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Conditions of Sale
The Auction House: this refers to Auction House Medusa
The Auctioneer: this refers to the employee of the auction house who runs the Auction and assigns or does not assign lots.
The Lot: an object or aggregate of objects offered in one sale.
Written Bid: A secret binding maximum bid issued via internet or bid form that is made known to the auction house by Aspiring Buyer prior to the auction so that it may bid on behalf of Aspiring Buyer up to his or her maximum.
Aspirant Buyer: A person interested in a Lot.
Bidder: an Aspirant Buyer who bids on a Lot.
Buyer: He or She who is assigned a Lot by the Auctioneer.
Underbidder: The Aspirant Buyer who gives the second highest bid.
Hammer Amount: Amount for which the Auctioneer rejects a Lot.
The Sale: The contract that comes into existence after a Lot is assigned to a Buyer.
A Condition Report: A description of the physical condition of a Lot by an Auctioneer.
"AS IS": The physical condition of the Lot at the time of the sale including defects and deficiencies.
Live Online: The manner in which the auction is conducted. The regular auction is streamed live via cameras. Aspiring Buyers can therefore bid via the Internet in addition to in the hall.
The general terms and conditions apply to all auctions of Medusa Auctioneers. Unless expressly stated otherwise.
Deviations from the General Terms and Conditions are only possible if agreed in writing.
The applicability of the auction terms and conditions will be made known via our website, but are also available for inspection at our offices. The terms and conditions for submission are attached to our collection form, a copy of which remains with the sender. When registering for participation in an auction, you must accept the terms and conditions of purchase.
The applicability of these conditions is exclusively governed by Dutch law.
Duty of investigation and information
A Lot is sold "as is". This means that a Lot is sold in the condition it is in on the auction day at the time of the Auction. The descriptions in the auction catalog are made to the best of our knowledge and ability and to the current state of knowledge. Photographs may be part of the description. However, no rights can be derived from photographs and/or descriptions.
Before the auction, the Buyer will be given the opportunity to inspect the Lot carefully and extensively (or to have it inspected) in order to form his own opinion about the Lot's characteristics. Statements in the catalog about the condition of the Lot cannot be exhaustive. While no rights can be derived from the absence of a description of the condition in the catalog. The Aspiring Buyer has the possibility to request a so-called Condition Report or additional photos. The Auction House is not obliged to provide these, because this is sometimes not possible due to a lack of specific knowledge or time. The weighing and judging of the condition information provided by the Auction House is ultimately up to the Purchaser.
Disclaimer: In a Condition Report, the Auction House gives its opinion on the condition of a lot. Condition reports are drawn up to the best of the Auction House's knowledge and ability. The Auction House staff are not professional conservators, but merely report on their observations. A Condition Report cannot take the place of the buyer's own duty of investigation. No rights can therefore be derived from a Condition Report. The auction house is not obliged to provide a Condition Report. Additional photos will be made upon request and sent digitally. No rights can be derived from these photos either. They do not relieve the prospective buyer of his duty to investigate.
Bidding shall be in Euros.
The Aspirant Buyer may bid in person. This can be done in the auction room, but also Live Online by creating an account on our platform, or through external platforms facilitated by the auction house.
The Aspiring Buyer can also leave a written bid. This can be done via a so-called online bid form prior to the auction. The Auctioneer will include the bid in the auction and bid on behalf of the bidder. This written bid is secret and not public to third parties.
A written bid must be submitted four hours prior to the auction. Subsequent bids cannot be included in the auction.
In the event of an equal written bid, the previously submitted bid will surpass the later bid. The second bidder will be automatically notified.
Acceptance of a bid
The bid shall be unambiguous and clear. A bid may not be subject to any conditions.
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Medusa-Auctioneers charges a small hammerfee of 1,75 euro's on top of the buyers premium.
Medusa-Auctioneers are not professional shippers. We have chosen to outsource this. On our site you can find the shipping page with a link to a reliable shipper who ships world wide.