TIMED ONLINE AUCTION: Bidding begins to close from 10:30am on Wednesday 9th December 2015.
LOCATION: Stoodley Knowle School, Anstey's Cove Rd, TORQUAY, Devon, TQ1 2JB. Please ring 01404 891833 for details.
VIEWING: The lots can be viewed on site at Stoodley Knowle School, TQ1 2JB from 10am to 4pm on the following days only: Saturday 5th December, Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th December. Viewing is strongly recommended. There is NO viewing or access to the site on Wednesday 9th or Thursday 10th December.
REGISTRATION: Registration for bidding is only via i-bidder.com. Full details including an email address, telephone number and credit or debit card details must be provided in order to bid.
BIDDING: See below for details of bidding at a timed auction. Your bid is a legally binding contract to purchase, if you are not sure, DO NOT BID as we are unable to cancel your purchase and there will be no refunds made.
PREMIUM AND VAT: There is no VAT on the hammer price but there is a Buyer’s Premium charge of 20% plus VAT (at 20%) which will be charged on all lots. Overseas Buyers - please refer to our full Terms & Conditions.
ALL SUCCESSFUL BUYERS will be emailed a winner’s notification invoice at the end of the sale; this will be sent out via i-bidder.com. If you have not received this within 12 hours of the sale, please check your spam filter or ring 01404 891833. We do not automatically take payment from the card registered with i-bidder.com, however if payment has not been received within the time specified, then we WILL charge the full amount to that card.
METHOD OF PAYMENT: Payment must be made in full by 4pm on Friday 11th December 2015. We recommend payment by Bank Transfer - bank details will be on your proforma invoice. We can take payment by credit and debit cards. All credit cards and American Express incur a non-refundable handling charge of 3%. Please contact our Accounts Office on 01404 891833 or 01404 891698 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange payment. A receipted VAT invoice will be sent out after payment has been made.
REMOVAL (after full payment has been received) can be made between 9am to 4pm on the following days:
Friday 11th December and for 4 days ONLY on the following week from Monday 14th to Thursday 17th December from 9am to 4pm on each day.
There is no access to the site after 4pm on Thursday 17th December 2015.
IN COMPLETING the bidder registration and by signing up to this auction with your card details you confirm and agree that:
1) You are authorized to provide these credit/debit card details to the auctioneer, that you agree to pay any deposit required prior to auction, and that you have sufficient funds to complete the transaction.
2) You agree that full and final payment will be made after receipt of invoice and within the time period given. Failure to pay will result in your i-bidder account being blocked.
3) You agree that if payment is not received within the time period, the auctioneers can charge the full amount to the card registered with i-bidder.com.
4) In case of default payment you agree that we can take from this card, a minimum of 10% of the value of the purchases towards the cost of reselling to the under bidders.
5) In the case of late payment you agree that we can take, from this card, the cost of additional charges incurred in the removal of goods/additional staffing costs etc.
6) You agree to abide by MST Auctioneers Ltd full Terms and Conditions of Sale and any other special terms and conditions as stated in this notice and on i-bidder.com website.
ACCEPTANCE OF BIDS: The Auctioneers reserve the right to reject any bids, and acceptance of all final bids is subject to approval by our client. Your highest bid will be treated as a valid bid, even if the reserve has not been met, as vendors can ask us to reduce the reserves during the course of the sale.
INSURANCE OF LOTS: The goods are the risk of the Buyer immediately upon the fall of the hammer and buyers are strongly advised to effect insurance at once, irrespective of whether title has passed. Title does not pass to the purchaser until payment has been received in full. ALL LOTS SHALL BE REMOVED AT THE PURCHASER`S EXPENSE AND RISK.
HOW TO BID AT A TIMED AUCTION:
1) Each lot can be bid on for the time period displayed. During this period, you can place your bid at any time. Simply enter the highest amount you are prepared to pay as your ‘maximum bid’. Your bids need to be in accordance with their timed auction increments, which are set by i-bidder, so the computer may not take your bid if it is not the correct amount. When bidding, the system notifies you of the next required minimum bid increment.
