Auction Terms & Conditions BIDDER TERMS & CONDITIONS
Legal Notice: Intellectual Property - The Bidder Terms & Conditions Below are Proprietary to True Blue Auctions LLC. created by Attorney George A. Michak and may not copied, disclosed or distributed to anyone apart from the registered bidder and their legal counsel.
These Bidder Terms and Conditions apply to auctions conducted by True Blue Auctions LLC ("Auctioneer"), and constitute a legal, valid, binding, and enforceable contract between Auctioneer and each Participant, Bidder, and Buyer. These bidder terms and conditions also form the basis for the contract of scale between the Sellers and the Buyers.
1. Auction Conducted in Accordance with These Bidder Terms and Conditions. The Auction is conducted in accordance with these Bidder Terms and Conditions. By participating in the Auction, whether at the auction site, online, telephonically, or though any other means (including Absentee Bid), each Participant agrees to be bound by, and to abide by, these Bidder Terms and Conditions.
2. Definitions. The following definitions apply to these Bidder Terms and Conditions for each auction conducted by Auctioneer:
"Absentee Bid" means a bid submitted to Auctioneer by an Absentee Bidder for the execution during the Auction.
"Absentee Bidder" means a person or entity, typically not present at the Auction, who submits an Absentee Bid.
"Absolute Auction" or "Absolute" applies only if and when expressly indicated and means an auction at which property is sold to the highest bidder regardless of the amount of the final bid, with no limiting conditions, restrictions, or reservations. This type of auction is also known as an auction Without Reserve. Once the bidding begins, property that is expressly offered for sale at an Absolute Auction will be sold to the highest bidder regardless of the final bid amount. NO AUCTION CONDUCTED BY AUCTIONEER IS ABSOLUTE OR WITHOUT RESERVE, AND NO PROPERTY IS OFFERED ABSOLUTE OR WITHOUT RESERVE, UNLESS SPECIFICALLY AND EXPRESSLY STATED BY AUCTIONEER IN WRITING.
"Attendee" means any person who attends the Auction at the Auction Site, whether such person is a Registered Bidder or not.
"Auction" means the auction sale at which Auctioneer solicits bids, or is scheduled to solicit bids.
"Auction Site" means the physical location of the Auction.
"Bidder" means any person or entity that makes a bid at the Auction.
"Bidder Number" means the number or other identifier issued by Auctioneer to a Registered Bidder for the purposes of identifying bids to such Registered Bidder.
"Bidder Registration" means the information provided by a prospective Bidder, and the process of registering such prospective Bidder, to bid at the Auction, including the prospective Bidder's agreement to be bound by these Bidder terms and Conditions.
"Bidder Terms and Conditions" means these Bidder Terms and Conditions.
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"Broker Participation Fee" means, if applicable, an amount drawn from the Commission and/or Buyer's Premium that is paid to a broker who has participated in procuring a Buyer, or has otherwise assisted in facilitating the sale of Property at the Auction, under the terms and conditions and in the amount established by Auctioneer.
"Buyer" means the Winning Bidder with respect to each Lot of Personal Property or of each parcel of Real Property.
"Buyer's Premium" is an amount with respect to each Lot of Personal Property or with respect to each parcel of Real Property Struck Off at the Auction, calculated as a percentage of the Hammer Price, that is payable by the Buyer to Auctioneer for Auctioneer's own account. For Real Property offered Subject to Seller's Confirmation, the Buyer's Premium will be calculated on the amount of the High Bid Subject to Confirmation.
"Commission" means the amount payable by or on behalf of Seller to Auctioneer for Auctioneer's services, calculated as a percentage of the Hammer Price.
"Fall of the Hammer" means the point, after bids have been received, at which Auctioneer declares a Lot or item of Personal Property or Real Property "sold" to the Bidder acknowledged by Auctioneer as having made the Winning Bid. During an auction that is exclusively online, the Fall of the Hammer will occur electronically at the end of timed (or extended) bidding. Where there is a High Bid Subject to Confirmation, the Fall of the Hammer will occur on Seller's Confirmation.
