$0 - 99,999:
$100,000 - 199,999:
credit card: You can also pay by Visa, Mastercard and Discover (CREDIT CARD 3%(U.S.,Canada) ,3.9%(International) ADDITONAL TO TOTAL BILL), up to $2000 USD limit. Items will only be shipped to the Credit Card billing address, which must be provided with the security code on the credit card.
General.: 2. General.
2.1 Services. This Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement (hereafter this "Agreement") sets forth the general terms and conditions that apply to the use by you of the Sites, including the features and services offered by us from time to time at or through the Sites (collectively with the Sites, the "Services"). BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS CONTAINED HEREIN. This Agreement is a legally binding instrument between you and Invaluable, and describes your responsibilities in connection with your use of the Services and, among other things, limits the liability of Invaluable. Before using any of the Services, please read all of this Agreement carefully. By accessing or using any Services, you affirm that you are over 18 years of age and are otherwise capable of forming legally binding contracts, and that
you agree to be legally bound and to abide by this Agreement. If you are under 18 years of age, or are otherwise incapable of forming legally binding contracts, or do not agree with any part of this Agreement, YOU MUST NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES.
2.2 Amendments. We reserve the right, exercisable in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add to, subtract from, or otherwise amend the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time. Except as otherwise stated below, all changes, modifications, or other amendments shall be effective on a prospective basis once they are posted on our Sites. This Agreement may not otherwise be amended except in a writing signed by you and Invaluable. Continued use of the Services by you constitutes your binding acceptance of this Agreement, including any changes or modifications made by us as described above. You agree to review the terms and conditions of this Agreement periodically to become aware of such revisions and to review your compliance with them. If at any time the terms and conditions of this Agreement are no longer acceptable to you, you must immediately cease all use of the Services. The right to access and use the Services is personal to you and is not transferable to any other person or entity.
2.3 Additional Agreements. The Services include, among other things, such services as: contacting or placing bids with auction houses by email or through a live bidding console; searching and accessing past and upcoming auction records including, when available, object photos and estimated and realized prices; looking up or searching for artist information including biographies, examples of art work, and other sources of information about the artist; registering to receive email alerts about objects offered at upcoming auctions, and emailing an antique object to a friend. Additional terms and conditions of use applicable to your use of the Services available at the Sites from time to time are or may be posted in relevant areas within the Sites or may be agreed upon by you and Invaluable in a separate written agreement (e.g. Subscription
2.4 Your Account is identified by the email address you provided and you are the only party authorized to use your user ID (email address). You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your registered account with us and any password(s) you have chosen or we may issue to you in connection with your access and use of the Services. You are responsible for all uses of your account, whether or not actually or expressly authorized by you. If you believe that your account and/or password(s) have been misused or compromised in any manner, please contact us immediately at support@Invaluable.com.
2.5 Covenant Regarding Your Account. You agree that you will not maintain multiple registered accounts with us without our express written consent. If you wish to maintain a multiple account, you may submit a request to do so to support@Invaluable.com, including your primary User Name and your rationale for having multiple accounts.
2.6 Equipment. You shall be solely responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, communications, computer hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of the Services and all charges of any description arisingfrom or relating thereto.
2.7 Invaluable not involved in auctions/release. We are not involved in actual transactions between users of the Sites or any "External Sites" as defined in section 5.1 below (whether such users are auction houses, appraisers, art or antiques dealers, trade members, curators, educators,
antiques professionals, collectors or other third parties affiliated with Invaluable). We have no control over the quality or legality of the items displayed on our Sites or the truth or accuracy of the descriptions of such items, upcoming auction events or auction results displayed on our Sites. In the event that you have a dispute with any parties arising out of your use of the Sites you hereby
release Invaluable from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
Condition Report: Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact._ Metropolitan Auction shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of any reference to condition or the reference to particular defects of any lot does not imply the absence of imperfections effects of aging or other defects. All clients are responsible for reviewing and accepting the Terms of Sale prior to bidding. All measurements are approximate. All items sold as is.
Please note that Metropolitan Auction of Art Inc. must receive payment in full before shippers will be permitted to remove your property from our premises. Kindly disregard sales tax if your purchases will be delivered outside of New York State by an ICC/USDOT licensed shipper. However, please note that you may still be subject to paying sales tax of the area where the delivery is being received.
Payment is expected immediately upon, (but not before) receipt of invoice. Payments may be made via mail, phone, fax, or in person. We accept checks, money orders, Bank Wire direct to our account, Visa, Mastercard and Discover (CREDIT CARD 3%(U.S.,Canada) ,3.9%(International) ADDITONAL TO TOTAL BILL). All accounts are payable to Metropolitan Auction Of Art, INC. Payment must be made in U.S. funds. Wire transfer details are available upon request. Please note that lots purchased are subject to sales taxes where applicable unless a resale number is filed with us prior to the auction.
