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A buyer's premium of fifteen (15) % will be added to the
hammer price of each lot and is payable by the buyer as
part of the purchase price.
Lots are sold to the highest bidder. In case of dispute, the
decision of the auctioneer will be final. Lots should be picked
up immediately after the sale. Purchasers must pay for their
lots on delivery. An interest charge of two (2) % per month
will be charged to buyers on all overdue accounts. Payment
by cash, cheque, money-order (CAN or US currency) and
credit cards Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
All bids are in Canadian funds. Bids in US funds will be
converted at the prevailing exchange rate.
Should a purchaser wish to submit an item for expertization,
the auctioneer must be notified and the lot paid at the time
of sale. If the lot proves to be not as described, the purchaser's
money shall be repaid in full.
Material described as having defects are not returnable on
account of condition. No lots may be returned by persons
who have had the opportunity to examine the material
before the sale.
Any returns for whatever reason must be made within thirty
(30) days of receipt of lot(s). Lapointe & Champagne are
obligated to pay all consignement lots within this amount
The auctioneer reserves the right to group two (2) or more
lots and also to withdraw any lot or lots from sale.
The placing of a bid shall constitute acceptance of the
foregoing conditions of sale. Bids will be executed by the
Bidding increments are at the discretion of the auctioneer.
Mail, fax, phone or online bids are entered on a first bid
received basis. In the event of a tie bid, the first bid received
Canadian Customers Taxes
The G.S.T. of 5 % for Canadian
residents and the Q.S.T. of 9.975 % for Quebec residents ( or
the H.S.T. for residents of the participating provinces) are also
applicable to all successful bids as part of the purchase price.
Forwarding charges, insurance and registration will be
charged to the buyer. Shipment is executed at the buyer's
risk and responsibility.