"Hammer Price" means the price established by the highest bid at the Fall of the Hammer.
"High Bid" means the high bid amount recognized by Auctioneer at the conclusion of bidding on a Lot or on a parcel of Real Property.
"High Bid Subject to Confirmation" means the High Bid amount recognized by Auctioneer at the conclusion of bidding on Real Property put up at Auction Subject to Seller's Conformation. If the High Bid Subject to Conformation is confirmed by Seller, it will be the Hammer Price.
"High Bidder" means the Bidder recognized by Auctioneer as having made the High Bid with respect to a Lot or a parcel of Real Property.
"Knocked Down" or "Knock Down" means that Auctioneer has acknowledged the Winning Bid on a Lot or other item of Personal Property or Real Property with the Fall of the Hammer, or by announcing "sold", or by giving a similar such indication. Property may be Knocked Down electronically at the conclusion of a timed online auction event. For Real Property Subject to Seller's Confirmation, the Real Property is Knocked Down on Seller's Confirmation of the High Bid Subject to Confirmation. (See "Struck Off" or "Strikes Off").
"No Sale" occurs if Property is offered at the Auction but is not Struck Off or sold, and Auctioneer passes on such Property or declares a No Sale.
"Online Bidding Period" means, with respect an Auction conducted in whole or in part online, the time period during which bids may be tendered against any Lot offered at an Auction conducted by Auctioneer as set forth on Auctioneer's website and incorporated into Auctioneer's Bidder Terms and Conditions.
"Participant" means any person who attends, or otherwise participates in, the Auction (in person or remotely). The term Participant includes, but is not limited to, Attendees, Registered Bidders, Bidders, and Buyers.
"Personal Property" means the tangible and moveable property, and any intangible property (including, without limitation, intellectual property) offered at the Auction.
"Private Sale" means an event in which Property is sold by Seller, or on Seller's behalf, other than at the Auction (including a sale at an auction conducted by a person or entity other than Auctioneer).
"Private Sale Price" means the fair market purchase price of Property paid, or agreed to, at a Private Sale in an arms-length transaction between Seller and a buyer. If such Property is sold through a Private Sale for less than its fair market value, or in a transaction that is not an arms-length transaction, or is gifted by Seller, the Private Sale Price, for the purposes of this Agreement, will be an amount equal to the fair market value of such Property in an arms-length transaction.
"Property" means the Real Property and the Personal Property.
"Purchase Price" means, with respect to each Lot or other item or Personal Property and with respect to each parcel of Real Property, an amount equal to the Hammer Price or High Bid Subject to Confirmation, as the case may be, plus the Buyer's Premium.
"Real Property" means, if applicable, the real property, including improvements, located at the address stated in specific Real Property/Real Estate Terms & Conditions. If the Real Property is comprised of separately deeded parcels, such separately deeded parcels are identified on a List of Separately Deeded Parcels in specific Real Property/Real Estate Terms & Conditions.
"Realty Closing" means the time and place at which Seller sells, transfers, assigns, and conveys all of Seller's right, title and interest in and to the Real Property to the Buyer, and at which the Buyer pays the Purchase Price in full.
"Realty Closing Date" means the date on which the Realty Closing occurs.
"Realty Deposit" means, with respect to Real Property out up at the Auction, the money that the Winning Bidder, or the Bidder making the High Bid Subject to Confirmation, as the case may be, must deposit with Auctioneer on the execution of the Realty Purchase and Sale Agreement.
"Realty Purchase and Sale Agreement" means the contract for the purchase and sale of Real Property put up at the Auction executed at the close of bidding by the Winning Bidder, or the Bidder making the High Bid Subject to Confirmation, as the case may be. In auctions Subject to Seller's Confirmation, Seller will execute the Realty Purchase and Sale Agreement only on Seller's Confirmation of the High Bid Subject to Confirmation.
"Registered Bidder" means a person or entity that has registered to bid at the Auction and has been issued a Bidder Number.
"Registration Deposit" means, if required by Auctioneer, the deposit, in certified funds, made by a Registered Bidder in order to register for the Auction.
