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(828) 772-5959
Auctioneer License: NC Auctioneering Licensing Board Firm License #10088

Better Living Through Design

Online bidding starts on Sun. Oct 21 at 6:00AM US/Eastern

Dates & Times (US/Eastern)

Bidding Starts:
Sun, October 21, 2018 6:00AM

Items start closing:
Fri, October 26, 2018 12:00PM

Sale Address

Shipping available on select items.
  • Bid Increments

    Bid Range Increment
    $1 to $100 $1
    $100 and up $5
  • Terms & Conditions

    NC Auction Board Firm License # 10088. Living Estate of Laura Etchen and Debra Daspit

    The lots listed are being offered by Art of Downsizing LLC as agent for consignor(s) subject to the following terms and conditions. By bidding at the auction you agree to be bound by these Conditions of Sale.

    PREVIEW DATE: You may come by the home to PREVIEW ITEMS on Sunday October 21st from 2pm to 4pm. ONLINE SALE DATES: Bidding starts at 6:00 am EST Sunday, OCT 21, 2018. Lots will close every minute starting with Lot 1 at 12:00pm on Friday, OCT 26th, 2018. Individual closing will be extended 5 minutes when a new bid comes in within 5 minutes of lot closing. Bidding is predicted to end the afternoon of Friday OCT 26. A notice will be sent to the high bidder shortly after bidding ends.

    PICK UP: Local pick up between 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on SUNDAY, October 28th and 2:00 pm to 6:00pm on MONDAY Oct 29th.  You MUST communicate with us regarding payment and pick up/shipping plans. Please call 828-772-5959 or email michelle@downsizewnc.com with your plans. Access to items is indirect with one short flight of stairs. PLEASE BRING HELP FOR HEAVY ITEMS. WE WILL BE UNABLE TO ASSIST YOU. 

    LOCATION: Pick up location is at residence in Reynolds Mountain area off Merrimon Ave. in North Asheville  Exact location of pick up will be on your invoice if you win any items. Please note driveway is steep and you may have to wait.

    PAYMENT INFO: You will receive an EMAIL with an attached invoice from us AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE ENTIRE AUCTION, not after the item was sold. This email will include payment instructions via PayPal and instructions for pick up. Paypal requires a secure sign in and accepts all credit card payments. Buyer will need an account on Paypal.com and will use our email address,michelle@downsizewnc.com, for payment on PayPal. We will also accept credit card or cash payment at pick up. We accept Visa, MC, Discover and American Express. NO PERSONAL CHECKS PLEASE. 

    A customary 15% buyer premium will automatically be added to final bid price. This fee is charged by auctioneers to help offset the costs of holding the sale. 

    If you need to make other payment arrangements, you MUST call us to communicate prior to pick up date or your items will be forfeited.  **All items must be paid for within 24 hours of sale ending (that means by SATURDAY Oct 27th at 12 pm) using PAYPAL or call us to communicate other payment preferences.  No exceptions. NO REFUNDS OR RETURNS WILL BE ISSUED.

    SHIPPING: We will drop off your items at the UPS shipping store in Asheville. You will pay them directly for shipping. They will pack and wrap everything. The cost is based on the dimensions of the package and how much bubble wrap is needed.  Sometimes shipping costs will exceed the final value of the item. If this is the case and you are not happy with the shipping costs you are still responsible for the amount bid and will be charged. SHIPPING: Shipping is offered for some lots in this sale. Look at individual descriptions to see if it is available. You must pay for your winning invoice within 24 hours of auction end. Once paid, our staff will take your items to UPS Store for shipping. The store will call you for shipping options and shipping payment. If you would like an estimate, please call the store at 828-252-6930 with the item measurements BEFORE BIDDING. We have isted the measurements in the description. 

    SOLD AS IS

    No Guarantee: Everything is sold “As-is, Where-is” without guarantees of any kind. No Exceptions! Neither the auctioneer nor any consignor or staff member makes any warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall they be deemed to have made any representation or statement at the sale or elsewhere to mean otherwise. Due diligence to verify the condition and description of a lot is the sole responsibility of the Bidder prior to placing any bid. No Returns.

    Art of Downsizing offers lot descriptions to the best of our knowledge presented solely for the convenience of the purchaser. Prospective bidders should investigate a lot thoroughly before bidding by reviewing all photos and descriptions and coming to preview prior to bidding. Pictures are considered part of the description. We do not accept liability for any omissions or mistakes in the description or photos. By bidding the Bidder acknowledges that Bidder has investigated the lot to his or her satisfaction or that Bidder has chosen not to do so, and agrees to accept the lot being bid on with no objections after the sale closes. If you are uncertain please contact us by email at michelle@downsizewnc.com with your questions PRIOR to bidding. If you are still uncertain after we reply, please refrain from bidding. 

    PLEASE NOTE:

    ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Placing a bid is a legally binding obligation.

    Buyer Premium of 15% is added to the final winning bid amount.

    Ownership of all online purchases not picked up during pick up times listed will be forfeited and you may lose your right to bid on items in our future sales.  After 2 days, we will take the items to donation. You may call us if you have any problems picking up at 828-772-5959 BEFORE YOU BID, We cannot guarantee that alternative pick up times are avaialble, so please don't bid if yo aren't sure you can pick up at designated time and place.

    We will use reasonable efforts to carry out online bids and do not accept liability for equipment failure, inability to access the internet or software malfunctions related to the execution of online sale.

    By bidding on any item in the sale, the bidder permits Art of Downsizing LLC to add them to their email mailing list. Bidder may freely opt out of mailings at any time by following the instructions in any mailing.

    The auctioneer has the right at his or her absolute and sole discretion to refuse any bid, to withdraw any property before and during the sale, as well as reserve the right to group one or more lots into one or more selling lots, or to subdivide into two or more selling lots. 

    Payments Through PayPal using Credit or Debit Card PRIOR to pick up or shipping are strongly encouraged whenever possible..

    Please bring help to load large items as our staff can not assist.

    Silent bids on items may be made in writing during preview and considered in case of items with no bids during auction. Same terms and payment conditions apply.

    Do Not Block Driveway when parking or loading merchandise please.

  • Payment Methods

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Sale Description

Ahem..... QUALITY ALERT!!! 

This N. Asheville mid-century deck home is well-apppointed with luxury Italian designer furnishings known for clean, architectural lines incorporating natural high end materials. The name brands listed are found in upscale retail stores. In addition you can bid on an assortment of collectible art work and accent pieces by notable artists including a large Wallace Nutting tinted vintage photo collection. The home's contents are being sold as the couple downsizes their estate and a lifetime passion for finer living.Look for furnishings by B&B Italia, Paul Schulman, Crate and Barrel, Maxalto, Room and Board, Camerich, Morson and more. Notabe design inspired dining and bedroom furniture; a sleek media console: a boutique marble coffee table; accent chairs: original framed fine art; home electronics; fine crafted natural stone silver and gold jewelry, furs, kitchenware and other household neccissities to refersh your decorum. 

Please TAKE YOUR TIME TO LOOK CLOSELY at the items listed here which are EXCEPTIONAL and WELL CARED FOR.

PREVIEW is SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 from 2pm to 4pm at the home

BIDDING is live from SUNDAY October 21 at 6:00am to FRIDAY October 26 at 12:00pm

PICK UP IS in Asheville on SUNDAY, October 28 from 1:00 PM until 5:00pm and MONDAY, October 29th from 2:00pm until 6:00pm.. Shipping is available for some items. See Terms and Conditions.

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