Auction Terms & Conditions
*BEFORE BIDDING, ALL BIDDERS ARE TO READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE TO FAMILIARIZE THEMSELVES WITH THE AUCTION PROCESS, ONLINE OR OTHER.
***IMPORTANT AUCTION NOTICE: ANY AND ALL POTTERY WILL ONLY BE SHIPPED THRU POSTAL CONNECTIONS LOCATED AT 211 PAULINE DRIVE, YORK, PA 17402/(717)718-1773. POTTERY WILL NOT BE SHIPPED BY THE AUCTION COMPANY. NO EXCEPTIONS. THANK YOU.***
*POTTERY: THE MAJORITY OF THE POTTERY HAS GLAZE CRAZING, SOME MORE THAN OTHERS. SOME POTTERY PIECES ARE CHIPPED.
*TOBACCO TINS: ALL OF THE TOBACCO TINS HAVE DAMAGE RANGING FROM RUST, DENTS, UNALIGNED HINGES, PAINT LOSS, ETC. SOME TINS HAVE MORE THAN OTHERS.
*GLASS TOBACCO JARS: SOME DO HAVE CHIPS AND KNICKS AROUND THE RIMS AND GLASS LIDS. SOME OF THE SCREW-TOP LIDS DO NOT SCREW ON TIGHLY.
*TOBACCO RELATED ITEMS ARE BEING SOLD FOR COLLECTING PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE NOT FOR THEIR ORIGINAL INTENDED USE.
*REMEMBER, EVERYTHING IS AS-IS. THANK YOU.
*SHIPPING WARNING: Items are made of assorted materials, that are in some cases very heavy. If you are a high bidder and plan on having your items shipped to you, SHIPPING CHARGES MAY BE EXPENSIVE. You are responsible for all shipping costs and other fees. NO EXCEPTIONS.
*Certain items may be too large and/or heavy to ship, thus they will be available for pick-up only. ITEMS MAY NOT BE PICKED UP AUCTION DAY. Please call (717)-577-1886 to schedule a pickup date and time. Thank you.
*BATTERY OPERATED AND ELECTRICAL ITEMS HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED. THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, ALL LAMPS/LIGHTS, RADIOS, TOYS, AND KITCHEN APPLIANCES. ITEMS ARE PURCHASED "AS-IS."
*ANY PARTICIPATING ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, REGISTERING AND BIDDING, FORMALLY INDICATES THAT THE BIDDER HAS ACCEPTED ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE, INCLUDING ANY AND ALL ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE THE DAY OF SALE. SUCH ANNOUNCEMENTS SUPERSEDE ANYTHING WRITTEN OR IMPLIED, ONLINE OR OTHER. TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME. THE AFOREMENTIONED ACTIONS FORM THE FORMAL CONTRACT BETWEEN RENTZEL'S AUCTION SERVICE INC AND THE SUCCESSFUL HIGH BIDDER OF EACH LOT.
*FAILURE TO NOT COMPLETELY READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE AND/OR A LACK OF UNDERSTANDING DOES NOT NEGATE THEM. AS THE BIDDER, YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR UNDERSTANDING ALL STATEMENTS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL RENTZEL'S AUCTION SERVICE AT (717) 577-1886 PRIOR TO BIDDING. THANK YOU.
*All items are sold "AS-IS, WHERE IS" in their CURRENT CONDITION WITHOUT GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND WITH ANY AND ALL FAULTS.
*All item descriptions are based upon visual inspection only. All measurements are approximate and are used for general descriptive purposes only. Bidder's are solely responsible for determining the condition and authenticity of items. Physical inspection of items is highly encouraged, since they are used and not new.
*The catalog available online is a numbered list of all items/lots to be offered for sale at auction on this given day. Any statements, or lack thereof, made in regards to accuracy of descriptions, typographical errors, condition, size, authenticity, age, restoration, reproductions, quality, historic relevance, or otherwise, are all for catalog information only and do not represent warranties, guarantees, or representations, of any kind. Again, physical inspection is highly encouraged by all bidders. NOTE: By placing a bid online, the bidder has signified that they have examined the items to their complete satisfaction and/or they have chosen not to physically examine the items and waive any and all rights regarding the aforementioned pertaining to each item/lot.
