Auction Terms & Conditions Bidder Terms & Conditions
25% Buyer's Premium, 3% convenience fee for credit card transactions.
Any participating activities, including but not limited to, registering and bidding, formally indicates that the bidder has accepted all of the terms and conditions of sale, including any and all announcements made the day of sale. Such announcements supersede anything written or implied, online or other. Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time. The aforementioned actions form the formal contract between Rentzel's Auction Service, Inc. and the successful high bidder of each lot.
Failure to not completely read these terms and conditions of sale and/or a lack of understanding does not negate them. As the bidder, you are solely responsible for understanding all statements. If you have any questions, please call Rentzel's Auction Service, Inc. at (717) 577-1886 prior to bidding. Thank you.
All items are sold "AS-IS, WHERE IS" in their CURRENT CONDITION WITHOUT GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND WITH ANY AND ALL FAULTS.
The applicable buyer's premium will be added to the hammer price of each lot, plus an additional 3% (three-percent) credit card convenience fee. The aforementioned fees are only a part of the total purchase cost. Other costs and fees can include, but are not limited to, handling fees, material costs, per lot fees, shipping and insurance costs, sales tax (if applicable), etc. All costs should be considered and taken into account when determining any and all bids. Any questions pertaining to fees and additional costs should be directed to Rentzel's Auction at (717) 577-1886.
Sales Tax: All sales are subject to Pennsylvania state and local taxes of 6%, unless you have a PA State Sales Tax Number on file with Rentzel's Auction. Any lots that are picked up and/or delivered in the state of Pennsylvania are subject to applicable state and local taxes. Any items shipped outside the state of Pennsylvania are subject to that state's and local tax rules.
The catalog available online is a numbered list of all items/lots to be offered for sale at auction on this given day. Any statements, or lack thereof, made in regards to accuracy of descriptions, typographical errors, condition, size, authenticity, age, restoration, reproductions, quality, historic relevance, or otherwise, are all for catalog information only and do not represent warranties, guarantees, or representations, of any kind. Again, physical inspection is highly encouraged by all bidders. NOTE: By placing a bid online, the bidder has signified that they have examined the items to their complete satisfaction and/or they have chosen not to physically examine the items and waive any and all rights regarding the aforementioned pertaining to each item/lot.
All item descriptions are based upon visual inspection only. All measurements are approximate and are used for general descriptive purposes only. Bidders are solely responsible for determining the condition and authenticity of items. Physical inspection of items is highly encouraged, since they are used and not new.
The condition of items are subject to change. The auction process warrants a multitude of handlers, prior to, during, and after the auction. Item conditions may be altered, including but not limited to, new or additional cracks, tears, rips, leaks, separations, missing pieces, or becoming defective. NO GUARANTEE IS MADE ON CONDITION.
The auctioneer determines the highest bidder. Any dispute which arises will be handled at the auctioneer's discretion, which can include, but is not limited to, putting the lot in question back up for auction. In the instance there is a tie bid between the floor and/or the internet bidders and/or absentee bidders, the floor bidders take precedence. As an online bidder you assume any risk associated with "winning" an item and not actually having the item sell to you. This is due to (1) the final hammer of the auctioneer and (2) once a lot is closed on the online bidding platform the operator may not able to re-open that lot.
Absentee bids are accepted up to and during the live auction. Rentzel's Auction Service, Inc. is not responsible for, and shall not be held liable for any errors, omissions of, or failure to carry out an absentee bid, regardless of how the bid was submitted. This also includes any technical failures that may arise during the auction that affect absentee bids, including but not limited to, internet connections, telephones, computers, and networks.
Any and all measurements are approximate and are for use as a general guide to size.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO RETURNS ACCEPTED OR REFUNDS GRANTED and ITEMS ARE PURCHASED "AS-IS." The auctioneer reserves the right to accept and/or reject any and all bids.
The final call of the auctioneer or fall of the hammer of a lot to the highest bidder formally indicates the change of title and possession passes to that high bidder, regardless of the bidding method used, including in-house, online, or via an absentee bid. Immediately upon this transfer, the high bidder assumes all responsibility and/or risk of the lot(s) purchased, including but not limited to loss, theft, damage, etc.
Wind-up toys, battery-operated and some electrical items have not been tested and are being sold with NO return and ITEMS ARE PURCHASED "AS-IS."
Internet bidders, be aware that in the case of any internet connection or computer failures, etc. the live auction will proceed as scheduled.
AGREEMENT REGARDING GOVERNING LAW, VENUE, AND LEGAL RIGHTS: I hereby understand and agree that any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to Rentzel's Auction Service, Inc. Bidder Terms & Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. I hereby irrevocably submit to the personal jurisdiction of the appropriate court in York County, Pennsylvania in any action or proceeding arising out of or relating to the claims and their enforcement, and I agree that any and all claims must be adjudicated, heard, determined, and resolved in said court, and I hereby irrevocably waive any objection on the ground that any such action or proceeding in said court has been brought in an inconvenient forum.
For questions about payments, call (717) 586-1343 or email email@example.com.
Credit cards are the preferred form of payment for absentee and online bidders. Visa, MasterCard & Discover are all accepted.
