It is REQUIRED for all bidders to read, understand and abide by the conditions set forth in this terms and conditions contract in order to be approved to bid in auctions conducted by Gallery 34 Antiques and Auctions.
The words “bidder”, “purchaser”, and “buyer” in this terms and conditions contract refer to each bidder. Each bidder is separately liable under this document.
2. GALLERY 34 ANTIQUES AND AUCTIONS RESTAURANT :
Each bidder is required to provide his or her full name, address, telephone number, driver’s license number, driver’s license state of issue and full credit card information (if using this payment type). The bidder is responsible for his or her actions and for knowing which item is currently up for auction. It is the responsibility of the bidder to inquire if he or she is unsure on which item is up for auction. The winning bidder fully understands that at the time that he or she wins the current item up for auction, he or she is expected to pay for items won, as he or she has entered, by virtue of being the winning bidder, entered into a fully binding contract with Gallery 34 Antiques & Auctions at the time of sale. The auctioneer is unable to honor "mistakes". The bidder is required to inspect all items before purchase.
4. AUCTIONEER RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The auctioneer will use his or her skill and professional knowledge to the best advantage of both parties, (bidder and auctioneer) in preparing for and conducting the auctioning of an item. The auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid of any person whose conduct or actions adversely affects the climate of the auction. Additionally, the auctioneer reserves the right to accept bids in any increments he or she feels is in the best interest to the seller or to Gallery 34 Antiques & Auctions.
5. TIME & MANNER OF PAYMENT:
An 18% buyer’s premium will be assessed for all online transactions. Payments should be made within seven days of the date of the auction. If after 10 days, the bidder has not contacted Gallery 34 Antiques and Auctions to make arrangements for shipping and payment, Gallery 34 Antiques and Auctions reserves the right to cancel the sale and leave negative feedback with LiveAuctioneers.com. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE BIDDER TO MAKE CONTACT WITH GALLERY 34 ANTIQUES AND AUCTIONS AFTER WINNING AN ITEM IN A TIMELY FASHION, (one business day is preferred). Only after making full payment for items won, will the item will be released for shipping to the bidder.
7. SHIPPING OF ITEMS WON BY BIDDERS:
If shipping is required, the winning bidder is responsible for ALL SHIPPING, INSURANCE, PACKAGING, DELIVERY CONFIRMATION costs, and any EXTRANEOUS COST that is required to ship an item that is won by the bidder to the bidder. An invoice will be provided to the bidder in a timely manner by Gallery 34 Antiques and Auctions. It is the bidder’s responsibility to provide an address to Gallery 34 Antiques and Auctions that is in good standing. The bidder will pay for the items that he or she has won. After Gallery 34 Antiques and Auctions have received payment, the bidder will download and fill out the “Agent Release Authorization” form located here:
The winning bidder will fax this form to 203-751-9710 or scan and email it to email@example.com. Completing this form authorizes Gallery 34 Antiques and Auctions to release the bidder’s winning items to The UPS Store #4778, the third party shipper of Gallery 34 Antiques and Auctions. The bidder is responsible for all correspondence with the UPS store # 4778 (Phone: 203-929-1165) in order to receive his or her item(s). The bidder understands that Gallery 34 Antiques and Auctions are not responsible for coordinating the shipment of his or her won items.
8. DISPUTES:After each item is sold, the auctioneer shall designate the winning bidder. The auctioneer reserves the right, for any reason, to reopen the bidding if a dispute arises. The decision of the auctioneer is final and absolute. The records of sale kept by Gallery 34 Antiques and Auctions will be taken as final in the event of dispute, in any case in the past, present or future.
It is the responsibility of the bidder to ensure the removal of items won by him or her. The removal shall be at the liability, expense, and risk of the bidder. Gallery 34 Antiques and Auctions shall not be responsible for delivery and reserves the right to hold purchases pending check clearance.
12. REMOVAL – ONLINE BIDDERS:
Persons and bidders present at the auction, sale or removal of goods assume all risks of damage or loss to person or property. Additionally, persons and bidders present at the auction, sale or removal of goods specifically release the auctioneer, Gallery 34 Antiques and Auctions, and its employees from any and all liability from mishaps, accidents, misfortunes, misadventures, and disasters incurred during aforementioned times.
If an item remains on the premises of Gallery 34 Antiques and Auctions, Gallery 34 Antiques and Auctions reserve the right to take possession of the item, if the item remains on the premises for more than 30 days after the date of the auction, whether or not the item has been paid for. If the item has been paid for, Gallery 34 Antiques and Auctions will retain all monies paid as liquidated damages. It is the responsibility of the bidder to contact Gallery 34 Antiques and Auctions with intentions to remove items that have been won. Gallery 34 Antiques and Auctions reserve the right to re-sell items that have not been removed from the premises.
After having read, completely and thoroughly, the contact set forth above, and by placing a bid on an item for sale by Gallery 34 Antiques and Auctions, the bidder fully understands and agrees to the terms of this contract, and assumes full responsibility for any and all purchases as is, where is, without recourse for any reason, including any items left overnight, for pickup, as set forth by the terms above. The bidder/purchaser or his or her agents further hold harmless and release the auctioneers, owners of the rented auction facility, their heirs or assigns, from any and all claims, whatsoever, resulting from purchases at Gallery 34 Antiques and Auctions, forever. The bidder/purchaser/agents further agree that in the event of Gallery 34 Antiques and Auctions honors a check as payment, and if the payment of said check is stopped or returned by the maker’s or their bank, that the transaction will be termed fraudulent and the necessary litigation expenses will be assessed to the check maker.