TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE: All bidders are responsible for reading, understanding and agreeing to these Terms and Conditions of Sale. Registration in this online auction will be considered as acceptance of these Terms by the bidder/buyer. If you have any questions after having read the Terms, please contact Belhorn Auction Services, LLC at (614) 921-9441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUYER'S PREMIUM AND PAYMENT: There will be a 15% buyer's premium added to the final closing price of each lot. Ohio sales tax of 6.75% will be charged for purchases made by bidders residing in Ohio unless a valid tax exemption number is provided is provided with payment. Any out-of-state bidders may be responsible to report purchases and pay use tax under their own state law. All bidding will be in and must be paid in U.S. Dollars.
We accept Visa and MasterCard only. Invoices will be emailed within 24 hours of the auction's close and will be automatically billed to purchaser's Visa or MasterCard on file unless other arrangements are made. In the event that a credit card is declined or otherwise deemed invalid, the purchaser will be contacted by phone and will be asked to provide a valid Visa or MasterCard number. If payment is not received within ten (10) days of sale, Belhorn Auction Services, LLC reserves the right to void the sale and deny future participation in future auctions.
RESERVES: All items are offered without reserve. A minimum opening bid of $5.00 will be placed on each lot. If bids on a lot fail to receive an opening bid, the lot will be "bought in."
CONDITION & GUARANTEE: All items are offered with a guarantee covering condition and authenticity. We define a piece being "mint" as being free of damage including cracks, chips, hairlines and repairs, unless otherwise stated. The term "mint" means the lot is in the same condition that it was at time of manufacture. A mint lot may contain normal dirt or dust, crazing, base flakes or roughness from grinding, and/or manufacturing flaws including, but not limited to, clay separations, glaze misses, kiln flaws and stilt pulls. Any factory flaws that are considered, in our opinion, obtrusive will be noted. All sizes are approximate to within 1/8". Items described as "excellent" in condition may shows signs of use such as minor scratches to the glaze or base, but no overt damage.
If a purchaser of any lot(s) alleges a problem of authenticity, genuineness, condition, or origin of a lot, where the description(s) was/were grossly and materially inaccurate and misleading and substantially overstated the value of the lot(s), the purchaser will have a reasonable time, which is defined as three (3) calendar days after receipt of property, to contact Belhorn Auction Services, LLC by phone, email or mail to convey such concerns. The purchaser must receive written permission to return the property to Belhorn Auction Services, LLC. Provided the lot(s) are returned, fully insured, within three (3) calendar days of receiving this permission in the same condition and packaging (holders) the lot(s) was/were in at the time of sale and proves the truth of such allegations to the satisfaction Belhorn Auction Services, LLC, the sale of such lot(s) will be rescinded. Belhorn Auction Services, LLC will refund the full purchase price, including hammer price, buyer's premium, postage and insurance costs paid by the purchaser to Belhorn Auction Services, LLC. Refunds shall not include costs of shipping, transportation, insurance, or other expenses that may have been incurred by the purchaser to return the lot(s). In the event that the purchaser's allegations cannot be confirmed upon inspection by Belhorn Auction Services, LLC, the lot(s) will be returned to the purchaser at the purchaser's expense. It will be the sole discretion of Belhorn Auction Services, LLC as to whether the lot will be taken back, resold, returned to the consignor or refused a return in the case that the purchaser's allegations of any problem(s) is/are unwarranted. Any guarantee extends to only the original buyer of record (that is, the registered bidder).
SHIPPING: Lots are typically shipped via UPS Ground with full insurance as a convenience to buyers. We charge an all-inclusive flat rate per lot, which includes postage and/or shipping, full insurance and package fees. Unless otherwise noted in the description, the following schedule details the all-inclusive fee for shipping to the United States: $18.00 for the first lot and $12.00 for each additional lot.
Larger lots including, but not limited to, items with a greatest dimension of 14" or more, floor vases, jardinieres and pedestals, umbrella stands, lots with multiple pieces, etc. will typically have a flat rate noted in the description for shipping in the 48 contiguous states with separate rates for Zone 1 states (AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, OH, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV), Zone 2 states (AZ, CO, KS, LA, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, SD, TX, UT, WY) a Zone 3 states (CA, ID, OR, WA). Please contact us for a shipping quote on these oversize items if being shipped to Alaska or Hawaii.
For all lots shipped to international destinations we charge on a per lot basis that will be determined after the auction based on the lot's size, weight and the buyer's address. Purchases are shipped on a "first paid, first shipped" basis. While we make every attempt to ship purchases quickly, it may be up to five to seven business days before your purchases are shipped from the date of full and verified payment.
MISCELLANEOUS NOTES: If any provision of portion of these Terms and Conditions of Sale shall be deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable under applicable law, that provision or portion shall be stricken and severed from the remaining provisions, which shall remain in full force and effect. Failure to enforce any of the provisions in these Terms and Conditions of Sale shall not be deemed a waiver of the right to enforce any other provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Sale.