Terms & Conditions of Sale BUYERS PREMIUM AND MASSACHUSETTS SALES TAX –All purchases are subject to 6.25% Massachusetts Sales Tax, unless GoldSilverAntiques.com has been furnished with a valid Sales Tax Resale Certificate.
A 18% Buyer’s Premium will be added to the selling price of each lot, as well as Massachusetts Sale Tax, if applicable. Mastercard and Visa are accepted. 8% Discount for Cash & Good Checks
NO GUARANTEES - Any reports, including printed catalogs of sale, conversations with GoldSilverAntiques.com employees by telephone or in person, newspaper and flyer advertisements and information furnished via the internet by GoldSilverAntiques.com , are merely guides and/or opinions, furnished as a courtesy to potential buyers, and are not to be considered or construed as written or oral guarantees or warranties of condition or authenticity of items presented for auction.
ALL SALES FINAL-NO RETURNS - All items offered at auction by GoldSilverAntiques.com are available for preview prior to the start of each auction. It is the responsibility of all potential bidders to inspect the items that are of interest to them and base their level of interest and/or bidding on their own inspections. You, the bidder, are the final judge, jury and executioner, and therefore, should not bid on any item (s) you have not viewed and examined, as returns are not accepted by GoldSilverAntiques.com . All items are sold as is without any guarantee or warranty and with all faults. All weights and measurements provided by GoldSilverAntiques.com are approximate and provided as a courtesy. GoldSilverAntiques.com and its agents and employees are not responsible for errors and omissions.
AUCTIONEERS DISCRETION – The auctioneer reserves the right to accept or reject any bid he/she feels is not commensurate with the value of the lot being offered, or in an increment not consistent with the bidding. If the auctioneer has agreed to a confidential minimum reserve with a consignor for a lot or lots, the auctioneer will execute the reserve on behalf of the consignor in the manner he/she deems acceptable. GoldSilverAntiques.com reserves the right to withdraw any lot, for any reason, at anytime deemed necessary.
PAYMENT – All payments must be made in U.S. currency the day of the auction unless prior arrangements have been made with the auctioneer or his/her specified agent. GoldSilverAntiques.com reserves the right to hold items until payment has cleared. Any returned checks will be subject to a $25.00 fee per return. Checks returned and not made whole for the purchase price plus returned check fee will be referred to the District Attorneys Office of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for collection and possible prosecution. The buyer/bidder is responsible for purchases and any and all fees incurred by GoldSilverAntiques.com in the collection process. Any bidder that has passed a bad check to GoldSilverAntiques.com is restricted to cash and/or credit card payment for all future auction purchases (should the auctioneer accept that bidders future bids). If the purchaser breaches any of the obligations to pay in full the purchase price, plus buyer’s premium and any storage, shipping and handling expenses, for which he/she was the highest successful bidder, GoldSilverAntiques.com may exercise all of its rights and remedies under the law including, without limitation; A) canceling the sale and applying any payments made by the purchaser to the damages caused by the purchasers breach and/or ; B) offering at public auction, without reserve, any lot for which the purchaser has failed to pay for in full, holding the purchaser liable for any deficiency plus all costs of sale and collection of monies. Any legal disputes arising from auctions conducted by GoldSilverAntiques.com. shall be settled in the court system of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
ABSENTEE BIDS – Absentee bids will be executed by GoldSilverAntiques.com for the convenience of the customer. GoldSilverAntiques.com will not be responsible for any errors or failure to execute bids. A minimum of $20.00 is required on each absentee bid. Absentee bids by person(s) unknown to GoldSilverAntiques.com, (at the discretion of the Auctioneer or his/her specified agent) require a credit card to secure the bid(s). Credit cards are for the security of GoldSilverAntiques.com. only and not the preferred method of payment. If, after 7 days, the successfully executed absentee bids have not been paid in full by a method other than the secured credit card, said credit card will be charged for the total of the purchase price(s) plus a 18% buyers premium, and Massachusetts Sales Tax, if applicable. Absentee bidders are fully responsible for any shipping, handling or storage charges related to successful bids.
PHONE BIDS – Phone bids must be pre-arranged with the auctioneer at least 2 days prior to the start of the auction. Phone bidders will be contacted at the pre-arranged time by GoldSilverAntiques.com. Phone bidders give the employees of GoldSilverAntiques.com, Inc the authority to make their bids known to the auctioneer. GoldSilverAntiques.com will not be responsible for any errors, or failure to execute bids due to miscommunication, inability to contact phone bidder, or loss of contact with phone bidder due to equipment malfunction. Phone bids by person(s) unknown to GoldSilverAntiques.com, (at the discretion of the Auctioneer or his/her specified agent) require a credit card to secure the bid(s). Credit cards are for the security of GoldSilverAntiques.com only and not the preferred method of payment. If, after 7 days, the successfully executed absentee bids have not been paid in full by a method other than the secured credit card, said credit card will be charged for the total of the purchase price(s) plus a 18% buyers premium, and Massachusetts Sales Tax, if applicable. Phone bidders are fully responsible for any shipping, handling or storage charges related to successful bids.
REMOVAL OF ITEMS PURCHASED - GoldSilverAntiques.com, its auctioneers, or it employees will not be liable for any injury, damage, or loss incurred in conjunction with the goods sold at auction. Once the auctioneer has declared the item ‘sold’, it is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Any items left at GoldSilverAntiques.com, after the day of the auction in which it was sold will be left solely at the risk and responsibility of the purchaser. GoldSilverAntiques.com will assume no liability for theft, damage, or loss of any items. Lots must be picked up in a reasonable period of time (no later than 7 days after the sale) may be subject to storage fees of 3% of total purchase price per month, or $50.00 per month, whichever is greater.
SHIPPING - All items that require shipping will be delivered to a local independent shipper. That shipper will contact the buyer for payment of shipping and handling costs. GoldSilverAntiques.com will not be a party to the shipping transactions and assumes no responsibility for the packaging, shipping and handling of items shipped by the independent shipper. Shipping transactions are between the buyer and the independent shipper. GoldSilverAntiques.com is not responsible for any shipping fees or associated costs.
BIDDING - Any bidding on items means you are in compliance and acceptance of the terms of the sale as stated herein. The bidder assumes all responsibility of the terms stated upon bidding, including all terms and announcements or absentee or phone bidding, and is responsible for all costs upon a successful bid as stated above. We strongly urge you not to bid if you do not agree to the terms and conditions stated above.
Thank you Auctioneer Big Phil Auctioneer MA Lic. 03319 Felipe V Martinez