Auctions

TERMS & CONDITIONS

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Click here for our FAQ.

 

Online Store:

  • Domestic Customers: Store prices include all shipping, handling and insurance charges.
  • International Customers: Store prices DO NOT include shipping, handling and insurance charges. A shipping charge will be added to your invoice upon checkout.
  • If you have any issues with an item or shipment, please contact us immediately and we will resolve the problem.  All items are 100% guaranteed as described.

 

Differences between our LIVE auctions and our ONLINE-ONLY auctions:

There are two major differences in terms between our two types of auction:

  1. We don’t offer Paypal as a payment option at our LIVE auctions.  Payment is by cash (if one comes in person), check or wire transfer.  (Paypal is offered at our ONLINE-ONLY auctions only.)
  2. Also, while there is still no buyer’s premium or sales tax, we DO charge for shipping at our LIVE auctions.  (Shipping is free within the US when bidding in our ONLINE-ONLY auctions.

Our LIVE auctions are held twice each year, one in the spring and one in the fall.  Our ONLINE-ONLY auctions are held bi-weekly, with brief hiatuses surrounding the two live auctions and at Christmas time.

Please refer to our FAQ page with questions about bidding, payment, shipping, etc.

 

Live Auction

Bidding indicates acceptance of these terms:

  • There is No Buyer’s Premium and No Sales Tax. Please watch our video: The Jones & Horan “No Buyer’s Premium Advantage”.
  • All lots are sold without reserves.
  • Payment is due on day of auction.  For absentee bidders, payment is due within 10 days of receiving the invoice. (Invoices are e-mailed the day after an auction is held, or in the case of no email address, are sent USPS First class mail.)  The auction house will not be held responsible for any errors or failures to accurately execute absentee bids. Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend the sales in person.
  • In the event that your maximum absentee bid ties with a bidder in the live audience, preference will be given to the attending bidder.
  • All floor bidders must sign in with the clerk and receive a bidder number. Payment is due by the end of the auction. The auction house reserves the right to hold property until check clears and to refuse to register questionable clients.
  • Cameras are allowed only upon authorization by the auction house. We thank you for respecting our customers’ privacy!
  • The auctioneer has the sole right to settle disputed bids and decide whether or not to reoffer the lot, and the record of sale kept by the auction house will be taken as final in the event of any dispute. The auctioneer reserves the right to reject an opening bid that, in his or her opinion, is not commensurate with the value of the lot.
  • The auctioneer will not be liable for default by either the buyer or the vendor. We will witness against any default should legal action be necessary.
  • Payment may be made by cash, check or bank wire transfer. NO credit cards nor Paypal accepted for the Live auction.
  • Statements by us in the catalog or made orally are statements of opinion and are not to be relied on as statements of fact. Such statements do not constitute warranty or assumption of liability by us of any kind. They are for guidance only and items should be evaluated by the bidder.
  • Jones and Horan Auction Team uses the following Standard Bid Increments at their Live Auctions. All bids received that are not entered according to our Standard Bid Increments will be rounded down to the next lower bid increment. For more information, please see our FAQ.
    $10 – $200 in $10 increments    $1,001 – $2,000 in $100 increments
    $201 – $500 in $25 increments    $2,001 – $10,000 in $200 increments
    $501 – $1,000 in $50 increments    $10,001 and above in $500 increments
  • A shipping charge will be added to all invoices.
  • If you have any issues with an item or shipment, please contact us immediately and we will resolve the problem.  All items are 100% guaranteed as described.

Online-Only Auction

Bidding indicates acceptance of these terms:

  • There is No Buyer’s Premium and No Sales Tax. Watch our video: The Jones & Horan “No Buyer’s Premium Advantage”.
  • Payment is due within 10 days of receiving invoice.  Invoices are emailed the morning following the sale, if you are a winning bidder.   (Please check your spam/junk folder if you do not receive an invoice, especially if your email is a gmail account.)
  • The auction house reserves the right to cancel and/or reopen the auction in the case of system failures.  The auction house also reserves the right to hold property until check clears and to refuse to register questionable clients.
  • There is a cap of $10,000 on each bid. If you wish to place a bid over $10,000 on an item, please contact us more than 24 hours in advance of the auction’s end time.
  • When placing a bid, please note that EVEN IF the bid is accepted, it does not necessarily mean you are now the high bidder.  (Another bidder may have previously bid higher than your current bid, so he/she is the high bidder.)  The system does not inform you of this immediately.  To verify that you are now the winning bidder, you will need to go back to the Catalog or to your list of bids and check.
  • If you have any issues with an item or shipment, please contact us immediately and we will resolve the problem.  ALL DESCRIPTIONS GUARANTEED, 10-DAY RETURN PRIVILEGE.
  • The auctioneer will not be liable for default by either the buyer or the vendor. We will witness against any default should legal action be necessary.
  • LAST MINUTE BIDDERS: Please be aware that this bidding system is not as responsive as some other online auction forums with which you may already be familiar.  If you attempt to bid in the very last seconds, there is a possibility the system will not recognize your bid in time and you will lose out on winning that lot.  Please allow yourself enough time to get your bid in before the lot closes.
  • Payment may be made by check, Paypal or bank wire transfer.   No credit cards are accepted.  The auction house is not set up to accept credit cards, despite the fact that the “Payment Methods” tab would seem to indicate so.  That is a page that is “an overall Hibid account setting” and cannot be removed, according to the programmers.  Hibid is the company that hosts our auctions on their website.
  • Statements by us in the catalog or made orally are statements of opinion and are not to be relied on as statements of fact. Such statements do not constitute warranty or assumption of liability by us of any kind. They are for guidance only and items should be evaluated by the bidder.
  • Jones and Horan Auction Team uses the following Standard Bid Increments at their Live Auctions. All bids received that are not entered according to our Standard Bid Increments will be rounded down to the next lower bid increment.
    $10 – $200 in $10 increments    $501 – $1,000 in $50 increments
    $201 – $500 in $25 increments    $1,001 – above in $100 increments
  • Shipping is free in our online auctions.  See our FAQ for all questions about shipping.

 

Terms for LEAVING AN ABSENTEE BID for our Live auction

You may leave bids exclusively with Jones and Horan Live Auctions in one of these three ways, if you cannot attend the Live auction in person.

  1. ON-LINE – Deadline: 24 hours before the start of the Live Auction.
  2. FAX or MAIL – Deadline: 3 days before the start of the Live Auction.
  3. E-MAIL – Deadline: 3 days before the start of the Live Auction.

Please don’t miss the Deadlines for leaving bids for the Live Auctions!

Note:  Bidders attending the auction take priority over absentee bids in case of a tie. In the case of two absentee bids of the same amount, the first bid received takes priority.

Bids received that are not entered according to our Standard Bid Increments will be rounded down to the next lower bid increment. For more information please see our FAQ.

We will not be held responsible for errors in providing you with this free service of executing your bids – please consider attending the auction!

Payment for the Live Auctions by Cash, Check or Bank Wire – No Paypal or Credit Cards