Condition Guarantee: All our lots are guaranteed to be as described (defined below). Any concerns must be brought to our attention within 14 days of the lot's shipment date. We endeavor to provide as much information as possible and describe condition issues as fairly as we are able. It must be understood that any description or assessment of an item or its condition must be regarded as opinion only, and cannot form part of any legal contract. Where we have identified particular faults or damage to items it must be understood that reference to such faults does not imply the absence of others, nor does the lack of such a reference imply that an item is free of faults. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the suitability of lots before buying. Written and oral descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, materials or any other feature of items being sold. Many particulars will be subjective in nature and the auctioneer reserves the right to make final decisions as to whether descriptions contain erroneous information of a nature substantial enough to cause false impressions for buyers. Please inquire about any areas of concern prior to bidding, we welcome your questions. Beyond our descriptions, all items are sold as-is, where-is with no warranties or guarantees of any kind, express or implied. All items are available for examination at our gallery, prior to auction. Your bidding will signify that you have examined the items as fully as you desire, or that you have chosen not to examine them.
Shipping Arrangements: We take care to pack well, and ship in a timely fashion. Buyer pays for stated shipping within the United States, international customers please contact us for a shipping quote. We offer reduced shipping for winners of multiple lots, as follows: buyer pays full shipping amount of the won lot that bears the highest shipping charge, and receives a 30% discount on the stated shipping amount for all other won lots. For example, a winner of three lots with stated shipping charges of $4.50, $6.50 and $8.00 will pay $15.70 rather than the full $19.00. All books and other media ship via USPS Media Mail. Typical delivery time within the continental U.S. is 5-10 days. If your order is time sensitive, please contact us for a Priority Mail upgrade. Insurance is available and recommended (please note that by declining insurance, you assume the risk of loss or damage in transit) on shipped packages at a flat rate of $1.00 per $100.00 of coverage for domestic shipments and $2.00 per $100.00 of coverage for all international shipments (please let us know if you are adding insurance to your total). All shipments with a total hammer value of $200.00 or greater will require mandatory insurance coverage and that charge will be added to the shipping amount on the invoices. Please note that insurance coverage is only available for the hammer price plus buyer's premium; insurance coverage is not available for, and therefore does not include, the cost of shipping.
Payment Options: Payment is due within ten days of auction close. Payments in excess of $3,000.00 must be made in certified funds (cash, cashier's check, bank transfer, etc.). Money orders, personal/business checks, bank transfers and cash are accepted for payments below $3,000.00, as are Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards, which are processed directly through our gallery by calling us at 607-269-0101. If we do not receive payment arrangements within ten days of the auction close, we reserve the right to bill the credit card placed on file when you registered for our auction. Paypal is welcome, please use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Because of Paypal's secure payment policies, invoices which are paid via Paypal's online payment center must be shipped; orders paid by online Paypal payment cannot be picked up at our gallery. However, payment for pick-up orders can be made with a Paypal debit card, presented at time of pick-up. Checks are accepted, we reserve the right to hold shipment until check funds have cleared (time frames vary). Please mail checks or money orders to: National Book Auctions, 1429 Danby Road, Ithaca, New York 14850-6071. Note to international buyers: payments must be in the form of a money order or bank transfer in U.S. funds, or by Paypal. Checks with international routing numbers are not accepted. PLEASE NOTE: Invoices not paid within 10 days of the auction date will be subject to a late charge of 3% of the invoice total due, plus 3% of the invoice total due, per week thereafter for as long as complete invoice payment has not been received. National Book Auctions reserves the right to offer any lots for which payment is not received within ten days of the auction, to the back-up bidder or other interested parties. In the case of any lot for which payment is not received within ten days of the auction, the high bidder understands and accepts that he/she relinquishes any right of title to that lot, should National Book Auctions arrange to sell said material to another buyer. National Book Auctions making such an offer to another buyer does not release the winning bidder from the legally binding contractual obligations accepted by bidding; the winning bidder remains legally bound to complete the purchase until such time as he/she receives written notification from National Book Auctions that the material has been sold to another buyer. Winning bidder agrees to pay any difference between the original high bid and the offer accepted by National Book Auctions from a back-up bidder or other party. National Book Auctions reserves the right to re-list in a later auction, any lots for which payment is not received within ten days of the auction and in that event, the bidder agrees to pay National Book Auctions all foregone commission amounts and buyer's premiums which would have been earned had the original high bid been paid. Additionally, winning bidders who do not pay within ten days from the auction agree to compensate National Book Auctions for any and all reasonable collection and legal fees incurred by National Book Auctions in its effort to secure payment from the winning bidder.
Sales Tax: All orders shipping to addresses in New York or being picked up at our gallery are subject to 8% New York State sales tax unless buyer has a current New York State Resale Certificate on file with us.
Buyer's Premium: A standard 20% buyer's premium will be applied to all successful bids plus the 3% online transaction fee. Thus, the final lot price for successful online bidders who bid in auctions sponsored by National Book Auctions, will be 123% of the final hammer price.
Your Bid Is a Contract: By placing a bid with National Book Auctions, buyer understands that he/she is making a legally binding offer to purchase. If the bid is accepted by National Book Auctions, a legally binding contract is created at the instant of acceptance. In the event of non-payment by the bidder, according to the terms stated in this auction listing, National Book Auctions is entitled to seek compensation from buyer for all costs of re-selling this lot, any difference in price between the two sales and all legal fees incurred by National Book Auctions in securing such payments from buyer.
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