Auction Terms & Conditions Auction Terms & Conditions By registering and bidding on any item, the bidder/buyer shows acceptance of the following terms and conditions. Do not register or bid unless you agree to all of the terms and conditions:
REGISTRATION: All information provided by bidder/buyer during the registration process must be current, complete, and accurate. Bidders must be 18 years of age or older. Big Shanty Auction, at its sole discretion, may deny registration to any person or entity. Bidder agrees to not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of or any transaction being conducted on and during the auction sale.
DISCLAIMER: All lots are sold "AS-IS, WHERE-IS", with all faults, imperfections, and errors. Big Shanty Auction and the seller(s) do not give or make any type of guarantee or warranty regarding the lots to be sold, implied or otherwise. Big Shanty Auction encourages all bidders to inspect lots in person before bidding. Big Shanty Auction has put forth every effort in preparing the catalog for every auction to provide accurate descriptions of all items, however, it is the bidder's responsibility to determine the condition and suitability of each lot. Due diligence is the responsibility of the bidder/buyer. Printed statements or descriptions by staff are provided in good faith and are matters of opinion. The catalog listings are meant as a descriptive guide only. Buyers are encouraged to use the Live preview to examine the merchandise. Any bidder's failure to inspect, or to be fully informed on the quality or condition will not constitute grounds for any claim, adjustment, refund, termination of the purchase contract, or refusal to close the sale. If you are unsure about any of the Terms and Conditions, pricing, or how to bid; IF YOU ARE IN ANY WAY UNSURE AS TO ANY MATTER HEREIN, BIG SHANTY AUCTION URGES YOU TO NOT BID.
AUCTION CONDUCT: Conduct of the auction and increments of bidding are at the direction and sole discretion of Big Shanty Auction. Big Shanty Auction reserves the right to reject any and all bids for any reason and also reserves the right to cancel this auction, or remove any item, combine or divide any item or lot from this auction prior to the close of bidding. Auctioneer and staff reserve the right to bid on any auction item as allowed by Georgia state law. Consignors are not allowed to bid on their items. All decisions of Big Shanty Auction are final. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. We reserve the right to reject any bid. The auctioneer shall advance the bid at his/her sole discretion. The auctioneer in his/her sole discretion may determine to re-offer any lot in dispute. In the event of any dispute, our record of the bids shall be accepted as conclusive. The Auctioneer has the right to sell certain unsold items after the close of the Auction. Such lots shall be considered sold during the Auction and all these Terms and Conditions shall apply to such sales including but not limited to the Buyer's Premium, return rights, and disclaimers. The absence of a condition report is not in any way an indication of any items condition. The catalog listings are meant as a descriptive guide only. Buyers are encouraged to use the Live preview to examine merchandise. Please call or email for specific lot conditions and we will advise as accurately as possible. All lots are available for Online Preview one week prior to the auction date. Any condition reports provided by Big Shanty Auction are based solely on our opinion. We do not blacklight or UV light any items. We do not guarantee the working condition of any mechanical type items, especially but not limited to clocks. We only release the name of the consignor permission in writing to do so.
CHOOSE WISELY: When you bid on the wrong item or decide an item is not suited for your intended use, our clients are not willing to assume the cost of your mistakes. When in doubt about condition, completeness, or suitability for intended use, please bid accordingly. Bidding is a contractual agreement you enter into with Big Shanty Auction and our sellers to purchase any and all items where you are the high bidder at the end of the lot/item/auction hammer. Big Shanty Auction does not offer Buy Backs or returns on any items.
MAXIMUM BID: When you place your maximum bid, the current bid price doesn't automatically jump to your max bid. Your bid goes to the next highest increment and increases as other people bid against your bid. The computer will automatically bid up to your max in the increments specified. By placing any bids you have agreed by legal contract that your bid or maximum bid is what you are willing to pay for that specific lot(s) and may have to pay full bid or maximum bid amount of any bids placed. The buyer agrees and is responsible for every bid amount placed. Big Shanty Auction is a bid at your will auction, meaning you alone are responsible for your bids and actions.
BUYER'S PREMIUM: Unless a specific auction states otherwise, a 18% buyer's premium will be charged on all items and lots. Every bidder/buyer pays the same buyer's premium and should bid accordingly. For example, if you bid $100 on an item at the auction you will be charged $118 for the item on your auction invoice. Please take this into consideration when bidding.
SALES TAX: 6% GA sales tax applies. Any bidder that has a CURRENT AND VALID GEORGIA TAX EXEMPT CERTIFICATE must email us a copy for our files at least 3 (three) business days (Monday-Friday) PRIOR to bidding in an auction so that we may arrange for tax-exemption status.
AUCTION ENDING: Beginning at the stated closing time, the auction software will conclude bidding for one lot every few seconds in catalog order with the following exception: if a bid is placed in the last 60 seconds (1 minute) remaining for that auction lot, bidding for that lot will automatically extend the auction for additional (1 minute) 60 seconds . Some lots may be grouped together so that a bid on one lot will extend the time on all lots in that group. An e-mail of invoice will be sent to the winning bidder/buyer of each auction after auction has completely closed. Immediately upon the fall of the hammer/close of the lot auction, title will pass to the highest bidder who thereupon assumes full risk and responsibility for the property, including the obligation to immediately pay the full price, buyer's premium, and taxes as required. All bidders will be requested to give their name, driver's license, and credit card information. We shall have the right to reject any bid from anyone who has not established credit with Big Shanty Auction prior to the auction.
PAYMENT: All buyers must pay for their purchases in full within the scheduled timeframe after auction ending. Credit cards payments are run at the close of the auction. Big Shanty Auction accepts the following forms of payment for online auctions: Major Credit Cards. Merchandise becomes the full responsibility of the bidder/buyer at time of payment and the bidder/buyer assumes all risk of loss and damage to property at that time. No lots will be released for shipping until all payments are made and cleared in full including all fees and shipping/handling. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CHARGE BACKS!
REMOVAL: All items listed as SOLD must be removed by the end of the designated pickup time. Please note that we do not have storage space for storing items that have been purchased. Items not picked up by the end of the designated pickup dates become the property of Big Shanty Auction and are subject to be resold.
SHIPPING: Shipping: It is very important to notify us in a timely manner if you wish to have items shipped. The buyer is responsible for all shipping arrangements and charges. WE DO NOT SHIP LARGE ITEMS OUR OF THE COUNTRY, YOU MUST HAVE A 3RD PARTY PACK, WRAP, AND SHIP THEM FOR YOU!
QUESTIONS: Bidders are encouraged to contact us prior to start of the auction with any questions about any lots. Once the auction begins, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to get back in touch with potential bidders in time for a specific lot so please ask questions BEFORE the start of the auction so you will have the answers you need in time. Bidders can contact us PRIOR TO THE AUCTION VIA TEXT or VOICE at 770-231-2019 or by email: email@example.com for any questions about items or lots, the process of the online auction etc.
BIDDING AT AN AUCTION CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS.
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