Auction Terms & Conditions:
By registering and bidding on any item, the bidder/buy shows acceptance of the following terms and conditions. Do not register or bid unless you agree to all of the terms and conditions.
All information provided by bidder/buyer during the registration process must be current, complete and accurate. Bidders must be 18 years or older. Mid-Michigan Estates, LLC at its sole discression, may deny registration to any person or entity.
All lots are sold "AS-IS, WHERE-IS," with all faults imperfections and errors. Mid-Michigan Estates, LLC. and the seller(s) do not give or make any type of guarentee or warranty regtarding the lots to be sold, imimplied or otherwise. Mid-Michigan Estates has put forth every effort in preparing the catalog for every auction to provide accurate descriptions of all items, however, it is the bidder's responsibility to determine the condition and suitability of each lot.
Due diligence is the responsibility of the bidder/buyer. Printed statements or descriptions by staff are provided in good faith and are matters of opinion. Any bidder's failure to inspect, or to be fully informed on the quality or condition will not constitute grounds for any claim, adjustment, refund, termination of the purchase contract, or refusal to close the sale. If you are unsure about any of the Term and Conditions, pricing, or how to bid; I
F YOU ARE IN ANY WAY UNSURE AS TO ANY MATTER HEREIN, MID-MICHIGAN ESTATES URGES YOU TO NOT BID.
CONDUCT OF THE AUCTION:
Conduct of the auction and increments of bidding are at the direction and discretion of Mid-Michigan Estates, LLC. Mid-Michigan Estates, LLC. reserves the right to reject any and all bids for any reason and also reserves the right to cancel this auction, or remove any item or lot from this auction prior to the close of bidding. WE ACT ONLY AS AGENTS FOR THE SELLER. Sellers or their agents reserve the right to bid on their own behalf to protect their investment(s). All items are sold subject to owner's confirmation unless advertised as being absolute. All decisions of Mid-Michigan Estates, LLC. are final.
When you place your maximum bid, the current bid price doesn't automatically jump to your max bid. Your bid will go to the next highest increment and will be increase as other people bid against you. The computer will automatically bid up to your max in the increments specified. By placing any bids you have agreed by legal contract that your bid or max bid is what you are willing to pay for that specific lot(s) and may have to pay full bid or max bid amount of any bids placed. The buyer agrees and is responsible for every bid amount placed. Remember, Mid-Michigan Estates, LLC or anybody for that matter DO NOT force you to place any bid, you and you alone are responsible for your actions. Please bid accordingly.
CHOOSE WISELY: When you bid on the wrong item or decide an item is not suited for your intended use, our clients are not willing to assume the cost of your mistakes. When in doubt about condition, completeness or suitability for intended use, please bid accordingly.
BUYER'S PREMIUM AND SALES TAX: Unless a specific auction states otherwise, a 13% buyer's premium will be charged on all items and lots. Every bidder/buyer pays the same buyer's premium and should bid accordingly. For example, if you bid $100 on an item at the auction you will be charged $113 for the item on your auction invoice. Please take this into consideration when bidding. In addition, there will be an discount of 3% buyer's Premium for Bidders who chose to pay via cash or check. 6% MI Sales Tax applies. (Coins & Currency are Sales Tax Exempt) (Farm Use and Sales Tax Exempt will need to fill out an Exemption Form).
COINS & CURRENCY TERMS & CONDITIONS:
All of the certified coins that have been graded and certified by any independent grading companies: PCGS, NGC, ANACS, NNC, PCI, DGS, etc. Grading of any coins is subjective and may differ among independent grading services and among numismatists, even though grading has a material effect on the value of the coins. Mid-Michigan Estates, LLC is not responsible for the grades assigned and makes no warranty or representation regarding such grades. Due diligence is the responsibility of the bidder/buyer.
Beginning at the stated closing time, the auction software will conclude bidding for one lot every few seconds in catalog order with the following exception: if a bid is placed in the last five (5) minutes remaining for that auction lot, bidding for that lot will automatically extend the auction for additional five (5) minutes. Some lots may be grouped together so that a bid on one lot will extend the time on all lots in that group. An e-mail of invoice will be sent to the winning bidder/buyer of each auction after auction has completely closed.