2) When you place a ‘maximum bid’, i-bidder.com bids on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure sure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your ‘maximum bid’. Your ‘current bid’ is clearly displayed when you log in and view the lot for which you’ve left a ‘maximum bid’. In many cases your ‘current bid’ is lower than the ‘maximum bid’ you entered. If another bidder places a bid that is higher than your ‘maximum bid’, you will be notified by email. Your ‘maximum bid’ remains confidential until it is exceeded by another bidder. If you have the leading bid and you have met or exceeded the reserve price when the defined time period ends, you will have won the bidding for this lot.
3) If a bid is placed in the last ten minutes of the defined time period, the time period will be extended by ten minutes. This is the ’10 minute auto bid extension’ and is to prevent 'sniping'.
4) There are two ways to monitor whether your bids are in the lead in a timed auction: Log into i-bidder.com and then:
a) Either go to the ‘’My Bidder’ section of the site. You will find a summary of the bids you’ve left for auctions currently in progress in 'Current bids'. Click on the 'Leading' link and you will be presented with all the lots for which your bid is currently in the lead. Click on the 'Outbid' link and you will be presented with all the lots for which your bid is not leading.
b) Or go to the timed auction in which you’re bidding. Find the lot on which you're bidding and click through to the lot description page. The details of your current bid, maximum bid and whether you’re in the lead are indicated on the right hand side of the screen.
5) By placing a bid on any item, the bidder is deemed to have inspected the goods prior to placing the bid and has agreed to our terms and conditions. Each lot is bought and sold as seen, as they lie; no warranty is offered or implied.
6) When a timed auction has finished, you will find details of lots you’ve won in the ‘My past bids’ section of ‘My Bidder ’. Please note that you are not guaranteed to have won the lots listed in ‘My Bidder ’. The Auctioneer's records are the definitive version of the auction.
7) If you are successful, the Auctioneer will email a winner’s notification with full payment details to you at the end of the sale,
8) When bidding do not forget to `Refresh` your screen regularly (press F5 button) to ensure you are aware of current bids, (your screen can appear to be changing in real time but may not be accurate unless you ‘Refresh’).
MST AUCTIONEERS LTD TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- ‘‘Bid price’ means the price bid by a purchaser for a lot exclusive of any Value Added Tax chargeable on the supply of goods comprising the lot;
- ‘Purchase price’ means the bid price plus a sum equal to any Value Added Tax chargeable on the supply of the goods comprised in a lot;
- ‘Purchaser’ means the person making the highest bid price for a lot;
- ‘Vendor’ means the person, company or department selling the goods.
- ‘Reference to any enactment, order, regulation or other similar Instrument’ shall be construed as a reference to the enactment, order, regulation or Instrument as amended by any subsequent enactment, order, regulation or Instrument.
GENERAL NOTICE: This is a trade only auction; by clicking the box to accept our Terms and Conditions you confirm that you are a trader and not a consumer. This sale is not classed as a consumer sale within the meaning of the Supply of Goods (Implied Terms) Act 1973.
VIEWING: Viewing before the auctions is strongly recommended. Dates and times will be given in our Auction Notes. The plugging in of any electrical items is strictly forbidden. Please see a member of staff if you require any information. Any inspection and/or testing is done completely at your own risk. You will be held liable for any injury caused by you, to either yourself or another person during testing. Children under 16 are discouraged from most sale sites, and where allowed, must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
BIDDING: Access for bidding can be obtained from our website which will link you through to the on-line auction platform hosting the sale. Full bidder’s details including a valid email address, telephone number and credit or debit card details must be provided in order to bid. The Auctioneers have absolute discretion without giving any reason, to refuse registration to any person.
