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.
Shipping Terms : All shipping charges must be paid by credit card.
PAYMENT FOR PURCHASES ALL ITEMS MUST BE PAID IN FULL BEFORE THEY WILL BE SHIPPED. WIRE TRANSFERS: If paying by wire transfer please have your bank call our office@ 207-453-2114 for the necessary information. Your items will be processed once we have confirmation of the transfer. CHECKS: We accept personal, business, cashier checks and money orders. It is our policy that if you choose to pay by personal or business checks your items will be held a minimum of 10 business days before being processed by the shipping department. CREDIT CARDS: We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover & American Express. PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE TO PROVIDE YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION. 1-800-872-4406. Ask for the office manager – Elaine Stone, or the owners – Steve or Jeannine Poulin. SHIPPING 1. All shipping charges are charged to a credit card. 2. Costs for shipping will include the following:(a) The actual cost charged by your choice of carrier such as FedEx, UPS or USPS. (b) Insurance – whether you choose the shipping carrier’s insurance, your own insurance or damage protection provided by our insurance carrier. (c) Packaging Materials – You are charged for the boxes, labels, bubble wrap & peanuts. (d) Labor – Labor rate for shipping is billed @ $22.00/hour. Minimum charge is 15 minutes. 3. It is your choice of carrier - Fed Ex, UPS or USPS. 4. It is our policy that all long arms be double boxed. 5. We reserve the right to refuse to ship and or insure an item we deem too fragile, delicate or bulky.
6. All firearms and any items that are insured by Poulin’s Damage Protection are required to have
7. “Rushed Shipment” - On occasion we have had customers request immediate shipment of their
goods. No merchandise will be shipped unless they are paid in full. The fee for a “rushed shipment” is
$20.00. Any “Rushed” items must be paid in full by Credit Card. If paying by checks your items will not
8. Please keep in mind that if you pay by check your order will not be shipped until your check has cleared
the bank. Also you may see that it has cleared on your end before we see it. We must be able to see
that it has cleared before we will ship anything.
INSURANCE Because of numerous experiences with FedEx, USPS & UPS ( Their refusal to pay when damages occur in shipping), we now use a special outside insurance company for damage protection of goods we ship. The charge for insurance is $ .55 cents per $100.00 up to $ 50,000.00. Over $ 50,000.00 our insurance company quotes the remaining charge.
OUTSIDE THE US - INSURANCE LIMITATIONS. Our insurance carrier will not insure any items shipped to foreign countries. They also will not insure anything shipped by boat. If you wish, we can purchase insurance for you from the carrier – FedEx, USPS or UPS, etc,. However, under no circumstances would we be responsible for any losses or portions of losses not indemnified by the shipping carrier. Therefore, if UPS refuses to pay the claim or pays only a portion of the claim, Poulin’s Antiques & Auctions will bear no responsibility for any remaining portion. We therefore encourage all foreign customers to get their own insurance coverage that will protect them. If using an exporter, it may be possible to purchase insurance through them. If you wish to use UPS, USPS, FedEx, or your own insurance for you items, You must sign off under the SHIPPING METHOD SECTION releasing Poulin Antiques &?Auctions from any liabilities resulting from any lack of restitution from these shippers. We will not be responsible for any damages, lost or stolen items (packages), or responsible for these shippers refusal to fully compensate you for damages.
THE ITEM(S) WILL NOT BE RELEASED FOR SHIPMENT IF THIS IS NOT SIGNED. *Items being insured will be valued at the purchase price (including buyer’s premium) only. *Under no circumstances will we declare less value than the actual sale price on any shipments out of the
* Under no circumstances will we claim a packaged item is anything other than what it is.
* PLEASE DO NOT ASK US TO SHIP AN ITEM TO YOU THAT IS ILLEGAL FOR YOU TO HAVE IN YOUR CITY,
COUNTY, STATE OR COUNTRY.
Payment Information: All items are to be paid for in American Funds the day of the sale. Checks are to be pre-approved by auctioneer prior to the auction (at least 2 business days before auction). The auctioneer reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by checks that have not been pre-approved, until the check has cleared the bank. We accept Cash, pre-approved checks, Visa, MC , American Express & Discover & wire transfers. Must have valid drivers license when paying by charge cards & checks. If you are registering or executing a bid for someone else, please bear in mind that you are responsible for the settlement of that account with us regardless of whether the person you’re executing or registering for pays you or not.
Buyer's Premium: A Buyers Premium of 17% will be applied to all property sold to be paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price and is therefore subject to applicable state sales tax. A 2% discount will be given to those paying by Cash or pre-approved
Taxes: A 5% sales tax must be charged to anyone from Maine who cannot present a valid ANNUAL RESALE CERTIFICATE at time of registration. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are from out of state we still require a copy of your sales tax accompanied with an affidavit (proof of your business, such as business check or card, etc.)
Condition: We have attempted to make a consistent effort in cataloging and correctly describing the property to be sold. Should the need arise we will make verbal corrections and provide additional information at the time of sale. This however is not to be interpreted as any form of warranty or guarantee, as to age, condition or authenticity. All statements on such matter, whether printed or made orally, are to be considered opinions only and are not representatives of fact. It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to satisfy themselves on the age, authenticity, condition, description and value of each lot before bidding.
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