Terms & conditions

Terms & Conditions

** PRIOR TO BIDDING: PLEASE READ ALL TERMS & CONDITIONS.
DO NOT BID IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ADHERE TO THE TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SALE.
**

 

Auction Type: Online Only

Location of Sale Inventory: Grace Estates Buyers, 1500
Apalachee Pkwy #2135, Tallahassee, FL. 32301

Bidding Mediums: Absentee & Live Internet

Buyer’s Premium: 20%

Auctioneer Phone: 850-303-2727, 850-567-4653 (text only)

Lot Viewing: Online Only. No in person lot viewing.

Local Pickup & Shipping: Available (see clause 1)

 

PLACING A BID CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO ALL TERMS AND
CONDITIONS, AND IS A BINDING CONTRACT TO PURCHASE. THE ACTION OF EXECUTING /
PLACING A BID IMPLIES YOU UNDERSTAND THE TERMS OF SALE, AGREE TO THE TERMS OF
SALE, AND HAVE AGREED TO PURCHASE THE LOT. NON-PAYING BIDDERS WILL BE TURNED
OVER TO A COLLECTIONS AGENCY AFTER THE PAYMENT WINDOW HAS CLOSED. AN
“ACCIDENTAL” BID (WHICH INCLUDES HUMAN & TECHNOLOGICAL ERROR) CAN
BE RELEASED FROM THE TRANSACTION BY THE AUCTIONEER BUT WILL BE CHARGED A $60
RE-LISTING FEE PER LOT.

 

Auctioneer Phone: 850-303-2727

 

1. SHIPPING & LOCAL PICKUP: Items requiring shipment
will be handled either by Florida Estate Sales in-house shipping department or
their designated 3rd party professional shipping partner. A buyer may also
organize their own 3rd party shipping. Florida Estate Sales reserves the right
to designate your shipment in-house or 3rd party. The in-house department will
generally pack & ship non-fragile items fitting safely in a flat-rate
shipping box. The in house shipping department does not ship outside the
continental USA.

 

Shipments outside these criteria will be handled by the
local 3rd party partner. 3rd party shipment customers will make shipping
payment directly to the 3rd party provider. Please allow up to 14 business days
after receipt of payment for your purchases to ship. Buyers receive their
shipment tracking information once their items ship. Depending on size and
value, domestic shipments are sent via USPS, FedEx or UPS.

 

International shipments are shipped via a 3rd party shipper.
All Domestic shipments will include $100 mandatory insurance and tracking /
signature confirmation. Florida Estate Sales cannot insure or guarantee the
delivery of International Shipments. Florida Estate Sales must be notified of
Shipping Claims, Damage or Loss within 3 days of receipt. All shipping damage /
loss claims must be processed and resolved through the organization by which
they were shipped. Absolutely no refunds or claims may be submitted beyond 3
days of receiving a shipment.

 

***Florida Estate Sales assumes no responsibility/ liability
for lost or damaged items received through post.***

***In-House shipping only includes $100 of insurance.***

***Additional domestic insurance is available upon
request.***

 

LOCAL PICKUP: Buyers are allowed to pick their items up in
person at our gallery: 1500 Apalachee Pkwy (Grace Estate Buyers, Inside the
Governors Square Mall), Tallahassee, FL. 32301. All local pickups must be made
by appointment. Local pick-up items will be safely on hold until such time as
an appointment can be made. If the items are needed in any hurry, we recommend
having the item(s) shipped.

 

2. LOTS: Accurate descriptions are provided for each
individually described item in the auction on a best effort basis and are not
intended to be definitive scholarly works or appraisals. Condition grading on
precious gemstones, comic books, and all other items is not guaranteed to be
accurate. Many lots have not been tested. A majority of the lots are
“estate lots” – so one should expect they will be in used condition
and may have defects. Lots are sold “As-Is, Without Warranty or Guarantee.” The
bidder is ultimately responsible for determining the condition of a lot. All
sales are final and may not be returned. The placing of a bid will be taken as
full agreement to all terms & conditions. Florida Estate Sales has the
right to withdraw any lot. Auctioneer reserves the right to cancel or nullify
the sale of any lot.

 

3. ABSENTEE BIDDING: Absentee Bidding is used by those who
cannot attend the auction in person. Absentee bids may be submitted via the
online bidding catalog. Absentee bidders agree to all terms and conditions. In
the case of a tie bid, the auctioneer has sole and final discretion to
recognize and award the winning bid. If leaving an absentee bid, please
consider leaving a highest and best bid. The auctioneer or online bidding
platform will incrementally (in accordance with standard bid increments)
execute bids on bidder’s behalf until the bid is either successful or
exhausted. This means, if a bidder leaves an absentee bid of $10000, and during
the course of competitive bidding the winning bid increment is $5500, the
bidder wins the lot at $5500.

 

4. TELEPHONE BIDDERS: Not Available.

 

5. BIDDING: The highest bidder acknowledged by the
auctioneer shall be the purchaser. Once a bid is announced ”sold”, the high
bidder has purchased the lot. In executing a bid, the bidder is agreeing to
purchase the lot. All sales are binding and final. In the event of a tie bid,
the first bid recognized by the Auctioneer prevails and wins.

