Terms and Conditions
The lots listed in this catalog are from the living estate of Mary Ann Gough and are being offered by Sterling Transitions Inc. 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.
***Please note** Due to the Coronavirus, we may need to adjust our advertised end date and pick up times as for now, we are offering shipping on all smalls through UPS (call 828-252-6930 for quote) The larger pieces will only be available for local pick up by appointment over a two day pick up. We may add a third day option if needed for pick ups to be sure everyone has the space and time they need. You can rest assured we are taking precautions necessary to keep all our friends safe during this time.
ONLINE SALE DATES: Bidding starts at 6:00am, Tuesday March 31st. Lots will close every minute starting with Lot 1 at 4:00pm on Tuesday, April 14th. Individual closing will be extended 5 minutes when a new bid comes in within 5 minutes of lot closing.
PICK UP: Pick up your winnings in North Asheville, NC by appointment during two days, Wednesday the 14th or Thursday the 15th. Friday pick may be added if needed. See descriptions to see where shipping is available. Please do not come any other time without prior approval.
PREVIEW DATE: To be determined.
SHIPPING: Shipping is offered within the Continental US for some lots in this sale. We will work with our local UPS store at 828-252-6930. You must pay for your winning invoice and email (firstname.lastname@example.org) us your shipping address and phone number before 6:00pm on Wednesday, April 14th. Once paid, we will take items to the UPS Store and they will contact you with shipping options and pricing. If you would like an estimate, please call the store at 828-252-6930 with the item measurements. If item is left at UPS for two weeks and you have not returned their calls then our staff will donate the items even if it has been paid for.
PAYMENT INFO: You will receive an EMAIL with an attached invoice from Sterling Transitions Inc AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE AUCTION, not after the item was sold. This email will include payment instructions via PayPal and instructions for pick up and shipping. 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 to make payment, email@example.com, for payment on PayPal. or by typing in the following into your web browser. “https://www.paypal.me/SterlingTransitions” Call or Email us if you prefer a different payment method. *First time buyers will need to pay with credit card by PayPal or over the phone prior to pickup. **All items must be paid for before end of sale pick up time by using Paypal or call / email us to communicate other payment preferences. Bring your paid invoice with you to pick up. Cash, local checks and credit cards accepted in person if communicated to our staff PRIOR to pick up. 828-338-8448 or firstname.lastname@example.org All purchases have a 15% buyers premium added to the final bid price.
TAXES -As of February 2020, We are now required by the state of North Carolina to collect sales tax for items sold. This sale has a 7% tax rate that you will see on your invoice. If you are tax exempt, please update your estatesales.org profile and email us a copy (or bring in person) your tax exempt paperwork so we can remove the tax from your invoice.
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.
Sterling Transitions Inc, offers lot descriptions to the best of its 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. Sterling Transitions Inc. does not accept liability for any omissions or mistakes in the description or photos. A 15% Buyers Premium is added to all sold lots and is the responsibility of the buyer to pay. 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 email@example.com with your questions PRIOR to bidding. If you are still uncertain after we reply, please refrain from bidding.
We understand that sometimes things happen, so we ask for communication on your part as soon possible to let us know if you need to change pick up or cancel your bid. If we do not hear from you or you do not pay for your goods by the end of the pick up time then we will be unable to allow you to bid in future auctions with us. We apologize for the strict policy but this puts us in an unnecessary bind and we just ask you to call or email us ASAP if plans have changed.
Sterling Transitions Inc NCAL#10011
Betty Baker, Auctioneer NCAL#9997