Lots will be offered at set intervals – see catalogue for timing details. . By making a bid for any lot, the person making the bid warrants that he has read, makes his bid upon and agrees to be bound by these conditions, and further warrants that he has due authority and capacity to make the bid and binds both himself and any employer or principal to honour any contract resulting there from. Any bid shall be deemed to be an offer by the buyer to purchase any lot tendered upon these conditions.
INTERNET BIDDING: The Auctioneers cannot guarantee that the internet services will operate continuously or without interruptions and this could affect the conduct of the Online Auction and the Bidders ability to Bid online. The Auctioneers shall not be liable in any respect in the event of any dispute due to errors, omissions or disruptions to internet services or power failures or any other unforeseen circumstances which may occur during tab on-line Auction
The ’10 Minute Rule’ In the event of a bid being received within 10 minutes of the scheduled closing time, the bidding period on that lot will automatically extend by a further 10 minutes and for a further 10 minutes for any bid received thereafter. When bidding do not forget to `Refresh` your screen to ensure you are aware of current bids.
DISPUTES: If any dispute arises between those making bids, the Auctioneer, at his discretion, shall either put up the lot in dispute for resale or decide the dispute. No person shall retract his bidding and this shall be fixed and binding on all parties concerned. Vendors reserve the right to bid themselves or by agents and to alter, vary or withdraw any lots before or during the sale.
DEPOSIT: In order to bid, every buyer may have to pay a security deposit, which will be taken from the card registered with the auction platform site before bidding commences (details will be given in the Auction Notes). On acceptance of a successful bid by the Auctioneer, and if required by the Auctioneer, the Buyer shall pay immediately a deposit of 25% (plus VAT) of the price of that lot. The Auctioneers reserve the right to take this deposit immediately from the debit/credit card registered with the auction platform.
DEPOSIT FOR DAMAGE OF FABRIC OF BUILDING: Purchasers may be required to pay an additional deposit on lots which will cause damage or leave a hole in the fabric of the building after removal. These lots will be specified in the sale catalogue. The deposit will be returned once the purchaser has made good in a satisfactory manner.
DEFAULT BY THE BUYER: If at any time the Buyer has failed to pay in full, the amount due by the date specified, or failed to remove any lot purchased, by the clearance date and time specified in the Auction Notes/Important Information then:
- The Auctioneer may rescind the sale of that lot and the full deposit shall be forfeit and that lot may be offered for resale;
- The Auctioneer may remove the lot from the premises and leave it outside at the Buyer’s risk and expense;
- The Auctioneer may charge the Buyer the cost of storage;
- The Auctioneer may charge the Buyer rent, taxes, any wages and other expenses incurred as a result of the lots remaining on the premises;
- The Buyer shall indemnify the Auctioneer against any loss, damages, expenses, claims or liabilities incurred by the Seller arising from the Buyer’s failure to remove the lot from the premises.
METHOD OF PAYMENT: No goods may be removed until they have been paid for in full. Payment is acceptable by bank transfer, cash (up to £7000), or credit or debit cards. There may be a limit on CNP transactions - see the Auction Notice for details. A non-refundable handling charge of 3% will be added to all payments made by Credit cards and American Express cards. Debit cards will incur no extra charge. BANK TRANSFERS can be made directly into our Client’s Call account - please contact the auction office for bank details on 01404 891833.
All payments MUST be received in full by the time stated in the Auction Notice, together with any deposit that may be required on lots which can cause damage or leave a hole in the fabric of the building after removal. If payment is not received within this time period, we reserve the right to charge the card registered with the auction platform site for the full amount outstanding, and the 25% deposit may be used against costs incurred by default of payment. (See sections 10 and 14).
Buyers authorize MST Auctioneers Ltd to charge to their credit/debit card, that part or full payment (including all fees and VAT) for the items purchased. If a deposit has been paid, this amount can be offset against the invoice or can be refunded back, providing full cleared payment has been made by other means within the time specified.
