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CONTRACT: Your bid is a contract. Place a bid only if you're serious about buying the item. If you are the successful and winning bidder, you have entered into a legally binding contract to purchase the property bid on from the seller. You should contact the seller to resolve any questions before bidding. The successful bidder is the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer. In the event of any dispute between bidders, or in the event of doubt on Apple Tree Auction's part as to the validity of any bid, the auctioneer will have the final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the article in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, Apple Tree Auctions sale record is conclusive.
PAYMENT: For items bought through Artfact.com, it is the buyer's responsibility to contact Apple Tree Auction Center via telephone 740-344-4282 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange payment. Apple Tree Auction will email an invoice to you within 3 days from the date of the sale. We accept cash, personal or company check with proper ID, cashiers check, traveler's check, money orders, wire transfers, Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. If you have not contacted Apple Tree Auction to arrange payment within 24 hours of time that invoice is sent, we will charge the credit card you used to register for the auction for the amount of your invoice. Failure to make payment arrangements within 7 days following the auction will result in a NPB being placed on your Artfact account. If paying by check, Apple Tree Auction reserves the right to hold the property until the check has cleared.
SHIPPING: Shipping of small items will be handled in house. Any item that cannot be sent through USPS or similar carrier must be sent be by common carrier or specialty delivery services. You may contact these shippers for quotes on larger items. We will also provide the buyer with a list of alternative local shippers that have been used in the past if you would prefer. It is the buyer's responsibility to pay all fees associated with shipping and packing. Estimates for in house shipping: $9 for material and labor for 12 x12 x12 interior carton. All items will be double boxed. Actual shipping cost and insurance are not included in $9 handling cost. Adjustments will be made for smaller or larger shipments. Contact email@example.com for additional shipping information. All property should be removed from our premises no later than 5:00 P.M. of the 14th business day following the end of the auction. Unless prior arrangements have been made with Apple Tree Auction, items not removed by the specified time will be charged storage and handling fees of $10.00 per item per day until removal. Please note that removal deadlines are strictly enforced.
BUYER'S PREMIUM: There will be a buyer's premium of 13% added to the hammer price of each lot and it will be considered part of the total purchase price.
TAXES: All purchases will be subject to a 7% Ohio sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a valid tax-exempt number. Out of state internet bidders are not subject to Ohio sales tax.
CONDITION REPORTS: All items are sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" with all faults. There are no warranties or representations of merchantability, of fitness, nor of any other kind, express or implied. All items are available for your examination prior to bidding. Written and oral descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to authenticity, age, condition, materials or any other feature of items being sold. Apple Tree Auction attempts to catalog every lot correctly and will attempt to point out any defects but will not be responsible or liable for the correctness of the catalog or other descriptions of the lot. We recommend prospective bidders examine all items in which they have an interest. By placing a bid, either in person, by phone, absentee or via the Internet, you signify that you have examined the items as fully as you desire to or that you have chosen not to examine them. If you require absolute certainty in all areas of authenticity, and the results of your evaluation leave uncertainty in your mind, we recommend you have an expert examine the lot for you or do not bid on the item in question. If your item(s) are damaged in shipping, you will need to contact the shipper to file a claim. If your item(s) are being shipped and there is a condition problem upon receipt, you are expected to notify us immediately by phone at 740-344-4282. All sales are final!
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