Here at Gascoines Auction Centre we think it’s a good idea to keep all of our valued customers informed at a time of such uncertainty.
Below is some key information, when the Government introduces a compulsory lock-down. Although this is highly unlikely given the nature of our business.
If our customers did want to bid and buy remotely, then below are some tips on how to do this.
if you would like to view any of the items listed for the sales you can contact us to make a viewing appointment by phone 01636 605544 or you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please view our auction catalogue on Ibidder.com. This can also be accessed via our website.
As you know bidding could not be easier! We already have many online only “Timed” auctions every week. If we had to close our doors, we could just convert our “Live” auction to an online auction as a temporary measure.
We have many options available currently for customers to pay their invoices. These are pay in person with either cash or bank card, pay directly into our bank account using the bank details on your invoice, pay over the phone using a valid bank card or via our secure payment gateway. The link to the secure gateway is given on the electronic invoice which is emailed to you immediately after an auction has finished.
We will take all the above payment methods except the face to face options should a lock down occur.
Collection and delivery
if you contact us we can help and assist the best way for you to collect your items from the site. We can offer a delivery service by post or by pallet, again if you contact us we can assist you in this. Unfortunately, if a compulsory lock-down occurs, we will be unable to allow collection of any goods.
GOODS MUST BE PAID FOR AND COLLECTED BY THE FOURTH WORKING DAY AFTER THE SALE.
IF NOT THEY WILL BE RE-ENTERED INTO THE NEXT SALE
Terms & Conditions
- No Deposit Required
- Goods must be paid for and collected by the 4th working day (Monday) following the sale ends. It is the buyer’s responsibility to contact the auctioneers to arrange payment and collection.
- If Postage or Delivery is required then please contact the auctioneers before payment so invoices can be amended. (Please see the delivery tab for delivery estimates.)
- The descriptions take precedence over the lot photographs. The auctioneer is not held responsible for buyers misunderstandings of the above.
- The auctioneer holds no responsibility for items that do not match the description. This includes – colour, size and/or brand.
- All items are checked prior to entering the auction and are removed if viewed to be unusable but on occasion an unusable item could be sold. Unless damages stated in description.
- Damaged items will only be refunded if they are deemed damaged beyond use. The auctioneer takes no responsibly for any damages caused in transit. This is not valid if damages is stated in description.
- Items may not arrive in original packaging.
- All items are checked for completeness and removed if viewed to be incomplete beyond use but on occasion an incomplete item beyond use could be sold. Unless stated in description
- Refunds for incomplete items are only valid if the item is unusable. This is not valid if stated in description.
PAYMENT BEFORE OR ON COLLECTION.
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
General Conditions of Sale as issued by Gascoines Auctioneers and Valuers
The Internet auction site is not an online retailer - the auction site is effectively acting as just a host to the sellers. This means that the Internet auction site is not responsible for the content of the advertisements placed. Unlike their live auction house counterparts, an online auction site will have no legal obligations in relation to the goods advertised for sale on its website.
The following Conditions of sale must be strictly adhered to and regulate the sale of each Lot to any Vendor, Bidder or Buyer who has been approved by Gascoines Auctioneers and Valuers (henceforth referred to as the Auctioneers). By participating in a sale, you will be judged to have read, understood and accepted these terms and are therefore bound by them.
The images (web links) may not match exactly to the Lot description. Colours or patterns may vary
All persons partaking in the auctions do so at their own risk. Under no circumstances will the Auctioneers, or the vendor be individually or collectively held responsible for any loss of damage caused to individuals or their property present on the Auction centre site or car park.
The Auctioneers reserve the right to refuse approval to any Buyer or online Bidder at the former’s own discretion.
CONDITIONS REGULATING the Conduct of the Sale
The highest bidder acknowledged as such by the auctioneers will be the buyer. In the event of doubt, on the part of the auctioneers as to the validity of any bid, the Auctioneers will have absolute discretion to determine the successful bidder, cancel the sale, re-sell the Lot or take any such remedial action the Auctioneers sees fit.
WARNING: all items are ‘sold as seen’. Many of the pieces sold are factory seconds, end of line, surplus stock returns, second hand or customer returns and may in some way be damaged, incomplete or faulty. It is not the Auctioneers’ responsibility to inform of any damages. All items are purchased at the Buyer or Bidders own risk and no guarantees or warranties can be provided by the Auctioneers.
Trademarks and Branding
Lots in any auction that have been physically de-branded must remain de-branded. No original trademarks or vendor/client logos or images may be copied or used by the successful Bidder in any circumstance. Any Buyer deemed in breach of this risks permanent exclusion from future auctions.
Please be aware that Gascoines Auctioneers and Valuers charge a Buyer’s Premium of 20% for auction services on all Lots sold. Buyer’s premium is also subject to the addition of VAT at the current rate.
Please note that there is also a 5%+VAT i-bidder internet surcharge for all purchases made online.
For Lots bought on line
£100 (HAMMER PRICE)
+VAT @ 20% £20
+Buyer’s Premium @20% £20
+VAT on Buyer’s Premium@20% £4
+I-BIDDER Internet Surcharge incVAT (@5%+VAT) £6
Total to pay £150
The highest accepted Bidder, subject to the Vendors Reserve (if any) is deemed the successful buyer. Every bidder shall be deemed to act as principal, unless there is a prior arrangement with the Auctioneers that he acts as an agent on behalf of a named principal.
The Auctioneers reserve the right to refuse to accept bids from any person without stating a reason.
