Payment Information: Upon the fall of the auctioneer's hammer, or the statement of "Sold", title to the offered lot passes to the highest bidder who thereupon (a) assumes full risk and responsibility therefore, and (b) will pay the full purchase price therefore, or such part as Pacific Galleries may require.
Payment is due seven (7) days after receiving an invoice. Pacific Galleries accepts Paypal (send payments to firstname.lastname@example.org), cash, check and Visa, Mastercard, American Express (2% additional fee) and Discover cards, or email for wire transfer instructions. At the buyer's request, Pacific Galleries will charge the credit card on file with Artfact/Invaluable/AuctionZip if one was required at registration. If the buyer has not remitted payment by the second Monday after the auction, Pacific Galleries will attempt to charge the credit card on file with Artfact/Invaluable/AuctionZip for the total invoiced amount.
Non-payment will result in negative feedback, unpaid item strikes, and being placed on our no-bid list.
Shipping Information: Shipping, insurance packaging and handling of purchased lots is at the risk and expense of the purchaser. As a courtesy, Pacific Galleries may provide quotes for smaller, non-freight items. Winning bidders will receive a separate shipping quote and invoice via email. Because of the value and delicacy of the items offered by Pacific Galleries, items are sent using professional shipping services. Primary shipping is by UPS, USPS, FedEx and DHL, though other carriers may be used on a case-by-case basis. Within three days of the closing of the auction a shipping/packing quote will be sent to successful bidders. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for shipping unless otherwise arranged. Post sale determination of shipping costs does not constitute grounds for cancellation of any purchase made at auction. Please contact us if you prefer in-store pickup in Seattle, Washington. All lots picked-up in person will be subject to local sales tax unless otherwise specified.
Please send any shipping quotes for smaller non-freight items to email@example.com or call the shipping department at 206-441-9990. Please provide a zip code or state/province/country code for an accurate and allow 48 hours before the beginning of the live auction. All items are sent with insurance and tracking information. Furniture and larger items will take 4-6 weeks for delivery after payment is received unless otherwise arranged.
Please provide an email address and telephone number for tracking information. Pacific Galleries will offer combined shipping for multiple purchases when possible. Combined shipping quotes will be calculated upon the closing of the auction. Winning bidders are welcome to arrange their own shipping. Pacific Galleries will need a statement from you to verify the release of your items. Following is a local shipper we have experience with: Craters & Freighters 1-800-854-3342 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE BE AWARE OF YOUR LOCAL REGULATIONS regarding the shipping or receipt of ivory, taxidermy and firearms. Pacific Galleries will not alter packing slips or lot descriptions or the price paid listed on same. If you choose to bid on at item that is later seized by customs, Pacific Galleries is not liable for any costs or refunds. If you are not sure about your local rules and regulations, please do not place bids on any item that might be in violation of your country's rules and regulations.
Please also note that all firearms must, by law, be shipped via Federal Express overnight delivery.
Buyer's Premium: On each lot the total purchase price payable shall be the sum of the final bid (the "sold" or "hammer" price) plus the buyer's premium. The buyer's premium is 18%, an additional Artfact fee of 3% also applies.
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