Terms and Conditions of Historic Hillsborough Catalogue Auction
Conditions: All items are available for examination and inspection prior to sale. Prospective bidders are encouraged to examine all items in which they have an interest. L.L.A.E.S., Ltd. has endeavored to accurately describe the items being sold, but all property offered for sale is strictly as is, where is, and with all faults. All sales are final and no refunds are given. It is the bidder's responsibility to determine the exact condition/authenticity of each item. No statement in this catalogue or by representatives of L.L.A.E.S., Ltd. shall be considered as a warranty or assumption of liability. Written and oral descriptions given by L.L.A.E.S., Ltd. staff members are given as a courtesy to a client, are only an opinion, and should not be considered as a guarantee of age, composition, or authenticity. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear or imperfections. By bidding, you signify that you have either closely examined the items, have chosen not to examine them, or have hired an independent agent to examine the item(s) for you.
Terms: All sales are subject to the terms and conditions of sale. Bidding is available by live in-house bidding, absentee, and telephone. There is an 18% buyer's premium, and live internet bidding is available on LiveAuctioneers with a 20% buyer's premium. Payment is due at the end of the auction by cash, certified funds, approved check, Visa, MC, AX, Discover, or PayPal. North Carolina sales tax is 6.75%. Auctioneer: Leland J. Little, NCAL#6139; NCFL#7452. The auctioneer always reserves the right to withdraw a lot for any reason he deems appropriate, including any lots that may have a reserve. L.L.A.E.S., Ltd. shall have the right to withdraw any item at any time for any reason and to default any sale in the event of an error or dispute.
LiveAuctioneers Bids: Live internet bidding is available during the auction. Current bids on the internet will be executed on your behalf during the auction by www.LiveAuctioneers.com. However, L.L.A.E.S., Ltd. cannot be held liable for live internet bids that are not sent, received, or executed by the administrator. If you are bidding live, real-time on-line, please bid quickly because there is a time delay in receiving these live bids.
Payment: All items purchased in person must be paid for on sale day. All items purchased via absentee or phone bid must be paid for within five business days of sale date. If a buyer fails to contact L.L.A.E.S., Ltd. within 5 business days following the sale, the credit card used to secure the bid will be charged the amount of the invoice. For items purchased through LiveAuctioneers, L.L.A.E.S., Ltd. will contact and send an invoice to all winning bidders via e-mail at the completion of the auction. If payment has not been recieved from a LiveAuctioneers bidder within nine days post sale, a dispute will be filed on the LiveAuctioneers account thereby affecting future registration with all auction houses. If paying by check, L.L.A.E.S., Ltd. reserves the right to hold the item(s) until the check has cleared. Payment can be made by cash, approved certified funds, Paypal, Visa, MC, and AX.
Estimated Weights and Measurements: Weights in catalogue description have been estimated through measurement and are to be used as approximate guidelines and not relied on as exact. Unless otherwise stated, all stones have been measured and graded in their mountings. Metal weight given for jewelry items with stones is inclusive of stone weight.
Clocks and Watches: No representation or warranty that any clock or watch is in working order is given. There is no guarantee to works or movement.
Ownership: Item ownership is conveyed immediately following the fall of the auctioneer's hammer. While we try to handle and store all items with great care, L.L.A.E.S., Ltd. will have no liability for any loss or damage to an item after the hammer has fallen.
Packing and Shipping: L.L.A.E.S., Ltd. does not ship. Packing and shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. L.L.A.E.S., Ltd. will provide the information necessary for professional packing and shipping arrangements to be made. L.L.A.E.S., Ltd will have no liability for any loss or damage to shipped items.
Loading: Loading purchased items is the responsibility of the buyer. L.L.A.E.S., Ltd. will, as a courtesy, assist with the loading following the sale, but this is done at the risk and responsibility of the buyer. Arrangements for pick-up for buyers who wish to supply their own labor can be easily scheduled at the registration desk. L.L.A.E.S., Ltd. will have no liability for any damage while providing loading assistance.
Storage: Unless prior arrangements are made, pick-up within 10 working days of the auction is requested, or a $10.00 per day storage fee will be charged.