Auction Terms & Conditions
Montrose Auction Inc.
1702 Second Street, Montrose, GA 31065 478-845-1998
Terms and Conditions: All persons bidding in electronic format are responsible for reading, understanding and complying with the terms of sale as specified herein and agree to be bound thereby. Upon registering or making a bid to the auctioneer, buyers agree and accept the following terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, do not bid.
Montrose Auction may auction items at a rate of 140+ lots per hour. Periodically, the online applet or the internet connection may not keep pace with the auction. We recommend that you place a realistic absentee bid now to help in these instances. The auctioneer may reject an online bid or may reopen a lot after the close of online bidding. By bidding via online, you agree that the auctioneer shall have final say in all disputes including but not limited to tie bids.
Registration: Bidders must be registered buyers with Proxibid. No other forms of electronic bidding are accepted. Each registered bidder is solely responsible for the use of his/her bidder number and any use by another person is presumed to be with the consent of and contractually binding on the registered bidder. The bidder warrants that he/she is not under the age of 18.
Buyer's Premium: Every lot sold by electronic medium by Montrose Auction Inc. is subject to a 18% buyer's premium, which must be paid by the buyer.
Inspection: All items are sold 'As Is - Where Is'. Bidders are urged to inspect property/merchandise prior to bidding. Failure to inspect shall not constitute cause for cancellation of sale. All items are open to public inspection prior to auction.
Condition & Description: The condition of the items being offered can vary. The buyer understands and agrees: 1) that any description is solely for identification, and does not create any warranty, expressed or implied, that the property/merchandise actually conforms to such description; 2) all weights, measurements, values and descriptions must be considered approximations or estimations and do not create any warranty, expressed or implied; 3) that the property/merchandise is purchased 'AS IS', 'WHERE IS', and 'WITH ALL FAULTS'. Montrose Auction Inc. makes no warranties or guarantees whatsoever whether written, oral, or implied as to quality, quantity, condition, usability, saleability, weight, measurement, mechanical condition, performance, or other specification.
Addition or Deletion From Sale: Montrose Auction Inc. reserves the right to withdraw from sale any of the items listed, to sell at this auction items not listed, to group or subdivide lots.
Bidding: This is an open and progressive, (Live) voice auction. It is the bidder's responsibility to pay attention to items being offered for sale and to bid on items in which he/she is interested. When possible, items are sold in the sequence listed in the auction catalog or by random selection by auction staff. Bidders are responsible to ensure that the auction catalog description or announced description of any item they intend to purchase matches the property/merchandise inspected. Sale of property or merchandise will not be canceled due to bidder misunderstanding or failure to pay attention to the bidding. Montrose Auction Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. Bidding increments shall be at the auctioneer's sole discretion. The auctioneer shall have final say in all disputes including but not limited to tie bids. The auctioneer may at his/her discretion re-offer the lot to determine the high bidder.
Consignors: Consignors are not allowed to bid on their own property/merchandise or have an agent bid on their behalf. If the auctioneer recognizes such bidding or is advised of same, the Auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any and all items consigned by the offending consignor.
Collusion: Practices that eliminate competition, such as collusive bidding, fictitious bidding, Pooling or conspiring to make a bid by acting as a 'capper', 'booster', or 'shiller' may result in criminal penalties pursuant to the Sherman Anti Trust Act.
Timely Payment: The successful bidder must pay for the purchase of all lots immediately following the conclusion of the auction.
Reserves: Montrose Auction Inc. generally accepts property/merchandise with no reserves. Montrose Auction Inc. will, from time to time, accept items with confidential reserves. This is the minimum price that the consignor will accept for the lot. All reserves are set at or below fair market value and at no time will Montrose Auction Inc. accept a reserve that exceeds what our extensive experience tells us is fair market value for a particular lot.
Payment Form: Acceptable forms of payment are VISA, MASTERCARD.
Firearm Purchases: Montrose Auction is a federally-licensed firearms dealer in the state of Georgia and follows all local, state and federal firearms regulations. A current, signed copy of a dealer's Federal Firearms License (FFL) is required before firearms will be shipped. Please reference the bidder's name and/or invoice number when faxing, 877-373-0634, any correspondence.
Class III Purchases: Class III items are fully transferable after ATF approval on a Form 3 or Form 4 with the applicable NFA tax stamp.
