Terms & Conditions
1. The offering and sale of property by Austin Auction Gallery, Ltd. is subject to the following conditions of sale that may be modified or supplemented by oral announcements prior to or during the sale. By bidding at this auction each purchaser and bidder agree to be bound by these terms and conditions of sale. All items are offered subject to federal, state and C.I.T.E.S. treaty requirements.
2. All property is sold AS IS, WHERE IS, by lot and all bids are per lot as numbered in the catalog. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. There are No RETURNS available. All consignors have made written representation that they have good title to the property. Austin Auction Gallery, Ltd makes no independent warranty of title. All property is sold AS IS, and all warranties, express or implied, including without limitation, the implied warranties of MERCHANTABILITY and fitness of purpose are specifically DISCLAIMED by Austin Auction Gallery and their consignors. CATALOG DESCRIPTIONS ARE STATEMENTS OF OPINION ONLY. Austin Auction Gallery, Ltd disclaims all warranties arising from a course of dealing and usage in the trade and descriptions published in the catalog as to condition and measurements. BUYER AGREES TO HOLD HARMLESS AUSTIN AUCTION GALLERY Ltd., ITS AUCTIONEERS, OWNERS, AND EMPLOYEES FROM ANY LIABILITY RESULTING FROM THE PURCHASE OF INHERENTLY DANGEROUS PRODUCTS. No warranty, express or implied is made as to the transference of intellectual property rights. Buyer assumes risk of loss upon being declared the high bidder. PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS LISTED IN THE CATALOG ARE APPROXIMATE AND PROVIDED ONLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTIMATING SHIPPING COSTS.
3. Bidders at the auction may bid in person, or, if they are pre-registered and approved by Austin Auction Gallery, Ltd., they may bid by written absentee bid, by telephone, or by using the Internet. The auctioneer will start written and telephone bids, left prior to the auction, two increments below the maximum bid amount authorized by the bidder. Internet bidders should register at least two hours prior to the start of the auction. It is agreed Austin Auction Gallery, Ltd. will not be responsible for failure to execute absentee bids or electronic failures. The auctioneer reserves the right to reject a bid from any bidder. A lot will be sold to the highest bidder as determined in the sole and exclusive judgment of the auctioneer. Photos and descriptions have been posted on the Internet and we encourage telephone calls, e-mail or facsimile contact to ask questions. Internet bidders are encouraged to review each lot and be prepared to bid quickly. The auctioneer will, without liability, determine the bidding increments and maintains sole authority to resolve disputes. Lots may be auctioned with reserve, and auctioneer may advance the bidding on behalf of the seller's reserve without further notice. Neither Consignors nor their agents, except as in the preceding sentence, are allowed to bid on their own items. High and low estimates found in the catalog are listed only for guide purposes.
4. Bid Increments
5. All bidding and purchases at the auction will be in U.S. Dollars. A buyer's premium will be added to successful non-Internet bids in the amount of 22%; for Internet bids on Live Auctioneers & Invaluable, a buyer's premium will be added to the successful bids in the amount of 27%; these percentage amounts will be added to the amount of the successful bid price for lots purchased at the auction. In addition, buyers will be responsible to pay applicable state and local sales taxes. All purchases must be paid in full within (5) days of completion of the auction. Payment may be made in cash (U.S. Dollars), approved credit cards which are limited to Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. AUSTIN AUCTION GALLERY DOES NOT ACCEPT PAYMENT THROUGH PAY-PAL. Checks are accepted only from Texas residents presenting a valid Texas Driver's License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Invoiced purchases in excess of $10,000 must be paid by bank wire transfer. Wire transfer instructions will be provided upon request.
6. QUALIFIED STATEMENTS BY THE AUCTIONEER OR AUCTION COMPANY ARE OPINIONS, NOT REPRESENTATIONS OF WARRANTIES. Statements and descriptions contained in the catalog, bill of sale, invoice, by auctioneer or elsewhere as to the manufacturer, artisan authorship, period, culture, source, origin, measurement, quality, rarity, provenance, importance, historical relevance or physical condition ARE QUALIFIED STATEMENTS OF OPINION ONLY AND ARE NOT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES. Descriptions provided in any printed catalog, Internet catalog or Internet information do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear, tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging.
