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OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
Definitions: Cooper Barrington LLP, who act only as auctioneers and agents for the vendor are called "The Auctioneers". The representative of Cooper Barrington LLP conducting the auction is called "The Auctioneer". "Hammer Price" means the level of bidding reached at or in excess of any reserve when the Auctioneer brings down the hammer. Every person attending the auction premises at any time shall be deemed to be there at his or her own risk and shall have no claim against the auctioneers in respect of any accident which may occur, or any injury, damage or loss howsoever caused, save insofar as the injury, damage or loss shall be caused by any employee of the auctioneers. The Auctioneers act as agents for the vendor, and as such are not responsible for any default by the vendor or the buyer. Whilst the auctioneers make every effort to ensure the accuracy of their catalogue and the descriptions therein, each lot is sold by the vendor with all faults, imperfections and errors of description. All lots are available for inspection prior to sale, and each buyer on making a bid for a lot acknowledges that he has satisfied himself fully before bidding by inspection or otherwise as to all the sale conditions, the physical condition of, and description of the lot including but not restricted to whether the lot is damaged or has been repaired or restored. Buyers should satisfy themselves prior to the auction as to the condition of each lot, and any statement by the auctioneers as to the lot is a statement of opinion only and every person should rely on his/her own judgment as to all matters affecting the lot. Refunds will not be given for any lot unless a written condition report was obtained from the auctioneers by the buyer prior to the sale. Any claim under any statute must be received in writing by the auctioneers within seven days after the sale, The buyer has 14 days to return the item, where a full refund will be given providing the item is in the same condition that the item was in when it had left us. The auctioneer has absolute discretion to divide any lot, to combine two or more lots, to withdraw any lot, to refuse bids, to regulate the bidding or cancel the sale without giving a reason and without notice. The auctioneer may bid on behalf of the vendor for all goods which are being offered for sale subject to reserve or at the auctioneer's discretion. In the event of a sale by private treaty both the vendor and the buyer agree to be bound by the general and any special conditions of sale. All catalogue images are the property of Cooper Barrington LLP, if our images are seen to be used for profit or gain on any other online auction sites they will be reported. Vendors entering items into Cooper Barrington LLP's General Sales acknowledge that reserves, online bidding & photographs will be at the sole discretion of Cooper Barrington LLP. For referencing and appraisal of lots there is a small fee from £5 per lot but this service is free if the items are subsequently offered for sale in our auctions, any lots withdrawn after they have been catalogued and placed on our website will have a withdrawal fee of the lower estimate on the said item payable on the removal of such items per lot. Goods accepted for Free collection which are subsequently withdrawn without prior agreement may result in a charge being made for the collection of the remaining goods. Any Lots withdrawn after the publication of the catalogue will be charged Commission based on the lower estimate price. We payout on sales 21 days after the auction, your are invited to fill out the Bank Details section on the Auction Entry Sheet, failing to fill in the Bank Details will incure a £2.50 for issue of a Cheque. The highest bidder shall be the buyer except in the case of any dispute. If during the course of the auction, the auctioneer considers that a dispute has arisen, he has absolute discretion to settle it or to re-offer the lot. The auctioneer may at his sole discretion determine the advance of bidding or refuse any bid. Each lot is offered for sale subject to any reserve price placed by the vendor, in which case the auctioneer may bid on behalf of the vendor. The purchaser of any lot shall pay the hammer price plus a premium of 21%+Vat of the hammer price of each lot. The vendor authorises the auctioneers to deduct commission and expenses at the agreed rates from the hammer price, and the purchaser and the vendor acknowledge the auctioneers right to retain the premium payable by the purchaser. Overseas Bidders paying by Bank Transfer should check with there bank for any fee's incurred due to currency conversions, it is your responsibility to ensure the correct funds are sent to us and no goods are sent due to shortfalls. Online Bidding Cooper Barrington LLP offer a FREE online Live bidding service for bidders who cannot attend the sale. Please note that any lots purchased via Invaluable live auction service will be subject to an additional 