Shipping: 'IN HOUSE' SHIPPING FOR SMALL ITEMS: All Proxibid bidders are responsible for the cost of packing and shipping. Insurance is required for all shipments. All costs will be determined the week following the auction and will be included in the invoice. Payment is expected upon receipt of invoice prior to shipping items. We ship via UPS Insured-Signature Required. SHIPPING FOR LARGE ITEMS & BLANKET-WRAPPED SHIPPING: All Proxibid bidders are responsible for the cost & arrangement of shipping for oversize items. The responsibility of packing and shipping large items lies solely with the winning bidder. Buyers of large items are required to pay for the item within 5 days of the sale, regardless of shipping or pick-up issues. All sales are final. Items may be picked-up, in-person, at the auction house by appointment only.
Refunds: ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN. Removal: All personal property/merchandise must be paid for in full before removal. ALL PROPERTY must be removed by 12:01 pm on the day following the auction. If merchandise cannot be removed, arrangements with auction staff must be made for storage or delivery with buyer paying all costs. Merchandise not picked up within 7 calendar days following an auction will be subject to a storage charge of $5.00 per day unless prior arrangements are made. Items left over 30 days will be sold. Default: Failure to make required payments or effect removal of property/merchandise within time and manner specified shall be deemed forfeiture of any right, title, and interest bidder may have acquired, and the property/merchandise shall revert and repossess to Montrose Auction Inc.
Announcements: Announcements may be made on the day of sale to clarify catalog descriptions or other information specific to a lot or individual property/merchandise item. These announcements take precedence over catalog information pertinent to the property/merchandise but do not alter in any way these basic terms and conditions of sale.
Sebae Data Solutions, Inc.
SERVICE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Sebae Data Solutions, (the makers of Auction Flex & HiBid (formerly Bidopia) hereafter referred to as "Sebae"), provides its service to you, subject to the following Terms & Conditions ("TAC"), which we may update from time to time without notice to you. The most current version of the TAC can be found found at any time by visiting the link: http://www.auctionflex.com/showtandc.ap
USE AND REGISTRATION
Our services are available only to, and may only be used by individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, our services are not available to children (persons under the age of 18) or to temporarily or indefinitely suspended members. If you are under the age of 18, you can use this service only in conjunction with, and under the supervision of your parents or guardians. If you do not qualify, please do not use our service. If you are registering as a business entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind the entity to the TAC.
In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service's registration form (such information being the "Bidder Information") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Sebae has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Sebae has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).
DESCRIPTIONS OF SERVICE
Sebae provides the following services under the Auction Flex & HiBid trademarks: Integrated Web Service (for auctioneers), internet bidding (absentee, online-only, & webcast). You can learn more about these services in the following sections.
HIBID INTERNET AUCTION PLATFORM & WEB SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Sebae provides the HiBid (formerly Bidopia) Internet Auction Platform & Web Service ("HWS") under the HiBid trademark as a software solution for auctioneers wishing to extend the audience of their live auctions to the internet. The HWS provides various features including internet absentee bidding, internet-only auctions, and webcast auctions.
The HWS is able to changes its appearance to coincide with the website that it is powering. Accordingly, the HWS powers the www.hibid.com website as well as numerous Auction Flex customer websites. This ability to change appearance is a feature of the HWS. Much like internet merchant account providers can host a secure web page for a vendor to easily process payments, the HWS hosts certain portions of the auctioneer's website to easily enable advanced features such as internet bidding.
INTERNET ABSENTEE BIDDING
Internet absentee bidding allows you to place a bid for an item in advance of an auction. This allows you to place bids on lots without actually attending the auction.
Internet only bidding allows you to place a bid for an item prior to the auction lot closing online. In an internet-only auction there is no live auction.
Webcast auctions allow you to bid in real-time against other bidders or place pre-bids prior to a lot going "live".
Lots are sold in accordance with the Auctioneer's terms and conditions which are accessible from each lot's page. It is your responsibility to read and accept the Auctioneer's terms and conditions prior to placing your bid.
When you place a bid you are agreeing to be bound by the Auctioneer's & Sebae's terms and conditions. By placing a bid you are entering into a legally binding and enforceable contract. Please keep in mind that you are bidding against other internet bidders as well as floor bidders, phone bidders, and regular absentee bidders (this list does not constitute a complete list of bidder types but does highlight the common bidder channels).
The auctioneer, at their discretion, can approve or deny bidders. The auctioneer reserves the right to accept or deny bidders for any reason. Prior to approval the auctioneer may contact you to determine your credit worthiness. If the auctioneer approves your bid, the auctioneer will then process your bid in accordance with their terms and conditions.
Should your bid for a lot prove successful, the auctioneer may contact you to arrange for payment & shipping (if applicable). If the auctioneer required registration via a credit card, the auctioneer reserves the right to process your winning bids to the credit card provided during registration.
