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Terms & Conditions
The property listed in this catalogue is offered for sale by Bunte Auction Services, Inc. as agent for the consignors (sellers). The following Terms and Conditions of Auction and Information for Buyers and Sellers, posted notices and verbal announcements at the time of sale by the Auctioneer are the conclusive statements of terms and conditions for this auction. Submitting any bid, whether in person, in writing, by telephone or any other means, the buyer acknowledges and accepts these terms and conditions.<br>
1.For buyers using on line bidding service for purchases, a buyer's premium of 20 % with an additional 3% Artfact charge will be added to each purchase to reach the total sales price. <br>
2.The total sales price is subject to applicable sales tax of 8.25 %. Buyers that are tax exempt must have proper forms on file at our office, including a copy of the certificate.<br>
3.Payment can be made with Visa, Master Card, Discover, Paypal, cash or money order. No personal checks will be accepted. Buyers paying by wire transfer must add wire/bank fees to balance due. <br>
4.Complete payment must be made within 5 days of the end of the auction or upon receipt of notification of a successful bid. Invoices are subject to audit for error and the bidder is responsible for paying any balance due therein.<br>
5.The buyer is responsible for notifying Bunte Auction Services, Inc. within fourteen (14) days after purchase of any lot(s) sold that has been determined not to be as described, (authenticity, condition, approximate size, or any other discrepancy), based on a fair reading of the catalogue. In addition, the buyer is responsible within an additional 14 days after notification to Bunte Auction Services, Inc. of discrepancy to provide a written notice giving proof from a recognized, impartial expert which establishes beyond a reasonable doubt that the item(s) in question is/are in fact not as catalogued and that such was not indicated by a fair reading of the catalogue or the auctioneers comments at the time of sale. Therefore, failure to arrange shipping, possession, examination of lot(s) and notification to Bunte Auction Services, Inc. within the 28 days after purchase renders all sales final. In the event a lot(s) is/are returned in the same condition as the day of auction under the aforementioned terms, a refund will be given for item(s) returned. These terms are limited to the original purchaser of said item(s) only. Lots shall not be removed until payment is made. After two (2) weeks, any items remaining at the auction gallery will be placed in storage with those costs being charged to the buyer. After thirty (30) days the item(s) will be sold without further notice and the money realized after expenses will then be credited to the buyer's account.<br>
6.The highest bidder shall be the buyer or if any dispute arises between two or more bidders the auctioneer shall decide the buyer or immediately put the item up for sale again.<br>
7.Due to uncertainties of bidding a lot may sell to the auctioneer for the same amount bid by an Internet bidder. The auctioneer's decision shall be binding and final.<br>
8.The record of sale kept by the auctioneer and clerk will be taken as absolute and final in all disputes.<br>
9.Some lots are offered subject to a reserve. A reserve is a confidential minimum price below which such a lot will not be sold. Bunte Auction will bid on behalf of the seller when an item has a reserve.<br>
10.Bunte Auction will not be held responsible for error or failure to execute bid(s). <br>
11.All auction inquiries must be received by 8:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the sale as well as email inquiries.<br>
12.While Bunte Auction makes every attempt to look for flaws in the items as such it is the responsibility of those bidders that are not able to personally view the lots to call in for condition reports. Any announcements and addendum prior to the auction takes precedence over the description in the catalogue.
13. BUNTE AUCTION DOES NOT PROVIDE SHIPPING SERVICES OR SHIPPING ESTIMATES.<br>**You will never receive a SECOND CHANCE OFFER from Bunte Auction Services, Inc. **<br>**If you receive a SECOND CHANCE OFFER please contact Bunte Auction Servic es, Inc. **<br>List of Shippers is available on our website www.bunteauction.com Clients are welcome to pick up their items from our location or make their own shipping arrangements.<br>
14. Items offered are part of a live auction At Bunte Auction Services, Inc. Items are offered in numerical order and are auctioned at a pace of approximately 90 lots per hour.
Payment can be made with Visa, Master Card, Discover, Paypal, cash or money order. No personal checks will be accepted. Buyers paying by wire transfer must add wire/bank fees to balance due.
It is the buyer's responsibility to arrange for shipping, when necessary. A list of area shippers will be provided upon request. Outside packers or shippers may carry their own insurance and any claims for losses or damages for purchases handled by them should be addressed directly to them. We are not responsible for the acts or omissions of carriers or packers of purchased lots, whether or not recommended by us. In no event will we be liable for damage to glass or frames, regardless of the cause.
BUYER'S PREMIUM: An in-house buyer's premium of twenty percent (20%) of the hammer price or twenty-three percent (23%) if purchased on internet live auctions will be added to each purchase to reach the total sales price payable. Buyers are required to pay sales tax on the total sales price, including buyer's premium.
Taxes on your purchase
The total sales price is subject to applicable sales tax of 8.25 %. Buyers that are tax exempt must have proper forms on file at our office, including a copy of the certificate.
Please refer to #5 in the Terms and Conditions.