Auction Terms & Conditions Note that all items are sold “AS IS”, “WHERE IS,” “WITH ALL FAULTS”, in its condition at the time of sale without any warranties or guarantees, either expressed or implied INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE, POSSESSION, QUIET ENJOYMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO RETURNS.
All sale are final. By bidding your are making a contract to purchase. If items are unpaid you will be
Bidder is responsible to inspect all items and age, condition, description and authenticity of all items prior to placing any bid. No purchase shall be set aside, and Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC. shall have no liability for, as a result of any errors in description, cataloging, mislabeling or imperfections of any item. All lot descriptions are merely a guide and the accuracy thereof cannot be guaranteed or warranted by Finders Keepers., and any lot or item information provided by Finders Keepers or its representatives is not guaranteed.
By placing a bid, buyers acknowledge that they have either inspected the item or property in question, or obtained a satisfactory condition report. Finders Keepers recommends each item be examined thoroughly, including inspection by an independent appraiser or third party consultant, to determine condition and whether or not items have been repaired, restored, or damaged. Most items described in the catalog have come from estates and have, therefore, been subjected to extensive use. Neither Finders Keepers or the seller make any warranty or representation with respect to the correctness of the catalog.
Please make sure you know what you are bidding on, as bids cannot be cancelled. All sales are final. In the event of duplicate bids, the earliest bid will be recognized. In the event of a dispute between two or more bidders, the item may be put back up for resale. Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC. has the right to refuse any bid not corresponding with the value of the item being sold, and may reject any raise in the bidding which is less than the amount being called for. Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC.’s sale records shall be conclusive in all respects. Sellers may not bid on their own property. Pooling or collusive bidding are strictly prohibited.
Bidding Procedures. Method, order of sale, and bidding increments shall be at the sole discretion of the auctioneer. The auctioneer reserves the right to delete or add items at its discretion. Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC. may at its sole discretion act to protect the interest of buyers and sellers as an agent, by bidding through the auctioneer. The auctioneer may open bidding on any item by placing a bid as an agent for any buyer or seller. The auctioneer may continue to bid as an agent for a buyer or seller, either by placing consecutive bids or by placing bids in response to other bidders. Provided, however, that Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC. may, at its sole discretion, change, modify or alter bidding procedures and conduct auctions, or cancel or postpone auctions, at any time including after beginning an auction. Announcements (verbal, written, online or otherwise) made on the day of the auction shall be binding over all printed material or oral statements made.
Bidder understands that auctions are rapidly occurring and unpredictable events and that missed bids by Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC., telephone or internet interruptions may arise at any point during the auction process and are not the responsibility of Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC., and Bidder hereby agrees to waive and hold harmless Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC. from all claims by Bidder arising from any missed bid or auction interruption occurring for any reason Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC. is not responsible if a Bidder fails or is unable to place a bid in any medium for any reason. In the event of internet interruptions Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC. reserves the right in its sole discretion to reopen or extend internet bidding for an auction as it deems necessary and appropriate.
Immediately upon the conclusion of the auction for an item risk of loss shall pass to the Purchaser Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC. shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to any lot or item once the auction is concluded. Bidder is responsible to insure all purchased items immediately.
Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC. may refuse any bidder registration privileges at any auction and/or refuse access to, or remove any person from an auction site for any reason including, without limitation, bid or item tampering, collusive bidding, violation of these terms or inappropriate behavior. All Bidders agree to leave the auction site upon request by Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC.
Your bid is contractually binding offer to purchase, and if your bid is the winning bid you are required to pay your full invoice.
Buyer’s Premium: A buyer’s premium equal to 15% of the gross sales price on each lot will be applied to the successful sale price for all bidders. This premium will be added to each and all lots sold in the auction.
Late Payment Fee: A separate handling fee equal to 3% of the gross sales price on each lot may be applied to the successful sale price for all bidders, but will be waived in the sole discretion of Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC. for each account timely paid pursuant to all terms of payment by cash, check or credit card.
Title Fee: For vehicles purchased from Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC. a $25.00 title fee is charged for each vehicle title. Titles will be mailed 10 business days after full payment.
If your bid was successful, an invoice will show your total amount due (including your high bid price, 15% buyer’s premium, handling (as applicable), as well as any applicable taxes and/or fees including sales/use taxes). You can retrieve your invoice in person or we can send it by email or fax. Please make sure to pay your invoice according to the terms of the auction to avoid the possibility of late fees. Each auction has specific payment terms and conditions so make sure to check the specific payment terms for each auction for complete details. Invoices shall be paid within 48 hours of the sale close, or when you collect your items, whichever is sooner. Your credit card will be automatically charged for your full invoice amount if payment has not been received by another means at the end of the specified checkout time. Defaulting bidder names and contact details may be shared with other auctioneers, and any bids by defaulting bidders on future auctions will be cancelled. We accept the following forms of payment:
1. Credit Card
3. Cashier’s Check
4. Personal/Company Check with photo ID accompanied by Bank Letter of Guarantee
Bidder agrees to pay to Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC. an additional administration fee equal to 25% of the gross bid price per lot for any lot or lots on which Bidder fails to honor a bid plus all costs of collection including reasonable attorney fees. Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC may pursue all legal and equitable means necessary to collect any funds due, including taking possession of, holding and reselling purchased items (subject to an additional Buyer’s commission), and funds due shall include all collection costs incurred including, without limitation: storage fees, reasonable attorney’s fees, court costs, insurance, transportation and other costs. Bidder hereby grants, and agrees to grant, a lien to Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC. on all purchased items and property of Bidder consigned for auction with Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC., including all proceeds thereof, until all sums due Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC. are fully paid. Any exercise of its right to resell any items shall not prevent Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC. from recovering any amounts due to it from Bidder.
Shipping items is the buyer’s responsibility, we do not provide shipping services unless otherwise stated. Onsite pickup is available at established times. Collection times are clearly specified. Bidders using a courier service to collect should ensure that they comply with the listed times. Ensure your removal is completed within the timeframe allowed to avoid storage charges. Please note that extended storage is not available. Items not collected during specified collection times will be deemed to have been abandoned. No credit or refund will be given for such items. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE ABLE TO COLLECT OR ARRANGE TO HAVE YOUR ITEMS COLLECTED / SHIPPED DURING THE SPECIFIED TIMES. Buyer is responsible for any damage done to the building or grounds in the removal of items. Buyer must remove items in their entirety. Buyer agrees to have full insurance coverage on all equipment and vehicles purchased at this sale and is responsible for any damage in removal of purchases.
All shipping cost are the responsibility of the buyer. If shipping is provided by Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC, all cost must be paid before items are shipped.
Except for announcements made by Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC. at auctions these terms may not be amended other than in a writing signed between Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC and Bidder. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these terms shall be settled by arbitration in Orange, Virginia, administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Finders Keepers Estate Sales of VA, LLC shall be entitled to its reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred in any arbitration or action to enforce these terms or otherwise related to these terms.