We’ve always been avid fans of sourcing antiques and reclaimed bits and pieces on eBay but in the past few years it’s been hard to find a bargain; the site is awash with dealers and over-zealous sellers. Local salerooms are a far better place to get great deals but who has the time to traipse around the country to regional auction houses? This problem presumably inspired the brilliant – and highly addictive – The Saleroom. The site gathers auction houses from across Europe (and a few beyond too) and hosts live auctions. You can see catalogues and bid online once you have signed up. It brings a whole new world of antiques buying right to your laptop. Don’t forget most auction purchases are liable for a buyer’s premium and often VAT too – and you will need to collect your purchases too. But in the meantime, happy shopping!