PLEASE NOTE: ALL BIDDERS AND OTHERS ATTENDING THIS AUCTION SHOULD READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THESE TERMS.
IDENTIFICATION – All purchasers are required to have a bidder’s number after giving full name, address and telephone number. The bidder is responsible for knowing which item is up for bid. If he is unsure, he should inquire or not bid. If you are winning bidder at an auction you have affected a contract and will be expected to pay for the items. The auctioneer will not honor “mistakes”. The auctioneer reserves the right to accept bids in any increments he feels is in the best interest of the seller. He also reserves the right to reject the bid of any person whose conduct, actions or adverse comments he feels are not in the best interest of the seller. The bidder should inspect all items before bidding, because… you bid, you win, you own.
DISPUTES – The auctioneer shall designate the winning bidder after each item is auctioned. If a dispute arises between two or more bidders, the auctioneer reserves the right to reopen the bidding. The decision of the auctioneer is final and absolute.
CONDITION OF ITEMS SOLD – All items are sold as is, where is, with all faults. All items should be examined in person prior to bidding. Descriptions of items appearing in prior advertising are believed to be correct. However, descriptions or any oral statements made by the auctioneer or his agents or officers concerning any item shall not be construed as a warranty, either expressed or implied. Your bidding will signify that you have examined the items as fully as you desire, or that you have chosen not to examine them. The bidder examines the merchandise and accepts it as is. The buyer relies solely on his own information and inspection. We recommend prospective bidders examine all items in which they have an interest. If you require absolute certainty in all areas of authenticity, and the results of your evaluation leave uncertain in your mind, we recommend you not bid on the item in questions. We do not give refunds. The winning bidder becomes the owner of the item immediately at the close of the bid. The auctioneer is not responsible for error. All sales are final.
TIME & MANNER OF PAYMENT – All bills must be paid in full before leaving the premises the day of the sale. The full purchase price on all lots sold to the same buyer must be paid before the removal of any items. We accept cash, approved checks, Visa & Master Card.
COMPLIANCE WITH TERMS OF THE SALE – In default of payment within the time specified, the auctioneer, in addition to all other remedies allowed by law, may retain any and all moneys received as deposit or otherwise as liquidated damages. Lots not purchased and removed in the time specified may be resold at public or private sale without further notice, and deficiency, together will all expenses and charges of re-sale, will be charged to the defaulting purchaser.
REMOVAL – Removal shall be at the expense, liability, and risk of the purchaser. The Auction Company shall not be responsible for delivery and reserves the right to hold purchases pending check clearance.
CLAIMS – No claims allowed after goods are removed from premises.
PERSONAL AND PROPERTY RISK – Persons present at the exhibition, sale or removal of goods assume all risks of damage or loss to person or property and specifically release the auctioneer and auction company from liability.
RECORDS – The record of sale kept by the auctioneer and bookkeeper will be taken as final in the event of dispute.
LIMITED WARRANTY – Although Hood auctions exercises due care in describing the paintings and drawings listed and uses its best judgment in attributing authorship, neither hood Auctions, its employees, nor the consignor/seller make any express or implied warranty as to such authorship.
ALL ITEMS SOLD AS IS WHERE IS WITH NO GUARENTEES, ALL ITEMS SHOULD BE INSPECTED BEFORE BID ON.
There is a $30.00 charge for any check presented to us and then returned by your bank for any reason.
20% BUYER’S PREMIUM WILL APPLY TO ALL PURCHASES FOR INHOUSE BUYERS. BUYERS WITHOUT A FLORIDA RESALE TAX NUMBER WILL ALSO PAY A 6.5% SALES TAX.