Welcome to Central Markets, Wellington 2nd hand dealers

Central Markets, Auction House and Second-Hand Shop, is a long established Wellington (Lower Hutt) licenced auctioneer business.

Central Markets is unique to the Wellington area in that we are able to offer you a complete range of options when deciding how best to sell your second hand goods, antiques or collectables. We will happily negotiate to buy 2nd hand furniture, white ware, china and household chattels directly from you and on-sell them in our second hand shop at 456 High Street Lower Hutt, or, we can organise to sell goods on your behalf through our weekly auctions, held at Central Markets Auction Room on Downer Street.

As our auction and second hand dealer staff have a wide range of personal interests including antiques, collectables, stamps, records, retro household furniture, books and art, they are readily available to give advice when making decisions regarding the disposal of your unwanted used furniture, white ware, antiques and collectables. Our promise to you is that we will do our best to make the process stress free, and to achieve the best price possible for you.

How it Works

We have lively weekly auctions every Thursday at 11am at our premises off High St, in Lower Hutt, Wellington. Our website is updated and Wellington auction catalogues are available from Tuesday evening for that week’s auction. Goods may be viewed each Wednesday from 8am until 6pm, and until 11am on Thursday mornings. Learn more about our Auction Rooms and weekly Wellington Auctions.

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What We Sell

We have a wide range of clean second hand goods for sale including beds, white ware, lounge suites, dining tables, china, collectables, linen, televisions, books, toys and tools. The white ware we sell carries a 3 month warranty, as long as the 2nd hand goods are to be located within the Lower Hutt / Wellington region. Learn more about our Wellington 2nd hand shop and how we make it easy to dispose  of your 2nd hand goods.

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Our Auctions

Central Markets is also able to offer the sale of goods through an onsite auction at your business, or home or where large quantities of goods need to be sold.

We can organise a team to take care of the complete process involved in the disposal of your goods. Learn more about our on site auction house service.

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Central Markets aim to offer a complete service:

We buy, sell, provide valuations for the disposal of estates and second hand house lots, pick-up 2nd hand goods for auction and provide the staff and expertise to conduct on-site auctions if necessary. We also provide appraisals and advice regarding the clearance of matrimonial settlements, and commercial premises. As a rough guide, if something is still useable, then we will buy or sell it!

Goods can be picked up or appraised in the Wellington / Wairarapa region, and we can provide on-site auctions (and a licenced auctioneer) which work well for commercial and industrial clearances, liquidation sales, fire or insurance sales, large estates or premises where large quantities of goods are to be sold anywhere in the lower North Island, or Christchurch / Nelson / Marlborough regions.

Our History

The second hand shop and auction house business was founded in the 1940's by Scotty Plunkett, then further developed by Scotty's son Ross.

Currently owned and operated by Craig Giffiths and Alan fisher, with over forty years experience between them, Central Markets staff is committed to seeing the Central Markets Wellington Auction House and Second Hand Shop continue to grow and develop. One of Craig and Alan’s personal goals is to maintain the long established excellence of service previously established by the Plunkett family.

Our second hand shop and Wellington auction rooms has been in the same location in Lower Hutt for over 60 years.


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