"Reserve" or "With Reserve" refers to circumstances under which a seller of property offered at auction reserves the right to accept or decline any and all bids prior to the Fall of the Hammer. UNLESS SPECIFICALLY AND EXPRESSLY STATED OTHERWISE IN WRITING ALL PROPERTY IS OFFERED WITH RESERVE.
"Reserve Price" means, if applicable, the minimum price that Seller is willing to accept for Property.
"Seller's Confirmation" means Seller's confirmation, approval, and acceptance of the High Bid Subject to Confirmation acknowledged and recorded by Auctioneer.
"Struck Off" or "Strikes Off" means that Auctioneer has acknowledged the Winning Bid on a Lot or other item of Personal Property or Real Property with the Fall of the Hammer, or by announcing "sold", or by giving a similar such indication. Property may be Struck Off electronically at the conclusion of a timed online auction event. For Real Property Subject to Seller's Confirmation, the Real Property is Struck Off on Seller's Confirmation of the High Bid Subject to Confirmation. (See "Knocked Down" or "Knock Down").
"Subject to Seller's Confirmation" means, with respect to the Real Property, that after the High Bid Subject to Seller's Confirmation has been received and acknowledged by Auctioneer, Seller may determine, in Seller's sole and absolute discretion, to (i) accept such bid or (ii) reject such bid.
"Winning Bid" means the highest bid received and accepted (and if the Auction is Subject to Seller's Confirmation, confirmed by Seller) for Property put up at the Auction.
"Winning Bidder" means the Bidder who is recognized by Auctioneer as having made the Winning Bid.
3. Auction Conducted in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Auction is conducted in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. All Property is offered for sale in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and will be Knocked-Down or Struck Off in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Notwithstanding the physical location of any Participant, these Bidder Terms and Conditions are entered into in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, all bids and payments are received in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Realty Purchase and Sale Agreement, if any, will be formed and entered into in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
4. Buyer's Premium. All Property offered at the Auction is subject to a Buyer's Premium, which will be paid by the Buyer to Auctioneer for Auctioneer's own account. The Buyer's Premium will be calculated as a percentage of the Hammer Price, and will be added to the Hammer Price to determine the final Purchase Price.
The Buyer's Premium for Personal Property will be amount equal to as follows: Thirteen percent (13%) for payment with credit card, twelve percent (12%) for payment by check and ten percent (10%) for payment with cash.
The Buyer's Premium for Real Property will be amount equal to the percentage described in the separate and specific Terms And Conditions for sale of Real Property/Real Estate.
5. Access to Auction Site. Participants assume all risks associated with their presence at the Auction Site or their access to the online bidding platform utilized by Auctioneer. Any person may be denied access to the Auction, the Auction Site, and the online bidding platform utilized by Auctioneer, and may be removed at Auctioneer's discretion. Entering property constitutes consent to indemnify and hold harmless the Auctioneer and Property owner from any and all claims for personal injury, death, or property damage, or any type of claim or damage (including but not limited to attorney's fees or litigation expenses) resulting from being on property for Open House and Auction. Entering property constitutes understanding that you and those in your care and/or custody agree and grant the Auctioneer & True Blue Auctions, its affiliates, franchise, advertising and promotional agencies, and their agents the irrevocable, unrestricted right to use, publish, display and distribute materials bearing the name, voice, likeness or any other identifiable representation of you and those in your care and/or custody. Promotional materials may appear in any form, style, color or medium whatsoever (including, without limitation, photographs, video tapes, films, sound recordings, software, drawings, prints, broadcast, internet and electronic media). You and those in your care and/or custody agree that all materials containing identifiable representation of (including without limitation, all negatives, plates and masters of any photographs, files, prints or tapes) shall be and remain the sole and exclusive property of the Auctioneer & True Blue Auctions. You and those in your care and/or custody hereby release and forever discharge the Auctioneer & True Blue Auctions from any and all liability and damages relating to you and those in your care and/or custody's name, voice, likeness or any identifiable representation. You hereby waive any and/all right(s) you and those in your care or custody may have to inspect or approve the finished materials or any part or element thereof that incorporates you or those in your care and/or custody's name, voice, likeness or any other identifiable representation of yourself and those in your care and/or custody. You and those in your care and/or custody have agreed to the above in consideration of the opportunity given to you and those in your care and/or custody by the Auctioneer and True Blue Auctions to appear in these materials.
