Terms and Conditions

Please preview all collections and items for exact contents, condition, and completeness. Measurements are rounded to the nearest whole inch. Whenever possible, we will attempt to plug in/turn on appliances and electronics; however, please preview for working condition.

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All fine jewelry, coins, currency, and precious metals will be securely stored offsite until preview and pickup.

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Please take note of the preview and collection times, as well as payment details.

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The published day is the only day available for you to collect your items. ITEMS NOT COLLECTED ON THE SCHEDULED DAY WILL BE DEEMED ABANDONED.

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Credit Card Pre-Authorization: When you register for this auction, you consent to a $1 authorization on the credit card you have on file. This is a hold only, it is not a charge. Please make sure that your credit card information is current, and that the address on your bidder profile is the same address used for your credit card statement.

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Payment:

PLEASE NOTE – No payments will be accepted onsite at checkout. Your credit card will be billed immediately after the auction, and a receipt emailed to you. Should your credit card not support the charge, please make arrangements prior to pickup to pay the total amount due. Winning bidders will be required to produce a paid receipt at checkout in order to collect items from the auction. Please ensure you have proof of payment when you come to collect your items.

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IMPORTANT: Winning bidders are responsible for packing smaller items, and dismantling, moving and loading furniture. Please ensure that you have your own labor, packing materials and equipment needed to collect your items.

 

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“Terms and Conditions” are displayed below. Please note that by placing a bid on this auction, you agree to be bound by those terms and conditions.

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Inspection availability and times are noted on the Auction Page and occur prior to an auction.  Some previews have established preview times and some may be by appointment only.

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Note that all items are sold “AS IS”, “WHERE IS,” “WITH ALL FAULTS”, in its condition at the time of sale without any warranties or guarantees, either expressed or implied INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE, POSSESSION, QUIET ENJOYMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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Bidder is responsible to inspect all items and age, condition, description, and authenticity of all items prior to placing any bid.  No purchase shall be set aside, and Gates Estates, LLC shall have no liability for, as a result of any errors in description, cataloging, mislabeling, or imperfections of any item.  All lot catalogs are merely a guide and the accuracy thereof cannot be guaranteed or warranted by Gates Estates, LLC and any lot or item information provided by Gates Estates, LLC or its representatives is not guaranteed.

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By placing a bid, buyers acknowledge that they have either inspected the item or property in question, or obtained a satisfactory condition report.  Gates Estates, LLC recommends each item be examined thoroughly, including inspection by an independent appraiser or third party consultant, to determine condition and whether or not items have been repaired, restored, or damaged.  Most items described in the catalog have come from estates and have, therefore, been subjected to extensive use.  Neither Gates Estates, LLC or the seller make any warranty or representation with respect to the correctness of the catalog.  If previewing items in person note that the preview and lot site may be hazardous.  NO CHILDREN UNDER 18 are allowed at the preview site.

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And, above all, bid, Bid, BID!

  Please allow us to exceed you expectations.