BUYERS PREMIUM AND VAT CHARGES: A buyer’s premium plus VAT will be charged on all lots, see catalogue for details. All lots in this sale will attract VAT at the standard rate of 20%, (except where specified NO VAT or ‘NV’ in the catalogue description) or as stated in the Notice Section of the sale details.
ACCEPTANCE OF FINAL BIDS: IMPORTANT NOTE – Acceptance of all final bids is subject to prior approval by our client. MST Auctioneers Ltd reserves the rights to reject any bids which they feel are insufficient. Successful bidders will be notified by email upon the finish of the auction together with a request for payment. The Auctioneers reserve the right to reject any bids, and acceptance of all final bids is subject to approval by our client. Your highest bid will be treated as a valid bid, even if the reserve has not been met, as vendors can ask us to reduce the reserves during the course of the sale. Your bid is a legally binding contract to purchase, if you are not sure, do not bid as we are unable to cancel your purchase and NO refunds made.
PAYMENT OF BALANCE: VENDOR`S POWERS ON NON-PAYMENT: Before all lots are removed by the Purchaser, they shall pay in full the purchase price for all the lots they bought. Such monies shall be paid if full by the date specified in the Notice Section of the sale details. If the purchase price is not paid by the Purchaser, all monies deposited shall be forfeited and the Vendor shall be at liberty without prejudice to any other remedies to resell any lot or lots or any part thereof remaining unmoved and unpaid for by the Purchaser by public or private sale without giving prior notice to the Purchaser, and after allowing for any deposit forfeited as aforesaid, any deficiency which may arise on such resale shall be made good by the Purchaser and shall be recoverable from him as liquidated damages or deducted from the sums due to him under this or any other contract. Any increase of price obtained on resale shall belong to the Vendor. We reserve the right to charge the card registered with the auction platform site for the full amount outstanding
TRANSFER OF LOTS: No transfer of lots by the Purchaser shall be allowed.
RISK AND INSURANCE: Neither the Vendor nor the Auctioneer shall be responsible for any lot or part thereof after the fall of the hammer, from which time all lots shall remain the responsibility of the Purchaser. The goods are the risk of the Buyer immediately upon the fall of the hammer and buyers are strongly advised to effect insurance at once, irrespective of whether title has passed. Title does not pass to the purchaser until payment has been received in full.
SAFE WORKING PRACTICE & PERSONAL INJURY: Both the Vendor and the Auctioneer require that in pursuit of safe working practice all equipment used for lifting and transporting heavy items which have been purchased at the auction should be covered by appropriate insurance and registration documents. This is especially the case in relation to cranes, lifting tackle and forklift trucks. Documentation may be required for inspection. Furthermore, appropriate protective clothing (PPE), such as hard hats, hi-viz jackets and safety shoes, must be worn during these activities and due regard paid to safe manual handling practice.
Neither the Vendor nor the Auctioneer shall be responsible for any accident or damage to life or limb which may occur prior to or during the progress of the Sale or at any time during the removal of lots except to the extent that such accident or damage arises from the negligence of the Vendor or the Auctioneer. The Buyer takes on responsibility to insure against and to make good any injury or damage to persons or property caused by the Buyer, their carriers, servants or agents upon the fall of the hammer but goods must be paid for in full before property in the goods passes to the Buyer. Clearance of all lots must be undertaken in accordance with Health & Safety at Work Regulations and, where necessary, Construction Design and Management Regulations 1994. Buyers may be required to provide a Work Method Statement and Risk Assessment prior to removal of any lots.
FAULTS AND ERRORS: The lots are sold ‘as seen as they lie’ with all faults and errors or mis-statement or description, measurement, weight, quantity, quality, number or otherwise (whether of a substantial nature or not). The Purchaser shall be deemed to have inspected the lots he buys and if he buys without previous inspection, he shall do so at his own risk. Viewing is strongly recommended in all sales. The lots are not sold by sample, but if a sample shall be displayed, it shall be upon the understanding that this contract shall contain no implied condition or warranty as to quantity or otherwise or that the lots are free from any defect rendering them unmerchantable. Due to data protection, all software and data on computers will be removed before sale.
