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Conditions of Sale
ITEMS OFFERED FOR SALE
All items sold by District Auction are sold "as is." District Auction and the Consignor do not make any guarantees and assume no risk, liability, or responsibility for the authenticity or authorship of items described in the catalog. Descriptions and any other spoken or written references to items are to the best of our knowledge only; references to age/period, origin, artist, condition, or any other information provided in the description are provided only for the bidder's convenience and shall not be considered as a warranty, guarantee or a representation of any kind.
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District Auction reserves the right to withdraw lots prior to the sale.
All bidders are required to register prior to the auction. District Auction reserves the right to decline bidder registrations for any reason. District Auction reserves the right to reject any bid from any bidder. Consignors are not permitted to bid on items they have consigned. A valid credit card my be required to complete registration.
The auctioneer will determine at his/her own discretion the order of bids, the winning bidder, and has full discretion and final say in resolving disputes between bidders and and between bidders and District Auction.
Lots may be subject to reserve. Reserves will not be made available. The auctioneer will place bids on behalf of the consignor as if it were a paper absentee bid.
Absentee bids are accepted both online through Invaluable.com and in-house. The auctioneer will bid on behalf of in-house absentee bidders given their approval. Invaluable bidders may place absentee bids online through Invaluable.com; Invaluable bidders are responsible for administration of their online Invaluable.com absentee bids. District Auction is unable to cancel or change absentee bids made through Invauable.com. Phone bidding is also available, when arranged for in advance. District Auction reserves the right to reject any absentee bid for any reason.
PAYMENT AND TITLE TRANSFER
After the auctioneer says "Sold," the lot title will pass to the highest bidder, who then will assume all risk and responsibility for the lot and also pay for the lot in full, including hammer price, buyer's premium (15% + 5% for Invaluable bidders), and applicable taxes and shipping, and other fees.
Payment is due within seven (7) days of receiving an invoice. District Auction accepts payments by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, JCB, and Paypal to [email protected] Non-payment will result in negative feedback, unpaid item strikes, and being added to our no-bid list, which may impact ability to register with other auction houses.
Items will not be released to the winning bidder or their agent until payment has been received in full.
Occasionally, discrepancies between the Invaluable bid record and District Auction's bid record may arise. In this case, it will be at the auctioneer's discretion to decide the winning bidder. District Auction is not responsible for technical issues, slow connection speeds or loss of internet connection. In the case of loss of internet connection during the auction, District Auction will attempt to reconnect, but may need to pass lots on Invaluable to catch up with the floor.
Bidders experiencing log-in problems, forgotten passwords, or other technical or account issues should contact Invaluable's customer service line (617-746-9800 or [email protected]) during normal east coast business hours. District Auction is unable to provide ANY assistance with Invaluable account or technical issues.
REMOVAL OF PURCHASED ITEMS
All items must be paid for and removed within seven (7) days. Items that have not been removed within this time period may be subject to a monthly storage fee of 10% of the hammer price which must be paid in full before the item is removed. Storage is limited to a period of 60 days, after which it will be considered abandoned (see "Default on Sale and Abandonment" section below). The purchaser may, at District Auction's discretion, arrange with District Auction in advance for complementary short-term storage in the case that their purchases are to be picked up by a third-party shipper or agent.
DEFAULT ON SALE AND ABANDONMENT
In the case of unpaid items, if the above conditions, or any other applicable conditions are not met, District Auction may cancel the sale to reoffer the item(s) privately or at auction at a future date.
The cost of shipping is not cause for rescission of sale. Please inquire about shipping costs before bidding!
In the case of a partial payment or items left at District Auction for storage, after 60 days time, a purchaser's items will be considered abandoned and all payments, partial or in full, will be forfeit to District Auction and the item shall be reoffered by District with no compensation to the buyer.
If the purchaser is unable to arrange removal before within 60 days time, they may arrange for reconsignment. The buyer must still complete the Consignment Contract within the 60 day period, and will be subject to all terms therein.
Payment is due within seven (7) days of receiving an invoice. District Auction accepts payments by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, JCB, and Paypal to [email protected] Non-payment will result in negative feedback, unpaid item strikes, and being added to our no-bid list, which may impact ability to register with other auction houses. The cost of shipping is not grounds for non-payment.
District Auction can ship all items on the purchaser's behalf. District Auction can arrange door-to-door shipping with a freight line for larger paintings, furniture items, and other more difficult items. The cost of shipping is not grounds for canceling a sale. Please inquire about shipping before bidding if you have questions!
Washington state residents and purchasers picking up on site will be charged 9.5% sales tax. Exceptions include items being shipped out of state, buyers with WA state sales tax exemption (such as OR residents), and those who provide a copy of their reseller certificate. Buyers MUST have a copy of their resale certificate both on file and ready to present at the front desk to be exempt!