The Auctioneers reserve the right on behalf of themselves and the Vendor:
. To set a reserve price
. To rearrange, consolidate or withdraw any Lot(s)
. To vary the order of the sale
The Auctioneers shall not be obliged to announce the reserve price
No Person may advance on any bid less than the sum named by the Auctioneers.
No bidding may be retracted unless authorised by the Auctioneers.
Under no circumstances may the transferring of any Lot(s) from individuals or agents to any other parties be allowed on site.
No estimates made by the Auctioneers or their employees, whether in writing or orally, maybe relied upon ad a prediction of the actual selling price.
PAYMENT AND COLLECTION
Lots FOR THE AUCTION are to be PAID FOR and COLLECTED by 4 WORKING DAYS following /after the sale. If not paid and collected they will entered into the next auction.
Payments for Lots purchased must be made by cash(sterling), debit card and most major credit cards.
The Auctioneers as agents of the vendor, shall at its absolute discretion and without prejudice to any other rights it might have, be entitled:
. To rescind the contract for sale of the Lot(s) sold to the defaulting Buyer at the auction
. To retain the Deposit and to pursue the Buyer directly for all monies owed.
. To enter the Lot(s) to be re-sold; the defaulting Buyer must pay the original invoice. Once this has been paid, we can arrange for the Lot(s) to re-sold.
. To remove, store (either at the premises or elsewhere) and insure, is necessary, the Lot(s) at the expense or the defaulting Buyer.
. To retain that or any other Lot(s) sold to the same Buyer at the same or any other auction and release it only after payment of the full invoice
. To reject any bids made by or on behalf of the defaulting Buyer at any future auctions.
Credit will not be given to any Buyer.
The Auction result is final. Once your bid has been accepted, it is binding. This also applies to commission bids. Once an item has been sold, it becomes the Buyers responsibility. However, the Buyer is not entitled to move any Lot(s) until it is paid for in full.
Gascoines Auctioneers and Valuers offer no assurances or guarantees on any Lot(s) that we sell. We can offer no refunds, nor do we accept the return of goods, once your bid has been successful.
Lots purchased in the timed auctions can be paid for and collected up to 4 working days after the sale. All items must be collected by 4 working days following / after the weekly auction (unless you have made a prior arrangement with the staff).
Storage charges of £5+VAT per item, per day will be incurred on goods not collected within the allotted time. Any item held in storage is done so at the Buyers own risk. The Auctioneers are not responsible for any damage that may occur. (Example - 1 lamp and 2 curtains would be £15 + vat a day for storage
Access for the purpose of removal of Lot(s) will be given only during normal business hours.
The Buyer is responsible for any labour and equipment necessary to collect their Lot(S) and must comply with any directions which may be given by staff.
The Buyer shall be responsible for any damage done to adjoining or other Lot(s) or to the Premises by the removal of their Lot(s) caused by the Buyer, their agents or carriers employed by him. Such damage must be made good or at the expense of the Buyer. Any estimated cost of repair is to be fixed by the Auctioneer, whose decision is binding to the Buyer.
The Buyer is also responsible for any loss of damage to any person resulting from the removal of the Lot(s) and indemnifies the vendor or the Auctioneer against any liability whether or not such damage was caused by the negligence of the Buyer or his agent.
The Auctioneers do not accept liability for the placing of bids on i-bidder, or for the failure in any way for purchasers failing to secure their preferred Lot(s). The Auctioneers will not be held responsible for any failure of the internet or related hardware and software. Furthermore, they reserve the right to cancel an auction and re-offer Lot(s) if they suspect any undue interference or tampering with the on-line bidding system.
For the online goods auction Gascoines can offer a parcel postage service 1st or 2nd class dependent on when goods are paid for.
Please email prior to payment.
For larger items Gascoines Auctioneers and Valuers offer a limited one man delivery service by prior arrangement. However, this does not include freight or pallet deliveries and only applies door to door. (So help at receiving of goods is required)
We do not offer any installation services.
Insurance and Risk
Goods are held at the vendors risk until sold. Ownership is conferred to the Buyer on the fall of the hammer
All goods purchased are the Buyers responsibility from the moment they are sold to him, on the fall of the Auctioneers hammer. The Buyers should make his own insurance arrangements from this point.
The Auctioneers will take reasonable care of the goods whilst they are on the premises and in the event of staff members helping to remove the goods after the sale
Liability for Accidents
The Buyer must undertake such reasonable and practical steps as are sufficient to ensure that the purchase will be safe and without risk to health and safety when properly used.
The Auctioneers will not accept liability for any accidents or injury sustained by any person or persons who may attend the premises for the auction, inspection, purchase, collection of any other business.
In the event of any disputes arising, these general conditions of Sale shall prevail. The Auctioneers reserve the right to escort persons from the premises.
The Auctioneers have the right to revise or amend these terms to reflect implementations or conditions.
The Auctioneers are committed to the privacy of our users and will only use personal information given to provide auction services.
No waiver by the Auctioneers of any of these terms shall be enabled unless the Auctioneer expressly says that it is a waiver and the Auctioneers tell the Buyer and vendor in writing. If the Auctioneers do not exercise any of its rights or remedies under these terms that will not mean that the Auctioneers have waived any of its rights and will not mean that the buyer does not have to comply with the Terms
In the event that any provision of the Condition of sale should be held unenforceable for any reason, the remaining terms shall remain in full force and effect.
These Terms are governed by English Law and the Auctioneers, the vendors and the Buyer all agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of English courts.