6. Bidder Registration. All persons desiring to bid at the Auction, must register to bid and be issued a Bidder Number. In order to register to bid, each potential Bidder must provide such information (including identifying information and qualifications) as requested by Auctioneer. Auctioneer may refuse to accept a Bidder Registration from any potential Bidder, may refuse to issue a Bidder Number to any potential Bidder, and, if a Registered Bidder breaches any Bidder Terms and Conditions or engages in improper conduct, Auctioneer may revoke any Bidder Number. By registering to bid at the Auction, each Registered Bidder acknowledges and agrees that such Registered Bidder has read, understands, and agrees to be bound by, these Bidder Terms and Conditions. In Auctioneer's discretion, bids may be received from a person who has not registered to bid, and/or who has not satisfied all requirements for Bidder Registration, and/or who has not been issued a Bidder Number, provided that such person immediately completes a Bidder Registration, is issued a Bidder Number, and agrees to be bound by these Bidder Terms and Conditions.
7. All Property Offered with Reserve. All Property (including both the Personal Property and the Real Property) is offered With Reserve, and, as such, any bid may be rejected and the Property may be withdrawn by Auctioneer at any time before the Fall of the Hammer.
8. Bidding. Registered Bidders may only bid at the Auction by agreeing to be bound by these Bidder Terms and Conditions. By bidding, each Registered Bidder acknowledges and agrees that such Registered Bidder has had a full and fair opportunity to read, and understands, these Bidder Terms and Conditions, and affirms that such Registered Bidder is subject to and bound by these Bidder Terms and Conditions.
9. No Bid Retraction. No Bidder may retract a bid that has been acknowledged by Auctioneer or that has been submitted online. Further to the foregoing, eac h Bidder acknowledges and agrees that Auctioneer is acting in reliance on tendered bids in the conduct of the Auction, and that bid retraction is disruptive and interferes with the Auction, and that, as an inducement for Auctioneer to accept such Bidder's Bidder Registration and for such Bidder to bid at the Auction, each Bidder agrees not to withdraw or to attempt to withdraw any tendered bid that has been acknowledged by Auctioneer.
10. Online Bidding. If and to the extent that online or internet bidding is available, the following terms and conditions will apply:
10.1. Online Bidding Registration. Any Registered Bidder desiring to bid online, or to establish the possibility of bidding on line, is required to create an online bidding account by completing all necessary online forms and providing all required information.
10.2. Auction Site Notices and Announcements. Any Registered Bidder participating at the Auction online is responsible for becoming aware of all notices and announcements made or given at the Auction Site, or as otherwise published on Auctioneer's website.
10.3. Posted Times. All times are based on the Eastern Standard Time zone unless stated otherwise. Any posted closing times and time displays at the Auction Site and online are approximate. Auctioneer reserves the right to close early or extend the Auction at any time at its sole and absolute discretion.
10.4. Responsibility for Online Bids. If a Winning Bid is sent to Auctioneer from the computer of a Registered Bidder, and is, thereafter, confirmed by Seller, such Registered Bidder will be the Buyer.
10.5. No Reduction or Retraction of Online Bids. Online bids may not be reduced or retracted.
10.6. Online Bidding Increments. While Auctioneer may, at Auctioneer's discretion, vary bid increments at the Auction Site, Registered Bidders bidding online may only bid in whole bidding increments.
10.7. Competing Online and Onsite Bids. In the event of contemporaneously made online and onsite bids, Auctioneer will determine which bid is the successful bid, and the bid made at the Auction Site will generally take precedence.
10.8. Records of Online Sales. The record of sale kept by Auctioneer will be conclusive and final in all disputes, and otherwise. In the event of a discrepancy between any online records or messages provided to a Registered Bidder bidding online and the record of sale kept by Auctioneer, Auctioneer's record of sale will govern.
