MONTGOMERY WARD & CO. HATCHET HAMMER
CURRIE AUCTION TERMS
Auction Terms & Conditions: By registering and bidding on any lot (item), the bidder/buyer shows acceptance of the following terms and conditions. Do not register or bid unless you agree to all the terms and conditions:
REGISTRATION: All information provided by bidder/buyer during the registration process must be current, complete, and accurate. Bidders must be 18 years of age or older. Currie Auction, LLC. at its sole discretion, may deny registration to any person or entity.
DISCLAIMER: All lots (items) are sold "AS-IS, WHERE-IS", with all faults, imperfections, and errors. Currie Auction, LLC. and the seller(s) do not give or make any type of guarantee or warranty regarding the lots to be sold, implied or otherwise. Currie Auction, LLC. encourages all bidders to inspect lots in person before bidding. Currie Auction, LLC. has put forth every effort in preparing the list of sale for every auction to provide accurate descriptions of all items, however, it is the bidder's responsibility to determine the condition and suitability of each lot. Due diligence is the responsibility of the bidder/buyer. Printed statements or descriptions by staff are provided in good faith and are matters of opinion. Any bidder's failure to inspect, or to be fully informed on the quality or condition will not constitute grounds for any claim, adjustment, refund, termination of the purchase contract, or refusal to close the sale. If you ARE IN ANY WAY UNSURE AS TO ANY MATTER HEREIN, Currie Auction, LLC. URGES YOU TO NOT BID.
CONDUCT OF THE AUCTION: Conduct of the auction and increments of bidding are at the direction and discretion of Currie Auction, LLC. Currie Auction, LLC. reserves the right to reject any and all bids for any reason and also reserves the right to cancel the auction or remove any item or lot from the auction prior to the close of bidding. WE ACT ONLY AS AGENTS FOR THE SELLER. Sellers or their agents reserve the right to bid on their own behalf to protect their investment(s). All decisions of Currie Auction, LLC. are final.
MAX BID: When you place your maximum bid, the current bid price doesn't automatically jump to your max bid. Your bid will go to the next highest increment and will be increased as other bidders bid against you. The computer will automatically bid up to your max in the increments specified. By placing any bid you have agreed by legal contract that your bid or max bid is what you are willing to pay for that specific lot(s) and may have to pay full bid or max bid amount of any bids placed. The buyer agrees and is responsible for every bid amount placed. Please bid accordingly.
BUYER'S PREMIUM AND SALES TAX: Unless a specific auction states otherwise, a 13% buyer's premium will be charged on all items and lots. Every bidder/buyer pays the same buyer's premium and should bid accordingly. For example, if you bid $100 on an item at the auction, you will be charged $113 for the item on your auction invoice. Please take this into consideration when bidding. In addition, there will be a discount of 3% off the buyer's Premium for Bidders who choose to pay with cash or check. A 6% MI Sales Tax will be applied to the final purchase price. (Coins & Currency are Sales Tax Exempt) (Farm Use and Sales Tax Exempt will need to fill out an Exemption Form).
AUCTION ENDING: Beginning at the stated closing time, the auction software will conclude bidding for one lot every few seconds in catalog order with the following exception: if a bid is placed in the last two (2) minutes remaining for that auction lot, bidding for that lot will automatically extend by a time to be determined by Currie Auction, LLC. Some lots may be grouped together so that a bid on one lot will extend the time on all lots in that group. An e-mail of invoice will be sent to the winning bidder/buyer of each auction after auction has completely closed.
PAYMENT: All buyers must pay for their purchases in full within the scheduled removal dates after auction ending, typically three business days. If payment is not received by the end of that third business day you the buyer will be notified your payment is past due. If payment is not received by the end of the 5th business day a late payment fee of $5 will be charged to the card on file. If payment is not received by the end of the seventh business day a late payment fee of $10 will be charged to the card on file and if payment is not received by the end of the 10th business day all late payment fees and a $25 holding fee will be charged to the card on file and items will be forfeited back to Currie Auction. Cash, Checks, Money Orders, Cashiers Checks or Credit Card will be accepted. Currie Auction LLC, WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY CREDIT CARD PURCHASES OVER $3,000.00. ALL PURCHASES OVER $3,000.00 MUST BE WITH CASH, MONEY ORDER or CASHIERS CHECK. UNLESS PRE-APPROVED by Currie Auction LLC. Merchandise becomes the full responsibility of the bidder/buyer at time of payment and the bidder/buyer assumes all risk of loss and damage to property at that time. Please check the details before placing your bid.
ITEM PICK UP & REMOVAL: All successful bids must be picked up within the scheduled removal dates of that specific auction unless other arrangements have been made with Currie Auction LLC. No items can be removed until Currie Auction, LLC. has received and acknowledged payment in full. Any items not picked up by the end of the scheduled removal dates (for that specific auction), Currie Auction, LLC. will hold purchases for 10 business days. After the 10th business day you, the buyer will be charged all late payment fees and a $25.00 holding fee to the credit card on file and forfeit ownership of all items back to Currie Auction LLC. Currie Auction, LLC. reserves the right to resell any property not paid for in full by the conclusion of the stated removal period. Buyers are responsible for rigging, loading, and removal of all items purchased without assistance from Currie Auction, LLC. Limited assistance may be available. Currie Auction, LLC will offer limited shipping within the Continental United States, check eligibility in lot (item) description.
SUSPENSION / PERMANENT BAN: A bidder/buyer will be permanently banned from Currie Auction, LLC. for providing false or fraudulent information when registering. A bidder/buyer will be suspended or permanently banned from Currie Auction Service, LLC for repeatedly failing to honor the "PAYMENT & REMOVAL" terms made under that bidder/buyer registration.
TECHNICAL ISSUES: In the event there are technical difficulties related to the server, software, internet or any other online auction-related technologies, Currie Auction, LLC. reserve the right to extend bidding, continue the bidding, or close the bidding. Neither the company providing the software, nor Currie Auction, LLC. shall be held responsible for a missed bid or the failure of the software to function properly for any reason.
BEFORE THE AUCTION: You may attend pre-sale viewing for all of our auctions. All property to be auctioned is usually on view for several days prior to the sale. You are encouraged to examine lots thoroughly.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Your bid is a legally binding contract, no exceptions. Winning bidder agrees to indemnify and hold harmless sellers, auctioneers, auctioneer’s employees, auction company owners, directors, etc. etc. from all claims, fees, judgments, expenses, disputes, legal fees etc. etc.
Please contact us for any additional questions.
Currie Auction LLC
BIG RAPIDS, Michigan 49307
ALL ITEMS ARE ON LOCATION AT THE RESIDENCE, SPECIAL PREVIEW AND PICKUP TIMES APPLY TO THIS SALE.
PREVIEW: MONDAY 9/25/2023 FROM 10:00AM TO 2:00PM & TUESDAY 9/26/2023 FROM 2:00PM TO 6:00PM