VEHICLES AND MACHINERY: The hour and odometer readings on machinery and vehicles in this or any sale cannot be warranted and should not be relied upon. An MOT Certificate is not evidence of the road worthiness of any vehicle, and all vehicles or machinery are sold as seen, as they stand, with all their faults, the only description being as stated. No Warranty whatsoever is given or implied by the vendor or the Auctioneers.
CLAIMS CONCERNED WITH CONDITION OF GOODS: The goods shall be acquired by the Purchaser at his own risk. The Purchaser shall make no claim against the Vendor or the Auctioneers in respect of any loss, damage or injury (whether to person or property) suffered by the Purchaser in the course of or at any time after the delivery of the goods and in any way connected with or arising out of the condition of the goods.
REMOVAL AND CLEARANCE: ALL LOTS SHALL BE REMOVED AT THE PURCHASER`S EXPENSE AND RISK. Clearance (only after full cleared payment has been received) can take place only within the dates specified in the Auction Notes or by appointment with the Auctioneers. A Method Statement, Risk Assessment and Proof of Public Liability Insurance MAY be required from the purchaser or their appointed collection agent, prior to the removal of some of the lots. Details will be given within the lot description or in the Notice Section. If any independent contractors (including hauliers) are to be used, details of who they are and confirmation of their competence(s) must be give to the Auctioneers. The purchaser should ensure that their contractors hold sufficient Public Liability insurance, copies of which should be made available to the auctioneers if requested.
Purchasers may be required to pay a deposit on lots which may cause damage or leave a hole in the fabric of the building after removal. Details will be given within the lot description or in the Notice Section. The deposit will be returned once the purchaser has made good in a satisfactory manner. It is the purchaser’s responsibility to remove all lots from site. Clearance of all lots must be undertaken in accordance with Health & Safety at Work Regulations and, where necessary, Construction Design and Management Regulations 1994. MST Auctioneers Ltd reserves the right to stop clearance if, in their opinion, they believe it is being carried out in an unsafe manner or without the Method Statement or Risk Assessment is adhered to. Any fluids remaining in any lots purchased MUST be removed from site in conformity with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Act.
LIFTING AND TOWING: Where the Auctioneers or their agents gives assistance with the lifting and/or towing within the Auction premises in connection with the collection of goods such assistance is given entirely at the Purchaser`s risk and they shall incur no liability whether in contract or in tort in respect other than in respect of injury to persons arising from the negligence of the Vendor, Auctioneers or their agent.
LOSS CAUSED BY REMOVAL: Where the removal of any lot or lots causes loss or damage to any land or property including any other lot or the death or injury of any person, the Purchaser of the lot or lots being removed shall:-
- Indemnify the Vendor against any liability or any payment reasonably made by him in respect of such loss, damage or death or injury (including any payment made in connection with the death or injury of any servant of the Crown under any Statute, Warrant, Order, Scheme, Regulation, Conditions of Service or other arrangements making provision for payments in respect of the death, disablement, sickness or other injury of servant to the Crown and
- In the case of loss or damage to land or property of the Crown or any lot not sold to the Purchaser, at the option of the Vendor either make good the loss or repair the damage, whether before the removal of his lots from the premises is completed or after removal as the Vendor may require, or pay the cost of asking good or repair as estimated by the Vendor whose decision shall be binding on the Purchaser provided always and subject to the provisions of Conditions 12 hereof:
- The purchaser shall incur no liability under this Condition if he is able to show that such loss, damage or injury was not attributable to the neglect or default of himself, his servants, agents or sub-contractors and nothing in this Condition shall relieve the Purchaser of any liability to the Crown or the Vendor arising apart from this Condition.