10.9. Technical Considerations. Auctioneer will not be responsible for errors or failures to execute bids placed over the internet, including, without being limited to, errors or failures caused by: (i) a loss of connection; (ii) a breakdown or problems with the online bidding software and/or (iii) a breakdown or problems with a Registered Bidder's internet connection, computer, or system.
10.10. Failure to Execute Online Bids. Execution of online internet bids is a service undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the sale and Auctioneer does not accept liability for failing to execute an online bid or for errors or omissions in connection with this activity.
10.11. Disclaimer of Warranty and Release. Each Registered Bidder acknowledges and agrees that online bidding is at such Registered Bidder's sole risk, responsibility and obligation. Neither Auctioneer nor the Seller represent or warrant that the website will be uninterrupted, error free or virus free; nor do they make any representation or warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the website, or as to the accuracy, completeness, reliability, security, or currency of the website.
11. Absentee Bids; Execution of Absentee Bids. Absentee bids may be accepted in Auctioneer's sole and absolute discretion. The execution of an Absentee Bid will typically be commenced at a percentage of the maximum amount of the Absentee Bid as determined by Auctioneer in Auctioneer's sole and absolute discretion, and will be advanced competitively until the Fall of the Hammer or until maximum amount of the Absentee Bid is reached, whichever occurs first. Auctioneer will make all reasonable efforts to execute Absentee Bids, but active bidding by Bidders in attendance at the Auction may render the execution of an Absentee Bid impracticable. Neither Auctioneer not Seller will have any liability to an Absentee Bidder for the failure to execute an Absentee Bid. Each Absentee Bidder acknowledges and agrees that Property may be sold to another Bidder for the maximum amount of the Absentee Bid based on a bidding sequence that causes another Bidder to reach the such amount first. If the execution of an Absentee Bid at its maximum amount would require Auctioneer to accept a bid that is less than a full bidding increment, Auctioneer has the sole and absolute discretion to accept or reject such bid. An Absentee Bidder may authorize Auctioneer to advance the bid by one or more bidding increments after the maximum amount of the Absentee Bid is, or would be, reached.
12. Bid Increments. Bid increments are established and controlled by Auctioneer, and may be adjusted or modified in Auctioneer's sole and absolute discretion.
13. Registered Bidders Responsible for Bids Placed on Bidder Number. Each Registered Bidder is responsible for the Bidder Number issued to such Registered Bidder. Auctioneer is not responsible for monitoring or policing the use of Bidder Numbers, and each Registered Bidder is responsible for all bids made on the Bidder Number issued to such Registered Bidder even if the Registered Bidder claims that the Bidder Number was lost, stolen, or misappropriated, unless notice of a lost, stolen, or misappropriated Bidder Number was provided to Auctioneer prior to an unauthorized bid being made. Absent a clerical error, Auctioneer's recording of bids against a Bidder Number will be conclusive as to the making of such bid by, or on behalf of, the Registered Bidder.
14. Withdrawal of Property by Auctioneer. Auctioneer has the absolute right to withdraw any Property from the Auction prior to the Fall of the Hammer with respect to such Property.
15. Winning Bid; Buyer. Pursuant to these Bidder Terms and Conditions, the Bidder making the Winning Bid for any Lot or item of Personal Property or each parcel of Real Property will be the Buyer of such Property.