You can also pay by Visa, Mastercard and Discover (CREDIT CARD 3%(U.S.,Canada) ,3.9%(International) ADDITONAL TO TOTAL BILL), up to $2000 USD limit. Items will only be shipped to the Credit Card billing address, which must be provided with the security code on the credit card.
PAYMENT IS DUE UPON INVOICING. If invoice is not paid in full within 4 days, Metropolitan Auction Of Art, Inc. may charge my credit card for the total purchase price. Interest will be charged at 4% monthly (48% APR) on payments not received in 4 days of auction. Customer is liable for any legal fees and/or resale charges incurred in the collection of this account. Any legal dispute regarding the collection of this account shall be settled in the Newyork State Court System. By participating in this auction you hereby agree to the terms & conditions of the auction.
Invoices greater than $2,000 require payment by wire transfer, certified check or bank check. Metropolitan Auction Of Art, Inc. reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank.
The shipping fee must be paid separately and after the packing as been completed. It cannot be paid together with the item invoice.
With Payment Processing Metropolitan Auction now have the option to charge bidder cards. Attention Please: Bidder cards may be charged 4 days after an invoice has been sent.
sales tax: Kindly disregard the sales tax if an I.C.C. licensed shipper will ship your purchases anywhere outside the states of New York, New Jersey or Connecticut.
Shipping Terms: Shipping
Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. Buyer Pays Shipping Cost, our shipping department here at Metropolitan Auction can package and ship most items anywhere in the world. Our experienced team uses proven packing methods to ensure that your purchases arrive safely. We use Federal Express as our preferred shipper, however we are happy to accommodate just about any request you may have including utilizing specialty pack & ship companies.
It is the purchaser's sole responsibility to identify and obtain any necessary export, import, firearm, endangered species or other permit for lots purchased. Delay or failure to obtain permits or licenses or contravening laws denying consummation does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item and obtaining title to the item.
Please allow 14-21 days from the time your payment has cleared for your purchases to ship. Items paid for by personal or business check will be held for 10 days before being released to the shipping department.
We may refuse to insure or ship items we deem too fragile or a shipping risk. We are not responsible for damage to picture frames in shipping.
Costs for shipping are:
. Shipping Charge: The cost is as per shipper's rate scales.
. Insurance: The charge for insurance on domestic shipments is $0.75 per $100 value (e.g. a $200 item costs $1.50 for insurance). The insurance charge on international shipments is $1.50 per $100 value
. Packaging Materials: We charge for the packing materials used including boxes, packing materials, and labeling materials.
· Labor Charge: Labor rate for shipping is billed at $38.00/hour. A minimum charge is for fifteen minutes.
Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. Upon request, our Client Services Department will provide a list of shippers who deliver to destinations within the United States and overseas. Kindly disregard the sales tax if an I.C.C. licensed shipper will ship your purchases anywhere outside the states of New York, New Jersey or Connecticut.
Domestic shipping (48 states), handling and insurance charges will be added to the invoice.
If International customers are the successful bidder and are unable to attend the auction in person or pick up your item, please contact us for a shipping quote. International customers shipping carrier: DHL, FEDEX and UPS. We will pack and ship your item for you. The costs for shipping include labor at $38 per hour, packing material and cartons, insurance and actual invoiced shipping charges.
Please note that it is upon the Buyer's sole responsibility to comply with all export/import regulations, licenses, and permits relating to the sale. The delay or failure in exporting or delivery of a lot to the Buyer due to failure to secure necessary permits or licenses shall not be recognized as a reason to delay remittance of payments and applicable charges, or cancel a sale. Further, the auction house will not be liable for any unfortunate event of loss or breakage on released parcels; the buyer shall be responsible in making a claim from the insurance company and will not be a reason for payment dispute and refund nor rescission of sale.
We offer reduced shipping for winners of multiple lots. Shipping to certain countries is extremely expensive and will be invoiced according to dimensional weight as required! Please inquire before bidding! Note: Certain items such as ammunition, firearms, large frames, fragil, large, heavy and bulky items are not shipped by the auctioneer. Client is responsible to contact us to arrange for shipments for these pieces.
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 $15 $35 and $21.50 will pay $50.50 rather than the full $71.50. 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.
shipping/insurance: Metropolitan Auction Of Art, INC. requests shipping/insurance quotes from several shipping companies and, at its discretion, will select the shipping provider it deems fit for the specific delivery. You hereby agree that Metropolitan Auction Of Art, INC. may pass along your contact information to shipping partners in order to communicate drop-off locations, dates, times, and any other questions a shipper may have with respect to a product that is being shipped to you. In the event that you have any shipping/insurance preferences, please contact Metropolitan Auction Of Art, INC. and it will use reasonable efforts to accommodate your shipping request. Notwithstanding anything above, Metropolitan Auction Of Art, INC. in its sole discretion, shall be the final deciding party regarding any and all shipping/insurance arrangements.
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