*The condition of items are subject to change. The auction process warrants a multitude of handlers, prior to, during, and after the auction. Item conditions may be altered, including but not limited to, new or additional cracks, tears, rips, leaks, separations, missing pieces, or becoming defective. NO GUARANTEE IS MADE ON CONDITION.
*Any and all measurements are approximate and are for use as a general guide to size.
*ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO RETURNS ACCEPTED OR REFUNDS GRANTED.
*The auctioneer determines the highest bidder. Any dispute which arises will be handled at the auctioneer's discretion, which can include, but is not limited to, putting the lot in question back up for auction. In the instance there is a tie bid between the floor and/or the internet bidders and/or absentee bidders, the floor bidders take precedence. AS AN ONLINE BIDDER YOU ASSUME ANY RISK ASSOCIATED WITH "WINNING" AN ITEM AND NOT ACTUALLY HAVING THE ITEM SELL TO YOU. THIS IS DUE TO (1) THE FINAL HAMMER OF THE AUCTIONEER AND (2) ONCE A LOT IS CLOSED ON THE ONLINE BIDDING PLATFORM THE OPERATOR IS NOT ABLE TO RE-OPEN THAT LOT.
*Absentee bids are accepted up to and during the live auction. Rentzel's Auction Service is not responsible for, and shall not be held liable for any errors, omissions of, or failure to carryout an absentee bid, regardless of how the bid was submitted. This also includes any technical failures that may arise during the auction that affect absentee bids, including but not limited to, internet connections, telephones, computers, and networks.
*The auctioneer reserves the right to accept and/or reject any and all bids.
*The final call of the auctioneer or fall of the hammer of a lot to the highest bidder formally indicates the change of title and possession passes to that high bidder, regardless of the bidding method used, including in house, online, or via an absentee bid. Immediately upon this transfer, the high bidder assumes all responsibility and/or risk of the lot(s) purchased, including but not limited to loss, theft, damage, etc.
*The following bid increments are a general guide for the auction. Actual bid increments are solely up to the calling auctioneers' discretion.
$0.00 - $50.00 ---------> $5.00
$50.00 - $200.00 ------> $10.00
$200.00 - $500.00 -----> $25.00
$500.00 - $1,000.00 ---> $50.00
> - $1,000.00 -------------> $100.00
*CREDIT CARDS ARE THE ONLY ACCEPTED FORM OF PAYMENT FOR ABSENTEE AND ONLINE BIDDERS. NO EXCEPTIONS. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are all accepted. When registering for for an absentee/online bid a credit card will be required. Once the credit card information has been provided, Rentzel's Auction reserves the sole right to automatically charge any and all winning total(s) to the credit card on file if the registered bidder is a successful high bidder. The winning total will consist of the hammer price(s) of the lot(s) successfully won, plus any applicable buyer's premium, handling charges, and tax. If shipping is required, any material, insurance, postage and handling fees, will be applied to the same credit card at a later date as a second charge.
*PAYMENT EXCEPTION: CERTIFIED CHECKS ARE THE ONLY ACCEPTED FORM OF PAYMENT FOR COINS, JEWELRY, AND WATCHES IF WINNING TOTAL AMOUNTS TO $1,000.00 (ONE-THOUSAND DOLLARS) OR MORE, INCLUDING BUYER'S PREMIUM AND TAXES. A CREDIT CARD WILL STILL BE REQUIRED FOR ANY AND ALL SHIPPING COSTS, IF APPLICABLE.
*As required by Pennsylvania law, 6% (six-percent) sales tax will be charged unless you have a PA State Sales Tax Number on file with Rentzel's Auction. Items shipped out of the state of Pennsylvania will not be charged sales tax.