16. All Property Sold "AS IS", "WHERE IS", and "WITH ALL FAULTS". ALL PROPERTY IS BEING OFFERED AND SOLD IN ITS AS IS/WHERE IS CONDITION AT THE TIME OF THE AUCTION, WITH ALL FAULTS, INCLUDING ANY HIDDEN DEFECTS OF ANY NATURE. NEITHER AUCTIONEER NOR SELLER MAKES ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR GUARANTEES WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE NATURE, VALUE, SOURCE, AUTHENTICITY, FITNESS, MERCHANTABILITY, AND/OR ANY OTHER ASPECT OR CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCH PROPERTY. NO STATEMENT ANYWHERE, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING VERBAL STATEMENTS MADE BY AUCTIONEER, WILL BE DEEMED A WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION BY AUCTIONEER OR SELLER. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AUTHENTICITY, ORIGIN, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. EACH BIDDER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT HE, SHE, OR IT CANNOT RELY, AND HAS NOT RELIED, ON ANY REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, OR GUARANTY MADE BY THE SELLER OR ANYONE ACTING AS AGENT OF THE SELLER, ORALLY OR IN WRITING, ABOUT THE PROPERTY, OR ANY OF IT. BY BIDDING, EACH BIDDER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT SUCH BIDDER HAS HAD A FULL AND FAIR OPPORTUNITY TO INSPECT THE PROPERTY, AND IS RELYING SOLELY ON, OR HAS WAIVED, SUCH BIDDER?S INSPECTION AND INVESTIGATION (i) IN DETERMINING WHETHER TO BID, (ii) IN DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF A BID, AND (iii) IN BIDDING.
17. Announcements. Subject to the limitation set forth in these Bidder Terms and Conditions, all terms and conditions and other announcements made by Auctioneer on the day of the Auction are binding and take precedence over any advertisements or listings.
18. Bidder's Inspection. By bidding, each Bidder acknowledges and agrees that such Bidder has had a full and fair opportunity to inspect the Property, and is relying solely on, or has waived, such Bidder's inspection and investigation (i) in determining whether to bid, (ii) in determining the amount of a bid, and (iii) in bidding.
19. Description of Property. Unless otherwise expressly stated otherwise in writing, any description of Property is based solely on visual impression, and is given solely for identification purposes, and does not create any warranty, expressed or implied, or representation by Auctioneer. 20. Contract of Sale for Personal Property. By operation of these Terms and Conditions and Section 2-328(b) of the Uniform Commercial Code, no additional or further writing will be required to evidence the existence of a contract of sale for any Personal Property Knocked-Down at the Auction regardless of the Purchase Price, and these Bidder Terms and Conditions, together with Auctioneer's clerking sheets or other physical or digital notation identifying the Lot, the Hammer Price, and the Buyer, will be conclusive evidence as to the terms of the sale. These Bidder Terms and Conditions will be incorporated into the contract between each Buyer and Seller.
20. Contract of Sale for Personal Property. By operation of these Terms and Conditions and Section 2-328(b) of the Uniform Commercial Code, no additional or further writing will be required to evidence the existence of a contract of sale for any Personal Property Knocked-Down at the Auction regardless of the Purchase Price, and these Bidder Terms and Conditions, together with Auctioneer's clerking sheets or other physical or digital notation identifying the Lot, the Hammer Price, and the Buyer, will be conclusive evidence as to the terms of the sale. These Bidder Terms and Conditions will be incorporated into the contract between each Buyer and Seller.
21. Conduct of the Auction. Auctioneer will regulate all matters relating to the conduct of the Auction and Auctioneer's decision will be final and binding. Auctioneer will have control over bidding at the Auction, and Auctioneer will resolve any and all disputes. If (i) a bid is made while the hammer is falling in acceptance of a prior bid or while bidding is terminating on recognition of a High Bid Subject to Confirmation, or (ii) promptly after the Fall of the Hammer or other termination of the bidding Auctioneer is made aware of a bid that was unnoticed prior to the Fall of the Hammer or other termination of the bidding, and it is demonstrated to Auctioneer's satisfaction that such bid was, in fact, timely made, Auctioneer may, in Auctioneer's sole and absolute discretion, reopen the bidding (but will not be required to). Any contract formed with the Fall of the Hammer will be subject to the conditions set forth in this Section.
