Terms and Conditions - To Bid and Buy
Registration is free and you must register for each individual auction in order to place bids. The information and credit card are collected to verify that you are a qualified buyer. All bidders must be legal age for bidding in the auctions.
While the auction is "live" you can check the status of your bids through the actual catalogue or through the tab sections of "bid history". Please note that once a bid has been placed it cannot be retracted, as it would be unfair to the other bidders. All items are sold in the condition as is, where is, untested.
HOW PURCHASES ARE PAID
There is no cost to register for an auction or to add items to your watch list. If you are actively bidding at the close of the auction are the winner we will charge your credit card with the winning bid amount, plus applicable Buyers Premium of 12% and HST.
REVIEWING YOUR BIDS
During an auction you can check the status of your bids at any time. Note that no bids can be withdrawn after the auction for any reason. All items are sold as is, where is, with all faults.
EMAIL BIDDING NOTIFICATIONS
You can choose to be notified or not by email during the auction if you have been outbid. Please note that outbid notifications are NOT sent out during the last two hours of the sale.
All winning bidders will receive by e-mail an invoice following the auction closing.
PICKUPS & REMOVALS
Dates and times for pickup will be posted on our website. Do not bid if you are unable to have your items picked up. Any item not picked up during the posted pick up times will be considered an abandoned item. Items are sold as is, where is, and untested unless otherwise stated. If you abandon an item, your credit card will be charged for the purchase price of the item plus the cost to remove, transport and dispose the item.
Shipping is available on most lots PROVIDED that arrangements are made prior to posted pickup times so that we can orangize staff and packing supplies. Pickup, packing and delivery costs will apply.
CONDITIONS OF ITEMS SOLD & OUR ONLINE CATALOGUE
Our best efforts are made to represent all items accurately in descriptions and photographs; however, all items are ultimately sold on an 'as is, where is' basis, untested and or with damage. It is important to attend the previews to personally inspect the condition of each item during the scheduled preview times. No responsibility is assumed by Silent Bidders or the seller for any errors or omissions in the catalogue. In the case of a discrepancy between the description and the photographs, the photographs take precedence over any written descriptions.
No claims regarding goods purchased will be allowed. Bidders are reminded that all goods are sold on an 'as is, where is' basis, untested and with possible damage.
PERSONAL & PROPERTY RISKS
We will not be liable for damage or injury to individuals or their property.
ADDITIONS & DELETIONS
We reserve the right to remove and/or add lots and/or items to the sale at any point during the auction.
The BUYER expressly agrees to indemnify and save Silent Bidders, the Seller and their assigns harmless from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damage or liability, directly or indirectly caused by or resulting from an act, including the negligent acts or omissions of Silent Bidders, or anyone acting in his/her behalf in connection with or arising out of auction.
On occasion an item (s) is sold with the Reserve. If this occurs, it will be clearly marked and identified. For items sold with a 'reserve', you will be required to pay a minimum amount in order to win the item.
In the unlikely event of a dispute, you agree to accept as true that the information we have in our records.
Items close at regular step intervals. To prevent a bidder from 'sniping', all bids made at the last minute of the auction will force an item to stay open for an additional 2 minutes. This will continue until all bidding has ceased.
We recommend that ALL BIDDERS put in their maximum bid when placing a bid online. This does not mean you will have to pay the amount you bid; you only pay one bid more than the next highest bid, and only up to your maximum bid. The software system will play out the bids as you would at a live auction and only use the funds required to beat out the under-bidder at the prescribed bid increment.
CATALOGUE ERRORS & OMISSIONS
If a description does not match a picture in a lot, the description takes precedence. All items are sold on an 'as is, where is' basis, with all faults.
By bidding you are acknowledging agreement with the terms above.Do not bid unless you agree to all of these terms.