Please be advised that North Carolina now requires all online and onsite estate sales collect state and local sales taxes. Therefore, we encourage you to list your sales tax exempt number with Estatesales.org and make sure we have it on file to ensure you are not charged sales tax on your purchases. Otherwise, 6.75% will be added as tax to the total of your invoice unless you are having items shipped via USPS out of state. In-state shipped items are still required to pay NC sales tax.
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. 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.
READ!! Please call prior to bidding if you wish to have items shipped. You are agreeing to hire our company or a shipper and packaging company of your choice to handle, pack, and ship your items purchased. WE WILL be charging a handling fee to box and pack your item(s) just as any other packaging company will 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 packaging company of your choice or the local UPS Store at which time you will be given the phone # and contact name of your new shipping agent to arrange the shipping. Our responsibility for your items and the shipping will end at that point. Handling and packing fees are determined by size, weight, need for double boxing, and/or insurance fees (requested by Buyer). Shipping costs are determined by UPS, FED EX , or USPS. REMEMBER, shipping costs are charged separate from the auction invoice. No item may leave the premises until auction firm invoice of won item is paid in full. Please allow up to 14 business days from time of last day of sale for shipping item drop off at local carrier service facility. No exceptions.
Preview Day and Time: Preview Monday the 23rd of March noon - 4 pm
Online Auction Day and Time: Bidding starts March 17th, 2020, 6 pm EST. Lots will close every minute starting with Lot 1 at 8:00pm on Tuesday March 24th, 2020. 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: Thursday the 26th of March 1100 am - 530 pm and Friday the 27th of March 1100 am - 530 pm
Address of Sale: Items onsite in Hendersonville, 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: ATTENTION--If you wish to have items shipped you are agreeing to hire our company or a shipper and packaging company of your choice to handle, pack, and ship your items purchased. WE WILL be charging a handling fee to box and pack your item(s) just as any other packaging company will do to adequately wrap, box, weigh, and place postage. If you reject the amount we estimate for shipping, your items will be forwarded to the packaging company of your choice at which time you will be given the phone # and contact name of your new shipping agent to arrange the shipping. Our responsibility for your items and the shipping will end at that point. All bidders and buyers are responsible for their own shipping arrangements and costs. Auction firm does not offer free shipping on any item, nor does auction firm guarantee that all items can be shipped. Please call prior to bidding to see if your item is eligible for shipping, We offer local pick up for those who do not want to pay shipping costs. Please see Pick Up Day and Time for dates and times for pick up option. Please bid accordingly if having items shipped. Small items can be estimated by the auction firm but larger items may need a third party shipper to estimate. Contact us prior to bidding and let us know which items you desire quotes for shipping. It is the responsibility of Bidder to make full arrangements for knowing shipping costs prior to bidding and to provide payment for shipping apart from item invoice for shipping. Repeat, all shipping charges are responsibility of the Bidder. Be aware that each item may incur a per piece fee for handling, but we will do our best to bundle shipping when possible. Handling and packing fees are determined by size, weight, need for double boxing, and/or insurance fees (requested by Buyer). Shipping costs are determined by UPS, FED EX , or USPS. REMEMBER, shipping costs are charged separate from the auction invoice. No item may leave the premises until auction firm invoice of won item is paid in full. Invoices must be paid within 24 hours of last item’s close time. Bidder is responsible for all packing materials and boxes to carry home items and all are encouraged to bring help for heavy items. No staff will be available to assist in loading.
Please allow up to 14 business days from time of last day of sale for shipping item drop off at local carrier service facility. Auction Firm is not responsible for any shipping damage or pick up issues. 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. Invoice must be paid in full within 24 hours of closing of last lot in auction. A 15% Buyer’s Premium is added to the final total of winning bids. No sales tax is added to this sale.
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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