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Buying at David Barsby Auctions
David Barsby Auctions is located in Sydney, Australia.
David Barsby Auctions may choose to permit live internet bidding so some auctions. This bidding will be using the "Artfact / Invaluable / AuctionZip Live" platforms. David Barsby Auctions cannot guarantee this system or the internet. David Barsby Auctions do not take any responsiblilty should we fail to recieve any bid sent using this or any other internet bidding system.
Succesful online bids constitute a commitment to buy and collect the auctioned lot as per these terms and conditions.
Buyers are responsible for requesting any condition reports prior to the sale(see Condition Reoprts). These should be considered opinion only and the purchaser should satisfy themselves as to whether or not in their own judgement, the lot accords with the description or indeed their expectations.
Collection of Lots: Goods will not be released until the purchaser's account has been paid in full. Successful bids through Artfact will be processed once the auction is complete.
Goods must be collected and paid for within 24 hours from the end of the auction, where the auction is performed 'On-Site'. If the auction is in our rooms, the goods must be collected within 48hrs from the end of the sale.
Any goods not collected within the stipulated time after the auction will be charged a storage charge of $10.00 per lot per day unless alternative arrangements have been made. This applies to all buyers, whether they bid in person, by commission or by telephone.
If you can not pickup the items within the specified times please contact us within 24hours of the auction completion.
Credit card terms
Please ensure that your credit card is valid for AUSTRALIA. If we do not hear from 48 hours after the end of the auction will charge your card for the amount owing. This is a condition of your bidding. Remember bidding in an auctions is a legaly binding contract.
You bid is a contract to buy. You must ask questions prior to your bidding. Condition reports are available upto 12 hours befor the start of the auction
Buyer's Premium & Taxes
All lots are subject to a Buyer's Premium of 15% + GST (16.5% inclusive). All lots purchased using "ARTFACT / Invaluable Live" online bidding system attract an additional 3% + GST (19.8% inclusive)
Methods of Payment
We accept the following methods of payment: Cash, Bank Cheque, Bank transfer, EFTPOS, MASTERCARD, VISA & AMEX. Transactions over $500 must be signed in person.
There is currently a surcharge of 3% for all payments by American Express. There is no surcharge for other credit cards.
PAYPAL attacts a 3% surcharge, also
Credit card payments over $1000 can only be made in person with a PIN or signed transaction. If this is not possible then Bank transfer is required. MOTO is available for amounts under $1000 at our discretion.
Packing and Shipping
Packing and Shipping
Buyers must arrange their own carriers for the removal of large items such as furntiure. We are happy to recommend a number of local carriers. The buyer is responsible for any and all costs.
Small items, those suitable for carriage by Australia Post, can be packed and posted at the buyer's risk and expense. All items will be sent registered post and a modest charge will be added for time and postage materials.
All packages must be sent to the same address as your credit card is registered to.
These can usually be provided by our specialists on any lot, up to 24 hours prior to the commencement of the sale. Any questions regarding condition MUST be resolved to the buyer's satisfaction BEFORE leaving a bid. Due to the volume of pre-sale enquiries delays should be anticipated and response times will vary.
Condition reports should be considered opinion only and the purchaser should satisfy themselves as to whether or not in their own judgement, the lot accords with the description or indeed their expectations.
On request, we can email digital images of any lot up to 24 hours prior to the sale. We will ONLY respond to email requests for images and not verbal requests. Please email your request to: [email protected]
We reserve the right to not offer this complimentary service if the lot values are considered too low or if unreasonable demands are made of this service.