There is never a registration (sign-up) charge for any Simmons & Company Auctioneers Auctions. There is a 20% Internet Buyers Premium charge on all items purchased Online Auction via ProxiBid system. This charge is due to the costs associated with publication and broadcasting auctions live via Proxibid. There is never a buyer's premium or registration fee at a Simmons and Company Auctioneers, Inc. Auction for those bidders who attend live & in-person.
BUYER REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR BIDDING AT THIS AUCTION. All buyers must be issued a BID NUMBER. Registration at this auction constitutes a Binding Contract between the Registered Bidder and the Seller represented by the Auction Company 1) for any purchases made on that bid number 2) the a acceptance of all related terms and conditions. All Absentee Bidders are required to register and secure payment auctions prior to the auction.
ON-SITE BIDDERS: Driver's License or approved Photo ID Required for Buyer's Bid Number.
ON-LINE BIDDERS: must provide valid credit credit. A $1 "hold only" will be placed on your credit/debit card by ProxiBid during the registration process. This hold will be released by ProxiBid after the registration process is complete per their corporate policies.
ON-SITE BIDDERS - Accepted Payment Options: Cash, Traveler's Checks, Personal Checks ( US funds only) with photo identification or valid driver's license. Social Security and Date of Birth may also be required. MasterCard, Visa, Discover & American Express may also be used ( a 5% handling fee applies for c/c use.). All MasterCard/Visa Debit/Check Card with PIN number are accepted. All information is kept strictly confidential and is for the protection of all parties.
ON-LINE BIDDERS - Accepted Payment Options: Credit Card (MasterCard, Vis, Discover & American Express and/or all MasterCard/Visa Debit/Check Cards).
General Terms and Conditions of the Auction: By registering to bid or placing a bid at the live auction or via proxibid, buyers and bidders agree with an accept any and all terms of the live auction and any other announced terms, conditions of sale, or shipping instructions or storage instructions of the auction center. Internet bidders agree that bids placed on the internet shall have the same legal affect as if they were in attendance at the live auction.
All internet bidders agree to pay a buyers premium equal to 20% of the hammer price of each item they purchase. If the hammer price of an item is $10, then the buyers premium will be $2.00 for a total purchase price of $12.00. State sales tax law, if applicable, will be applied.
EVERYTHING IS SOLD " AS IS, WHERE IS" WITH NO WARRANTIES AS TO AGE, VALUE, CONDITION OR AUTHENTICITY IMPLIED OR EXPRESSED BY THE AUCTION COMPANY, AUCTIONEERS, AUCTION PERSONNEL OR OWNERS. NO GRADING OF TOOLS WILL BE MADE. Statements used as part of the "selling" chant are strictly "bidding" enhancements and do not constitute an appraisal, judgment or guarantee as to the quality or value of any said item. Potential buyers should inspect all items prior to executing any bid and then bid their own personal judgment.
Bidders who bid from off-site and are not present at the live auction or preview understand and acknowledge that they will not be able to inspect an item as well as if they examined it in person and attended the live auction or preview. It is the bidders responsibility to determine condition, age, geniuses, value, or any other descriptive factors. Simmons & Company Auctioneers, Inc, and the Simmons Auction Center shall endeavor to describe in detail each item and any pertinent information about each item. Simmons Auction Center and Simmons & Company Auctioneers, Inc, will not be responsible for any errors or omissions in the description of the merchandise unless it is immaterial or intentional misrepresentation of the item itself made by Simmons & Company Auctioneers, Inc.
THE AUCTION COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR POSSIBLE ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, TYPOGRAPHICAL DISCREPANCIES, NOR INACCURACIES IN CATALOG DESCRIPTIONS, ADVERTISING MEDIA OR SIMILAR STATEMENTS BY THE AUCTIONEERS NOR RINGMEN as to Serial Numbers, Make, Model, Style or other such indicators. Buyers are to inspect the items before bidding and determine for themselves if the item is the one they want.
All items are considered sold and become the property of the bidder whose buyer's number is announced when the hammer falls and the Auctioneer says "Sold". In case of tie bids, the bid taken by the Auctioneer will stand. The bidding will be reopened between those two bidders and it is the responsibility of the alternate bidder to increase his bid in order to resume bidding on the item. If this bidder declines to bid, the item belongs to the first bidder. If a potential bid is "missed" by a ringman, bid taker or auctioneer, it is the Auctioneer's sole prerogative to reopen bidding if a question arises as to who had the bid when the hammer falls.
NOTHING IS TO BE REMOVED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. It is the buyer's responsibility to keep track of the items he has purchased and to check his tickets. No items will be shipped or release to Internet Buyers prior to payment unless prior arrangements have been secured with Simmons & Company Auctioneers, Inc. prior to auction start date.
The Auction Company, Auctioneers, Staff nor Officers, are not responsible in any manner for personal injury, accident, theft, loss of personal property, or for items purchased or offered for sale during the Auction.
STATEMENTS MADE DAY OF AUCTION TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER ALL PRINTED MATERIALS AND OTHER ADVERTISING MEDIA