Terms & Conditions
Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms listed below and all other terms announced at the time of sale whether bidding in person, through a representative, by phone, internet or other absentee bid.
All items and land parcels must be paid for within 3 working days by the respective purchaser.
GovernmentAuction.com utilizes Retail Replacement Value Appraisals, which are the most common. These types of evaluations are written for insurance needs. This would be the cost to replace the jewelry, with an item of equal quality and kind, considered to be the current market price or the replacement value. This type of appraisal is done to protect you in the event of damage or loss of a valuable item. Our appraisals are conducted by and independent 3rd Party appraisal firm that utilizes Certified GIA Gemologist, if more information is needed you are welcome to contact them directly: Gemological Laboratory of America- email@example.com. Appraisals should be used for verification of gemstone and/or metal weight, size, and grade only, not actual value. Appraisal value should be considered for insurance purposes only, not actual value, as price varies greatly from retail locations through-out the world. Items should not be purchased with the expectation to resell for appraisal price or for profit.
Please be aware that our shipping rates in the items' descriptions are for domestic addresses only. If you wish for your items to be shipped out of the country, you will need to get a separate custom shipping quote from our auction house. Please email us at for more information.
All sales are final. There are no cancellations, returns or refunds. Under certain circumstances, we may make an exception and allow a cancellation, return or approve a refund. However, in the case of a return the Buyer?s Premium and Shipping Cost will not be refunded.
Cancelling a winning bid
If a winning bid is cancelled for any reason and the winning bidder wishes to back out, a 7% fee will be charged to the winning bidder (non- performer) to cover the costs associated with listing and the non-performer may be blocked from future bidding.
If a purchase arrives and it is defective or damaged you will not be charged for return shipping and will be offered a replacement item or full refund if the oversight was ours. Prior to returning an item the customer must obtain a Return Authorization number from our Customer Service Department.
Occasionally you may notice that an item is re-listed. This can be due to a variety of reasons such as a winning bidder in a previous auction not paying for the item, multiple types of the same item or it is one of the few items listed with a reserve and the reserve was not met.
Right to refuse bid
Auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid. The highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the case of a disputed bid, the auctioneer shall have sole discretion in determining the purchaser and may also, at his or her election, withdraw the lot or reoffer the lot for sale. The auctioneer shall have sole discretion to refuse any bid, or refuse to acknowledge any bidder.
The Auctioneer's decision to refuse any bid, advance the bidding in any manner, withdraw a Lot, determine a successful bidder, continue the bidding, to cancel a sale and reoffer and resell an item in dispute, is conclusive, absolute and final.
Some of the lots in this sale are offered subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price, below which the lot will not be sold agreed upon by the consignor and Government Auction. In most cases, the reserve will be set below the estimated range, but in no case will it exceed the estimates listed. A representative of Government Auction will execute such reserves by bidding for the consignor. In any event and whether or not a lot is subject to a reserve, the auctioneer may reject any bid or raise not commensurate with the value of such lot.
Breach of Sale
If the buyer fails to pay in full with good cleared funds or fails to comply with the Terms and Conditions of the Sale as set forth herein, Government Auction reserves the right to exercise one or more of the following remedies, in addition to any other remedies available to the Government Auction by law:
a) Hold the defaulting buyer liable for the full purchase amount due.
b) Cancel the sale.
c) Resell the property at public auction, or privately under such terms as Government Auction deems appropriate, and the defaulting purchaser will be liable for any difference between the original purchase price and the final sales price. In addition, the defaulting buyer will be responsible for any costs incurred by Government Auction including, but not limited to, handling, storage, commissions, insurance, administration, any and all legal fees, incidental damages and all costs relating to this transaction.
d) Forbid the buyer from participating in any future auction.
Item & Property Condition
All items are sold ?as is? and neither the auctioneer nor any consignor makes any warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to the property and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty of description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin or condition of the item and no statement made at the sale or in the bill of sale or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability. Images of Land Parcels are of general area and may not be of actual property
In no event will the liability of Government Auction to any purchaser with respect to any item exceed the purchase price actually paid by such purchaser for such item.