22. Upon Fall of the Hammer. You become the winning bidder upon the fall of the hammer at auction and assume responsibility for the items you purchased, even if you have not checked out yet or item has been shipped. You are advised to insure and safeguard against theft, loss, and/or breakage. Everything purchased must be removed the day of auction unless purchased by proxy via absentee or over the internet where pickup and/or shipping arrangements are arranged by Buyer and Auctioneer. If no arrangements have been made the items will be considered abandoned property after seven (7) days and subject to being disposed of as Auctioneer deems fit and will be subject to costs and expenses related to having items removed and/or disposed of by Auctioneer. Plain and simple YOU BOUGHT IT, YOU OWN IT, YOU REMOVE IT! In addition to the hammer price, all shipping will be paid by Buyer and must include insurance to the value of the hammer price which is the established true market value of the personal property.
23. All Sales Final. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
24. Sales Tax. Subject to applicable exemptions, if any, each Buyer is responsible for the payment of sales tax for each Lot Knocked-Down at the Auction, which sales tax will be paid by Buyer to appropriate government entities.
25. Payment for Personal Property. All Lots of Personal Property must be paid for in-full by the Buyer on the day of the Auction, at or before the conclusion of the Auction, and before any Personal Property is removed from the Auction Site by or on behalf of the Buyer. Onsite purchases may be paid in cash or its equivalent, or by credit card, or by approved check. Purchases by remote Buyers must be paid by credit card or wire transfer. No Refunds will be Granted. No Exchanges will be Permitted.
26. Abandoned Items. Any Lots not paid in full, not picked up and removed in the time provided, or for which payment has not cleared for shipping, will be considered abandoned and may be offered for sale at a later auction or subject to other disposition. Such abandonment does not, however, relieve the Buyer or the Buyer's obligation to make payment in full. Any payments made by or on behalf of a Buyer are non-refundable, and Buyers will remain responsible for the full purchase price of all Lots Struck Off to them.
27. Returned Checks. Any checks that are returned unpaid will be subject to a returned check fee in the amount of $50.00. In addition to the foregoing, Auctioneer will be entitled to recover, from the issuer of a returned check, all costs and expenses, including attorneys? fees, for the collection of payment made in the form of a check that has been returned unpaid.
28. No Stop Payment Orders or Credit Card Charge-Backs. Each Bidder agrees that such Bidder will not, under any circumstances, (i) issue a stop payment order with respect to any checks issued at or in connection with the Auction, or (ii) initiate a credit card charge-back with respect to any purchases at the Auction. Each Bidder further agrees that if, in violation of these Terms and Conditions, a stop payment order is issued or a credit card charge-back is initiated, these Bidder Terms and Conditions will be conclusive evidence of the Bidder's (i) waiver of any rights to issue a stop payment order or to initiate a credit card charge-back, and (ii) agreement not to issue a stop payment order or to initiate a credit card charge-back; and each Bidder acknowledges and agrees that on Auctioneer's presentation of these Bidder Terms and Conditions to the bank, credit card company, or other financial institution against which a check was drawn or that issued the credit card on which charges were made, such bank, credit card company, or other financial institution will reverse any stop-payment order and/or deny any credit card charge-back, and will re-credit all amounts to or for the account of Auctioneer. If, in violation of these Bidder Terms and Conditions, a Bidder issues a stop payment order or initiates a credit card charge-back, such Bidder, even if successful, will remain liable for all purchases made at the Auction, and will be responsible for all costs and expenses, including attorneys' fees, incurred by or on behalf of Auctioneer and/or Seller in challenging the stop payment order or credit card charge-back and in collecting payment. Each Bidder acknowledges and agrees that the covenant not to issue a stop payment order or to initiate a credit card charge-back is a condition to the issuance of a Bidder Number to such Bidder, and is being made as an inducement for Auctioneer to accept such Bidder's Bidder Registration and to issue a Bidder Number. Each Bidder acknowledges and agrees that Auctioneer is relying on the covenant not to issue a stop payment order or to initiate a credit card charge-back in accepting such Bidder's Bidder Registration and in issuing a Bidder Number.
29. Claims. With respect to Lots removed from the Auction Site by or on behalf of a Buyer, no claims or returns will be allowed and no claim will be allowed for adjustments or rescission of any sales based on the failure of a Lot to correspond with any standard and/or expectation of the Buyer.
