Generate Online Auction Terms and Conditions
Registration: If you are a first time bidder and would like to participate, click on the 'register' button (located above the title to the right). You will be redirected to a Registration Page, where you will submit the required information. You will then be emailed a Bidder Number, which you will use for each auction. This number is to be used over and over again. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RE-REGISTER FOR A NEW NUMBER EACH TIME. Do not share your bidder information, as you are responsible for ALL bids placed under this Bidder Number. It is important that you update your Bidder Profile, should the information change.
Placing your bids: Once you have signed in under your Bidder Number, the Current Amount is indicated, followed by the next required bid. You may enter that amount or place a higher bid under 'Your Bid' window. You will be advised if you are the winning bidder at this time. Bids must be submitted per page. You should immediately review your bids once submitted.
Max Bids: The 'Max Bid' feature allows you to set the Maximum price that you are willing to spend on that item. Max Bids are NOT disclosed! If someone places the next required bid, your price will only increase according to their bid. You should immediately review your bids once submitted.
If you make any Bidding Errors: If you mistakenly increase your own bid, place your bidder number in the bid field, or make a typo you must immediately contact our office 614-405-3186 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will not reverse bids after the auction has closed - no exceptions.
Bid Notification: If you have been outbid, you will be notified by email ONLY, until Midnight EST the night BEFORE the auction ends. If you win any items, you will receive an invoice by email ONLY. You are responsible for checking your email. If you feel you have won an item and have not received an email, please check your SPAM folder first. If you still haven't received an email, you must notify us by email no later than 9am the next day. Your invoice will detail date, time, and location of pickup.
Review Bids: To quickly review your bids and see if you have won, you can utilize the 'review bids' feature. Items that you have been outbid on will be clearly marked with a red arrow.
Terms: 10% BUYERS PREMIUM ADDED TO THE FINAL BID PRICE! Accepted forms of payment are Cash, Certified Check, MasterCard and Visa, American Express and Discover Card. Any Invoice that is greater than 1,000.00 dollars will require payment to be by certified funds, cash or Credit Card. Payment will be collected at the time of pickup. After the auction is over, you will receive an invoice via the registered email. A ten percent (10%) Buyer's Premium will be added to the final bid price. If you choose to pay with a credit card, an additional three percent (3%) of the Balance Due will be added to the invoice at the time of pickup. All listings at the Proprietors Road location will reflect Sales Tax in the amount of 6.75% to be applied to the Bid Total (total prior to the Buyer's Premium). Please bid accordingly. If you are tax exempt, please be prepared to complete a Vendor's Tax Exemption Certificate.
Bidders are responsible for their own removal of items purchased. Items cannot be transferred to an alternate location. Therefore, it is necessary to pick up the items on the date and time stated. Any items NOT picked up by the set time will be considered abandoned. No refunds or charge backs will be granted due to lack of removal at designated times. Removal shall be at the expense, liability, and risk of the purchaser. Purchases will be released upon payment. No items will be released without a paid email receipt. Loading assistance MAY BE available if specified, IF NOT please be prepared to bring help and equipment to load your items. For small items, please bring sufficient packing materials and boxes.
In the case of an emergency and you are unable to make it to the pickup, Please Call the Office BEFORE the scheduled pickup time to let them know that you are unable to make it. However, you may send someone to pick up your items on your behalf, but you must call the office to let them know in advance. If you cannot make it to an Onsite auction pickup, call the office to see if arrangements can be made to transport your items back to the warehouse. This excludes ANY large or heavy items and lots with multiple items in them. Items MUST be paid in advance by credit card and additional charges will apply. THIS IS NOT A SERVICE AND TO BE USED FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY! If items are transported, they must be picked up at the Warehouse during the next scheduled pickup time. Due to limited space, after ONE WEEK, they will be considered abandoned and will no longer be available to you. NO EXCEPTIONS.
In the event of a discrepancy of an item, the Buyer must notify our onsite staff at the pickup. If items are removed from location, Generate online auction staff and Buyer agree that no adjustment or refund will be made.
Staggered Closing: The online auction closes in increments as detailed in the closing bid terms (1-3 items per minute). This feature will close the bidding on intervals, which works great with the auto-extend feature to closely emulate the excitement of a 'live' auction.
Dynamic Closing: The closing time of an item is automatically extended an additional 5 minutes whenever a bid is placed within the last 5 minutes of the item's closing time. It will continue to extend 5 minutes until there is no more active bidding.
CAUTION: Varied equipment may be joined for demonstration purposes. Do not assume a lot consists of more than one item simply because they are connected or pictured together. Please inspect the lot numbers and read the descriptions.
Catalog Inaccuracies: You are bidding on the described items NOT the photos. Occasionally the wrong photo is displayed always read the item description.
Warranty & Condition of Items Sold: All items are sold "AS IS, WHERE IS, with NO WARRANTY expressed or implied by the lot number affixed to the item. Descriptions are believed to be accurate but not guaranteed. Please bid accordingly when you are not certain of the condition or use of an item. Should you have any questions regarding items in a particular auction, please contact the office as listed below the auction information.
IMPORTANT! Generate Online Auctions will have the option of reselling, removing, storing or abandoning, at the expense and risk of the purchase, items not paid for and/or removed within the specific time. The buyer agrees to pay all deficiencies, legal, collection; transportation and storage expenses associated with delinquent accounts or abandoned items.
Choose Wisely: We want everyone to get a good deal and most will. However, 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.
The Auctioneer reserves the right to add or remove items from the auction - split or combine lots - add minimum bids or reserve prices - cancel, suspend, extend or reschedule an individual item and or auction event - make changes to the auction closing times or inspection or removal times.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this contract and/or agreement, or breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association, and judgments upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Venue will be Franklin County Ohio.
Liability: Generate Online Auctions and Sellers liability shall be limited to the refund of bidders purchase price.
Limitations: The above-stated Conditions of Sale cannot be altered except in writing by Generate Online Auctions.
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