5% live fee + VAT at the rate imposed on the hammer price. Shipping - All client purchases online, via telephone, in the room or via absentee bid that are subsequently shipped at the clients request and become lost by the shipper or courier company after leaving the premises of Cooper Barrington LLP will be the sole responsibility of the client/purchaser. Cooper Barrington LLP will endeavour to recover any losses from the Shipper or Courier Company for the client. Any expenses incurred (i.e. Court costs, solicitors fees & Cooper Barrington LLP employee time) to recover the said losses will be claimed from any money recovered. If not covered by Insurance or Court award. Not only will any bidder or purchaser at any sales be deemed to be purchasing, or to have purchased, in full knowledge of, and agreement with these and any other printed or announced conditions of sale, he will also be deemed to be in full knowledge of, and in agreement with such other conditions of sale as are on display in the sale room. Legal title of each lot will not pass to the buyer until the lot has been paid for in full and the auctioneers shall be entitled to a lien on any lot sold until the purchase price (as defined above) has been paid in full, but each lot is at the sole risk of the buyer from the fall of the hammer. Any goods (Auction Lots) purchased online, via telephone, in the room or via absentee bid at Cooper Barrington LLP's Auctions and are not paid for in full within 14 days after the said sale all rights to the said auction lots will either be offered to the under bidder or revert back to the original vendor and will be re-entered into the next available sale, Any losses from Buyer & Vendor Commission suffered by Cooper Barrington LLP will be charged to the purchaser at the rate of commission pertaining to that sale. Also Cooper Barrington LLP has the right to recover these costs through legal proceedings or debt collection agencies, you will be subsuquently be blocked / banned from bidding at our auction. No purchase shall be claimed or removed until it has been paid for and the sale has been concluded. All purchases shall be paid for and removed at the buyer's risk and expense immediately at the end of the sale, failing which the auctioneers shall not be responsible if the same are lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed. If any lot is not paid for and removed within seven days after the sale, the auctioneers may resell the lot by auction or privately without notice to the buyer. Any liability which there may be on the part of the auctioneers in respect of any loss shall be restricted to a maximum of the price paid by the buyer of the lot. In the event of any failure of the buyer to comply with any of the above conditions, the damages recoverable by the vendor or the auctioneers from the defaulter shall include any loss arising on any resale of the lot, together with the charges and expenses in respect of both sales, and together with interest at 8% upon the price of any lot which has not been paid for within 48 hours after the sale, and any money deposited in part payment shall be held by the auctioneers on account of any liability of the defaulter to the auctioneers or the vendor. The auctioneers can accept payment from successful bidders in cash, debit cards or by the bidder's own cheque with an appropriate cheque guarantee card, an additional charge of 3% will be added to all credit card payments. Cheques drawn by third parties cannot be accepted. The auctioneers reserve the right to refuse admission to any saleroom used by the auctioneers without giving a reason. Vendors of all goods must comply with all Health and Safety Acts and purchasers should check second hand goods purchased through an auction thoroughly by a competent person before use. At all times prior to the fall of the hammer lots and chattels remain the responsibility of the vendor, and thereafter the responsibility of the buyer, and the auctioneers will only be liable for negligence or error in the performance of their obligations. Any items left within our care for more than 30 days will be subject to a minimum warehousing charge of £2 per lot per day.The insurance of lots and chattels is always the responsibility of the owner. The auctioneers will execute bids on behalf of intending buyers unable to attend the sale at no charge. The auctioneers undertake to purchase lots as cheaply as is allowed by other bids and reserves. Bids must be submitted in writing at least half an hour before the sale commences and should be entered on the Absentee Bidding Form provided. Whilst every care is taken in carrying out instructions, the auctioneers cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions made in carrying out such bids.
We can help arrange shipment at the buyers expense.
Items are sent at the buyers risk, the auctioneer has no control over the goods once the items have left the auction room.
Buyers Premium is 21% + VAT.
The auctioneers can accept payment from successful bidders in cash, debit/credit cards & bank transfer.