Credit Cards: We accept credit cards for payment for any winning online bidders at all sales. We require credit card information to bid, and may use it for payment if you are the winning bidder.
Payment: PAYMENT IS DUE <B>IMMEDIATELY</B> UPON RECEIPT OF INVOICE. PERIOD. Do not contact us a week after the auction, and tell us you will be mailing a personal check. If payment is not made, or arrangements for such, within 48 hours of our transfer of the invoice to you via email, we will charge the credit card used for registration for the total amount of purchases. Wickliff Auctioneers accepts cash, approved checks, Mastercard and Visa for payment, as well as cashier’s checks and money orders. Payment may also be made via Paypal or wire transfer. Items may not be removed from the gallery until complete payment has been made. Online bidders must contact us by e-mail, PayPal or telephone to arrange payment. For absentee and fax bidders, if the winning bidder has not contacted us within 24 hours of being notified of their success, we will charge the credit card supplied with the bid.
Shipping, with Additional Info Regarding: Wickliff Auctioneers does not provide in-house shipping services, but is happy to provide references for outside shippers who make pickups at our facility following each auction. If you are a winning bidder and wish to have your item shipped, please contact us for information for recommended shipping outlets.
Winning bidders who wish to pick up items after the completion of any auction may do so for 1.5 hours following the last item selling, or on Mondays from 10am until 5pm. We do not have laborers on staff, so anyone needing assistance in moving large items should supply their own help. Pickups of any item more than 48 hours after an auction require an appointment as our showroom is not open to the public except during auction events and previews. All items are to be removed from our gallery within 5 days following an auction.
If large item moving services are required, we can also recommend contract intrastate and interstate moving companies with whom we have experience.
<b>ADDED AUGUST 14, 2009</b>- this detail is from our FFL Dealer regarding shipping of firearms purchased by non-Indiana residents, as follows:
ALL MY SHIPPING IS VIA UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE PRIORITY MAIL, WITH A DELIVERY CONFIRMATION LABEL AFFIXED. PRIORITY MAIL COST IS USUALLY WITHIN JUST A COUPLE OF DOLLARS OF THE PARCEL POST COST AND DELIVERY IS WITHIN 2-4 DAYS MAXIMUM, COMPARED TO 7-10 DAYS FOR PARCEL POST. INSURANCE IS OPTIONAL, BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. I WILL NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE, NOR RESPONSIBLE, FOR DAMAGES OCCURRING IN TRANSIT UNLESS INSURANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE SHIPPING CHARGES.
THE GROSS SHIPPING WEIGHT OF THE RIFLES WON'T LIKELY EXCEED 25lbs EACH, AND LIKELY A BIT LESS, UNLESS THE BUYER ALSO BUYS ONE OR TWO OF THE HARD-CASES TO HAVE THEM SHIPPED IN. THEN YOUR WEIGHTS WOULD BE PRETTY CLOSE TO SPOT-ON. HOWEVER THAT WILL SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE THE SIZE TO A POINT THAT THE USPS WILL LIKELY IMPOSE AN OVER-SIZE SURCHARGE, AND IT WILL ALSO REQUIRE ME TO OBTAIN A SPECIAL SHIPPING CONTAINER(S) AS WELL.
MY STANDARD PACKAGING IS END LOADED, SPECIAL STRONG-WALL (200lb per SQUARE INCH BURST STRENGTH RATED), CARDBOARD BOXES DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR SHIPPING FIREARMS. THE GUNS ARE WRAPPED IN BUBBLE WRAP AND TAPED PRIOR TO INSERTION. THEN THEY'RE TIGHTLY PACKED UTILIZING SHREDDED NEWSPRINT. THERE HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTELY NO CLAIMS OF DAMAGE IN WELL OVER A HUNDRED LONG GUNS SHIPPED IN THE LAST YEAR ALONE.
THE LAST LONG GUNS I SENT TO THE WESTERN SIDE OF NM WENT FOR ABOUT $35 - $40 EACH, ALL CHARGES INCLUDED. MY LONG GUN PACKAGING IS 4" X 8" X 52". IF HE BUYS TWO GUNS THE P.O. WILL ALLOW ME TO STRAP BOTH TOGETHER AND THAT ONLY ADDS ABOUT $15-$20 EXTRA TO THE SINGLE BOX COST, SO LONG AS THE TOTAL WEIGHT DOESN'T EXCEED 50lb OR THEREABOUTS. MY PACKAGING COST SHALL BE $7.50 FOR EACH FIREARM SHIPPED.