It is recommended all prospective bidders carefully examine all items in which they have an interest. You are welcome to inspect in person all items during our published inspection hours, and/or by appointment. We will assist you personally or by telephone, providing a physical description and our opinion. If you require absolute certainty in all areas of authenticity and description, we recommend you have an expert of your choice examine and research the item or lot for you OR that you do not bid on the item in question. By placing a bid, either in person, by phone, absentee or by Internet, you signify you have examined the items as fully as you desire to, or, you have chosen not to examine them. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. All lots are sold As-Is, Where-Is. Jewelry items are not returnable for any reason after leaving the auction premises, ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
No employee of Austin Auction Gallery, Ltd. is authorized to make on its' behalf or on behalf of the Consignor, any representations or warranty, oral or written, with respect to the property to be auctioned. Austin Auction Gallery has relied substantially upon information provided by its Consignors to describe the auction lots. Austin Auction Gallery reserves the right to withdraw any lot at any time before it is sold.
7. ALL PAID FOR PROPERTY SHALL BE REMOVED FROM OUR PREMISES AT THE PURCHASER'S EXPENSE NO LATER THAN TEN CALENDAR DAYS FOLLOWING THE SALE DATE. If purchases are not picked up within the specified time periods, beneficial bailee rights of the purchaser cease and a storage fee of $25.00 per lot, per day will be payable to Austin Auction Gallery, Ltd. by the purchaser. Further, after the required pickup dates, Austin Auction Gallery, Ltd., may transfer the property to a public warehouse at the purchaser's risk and expense or, at the option of Austin Auction Gallery, Ltd., the property may be sold at private or public auction, without notice to the purchaser and all the proceeds from such sale may be retained by Austin Auction Gallery, Ltd. as liquidated damages and storage fees. If merchandise belonging to a purchaser is lost by fire, theft, damage or any other reason, prior to the purchaser taking possession of same within the above specified time periods, the liability of Austin Auction Gallery, Ltd shall be limited to the actual amount paid for the same at the auction wherein it was acquired and shall in no event include any incidental or consequential damages. AUSTIN AUCTION GALLERY IS NOT A STORAGE FACILITY.
8. Packing, handling and shipping of purchased lots is the sole responsibility and strictly at the option of the purchaser. Austin Auction Gallery does not provide packing or shipping services. Any company we recommend is independent of Austin Auction Gallery Ltd., and if contracted with or for, they will be ACTING AS YOUR AGENT. Austin Auction Gallery receives no compensation for shipping referrals. We urge you to obtain shipping insurance and more than one shipping quote.
9. The auctioneer(s) conducting this auction are licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P.O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas, 512-463-6599, www.tdlr.texas.gov, and protected through a recovery fund administered by this department. Any unresolved complaint can be directed to this department. The auctioneer in charge is Ross Featherston, License 8069. All disputes that may arise by virtue of and/or under the contractual relationship by and between the parties to this agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Texas. The venue of any legal action that may arise between the parties to these agreements and/or the auction proceedings conducted by Austin Auction Gallery, Ltd. will be in Travis County, Texas. Any cause of action and/or suit of any kind arising between the parties hereto (to include auctioneer, auction company, consignor, or purchasers of goods at auction) must be commenced within one (1) year from the date the cause of action accrues, or it will be forever barred. The right of action or suit will accrue, and the one (1) year limitation period will begin to run, on the date of the breach, damage or injury is sustained and not when the resulting cost, damage, harm or loss is discovered.
10. Purchasers hereby give irrevocable permission for Austin Auction Gallery to charge the credit card that they may have submitted with their request to participate in auctions, for any and all purchases made by them at this auction.
11. Firearm sales must comply with applicable Texas & Federal regulations, and a "DENIED" status issued by the NICS System will not cancel the successful bidders obligations for purchase payment. Firearm purchases not picked up in person must be transferred to a FFL licensee. The cost of shipping firearms and transfer from Austin Auction Gallery to a designated FFL Licensee will be the responsibility of the purchaser. All firearms should be examined for safety issues by a competent gunsmith before use. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Offer for sale is void where prohibited by law. Buyers are solely responsible to check federal, state and local laws regarding purchase, possession and transport of all items.
THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES, AUSTIN AUCTION GALLERY LTD. AND IT'S EMPLOYEES, CONSIGNOR AND PURCHASER OR SUPPOSED PURCHASER AT AUCTION.