of weeks you will start to see them being sold by Pyes. Rows and rows of them standing like soldiers! They sell them every week over a few weeks. Some will have the recycle stickers on them, some will have Dyson trade-in written on them. Some of the machines are a pile of sh1t. I'd be embarrassed to take them into a shop as a trade-in.
I think it's all about making the money, so sell - not crush.