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Conditions of Sale
Conditions of Sale
These Conditions of Sale (hereinafter "Terms") are applicable in the live and online auctions organized by Eerik´s Huutokauppatalo Oy / Eerik's Auction House ("Auction House") between the participant / bidder / registered user ("Customer") and the Auction House.
Definitions and refinements
"Live auction" means an auction to which Customers may take part in an auction event, by submitting bids at the Auction House office and also through technical means provided by the Auction House. The terms applied to the "Customer" also apply to the "Buyer" defined below.
The auction, starting bid and increments
The Auction House operates on behalf of the seller. The Auction House determines the starting bid and the price estimates for the items. The Auction House may agree upon a reserve price for the items with the seller.
The starting bid means the minimum bid for an item. After the starting bid, the bids are given in accordance with the Auction House's current increment table. Higher bids are allowed. The price estimate is an indicative estimate of the actual market price of the item defined by the experts of the Auction House. The price estimate does not constitute a prediction of the actual hammer price.
Description and condition of items
The Auction House catalogs the items and lists information about the items in a catalog ("Description"). The Description includes images taken of the item, the description text, and other information and reproductions provided of the item. The Auction House reserves the right to alter the Description at any time. Any possible changes to the Description will be announced in Live auctions before the auction of such item. In Online auctions, information of alterations will be emailed to Customers who have submitted bids for such item.
Items are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.
The Description is provided only for identification purposes. The Customer has the responsibility to carefully inspect the item before submitting bids. The Auction House will be liable for errors in the Description only if they are due to the Auction House's gross negligence. The Auction House is not responsible for any anomalies or damages that are not apparent from the Description. The Auction House is not liable for any damage resulting from natural wear, scratching or natural changes in the material of the items (such as cracking or bending of the wood). The Auction House is also not responsible for the fastening of the canvases, the condition of the frames, stains, yellowing or other similar damage. The Auction House gives no warranty on the functionality of timepieces or technical items unless stated in the Description.
Bids - general
All bids are binding. By submitting a bid, the Customer agrees to the Terms.
In Live auctions, the highest bid given at the time of the strike of the hammer wins. In Online auctions, the highest bid registered in the system at the moment of closing wins.
The Auction House reserves the right to reject a bid, to call for bid renewal and to call for reasonable bid increments. If two or more equal bids are given, the Auction House will select which is winning at the time. The Auction House solves all discrepancies or ambiguities that arise at its auctions exclusively and finally.
Auction fee and VAT
In addition to the hammer price, the Customer winning an item ("Buyer") must pay an auction fee for each item as well as the VAT for the auction fee payable on each item.
The Buyer must pay the auction fee and VAT also for products imported from outside the EU. A Buyer who is a company can claim the VAT refund of such an item from the Finnish customs, if the item is transported outside the EU. VAT shall not be charged on non-Finnish companies in EU countries, or from non-EU Buyers.
Resale remuneration (droit de suite)
For works for which the copyright protection period is in force, a resale remuneration is charged. The protection period extends 70 years after the death of the author.
The Buyer shall pay the resale remuneration to the Auction House. The Auction House will account the remuneration to the resale right administrator Kuvasto ry. However, there is no such obligation if the hammer price for the item falls below 255 €. For a single work, the resale remuneration may not exceed 12,500 €.
Resale remuneration is calculated from the sales price excluding VAT as follows:
Selling price € Resale % of the price
< 50,000 € 5%
50,000 - 200,000 € 3%
200,000 - 350,000 € 1%
350,000 - 500,000 € 0.5%
> 500,000 € 0.25%
Items, for which the resale remuneration is payable are marked with * in the Description.
Export of cultural objects
The Act on Restrictions to the Export of Cultural Objects (933/2016), Council Regulation (EC) No 116/2009 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1081/2012 contain provisions on the licensing procedure for the export of cultural goods.
The Buyer is responsible for obtaining the necessary export licenses. The Auction House is not responsible for any damages or losses due to failure to obtain an export license, delay in obtaining the license or other reason concerning the export license or acquiring it.
The Customer must submit a written complaint to the Auction House without delay after detecting a defect, however, no later than one month after the end of the auction. The time limit applies even if the product has not been collected.
The items sold at Online and Live auctions can be viewed and reviewed and bids to the items can be submitted at the Auction House office. Due to the fact that participation is possible also through other than technical means, the Buyer has no right of exchange or return under the Consumer Protection Act (20.1.1978 / 38).
The Auction House's liability is limited to the reimbursement of the total amount of payments made by the Buyer to the Auction House. This includes the hammer price, the VAT, and the portion of the resale remuneration, and other possible fees paid to the Auction House. The Auction House is not liable for any indirect or direct damages to the Customer.
Items must be paid within five (5) business days of the end of the auction event.
In case of non-payment after the above mentioned time limit, the Auction House reserves the right to:
- Enforce the contract, insist on payment and claim interest according to the Interest Act (20.8.1982/633)
- Terminate the purchase
- Charge a storage fee and store the item as the Auction House sees fit
- Transport and store the item on the Buyer's risk and expense using third-party services
- Re-auction the item on behalf of the Buyer. The Auction House strives to inform the Buyer beforehand of such re-auctioning. In such a situation, the Auction House will determine the starting bid, a possible reserve price, and the time and manner of auctioning. The proceeds from the sale of the item shall primarily satisfy the Auction House's claims against the Buyer. Funds may also be used to satisfy other remaining debts of the Buyer. If the proceeds from the sale of the item are not sufficient to cover the Buyer's debt, the difference will remain as the Buyer's debt towards the Auction House.
The items will be handed over to the Buyer after all payments related to the item are fully paid in cash or the payment has reached the Auction House bank account. The Buyer must retrieve items from the Auction House office or from the location specified in the Description within 10 business days of the end of the auction. Due to the limited storage space, the Auction House will charge the Purchaser a storage fee of 5 € for each weekday exceeding this time limit.
If the item has not been collected one month after the auction ends, the Auction House has the right to dispose of the item as it sees fit, store it at the risk and expense of the Customer, or re-auction the item under the conditions set exclusively by the Auction House.
Photography and reproductions
The Auction House photographs and makes reproductions of the items on sale. The Auction House owns all of the photographs and reproductions of the item and can use the material without restriction, for example, for marketing and for purposes unrelated to a single auction event. The sale of items does not affect these rights. The unauthorized use of photographs, reproductions and documents made or procured by the Auction House is prohibited. In case of unauthorized use of such rights or documents, a single-time contractual penalty of 500€ per item shall be charged.
The Auction House reserves the right to revise the Terms at any time.
Registered users will be notified of the changes to the Terms by email.
Governing law and dispute resolution
These Terms are governed by Finnish law. Disputes arising from the Terms shall be settled in the District Court of Turku.
The lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of the sale. Item descriptions are as accurate as possible and given for item identification. Please ask for more images, descriptions, or a condition report in case of any uncertainty concerning the lot.
Resale remuneration (droit de suite) of 5% of the hammer price is payable for the lots marked with * in the title.
Please read the full Conditions of Sale. Contact us at [email protected] or +358 (0)50 326 8763 for more information on the conditions.
Eerik's offers shipping using DHL, Finnish post or any other shipping service available in Finland and designated by the buyer. Insurance for items agreed separately. Eerik's charges packaging and shipping costs from the buyer.
Please contact us at [email protected] or +358 (0)50 326 8763 for more information on shipping.
Wire transfers are free of charge inside the EEA. Outside the EEA the buyer is responsible for any additional costs concerning a wire transfer. Term of payment 5 business days.