30. Risk of Loss for Personal Property. Risk of loss with respect to Personal Property Struck Off at the Auction passes to the Buyer with the Fall of the Hammer. Neither Auctioneer nor Seller will be liable for any loss or damage to Property after such Property is Struck Off at the Auction.
31. Buyer's Remedies; Bidders/Buyers Not Entitled to Incidental or Consequential Damages. To the extent that any Bidder or Buyer may be entitled to damages or remedies, the sole and exclusive remedy available to Bidders and Buyers is a return of the Purchase Price actually paid. Under no circumstances will Auctioneer or the Seller be liable for incidental or consequential damages, including, without being limited to lost profits or reduced productivity. Each Bidder acknowledges and agrees that no Bidder or Buyer is entitled to specific performance or other equitable relief.
32. Seller's Remedies. If any Buyer breached such Buyer's obligations under these Terms and Conditions or under a sale contract with the Seller of Property Struck Off at the Auction, such property may be resold and the breaching buyer will be responsible for any and all damages, including any deficiency or reduction in the Purchase Price, along with incidental damages.
33. Indemnification. Each Bidder agrees to indemnify and hold Auctioneer and Seller harmless from any current or future claim regarding the Auction or the Property, including, without being limited to, fitness, use, damage, safety, or injuries to persons or property.
34. Private Sale. No Participant or Registered Bidder may offer to enter into a Private Sale for the purchase of any of the Property prior to or during the Auction. If any of the Property is not Struck Off at the Auction and Seller enters into an agreement to sell (i) any of the Personal Property within ten (10) days after the Auction, and/or (ii) any of the Real Property within ninety (90) days after the Auction, Auctioneer will be entitled to receive an amount equal to Auctioneer's full Commission and Buyer's Premium.
35. Bid Pooling. Bid pooling occurs when Bidders collude to regulate, and artificially suppress, bidding in an effort to reduce the Hammer Price. Bid pooling is a felony. Anyone participating in bid pooling will be referred for prosecution.
36. Theft. Theft is a serious offense, and, if discovered, will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Instances of theft will result in immediate termination of bidding and removal privileges.
37. Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Venue. These Bidder Terms and Conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including its statutes of limitations, but without regard to its rules governing conflict of laws. All claims, disputes, and other matters between the parties will be brought in the state or federal courts sitting in and for Centre County, Pennsylvania, which courts will have exclusive jurisdiction, and will be the exclusive venue, for any and all such claims, disputes, and other matters. By submitting a Bidder Registration and accepting a Bidder Number each Registered Bidder irrevocably and unconditionally (i) agrees that any claim, suit or cause of action relating to these Bidder Terms and Conditions, or the transactions contemplated hereby, will be brought in the state or federal courts sitting in and for Centre County, Pennsylvania; (ii) consents to the jurisdiction of such courts for any such claim, suit or cause of action; (iii) waives any objection that such party may have to the laying of venue of any such claim, suit or cause of action in such courts; and (iv) waives any objection to the bringing of such claim, suit or cause of action in such courts on the grounds of forum non conveniens.
38. Attorneys' Fees. If any Participant breaches such Participant's obligations under these Bidder Terms and Conditions, Auctioneer and/or Seller will be entitled to recover all costs and expenses, including attorneys' fees incurred in enforcing their respective rights hereunder.
39. Bidders expressly acknowledge and agree that they have had opportunity to read these terms and conditions for this auction when registering and had ample time to fully read and understand these Terms and Conditions of sale, and agree to be bound by these conditions if they participate in this Auction. The buyers have been given an opportunity to have this reviewed by an attorney and if not, hereby waive an attorney's approval.
40. All decisions about all matters regarding this auction by Auctioneer are final.
41. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT REGISTERING FOR THIS AUCTION ENTERS YOU INTO A CONTRACT AND UPON RECEIPT OF BID CARD NUMBER, YOU INDICATE THAT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AUCTION SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE.
We thank you for attending the auction & wish you all the best of Providence.
Yours in the King,
Skip Dreibelbis, Auctioneer of Record & Authorized Representative of True Blue Auctions LLC
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