Sebae, through the Auction Flex & HiBid products & services, facilitates the internet bidding process between the Auctioneer & the bidder. Sebae is in no way a party to the transaction. Because Sebae is not a party to the transaction, you accept that you will have no claim or cause of action against Sebae in respect of the sale (or non-sale) of any Lot. If you have a dispute with an Auctioneer or another user of the Service with regard to the sale (or non-sale) of any Lot you agree that Sebae, its officers, agents, employees will not be liable for losses (including, but not limited to, loss of profits, special loss, indirect loss and consequential los), costs, damages, liabilities, claims, demands and expenses of any kind arising out of or connected with such dispute. You also accept that none of the aforementioned are under any obligation to take any action to resolve any dispute between you and an Auctioneer
Sebae is not responsible for any typographical, pictorial or technical errors in information about Lots on the Site as provided by Auctioneers. Sebae does not evaluate Lots and does not act as a specialist or expert on any related subject matter. Sebae makes no warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to Lots (including but not limited to representations or warranties as to the accuracy of description, genuineness, quality, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin or safety). If you have any questions, e-mail the Auctioneer directly. In particular, make sure that you understand the Auctioneer's payment terms and shipping terms.
The Service requires you to login with your username and password prior to placing a bid on a Lot. Making bids with false information or with stolen credit card information is prohibited and illegal.
Your user name and password are required in order to place internet bids. Making bids in a false name or with an invalid or stolen credit card is prohibited. Each bid carries the computer coding of the Internet provider which allows the individual user to be traced and Sebae may at its discretion release this information to enable legal action to be taken. Sebae may, in its entire discretion, refuse or remove bids where it suspects that bids contravene this prohibition. By placing a bid, you are making a binding and irrevocable offer to purchase the Item at any price up to the maximum bid amount you submit. If you win, you must complete the transaction, subject to any contractual right or other right at law to rescind the contract in certain circumstances. Failure to complete transaction without lawful reason is not only a breach of your contract with the Seller but also a breach of this User Agreement.
The amount bid can be increased but cannot be decreased. The auctioneer may, at their discretion, allow you to withdraw and resubmit a bid in the case of bids containing an obvious typographical error. You may forward a request to withdraw a bid and resubmit a correct bid by immediately sending an email to the auctioneer, however, there is no guarantee that any bid will be withdrawn. Although Sebae will use best efforts to forward all bids, Sebae does not accept any responsibility for lost bids or problems with the recipient auctioneer's ability to process your bid. Moreover, Sebae cannot guarantee that bids received will be processed by the individual auctioneers.
Please note that Sebae's role is limited to the provision of the Site for dissemination and publication of information provided by the Sellers.
THE WINNING BID
The winning bid in an auction will be the highest bid that exceeds any reserve (if a reserve exists). In the case of equal bids, the earliest bid received will be the winning bid. If a higher bid is subsequently withdrawn or removed then the auctioneer shall have the right to accept the next highest bid.
NOTICE OF END OF SALE, PAYMENT & SHIPPING
After the sale has ended, the auctioneer will notify the winning bidder via phone, fax or mail that they have won. If you do not receive notice that you have made the winning bid and think that you are the top bidder, you should check with the auctioneer directly. You will make all payment for Items to the auctioneer in accordance with their terms and conditions.
BUYER'S PREMIUM, TAXES AND DUTIES
If you are a successful bidder, you are responsible for paying any buyer's premium, taxes and duties (including any VAT, sales tax and import duties) that may be imposed on the final price paid for an Item. Accordingly, it is your responsibility to check the applicable taxes and duties that may be imposed on an Item prior to bidding for it.
All material and content as provided by the Service is protected by copyright and similar rights. You can not use or make available any of that material for any commercial purpose.
SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
You expressly understand and agree that:
a. Your use of the service is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Sebae expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
b. Sebae makes no warranty that (i) the service will meet your requirements, (ii) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the software will be corrected.
c. Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the service is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.
d. no advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Sebae or through or from the service shall create any warranty not expressly state in the TAC.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You expressly understand and agree that Sebae shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if Sebae has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service; or (v) any other matter relating to the service.
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations of of the previous two sections titled 'Disclaimer of Warranties' and 'Limitation of Liability' may not apply to you.
You agree to indemnify and hold Sebae harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of our service and your bidding on, listing, purchase, solicitation of offers to purchase, and sale of items.
The TAC constitute the entire agreement between you and Sebae and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Sebae. The TAC and the relationship between you and Sebae shall be governed by the laws of the State of Florida without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Sebae agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Marion, Florida. The failure of Sebae to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TAC shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TAC is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TAC remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the TAC must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.