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Conditions of Sale
Elder's Fine Art & Antiques acts as agent for the seller. The contract for the sale of the property is therefore made between the seller and the buyer.
There is a 25% buyers premium that will be added to the hammer price and is payable by the buyer as part of the total purchase price for each lot.
All purchases are subject to Florida state tax unless shipped out of state. If you are picking up your winning lots you must provide proof of exemption (valid tax I.D.number), otherwise Florida State Tax will be added winning purchase.
Payment: If paying by cash or check it must be drawn on a U.S.bank, verification of identity is required, passport, identity card or drivers license and confirmation of permanent address. If paying by credit card or PayPal, there is al 2.5% convenience fee that will be added to the total amount of purchase. We accept PayPal, Discover, Visa and MasterCard or wire transfer ( $25 fee if by wire transfer). Once payment has been received and cleared, merchandise purchased may be released. Payments must be made within 7 days of auction unless prior arrangements have been made.
Our Guarantee: Elder's Fine Art & Antiques guarantees the authenticity of the said description. Said guarantee does not apply to those lots listed as "in the style of", "attributed to", "the school of". "in the manner of", or "after". Elder's Fine Art & Antiques is not responsible for errors or omissions in written or oral condition reports. All measurements are approximate. Elders makes every effort to accurately describe its merchandise, but in the event that errors occur, Elder's shall not be held responsible. It is the bidder's sole responsibility to be well informed before bidding. Bidding in our auctions indicates your acceptance of these terms and any terms announced the day of the sale.
We encourage you or a knowledgeable representative to visit and inspect all lots at this time. If this cannot be done, we encourage you to contact us with your condition report requests prior to the sale. Our staff will give you our opinion of condition, answer any questions and send photos if necessary. Any such opinion is not a professional conservator's evaluation and is not to be relied on as representations or statements of fact, but is given to the best of our knowledge. It is the buyer's responsibility to be aware of all conditions, addendum, and corrections prior to the sale.
Shipping: Elder's Fine Art & Antiques does not ship from the gallery but outsources to a local shipper (Venice Pack and Ship). We recommend getting shipping quotes prior to bidding. All items are shipped fully insured unless the buyer provides a signed waiver. A buyer making his or her own shipping arrangements is responsible for sending a written release to the auction house. Elder's Fine Art & Antiques is not responsible for any damage to items caused by shippers: all such claims must be settled between the buyer and the shipper. Shipping fees shall be paid by the buyer and NOT refundable. Buyers shipping internationally are responsible for obtaining pre-auction estimates and for making shipping arrangements directly with the third party shipper.
Seller's Shipping Policy
SHIPPING AND PICK-UP POLICY
201. ESTIMATE OF SHIPPING
A shipping "estimate" is provided online with each item to afford Buyer anticipated shipping charges associated with auction item. Please understand that the estimate is only an "estimate" and final costs may differ when item(s) fully prepared for shipment. The estimate would include labor, materials, packing, insurance and shipping charges for shipment within the continental U.S.
202. RESPONSIBILITY OF BUYER
Shipping arrangements and payment for labor, materials, packing, insurance and shipment of items, is the sole responsibility of Buyer.
202a. Buyer may contact a shipping agent as presented below or make other arrangements.
202b. Domestic and international: SMALL items, please contact:
Venice Pack and Ship
Bird Bay Plaza
535 US Highway 41 Bypass North
Venice, Florida 34285
Email: [email protected]
202c. Domestic and international: LARGE items (i.e., furniture, oversized paintings, etc.), please contact:
13732 Rena Drive West
Largo, Florida 33771
Telephone 727-507-7447 Toll free 1-888-247-8540
Sunshine Pack & Ship
1746 10th Way
Sarasota, FL 34236
Craters & Freighters
1136 Pine Island Rd. Suite 71
Cape Coral, FL 33909
Phone: 239-772-3100 Toll free 1-800 459-0863
202d. Elder's will, at Buyer's request, prepare small items for shipment within the continental U.S. and provide Buyer with final costs (post-auction) for labor, materials, packing, insurance and shipping of Buyer's item(s).
203. TIME FRAME/ARRANGEMENTS FOR BUYER'S SHIPPING AGENT OR BUYER PICKUP
After payment of invoice, Buyer may immediately arrange for shipping, as space is at a premium and storage unavailable at Elder's. A storage fee of not less than $35.00 per day will be applicable and payable prior to release for shipping of items not picked-up in a timely manner of no later than fifteteen (15) days post auction.
203a. Arrangements for pick-ups may be made Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
203b. Buyer is solely responsible for providing labor, materials, packing, etc. when picking-up items. Please come prepared with extra-hands, boxes, blankets, etc.
204. MULTIPLE LOTS
Multiple lots will be combined for economy of shipment if practical as applies to various materials of items being shipped; i.e., porcelain and marble may not fare well in same shipment box.
Insurance is required and will be included in shipping cost. Every possible effort is made to insure that shipping damage does not occur, hence, shipping damage claims do not occur.
205a. Total loss in-transit damage - insurance covers refund of winning bid amount including Buyer's premium and sales tax collected. Shipping and insurance costs are non-inclusive.
205b. Partial loss in-transit damage - insurance provides restoration and depreciation coverage. Shipping and insurance costs are non-inclusive.
205c. Elder's policy is to use precautioinary measures when preparing shipments for carriers such as UPS and the U.S. Post Office in order to exceed packing guidelines required by same; hence, when item(s) shipped, insurance coverage provided by and policies of these carriers will be adhered to in the event of a claim.
205d. Please unpack with care. If damage is discovered, retain and maintain the packaging material and the damaged item "as is" to ensure settlement of claim. Failure to do so may greatly hinder or prevent settlement of claim. Notify the shipper immediately and shipper will instruct Buyer on proper procedure regarding damage claims.
206. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
Buyers outside the U.S. must pay for actual shipping, insurance and import costs by providing their own shipping account number or credit card number.
Note: Elder's must charge packing and international documentation fees. The packing fee is determined by the item and the international documentation fee is structured at $20.00 (Twenty Dollars U.S. currency) per package.
Questions not covered herein may be directed to Elder's seven days a week, 24-hours a day via telephone, facsimile or email. We will respond within regular business hours