Auction Terms & Conditions WE HAVE BEEN MAKING CHANGES TO OUR TERMS. PLEASE FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THEM, BEFORE BIDDING.
**NEW** WE HAVE MADE CHANGES TO HOW WE RECEIVE PAYMENTS >>PLEASE READ BELOW<<
**NEW** WE HAVE MADE CHANGED TO THE SHIPPING SECTION >>PLEASE READ BELOW<<
***TO MAKE TIME FOR THE CUSTOMERS WHO ARE PICKING UP - WE WILL START THE SHIPPING PROCESS ON FRIDAYS AFTER THE AUCTION CLOSES***
Online Bidding to Open: 6:00pm Tuesday February 23, 2021
Bidding will begin closing: 7:00PM Tuesday March 3, 2021
We are very excited about the amazing turn out - to our online auctions!
It does take a little doing, on our end, to organize everything logistically. Thank you, in advanced, for your patience!
DUE TO THE LATEST EXECUTIVE ORDERS, FROM MARYLAND GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN:
COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT & AUCTION TERMS
(Full Auction Terms Below)
Due to the current global issues: We have decided to convert all live auctions to timed, online only auctions. W. Wachter Auctions & Associates is following all precautionary measures, for everyone's safety. Please continue to be patient - as we are learning, each day, how to manage everything in a trouble free manner. Please also be aware that amendments to these terms, and how we are operating under these circumstances, is subject to change at any time. Be assured, we will post any changes to our websites and social media.
Bidding online is easy and can be done remotely from your computer or phone!
Those of you who are not comfortable with the online bidding, please visit our website ( for an online bidding turtorial ) WAuction1.com
AUCTION TERMS & CONDITIONS
There will be a 20% Buyers Premium charged on top of the hammer price. The state of Maryland requires us to collect 6% sales tax. We only accept Maryland tax exemption numbers for purchases over $200. No Out of State tax exemptions numbers will be accepted, as under MD law. (Unless an accurately completed Maryland Resale Tax Exemption Form is submitted).Items with more than Quantity of 1, are TIMES THE MONEY.Every item being sold "As Is Where Is" with no guarantee of any kind. All Sales are final.
In Person Preview is scheduled for Tuesday's from 11am-3pm (Please Contact us before coming in)
Due to the current limitations set forth in Executive Order from Government: These terms are subject to change.
We have done our best to catalog the inventory being presented here. We do not assume any responsibility for items described incorrectly. This Catalog is a guide and a guide only.
W. Wachter Auctions does not assume any responsibility for technical issues on our end or on the bidders end.
Additional Terms and Conditions:
Before a bid can be placed, all Bidders must first complete the "Buyer Registration" form. All submitted information must be accurate and current, and it is the duty of the Bidder to keep his or her information updated whenever necessary. There will be an 20% BP charged on top of the hammer price and MD State & Local Taxes will be added where applicable.Upon registration, the Bidder warrants that they are of legal age in their country and have read and understood all of the following terms and conditions listed above and below, which apply to all auctions conducted by us and any Bidders/Buyers in said auctions. All sales are final. All items are sold "as is-where is" with all faults and blemishes and no warranty expressed or implied. Bidders are encouraged to preview and inspect all items. It is bidder's responsibility to determine condition, value, usefulness, functionality, authenticity, and all other factors. W. Wachter Auctions & Associates is not responsible for errors of description. Bidder, including internet bidder, shall be the sole judge of value. We have a strict "no charge back" after the transaction is complete policy. It is the bidders responsibility to pay for shipment, even if an item weighs more or is larger than the bidder assumed. If any question about shipping an item need to be asked prior to bidding on the item, otherwise the buyer is 100% resposible for the shipping costs.
If a Bidder has a poor HiBid Bidder Score, we will not accept them into our auctions. Any successful high bidders who back out of a bid, will be banned from all our future auctions and will be given a poor bidder rating. This rating could effect a bidders ability to register in bids with other auction companies across HiBid and other auction websites. The same will be done to all non-paying customers.
CONDITION OF ITEMS
We accept consignments as they are given to us. We assume that box contents are what is listed on the box. We make no guarantees that lots are described in perfect accuracy, We take every effort to accurately describe all items offered in its sales, We do not provide warranty for labor and craftsmanship on jewelry and watches. We have knowledgeable staff to provide as accurate description as possible using the knowledge of our staff. ** Returns are not accepted; ALL SALES ARE FINAL. By placing a bid, the bidder/buyer has signified that the description of the item(s) in question is satisfactory and will not be entitled to make any objections after the sale.
PAYMENT AND INVOICING
We will email your preliminary invoice in the days following the auction end, with payment instructions.
>>For Customers who are PICKING UP: We accept Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover
>>For Customers who REQUIRE SHIPPING: We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover
METHOD TO RECEIVE YOUR PURCHASES:
We are adding back in the curbside pick-up option. In your preliminary invoice sent to you - we will include a link to a sign-up form. You will choose your time slot, from the days/times we make available. Pyament can be made at the time of pick up.
(FOR APPLICABLE/SHIPPABLE ITEMS)
Shipping Fee Applies! We are using USPS Flat rate boxes as our default shipping method. If your purchases do not fit into a flat rate box, we will have to charge by weight/dimension of your box (using the USPS website for rate costs). We ship from Maryland. Please keep shipping costs in mind, as you bid. The day following the auction, we gather invoices for people who will obviously require shipping (based on the address they register with.) We pack the items, weigh and measure the box to calculate the shipping cost. ***WE WILL CHARGE YOUR CREDIT CARD ON FILE, AUTOMATICALLY.*** If you live within in a driveable distance, but prefer to have your items shipped - you will have to let us know, that you require shipping.
SOFT CLOSE POLICY
(Where applicable-INTERNET ONLY AUCTION. Does not apply to Live w/Internet Bidding) In the event that a bid is placed on an item in the final minutes of an auction sale, the auction will automatically be extended for an additional 3 minutes to prevent 'auction sniping'. The extension will continue until all the bids have stopped.
We reserve the right to: cancel bids and/or restrict the use of our site; refuse service to anyone at any time; add or remove items at any point in the auction; revise descriptions of the items if a change needs to be made; ban users for violating our terms and conditions; hold items until the payment has been cleared; withdraw any item and to re-offer the item at another time; resell any items that have not been paid in full by the payment deadline. We are not responsible for the misinterpretation or misunderstanding of items and/or descriptions, if any, by the bidder; it is the bidder''s responsibility to understand the item thoroughly before bidding. In any cases of dispute, our decision is final. All legal matters will be settled as per Maryland State law and the Bidder/Buyer consents that the venue be located in Carroll County Maryland . All items are sold on an AS IS, WHERE IS basis, with all faults. We make every effort to represent all items clearly and accurately in photographs and descriptions and will indicate any major defects on an item when it is know by us.Some items may have a Reserve. In this case, items with a Reserve cannot be won until a bid has reached the Reserve price. These items will be clearly marked and identified. In the event that a picture and description do not match, the description takes precedence. If we are prevented by fire, theft, or any other reason whatsoever from delivering and/or shipping items to the Buyer, our liability shall only be limited to the sum that was paid. ****************************************************************************************
AS STATED ABOVE, THESE TERMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, DEPENDING ON CURRENT EVENTS AND ANY ADJUSTMENT TO OUR BUSINESS.
Thank you very much for participating in our auction, and for continuing to support small local businesses!
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