RESCISSION BY VENDOR AND LIMITATION OF VENDOR LIABILITY: In the event of the Vendor after the Sale not being able to give a good and sufficient title to or delivery of any lot or part thereof before its removal, or in the Vendor`s opinion the removal of any lot will endanger or permanently damage any building or other property, the Vendor may by written notice to Purchaser or to the Auctioneer rescind the sale of such lot and repay to the Purchaser any deposit money paid in respect thereof. The Vendor shall not be liable in respect of any claim whether in contact or in tort (other than claims in respect of injury to persons arising out of negligence of the Vendor) by the Purchaser arising out of or in any way in connection with the sale of all or any of the goods for any sum exceeding the amount of the deposit or purchase price (as the case may be) paid by the Purchaser in respect of the goods the subject of the claim.
HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT 1974: It is expressly brought to the Bidder’s attention that, at the time of sale, any item of plant, machinery or equipment contained in the lot(s) may not necessarily comply with the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Environmental Protection Act 1990, or any other Acts or Regulations there-under governing the use of the plant, machinery or equipment in a working environment. Successful Bidders for any such plant, machinery or equipment are hereby required to ensure that the use of any such plant and equipment at a place of work within the United Kingdom does not contravene such relevant Act or Regulation there-under applicable thereto. The goods are not sold as articles for use at work; they are sold on the understanding that the Vendor does not represent them as being in a condition which makes them suitable for use at work. The purchaser is reminded that if, nevertheless, any of the goods or articles purchased are intended by him to be supplied in due course for use at work, the Purchaser should, before so supplying them for such use, take such steps as are necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that such goods or articles will be safe and without risks to health when properly used and should carry out or arrange for the carrying out of such testing and examination as may be necessary to enable him to carry out the obligations imposed by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
EXPORT OF GOODS: The sale of goods as described in the catalogue shall not imply that Department of Industry licenses for export of the goods in their present or modified condition will be granted to a Purchaser. The pursuit of any such licenses is entirely a matter for the Purchaser. Purchasers intending to export their purchases are required to advise the Accounts Department at MST Auctioneers Ltd and to pay a deposit amounting to the value of the VAT. This will be refunded in full as per the following:
Export of goods within the EEC – The sale can be zero rated for VAT on production of a current valid letterhead from the company purchasing the goods with a valid VAT registration number from the country concerned – this must be confirmed on http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/vieshome.do In order to comply with HM Revenue & Customs we will take a deposit equal to the amount of VAT concerned. This will be refunded when valid commercial evidence of removal from the UK is received. This evidence of removal must be within 3 months of the date of supply in order to qualify for a refund of the deposit. (See www.Gov.uk/guidance on VAT).
Export of Goods outside the EEC – All goods will be subject to VAT at the current standard rate. In order to qualify for a refund of the VAT and for the sale to be zero rated the goods must be exported within 3 months from the time of purchase and valid evidence of export ie: a Bill of Landing, is received by the Auctioneers within one month of the date of export.
AUCTIONEERS NOTES: We have the right to revise and amend these terms and conditions from time to time to reflect changes in market conditions affecting our business, changes in technology, changes in payment methods, changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements and changes in our system's capabilities. Each lot is bought and sold as seen; no warranty is offered or implied. Viewing before bidding is strongly recommended. The description of the lot by the auctioneer in the language of the auction is the governing description. Any translation using Google translate is a guide only - its accuracy cannot be guaranteed and it is used at your own risk.
SPECIAL NOTICE: PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ALL LOTS MUST BE INSPECTED, EXAMINED, REPAIRED, RECONDITIONED, TESTED AND CERTIFIED THAT THEY MEET ALL CURRENT REGULATIONS, AS WELL AS THE HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT, CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT, AND THE CONSUMER SAFETY ACT, BEFORE THEY ARE RE-USED OR RE-SOLD, THUS MEETING HEALTH AND SAFETY AND DUTY OF CARE REQUIREMENTS