All buyers must pay for their purchases in full within the scheduled removal dates after auction ending. Mid-Michigan Estates, LLC accepts the following forms of payment: Cash, Major Credit Cards, Wire Transfer, Cashier's Check, Personal, or Company Checks. Any checks written for $1,000.00 or more, items will be held by Auction Company until check clears, unless know by the auctioneers. Merchandise becomes the full responsibility of the bidder/buyer at time of payment and the bidder/buyer assumes all risk of loss and damage to property at that time.
All successful bids must be picked up within scheduled removal dates of that specific auction unless other arrangements have been made. No items can be removed until Mid-Michigan Estates, LLC. has received and acknowledged payment in full. Any items not picked up by scheduled removal dates (for that specific auction), there will be a $3 per day storage fee starting after removal dates. Mid-Michigan Estates, LLC. will hold purchases for 5 business days. After the 5 business days have expired you will forfeit all items of ownership back to seller/consignor. Mid-Michigan Estates, LLC. reserves the right to resell any property not paid for in full by the conclusion of the stated removal period. Buyers are responsible for rigging, loading, and removal of all items purchased without assistance from Mid-Michigan Estates, LLC.
Mid-Michigan Estates, LLC does NOT provide a shipping service. If you require shipping services please contact a Packaging Facility to make arrangements. It is the bidder's responsibility to take shipping and handlings & insurance costs into consideration when bidding on items.
In the event there are technical difficulties related to the server, software, internet or any other online auction-related technologies, Mid-Michigan Estates, LLC. reserve the right to extend bidding, continue the bidding, or close the bidding. Neither the company providing the software, nor Mid-Michigan Estates, LLC. shall be held responsible for a missed bid or the failure of the software to function properly for any reason.
READY TO BID?
Here's how it works:
You must be logged in to place online bids. If you do not have an account created, click the "Login / New Bidder" button on top of your screen to begin creating your account. Once your account has been created, you will need to log into the catalog of your choice, then register to bid for each online auction and agree to the terms and conditions.
Once account has been created, use the same username & password for all current and future online auctions. ***Please Note: If you have previously registered with HiBid or another HiBid powered website then your existing user name and password will work on this site.
*** Please call our office if you need assistance, or we can register you over the phone. We can place bids for you over the phone as well.
How To Bid:
1. After logging into your account, enter catalog and Browse items or use the "search" feature to find something specific.
2. Place a one-time bid - OR - Enter a private maximum bid.
3. Maximum bids: The system will automatically bid for you, entering the lowest bid possible up to and including the maximum bid entered.
4. After placing your bids you will see that lots that you are winning will have a green background. Outbid lots have a red background. Watched lots have a blue border.
5. "Watch List" for items bid on & items interested in.
6. The colored icons at the upper right-hand corner of the page are quick links for you to view lots that you have bid on or placed on your watched list:
"Green with + Bids" Button.
"Blue with Watches" Button.
Note... you can bid on lots from your watch list and also hide lots if you no longer interested in that current lot. This feature only works if you are LOGGED IN.
If you're not bidding from "LIVE CATALOG" screen, remember REFRESH the page often for bidding updates!!
7. "LIVE CATALOG" This screen is "live" of online auction closing. You do not have to refresh the page! All bids, time left, etc. update in real-time. This screen will appear 30 minutes before that auction begins closing down.
8. Bidding from the Catalog Page - All bidding occurs "in place". You click to bid, click to confirm the bid in the popup, then the page automatically updates the relevant information (bid amounts, counts, & status).
9. Once the closing process begins, one item will close every few seconds, if a bid is placed in the last five (5) minutes remaining for that auction lot, bidding for that lot will automatically extend the auction for additional five (5) minutes.
10. An e-mail of invoice will be sent to the winning bidder/buyer of each auction after auction has completely closed. The pick-up address will be sent to winning bidders in invoice notes.