MOST PISTOLS CAN BE SHIPPED IN USPS PRIORITY MAIL FLAT RATE BOXES. THE MEDIUM BOXES GO FOR $10.35 AND THE LARGE ONES FOR $13.95. THIS DOESN'T INCLUED THE DELIVERY CONFIRMATION LABEL @! $0.70. THE INSURANCE COSTS ARE BASED UPON THE DECLARED VALUE OF THE ITEM BEING SHIPPED.
AFTER HAVING A COUPLE OF HOURS TO THINK OVER THE PROCESS, I THINK THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION IS TO PROVIDE ME WITH THE EMAIL, TELEPHONE NUMBER & ZIP CODE INFORMATION OF THE SUCCESSFUL OUT OF STATE BIDDERS (OR ANY NON-ATTENDING BIDDERS). I'LL GET THE ITEMS PACKED UP AND TO THE POST OFFICE FOR THE EXACT OFFICIAL SHIPPING COST TO THEIR LOCATION.THEN I'LL CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY WITH THE TOTAL SHIPPING COST.THAT WAY THEY CAN SIMPLY INCLUDE THE SHIPPING COST WITH THEIR RECEIVING AGENTS MANUALLY SIGNED, IN ORIGINAL INK, 01 FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSE. FOR THIS REASON, I DON'T THINK I'LL ACCEPT FFL's VIA EMAIL ATTACHMENTS NOR FAX, FOR NON-ATTENDING BIDDERS. THAT'LL GO A LONG WAY TOWARD KEEPING EVERYTHING TOTALLY CONTROLLED, AND AVOID ANY CONFUSION IN KEEPING EACH SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS ITEMS SEPARATED. PROVIDED THEY SEND THEIR PAYMENT & FFL VIA USPS 1st CLASS, PRIORITY OR EXPESS MAIL, THIS SHOULD DELAY DELIVERY BY MORE THAN 1-3 DAYS.
ONE ADDITIONAL ITEM. DUE TO A RECENTLY PASSED LAW IN CALIFORNIA REQUIRING THAT I REGISTER MY BUSINESS WITH THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IN ORDER TO SHIP FIREARMS INTO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND THAT I REQUEST PERMISSION FROM THE CADOJ, TO SHIP EACH, AND EVERY, FIREARM TO ANOTHER FEDERALLY LICENSED DEALER THEREIN, I NO LONGER SHIP ANY FIREARMS TO THAT STATE. THAT'S NOT ONLY AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL ( COMMERCE & EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSES) RESTRICTION ON INTERSTATE COMMERCE, THAT'S WAY TOO MUCH HASSLE AND RED TAPE TO SUIT ME, SO PLEASE ADVISE YOUR TELEPHONE & ON-LINE BIDDERS THAT I DO NOT SHIP ANY FIREARMS, OR FIREARMS RELATED EQUIPMENT, TO FFL DEALERS IN CALIFORNIA. RESIDENTS OF THAT STATE WILL HAVE TO FIND AN INDIANA DEALER WILLING TO COMPLY WITH THE CALIFORNIA REGULATIONS, AND THEN MAKE THEIR OWN ARRANGEMENTS TO HAVE THE ITEMS SHIPPED TO THEIR DESIGNATED FLL DEALER.
PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO ANY OF YOUR POTENTIAL BIDDERS.
CHARLES J. ADAMS, CEO
ADAMS GUN EMPORIUM, LLC
Premium: Wickliff Auctioneers Buyer's Premium of 12% will be added to the auctioneer’s hammer price. Additionally, an Artfact convenience fee of 3% will be added to the winning bid. A 25% deposit based upon an item's low estimate may be required in advance unless credit has been previously established.
Condition Reporting: We are pleased to provide additional information regarding the condition/age/authenticity of any item, <b>we may not be able to respond to such requests received within 24 hours before the stated start time of any auction.</b> Bidders are advised that opinions regarding condition or authenticity are given as our best information available, and that the bidder is making their decision to bid based upon their own opinion of the condition, age or authenticity of any item. Additionally, <b>the absence of a condition report on any item does not indicate that the item is free from flaws.</b> Please contact our office with questions about the condition of an item prior to bidding.
Taxes: Indiana residents will pay 7% sales tax, whether the item is purchased online or in person. Out-of-state residents who PERSONALLY PICK UP THEIR PURCHASES at our location will also be subject to Indiana 7% sales tax. All other purchasers are responsible for payment of any applicable taxes in their state or country of residence.
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