 

6. BUYER’S PREMIUM: A buyer’s premium of 20% applies to all
bids. Buyer’s premium is added to the hammer price of each lot. According to
Florida law, the Buyer’s Premium is considered a component of the purchase
price, and is therefore subject to state and local sales tax.

 

7. PAYMENT: All bidders, regardless of venue by which they
bid, are required to pay within 4 days of auction.

 

***** We DO NOT auto-bill credit cards used in registration!
******

*****ALL NON-US BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY BY CASH, MONEY
ORDER, OR BANK WIRE.****

 

Accepted forms of payment are cash, check, bank wire,
MasterCard, Discover, Amex & Visa. The Auction Company Reserves The Right
To Require Payment By Bank Wire or Check. If payment is not received within 4
days, the auction house has the right to deem the sale “null &
void” and a non-paying bidder claim / strike will be filed. We reserve the
right to verify funds on personal checks. A $35 fee will apply to all returned
checks. The full purchase price on all lots sold to the same buyer must be paid
before removal of any of the items.

 

***A $5 FEE WILL APPLY TO ANY PAYMENTS PROCESSED BY
PHONE.***

 

Please make checks out to “Florida Estate Sales”.
Address envelopes: “Grace, 1500 Apalachee Pkwy #2135, Tallahassee, FL.
32301″

 

8. SALES TAX: Florida Residents and Lots Shipping to a
Florida address are required to pay applicable Florida state and local sales
tax on all taxable items purchased. Tax exempt bidders must have a current copy
of a Sales Tax ID / Re-Sale Certificate on file. Sales Tax in Leon County
Florida is 7.5%.

 

9. RESERVE: Some items may have a reserve.

 

10. IDENTIFICATION: All purchasers are required to complete
registration, including Full Name, Address, Phone, Email, Signature and Drivers
License Number. Those not willing to disclose this information cannot take part
in the auction. PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL CONTACT INFORMATION IS ACCURATE & UP
TO DATE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION. Auction Company is not responsible for any
delays or losses due to false information provided at the time of registration.

 

***We reserve the right to request a copy of purchaser’s
photo identification in order to verify registration information.***

 

11. AUCTIONEER: The bidding advances shall be regulated by
the auctioneer and shall be at his discretion. The auctioneer reserves the
right to determine the opening bid / minimum bid on any lot. The auctioneer
reserves the right to pass / no sale any lot. The auctioneer may reject nominal
bids, small opening bids or very nominal advances made with the purpose of
disparaging an item. Once a lot has been passed and not sold it will not be
re-offered until a later sale. Items which are not reserved are sold at the
auctioneer’s discretion. The auctioneer has the right to refuse any bid. The
Auctioneer reserves the right to execute absentee bids on behalf of clients and
vendors, but shall not be liable for errors or omissions in executing
instructions to bid. The auctioneer acts as agent only, and shall not be liable
for any default of the purchaser or vendor.

 

12. BID INCREMENTS: All bids, including absentee and
Internet must be on increment. The auctioneer reserves the right to deviate
from the established increment at their discretion. Bid Increments are as
follows:

 

Up to $20 | $2

 

Up to $100 | $5

 

Up to $260 | $10

 

Up to $500 | $20

 

Up to $1000 | $25

 

Greater | $50

 

13. DISPUTE BETWEEN BIDDERS or TIE BID: In the event of any
dispute between bidders or a tie bid between bidders, the auctioneer has sole
and final discretion to recognize and award the winning bid. The auctioneer’s
sole resolution of the dispute or tie bid is final and binding on all bidders
and all bidding mediums.

 

14. CONSIGNORS: Consignors are NOT permitted to bid on their
own items. This is called “shill bidding” and is illegal by Florida
Auction Law standards. By placing your item up for auction, you have agreed to
sell. We cannot discuss payment on the day of the auction. Consignors may only
be paid proceeds on items for which payment has been received from a buyer.

 

15. GENERAL TERMS & INFORMATION: Employees and associates
of Florida Estate Sales are permitted to purchase lots at competitive bidding
under the same terms, rules and regulations as the general public. By bidding
at this auction whether in person or by agent, absentee bid, telephone bid or
other means, the buyer or bidder agrees that the contract created by these
conditions of sale is made and performed in the County of Leon, State of
Florida. Auction Company has sole discretion on whether to approve an
individual for bidding. Auction Company has sole discretion to decline an
individual bidder’s application for any reason. Auction company has sole
discretion to nullify a sale for any reason.

 

16. INTERNET BIDDING: Bidders are able to bid via one of our
Internet Auction Platforms. If bidding live via the Internet, please bid
quickly. We auction approximately 40-60 lots per hour. If leaving absentee
Internet bids, please consider leaving a reasonable bid. If leaving an absentee
bid, please consider leaving a highest and best bid. The online bidding
platform will incrementally (in accordance with standard bid increments)
execute bids on bidder’s behalf until the bid is either successful or
exhausted. This means, if a bidder leaves an absentee bid of $10000, and during
the course of competitive bidding the winning bid increment is $5500, the
bidder wins the lot at $5500. Internet bidders may be required to agree to
additional terms established by the Internet bidding venue. Internet bidders
may be subject to a different Buyer’s Premium.

 

IN PARTICIPATING IN THE AUCTION – BIDDERS AGREE TO ALL TERMS
& CONDITIONS OF SALE

 

FL: AB3826, AU5119