HiBid Bidders: When registering for an absentee/online bid, a credit card will be required. Once the credit card information has been provided, Rentzel's Auction Service, Inc. reserves the sole right to automatically charge any and all winning total(s) to the credit card on file if the registered bidder is a successful high bidder. The winning total will consist of the hammer price(s) of the lot(s) successfully won, plus any applicable buyer's premium, applicable sales tax and 3% credit card convenience fee. If shipping is required, any packing material, insurance, postage, handling fees, applicable sales tax will be applied to the same credit card at a later date as a second charge.
Live Auctioneer bidders will get an invoice after the auction from Rentzel's Auction Service, Inc. with instructions for payment. We cannot automatically bill your card on file with Live Auctioneers because we do not always have access to your credit card with Live Auctioneers website. Instructions in the email will include directions on how to use our online payment system on our website for paying your invoice, or you may call with your credit card information and pay over the phone. DO NOT email us your credit card information. If shipping is required, you will receive a second email with shipping fees and instructions for payment.
If you as the buyer wish to pay by Certified Bank Check or Money Order you may, ONLY if you call or email Rentzel's Auction Service, Inc. for permission at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 577-1886.
If you plan on picking up items in person it is best to pay for those items by Cash, Debit, or Credit Card at time of pickup.
For invoices over $2,000.00 wire transfer is also available.
Payment must be made within two weeks (14 days) of auction day. Non-payment will result in item(s) being forfeited by bidder and either returned to the consignor or resold.
Failure to remit payment for items won and/or shipping services provided will result in that bidder being suspended and/or blocked from bidding at any auctions hosted by Rentzel's Auction. As a result, legal action will be taken if necessary to protect the interests of Rentzel's Auction Service, Inc., its employees, consignors, and other bidders
Shipping & Pickup Terms:
For questions about shipping, call (717) 586-1343 or email email@example.com.
ITEMS MAY NOT BE PICKED UP ON AUCTION DAY.
Please remember you are responsible for all shipping costs. Thank you.
Shipping costs will be determined by the actual shipping price plus a per-lot handling fee. The per-lot handling fee determined by Rentzel's Auction Service, Inc., will be up to a maximum of $5.00 per lot. If two lots are won, there will be two lot handling fees. If three lots are won, there will be three lot handling fees, and so on. Per-lot handling fees are in addition to any and all other costs such as actual shipping costs, packing materials, etc. There is no handling fee for items that are picked up in person.
Shipping Warning: items are made of various materials that are in some cases very heavy. If you are a high bidder and plan on having your items shipped to you, shipping charges may be expensive. You are responsible for all shipping costs and other fees. No exceptions.
Certain items may be too large and/or heavy to ship, thus they will be available for pick-up only. ITEMS MAY NOT BE PICKED UP AUCTION DAY. Please call (717)-586-1343 to schedule a pickup date and time.
Any and all items to be shipped will be sent through one of the three following methods, as determined by Rentzel's Auction Service, Inc.: (1) USPS (United States Postal Service), (2) UPS (United Parcel Service), or (3) Postal Connections. Due to varying sizes, contents, weights, and conditions of items, Rentzel's Auction will use its sole discretion in determining which shipping provider to use. No private or third party shippers will be used. No large crating or large packaging will be done by Rentzel's Auction Service, Inc. Successful high bidders are responsible for all shipping costs including but not limited to insurance, handling, material, per-lot handling fee, and other charges that may apply.
After payment of your item(s), please allow a minimum of up to two weeks for shipment of item(s). We do our best to get your items out to you as soon as possible, but depending on the volume of shipping that may need to be done, you may need to allow two to four weeks after payment for shipping. Once your item has been shipped you will receive an email with all pertinent shipping information, including but not limited to, tracking number and more.
Items can be picked up directly at the York County Fairgrounds located at 334 Carlisle Avenue, York, PA 17404. ITEMS CANNOT BE PICKED UP AUCTION DAY. All pickup times must be scheduled in advance. Please call (717) 586-1343 to set up a scheduled date and time. Any items not picked up within 14 days will result in $5.00 per day, per lot won, storage fee.
Items that are shipped may arrive in multiple packages and/or multiple lots may be in the same package. USE CAUTION WHEN OPENING ANY AND ALL PACKAGES.
All items shipped will require insurance to be paid by buyer. If the total value of a package is $500 (five-hundred dollars) or greater a signature confirmation is required. All packages require insurance.
Rentzel's Auction Service is not responsible for items lost or damaged during shipment, regardless of the carrier used. Any package that arrives in less than satisfactory condition should be immediately reported to the carrier service used.
The following bid increments are a general guide for the auction. Actual bid increments are solely up to the calling auctioneer's discretion.
$0.00 - $50.00 ----- $5.00
$50.00 - $200.00 ----- $10.00
$200.00 - $500.00 ----- $25.00
$500.00 - $1,000.00 ----- $50.00
$1,000.00 - $2,500.00 ----- $100.00
$2,500.00- $5,000.00 ----- $250.00
$5,000.00- $10,000.00 ----- $500.00
THANK YOU FOR READING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE. GOOD LUCK!
Sale conducted by Rentzel's Auction Service, Inc. AY-002146
Questions about payments & shipping: (717) 586-1343 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Auctioneer: David Conley, AU-003269L
Phone: (717) 577-1886
Address: 4120 N. Sherman St. Ext., Mount Wolf, PA 17347
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