*The applicable buyer's premium will be added to the hammer price of each lot, plus an additional 3% (three-percent) credit card usage fee. The aforementioned fees are only a part of the total purchase cost. Other costs and fees can include, but are not limited to, handling fees, material costs, per lot fees, shipping and insurance costs, sales tax (if applicable), etc. All costs should be considered and taken into account when determining any and all bids. Any questions pertaining to fees and additional costs should be directed to Rentzel's Auction at (717)-577-1886.
*PAYMENT MUST BE MADE WITHIN TWO WEEKS (14 DAYS) OF AUCTION DAY. NON-PAYMENT WILL RESULT IN ITEM(S) BEING FORFEITED BY BIDDER AND EITHER RETURNED TO CONSIGNOR OR RE-SOLD. ONCE PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY AUCTION COMPANY, ALLOW A MINIMUM OF 2 (TWO) TO 4 (FOUR) WEEKS FOR SHIPMENT OF ITEM(S). DURING THIS TIME PLEASE DO NOT CALL TO INQUIRE AS TO WHEN YOUR ITEM WILL BE SHIPPED. ONCE YOUR ITEM HAS BEEN SHIPPED YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH ALL PERTINENT SHIPPING INFORMATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, TRACKING NUMBER, EXPECTED DELIVERY DATE, AND MORE.
*FAILURE TO REMIT PAYMENT FOR ITEMS WON AND/OR SHIPPING SERVICES PROVIDED WILL RESULT IN THAT BIDDER BEING SUSPENDED AND/OR BLOCKED FROM BIDDING AT ANY AUCTIONS HOSTED BY RENTZEL'S AUCTION. AS A RESULT, LEGAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN IF NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE INTERESTS OF RENTZEL'S AUCTION, ITS EMPLOYEES, CONSIGNORS, AND OTHER BIDDERS.
*ANY AND ALL ITEMS TO BE SHIPPED WILL BE SENT THRU ONE OF THE THREE FOLLOWING METHODS, AS DETERMINED BY RENTZEL'S AUCTION: (1) USPS (UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE), (2) UPS (UNITED PARCEL SERVICE), OR (3) POSTAL CONNECTIONS. Due to varying sizes, contents, weights, and conditions of items, Rentzel's Auction will use its sole discretion in determining which shipping provider to use. NO PRIVATE OR THIRD PARTY SHIPPERS WILL BE USED. THIS INCLUDES FEDEX. NO EXCEPTIONS. NO LARGE CRATING OR LARGE PACKAGING WILL BE DONE BY RENTZEL'S AUCTION. Successful high bidders are responsible for all shipping costs including but not limited to insurance, handling, material, and other charges that may apply including, a per lot handling fee.
*Each lot successfully won WILL incur a per lot handling fee that will be determined by Rentzel's Auction Service, up to a maximum of $5.00 per lot. If two lots are successfully won there will be two lot handling fees. Per lot handling fees are in addition to any and all other costs.
*Items that are shipped may arrive in multiple packages and/or multiple lots may be in the same package. USE CAUTION WHEN OPENING ANY AND ALL PACKAGES. If the total value of a package is $500 (five-hundred dollars) or greater a signature confirmaion is required. All packages require insurance.
*Rentzel's Auction Service is not responsible for items lost or damaged during shipment, regardless of the carrier used. Any package that arrives in less than satisfactory condition should be immediately reported to the carrier service used.
*Items can be picked up directly at the York County Fairgrounds located at 334 Carlisle Avenue, York, PA 17404. ITEMS CANNOT BE PICKED UP AUCTION DAY. All pickup times must be scheduled in advance. Please call (717) 577-1886 to set up a scheduled date and time. Any items not picked up within a reasonable amount of time will result in a per-week-storage fee determined by Rentzel's Auction at that time.
*Internet bidders, be aware that in the case of any internet connection or computer failures, etc. the live auction will proceed as scheduled.
*The above terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in particular, York County, PA.
*THANK YOU FOR READING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE. GOOD LUCK!
*Sale conducted by Rentzel's Auction Service Inc. AY-002146
Auctioneer: David Conley, AU-003269L
Phone: (717) 577-1886
Address: 4120 N. Sherman St. Extd., Mt. Wolf, PA 17347
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.