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IMPORTANT INFO: The live bidding for this auction takes place in our Norwalk Gallery and online, all the items in this sale are located at our Norwalk, CT gallery for pickup. Previews for the auction are by appointment only - contact us to schedule. Pick-ups for this sale will be Wednesday December 15th - Thursday, December 23rd, 9am-5pm, WEEKDAYS ONLY, by appointment. If items are not able to be picked up within the pick-up window, they will be subject to storage fees and may be considered abandoned. All paid items left in our possession for longer than 30 days will be considered abandoned without refund. All property offered and sold through Westport Auction shall be offered and sold on the terms and conditions below. By bidding at the auction, whether present in person or by agent, by written bid, telephone, internet or other means, the buyer agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. 1. All items are sold as-is. All sales are final. No returns. No refunds. No exceptions. 2. Online bidders on LiveAuctioneers and Invaluable are subject to a 28% buyer's premium with a discount of 3% for cash, good check, or bank wire transfer. A 23% buyer's premium will be added to the hammer price of each lot sold to the floor, phone bidders, and Westport Auction's bidding platform with a discount of 3% for cash, good check, or bank wire transfer. 3. All purchases are subject to a Connecticut State sales tax of 6.35% unless (1) the buyer is an out of state resident and lots are being shipped out of Connecticut or (2) the purchaser has a valid tax resale certificate (an actual resale certificate must be presented and on file with Westport Auction) . 4. Bidder gives Westport Auction permission to charge the credit card supplied at the time of registration, if payment is not made within 10 business days or the auction's specific payment time frame. 5. Payment methods accepted: A. Cash (in house only) B. Credit card payment will be accepted for invoice amounts under $4,999.99. All payments over $4,999.99 MUST be made via other accepted methods. We do not accept international credit card payments. Credit cards from North America accepted: American Express, MasterCard, Visa, & Discover. Credit card transactions are subject to a 3 percent convenience fee. C. Bank Wire Transfer (all international payments of any amount and payments for invoices over $4,999.99), Money order, certified check, approved personal or business check with proper identification. We reserve the right to hold item(s) until checks are clear. International wire transfer invoices are subject to a $50 bank fee. 6. All items are sold as-is, where-is. We do our best to describe the items; our descriptions are no way to be interpreted as a guarantee of any kind as to authenticity, age, condition, and materials. Shipping and insurance are the responsibility of the purchaser. Purchases are not contingent upon shipping costs. You must be aware of the shipping costs before you bid on an item. We provide a list of suggested shippers as a courtesy. 7. All items are sold to the highest bidder by the auctioneer. The auctioneer has the right to not accept any bid. Bidding may be reopened at the discretion of the auctioneer. The auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any item and to reoffer the item at another time. 8. USA and International buyers should be aware that certain countries or States do not allow the importation of items containing materials made from endangered species. This includes, but not limited to ivory, coral, and tortoise shell. It is the buyer's responsibility to check with relevant import and customs regulations prior to bidding. 9. All items purchased from Westport Auction must be paid in full within 10 days after the auction date unless otherwise stated (sooner for most on-site sales) . All bidders will have a dispute placed on their account and will be blocked from bidding with us if payment is not made within the designated payment period. The dispute will be removed only once the payment is received. The credit card supplied at the time of registration may be charged if payment is not made within 10 business days or the auction's specific payment time frame. All items purchased from Westport Auction must be removed within 10 days after the auction date or within the specific time window. Items left after the pickup window will incur a $10/day storage fee per item. After 30 days items in our possession items will be considered abandoned without refund. Shipping: 10. All items not being picked up at the location in Norwalk, CT can be shipped by any company from our suggested list of shippers. Buyers must contact the shipping company directly after the auction to arrange shipment and payment for shipping. We require a written emailed release in order to have items ready for pickup. Pickup is by appointment only. 11. Buyers will have 15 days after the auction date to contact Westport Auction if there is a misrepresentation of an item. Westport Auction will not be responsible for any items after 15 days from the auction date. 12. Any damage that occurred during shipping is the responsibility of the shipper. All items must be signed off on by the shipper before leaving our facilities confirming condition is as stated in the catalog.
YOU MUST PAY WITHIN 7 BUSINESS DAYS. Buyers will have 10 days after the auction date to contact Westport Auction if there is a discrepancy on the items. Westport Auction will not be responsible for refunds on any items after 15 days from the auction date. Payments accepted; -Cash (in house only) - Credit cards (MasterCard, Visa) (subject to 3 percent convenience fee) - Money order, certified check, approved personal or business check with proper identification. We reserve the right to hold item(s) until checks are clear.
Items must be picked up from our Norwalk, CT gallery in the time frame of: Wednesday December 15th - Thursday, December 23rd, 9am-5pm, weekdays only. All items must be picked up in that time frame. We will offer in-house shipping to the Contiguous USA for select smaller items in this sale, please contact us prior to bidding for a quote as purchases are not contingent on shipping. CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR A LIST OF SHIPPERS. Or you can find a shipper and have them pick the item up at that location. For larger items we recomend: USHIP or PLYCON. All items not being picked up in Norwalk, CT can be shipped by us or the companies from our suggested list of shippers. Buyer must contact us or the shipping company directly after the auction to arrange shipment and payment for shipping.
28% buyers premium for online bidders paying by credit card
with a discount to 25% buyers premium for online bidders paying by cash or check, refer to our terms.