Contract: The highest bidder for each lot shall be the buyer. All Sales are final. Title passes to the buyer upon the fall of our auctioneer's hammer.
Payment: All sales are for cash, Visa, Master Card, Discover, and business or personal check (with valid ID). All purchases will be in United States Funds. Buyers desiring to pay by check must notify the Gallery directly at (757) 722-9210 for clearance. The auctioneer reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank.
Shipping: Shipping: Items purchased will be shipped upon verification of credit payment, receipt of funds, or clearance of checks. All Shipments are made FOB Hampton, Virginia (Port of Norfolk for international shipments). A handling charge to cover materials and labor of Processing and Packaging plus the Actual cost of shipping/insurance will be charged to process the shipment. Shipping arranged by us will be by the best value and/or least expensive. All shipments are insured for the appraised value or purchase price which ever is greater. If you wish to name your own shipper or agent we will follow your instructions. You will be contacted if shipping costs exceed $400 or 100% of purchase value. Buyers or their agents may pick up items at our Phoebus Showroom if they so desire and make prior arrangement. We are not responsible for the acts or omissions of independent contractors, carriers, or packers of purchased lots, whether or not recommended by us.
Buyer's Premium: 20% Buyer's Premium is applied to all property sold, to be paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price.
Taxes: Tax: All appropriate Virginia state and local sales taxes are applied to the full purchase price of a lot including buyer's premium. Current Virginia sales tax is 5 %. Virginia and Out of state Dealers must provide a valid sales tax exemption number to be excused sales tax. Virginia law provides that Out of State Buyers do not pay Virginia Sales Tax on items shipped or delivered Out of State. Virginia buyers that purchase items as gifts and have them delivered to Out of State Recipients must pay applicable Sales taxes.
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