All items listed in this auction are the sole possession of the Consignor until such time they are declared sold. Southern Trust Estate and Auction Company is the acting agent for the Consignor. Seller has the legal right to remove any or all items from the sale at any time for any reason. All online auctions are conducted under the presumption of 'at reserve' and not 'absolute." Seller has the right to a set minimum acceptable price for sale of item(s). Seller has the right to know the name, address, and phone number of winning bidder. All of these stipulations are set and protected by the state laws within which the property for sale is located. Bidders are legally bound to all terms and conditions as stipulated below once placing bids. Bidder is responsible for his/her own due diligence on any listed item(s) up for bid. Please note that Auction Firm cannot always see defects of items for description purposes. Therefore, it is imperative for all bidders to take time for preview prior to bidding. There are no refunds or returns once item is purchased. No exceptions. ATTENTION: Acceptable payments at this time include Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Zelle, Cash, and Wire Transfers for exact amount of invoice only. No other credit cards or e-payment are accepted at this time. Buyers may be required to pay via cash, bank check or wire transfer for any invoice amount over $1,000 including premium and sales tax at the discretion of the auction firm. Please note our company does not keep credit card information on file. We have opted out of requiring our buyers to have a credit card number on file with Estatesales.org in order to bid. We have also opted out of automatic charges to credit cards for immediate payment once auction is complete. Therefore, if you are out of state and require shipping, you will have to satisfy means of paying your invoice other than credit card or debit if you do not have Stripe, Paypal or Zelle. A HANDLING FEE IS ADDED TO ALL ITEMS NEEDING SHIPPED! If you do not agree that we have the right to charge labor, fuel, materials, overhead, merchant fees, and sales tax on shipping services to ensure your package is ready for shipping, then please do not bid. Please see item #7 under Shipping Instructions for more details.
Preview Day and Time: One time Preview of items will be set by Firm once sale begins.
Online Auction Day and Time: Bidding starts September 10, 2023, 6 am EST. Lots will close every 30 seconds starting with Lot 1 at 7:00pm on September 18, 2023. Individual closing will be extended 5 minutes when a new bid comes in within 5 minutes of lot closing. Auction firm reserves the right to extend the bidding dates if needed due to weather conditions.
Pick Up Day and Time: Tuesday and Wednesday September 19th and 20th from 10am to 5pm by appointment.
Address of Sale: Horse Shoe, NC. You will receive exact pick-up location on your invoice after the auction ends. If you would like your items shipped, you must contact us immediately through an email or phone call. See shipping instructions below.
Shipping Instructions: READ!! Please call prior to bidding if you wish to have items shipped.
Before bidding please be aware that our shipping charges begin at $10 and go up from there based on weight, packing materials needed for safe transport, insurance, recipient's location, and handling fees.
Following are the steps that you can expect as a shipping client:
1) Invoice for the item(s) must be paid in full prior to the purchase being removed from the
auction site. This invoice will not include the shipping charge.
2) Your purchase will be collected and taken to the auction warehouse where it will be
queued for shipping.
3) Once your purchase has been properly queued, our staff will begin the process of
weighing, boxing, and labeling your package.
4) You will receive an invoice for shipping informing you of the amount of your package. A HANDLING FEE IS ADDED! If you do not agree that we have the right to charge labor, fuel, materials, overhead, merchant fees, and sales tax on shipping services to ensure your package is ready for shipping, then please do not bid. Please see item #7 in this paragraph below.
5) The process usually takes 10 to 14 business days from last day of sale date to complete,
so please be patient. We have several items we process daily, and all items are
packaged in the order of queuing date.
6) If the item(s) you purchased was tagged as a third-party shipping purchase only, your
item(s) will be transferred to the local UPS Store or a shipper of your choice located
within the 28792 area code. It is your responsibility to set up shipping arrangements.
7) You will receive email notification of your shipping estimate. Once the invoice is paid,
you can expect your package to be shipped within a day or two of payment. You will get
an email notification along with a tracking number once the package is enroute.
Please note: You are agreeing to hire our company to handle, pack, and ship your items. We
charge a handling fee just as any other packaging company would do to adequately wrap, box,
weigh, and place postage. If you reject the amount we estimate for shipping, your items will
immediately be forwarded to the local UPS Store at which time you will be given the phone
number and contact name of your new shipping agent. Our responsibility for your purchase
ends at that time.
Handling fees are determined by time, size, weight, need for double boxing, and/or insurance
fees (requested by Buyer). Shipping costs are determined by the window fees set forth by
UPS, FED EX , or USPS.
Any item remaining on premises after 48 hours of auction will be removed by Auction Firm at the expense of the Bidder. Absolutely no refunds on items purchased at auction or abandoned by Bidder. Items abandoned by Bidder will constitute a forfeiture of your purchased item(s). Abandonment will be determined by either the failure to pay invoice within allotted time or pick up by Bidder or shipper within 72 hours of auction’s end.
Payment Instructions: All winning Bidders will be invoiced after all auction lots have ended. Bidder is responsible for following all printed instructions on making payment to ensure that the item(s) purchased are not considered abandoned. Payments are to be made via a secured Paypal account. Alternative payment methods must be communicated to the Auction Firm prior to bidding on any items and confirmed by Auction Firm prior to end of auction. Buyers may be required to pay via cash, bank check or wire transfer for any invoice amount over $1,000 including premium and sales tax. at the discretion of the auction firm. Invoice must be paid in full within 24 hours of closing of last lot in auction.. NOTE: Our merchant account does not allow for American Express processing.
Warranties or Guarantees: All items are sold as-is, where-is without guarantees of any kind. Auction Firm nor Seller makes any warranties or representations of any kind as to condition, function, authenticity, or description. Bidder is responsible for all due diligence. Absolutely no returns. Furthermore, Auction Firm is not liable for any omissions or mistakes in description of items for sale. Bidder is strongly encouraged to view all photographs, visit location on day of preview, or contact Auction Firm for any clarifications on items desired for purchase.
Buyer Premium: A 15% premium is added to the final winning bid amount.
Third Party Platform: Auction Firm uses a third party online auction platform and is not responsible for equipment failures, software malfunctions, or accuracy of bid postings. Please contact Auction Firm if there are any issues.
Bidder Obligations: All Bidders are 1) Legally bound to the terms and conditions of the sale once posting Bids; 2) Responsible for all due diligence and shipping requirements; 3) Pay items in full and take possession of items within the required time frame; 4) Provide Auction Firm with accurate and truthful information as to payment methods, emails, name, and contact information; 5) Agree to emails being added to our mailing list for future advertisement of sales or contact for issues that may arise from participating in our sales. All Bidders have right to unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time: 6) Agree that Auction Firm has the right to refuse bids, withdraw any item(s) as requested by Seller or determined by condition or function, change descriptions as necessary, group lots or divide lots as needed, create reserves for item(s), or cancel auction for any reason; 7) Bidders agree that he/she may be banned from participating from future sales, either online or live, for failure to pay invoices, pick up items purchased, participating in fraudulent activities, or providing false information.
Failure to Pay: A bidder becomes legally bound to pay for items won at auction. If bidder refuses or fails to pay, Seller has the legal right to re-sell items and pursue original bidder for any difference in loss from the second sale plus any additional costs incurred in having to have those items resold including auction and advertising fees. We encourage our bidders to pay for items won, but we also encourage our Sellers to pursue any damages from losses due to failure to pay. Additionally, bidders who fail to pay will be blocked from our future auctions and will be added to other major online auction platforms as a 'refusal to pay' bidder.
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