Auction Terms & Conditions 1. The offering and sale of property in this online only auction by Orwig Auction and Event Center is subject to the following conditions of sale that may be modified or supplemented by announcements prior to or during the sale. By bidding at this auction each purchaser and bidder agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions of sale.
2. This auction is a soft close auction which means that it starts to close at the time stated, however it is a staggered close meaning the entire auction does not close out at the time stated. If it is set to close at 5:00 p.m. the first lot may not close if someone has placed a bid last minute, then this item will stay open for 3 more minutes while maybe other items are closing. This goes for all lots, as long as someone has bid, it puts 3 more minutes on the clock for that lot until there is no more bidding.
3. All property is sold AS IS, WHERE IS, by lot and all bids are per lot as numbered in the online catalog. ALL SALES ARE FINAL and WINNING BIDDERS MAY NOT RETURN ANY ITEM THEY PURCHASE. All consignors have made written representation that they have good title to the property. CATALOG DESCRIPTIONS ARE STATEMENTS OF OPINION ONLY. Joe Orwig, Auctioneer will not be responsible for any errors or omissions in the description of the merchandise. BUYER AGREES TO HOLD HARMLESS ORWIG AUCTION AND EVENT CENTER, ITS AUCTIONEERS AND EMPLOYEES FROM ANY LIABILITY RESULTING FROM THE PURCHASE OF INHERENTLY DANGEROUS PRODUCTS. No warranty, express or implied is made as to the transference of intellectual property rights. Buyer assumes risk of loss upon being declared the high bidder.
4. PAYMENT BY BIDDERS
All bidding and purchases at the auction will be in U.S. Dollars. A buyer's premium of 12% will be added to the successful internet bids. These amounts will be added to the amount of the successful bid price for lots at the auction. All bidders will incur a $1.00 charge to their credit card for auction registration/bidder verification. This charge will be removed once identity is confirmed. An invoice will be emailed to all winning bidders at the conclusion of the auction. Acceptable forms of payment are Mastercard, Visa, or Discover . Purchaser’s Credit Card will be charge for full purchase price of items within 48 hours of the conclusion of the auction. Please contact the auctioneer with any other questions. Buyers will be required to have a paid receipt before loading.
Purchasers hereby give irrevocable permission for Orwig Auction and Event Center to charge the credit card that they may have submitted with their request to participate in auctions, for any and all purchases made by them at this auction.
5. QUALIFIED STATEMENTS BY THE AUCTIONEER OR AUCTION COMPANY ARE OPINIONS, NOT REPRESENTATIONS OF WARRANTIES. Statements and descriptions contained in the catalog, bill of sale, invoice, by auctioneer or elsewhere as to the manufacturer, artisan authorship, period, culture, source, origin, measurement, quality, rarity, provenance, importance, historical relevance or physical condition ARE QUALIFIED STATEMENTS OF OPINION ONLY AND ARE NOT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES. Descriptions provided in any printed catalog, Internet catalog or Internet information do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear, tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
It is recommended all prospective bidders examine carefully all items in which they have an interest. You are welcome to inspect in person all items during our published inspection hours, and/or by appointment. We will assist you personally or by telephone, providing a physical description and our opinion. If you require absolute certainty in all areas of authenticity and description, we recommend you have an expert of your choice examine and research the item or lot for you OR that you do not bid on the item in question. By placing a bid, either in person, by phone, absentee or by Internet, you signify you have examined the items as fully as you desire to, or, you have chosen not to examine them. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. All lots are sold As-Is, Where-Is. Jewelry items are not returnable for any reason after they leave the auction premises, ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
6. Picking up your items:
You, the winning bidder, is solely responsible for the safe and timely pick-up and removal of any items you may won at this auction. All paid property shall be picked up at the purchasers expense. If you are unable to safely pick up and remove your items during the item pickup times that have been scheduled for this auction, PLEASE DO NOT BID. Bring help to load your items, boxes/tubs & any tools you may need to disassemble items. The Auctioneer does NOT hold items beyond the published removal times. The Auctioneer will not issue you a refund if you are unable to pick up and safely remove your items during the published removal times. If winning bidder has not responded to our outreach to schedule pick up of the items won withing 72 hours of the close of the auction, the items revert back to Orwig Auction and Event Center. Purchaser does hereby indemnify and hold harmless Auctioneer and Seller from any and all damages, claims or liabilities from injuries to persons or property of any type whatsoever caused during the sale or by the removal of items purchased. Purchaser assumes all risk and liability whatsoever resulting from the use of the item(s) sold hereunder; and shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Auctioneer and Seller from any liability.
Shipping is available upon auctioneer's approval. Please call Joe Orwig at 309-361-0397 to discuss details of shipping.
8. Internet bidding – Online Auctions
Joe Orwig , Auctioneer is providing Internet bidding as a service to the Bidder. Bidder acknowledges and understands that this service may or may not function correctly during the auction. Under no circumstances shall Bidder have any claim against Joe Orwig, Auctioneer or anyone else if the Internet service fails to work correctly before or during the auction. Joe Orwig, Auctioneer will not be responsible for any missed bids from any source. Internet bidders who desire to make certain their bid is acknowledged should verify high bid through online interface.
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