Auction Terms & Conditions Terms and Conditions of Sale:
T1) All items offered for sale at the Auction ("Items", "Property", "Product", "Purchases") subject to the following Terms and Conditions of Sale, which, combined with each Auction's specific terms as posted in materials and on the web, make up the Complete Terms and Conditions of Sale.
T1a) Notice given that Smoky Mountain Auction LLC and Auctioneers have the right in accordance with Tennessee State law to bid on this and any other auction for their purpose or on behalf of the Property owners or the estate.
T2) All items are being sold As-Is with no warranty. Auctioneer shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness of, or defect in any lot, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. On-site inspection of items being sold is recommended. Auctioneer makes every effort to provide accurate information about the items being sold. However, neither Auctioneer nor its Client will assume responsibility for Buyer's bidding errors. It is Buyers' full responsibility to confirm the accuracy of items offered for sale. Buyers are recommended to inspect all items. Descriptions and photos are offered as a guide only. Do not rely solely on photos to make buying decisions, be sure to read descriptions, and ask questions if you are unclear. Auctioneer shall not be held responsible for such errors as posting the wrong photo for an item. When in doubt about the condition of an item, please bid accordingly. You may preview all of the items for auction as annotated in Auction Details of each auction. In most cases, estate auction previews are the Friday prior to the auction from 5-7pm. Online only specialty auctions held. In case of an online-only auction, items may be previewed the Friday before the auction is set to close or as prescribed by the auctioneer.
T2a) Bidder understands and agrees that this agreement and all rights of the parties there-under, shall be governed by the laws of the County of Sevier, State of Tennessee and any action brought by either party shall be brought in the Courts of the State of Tennessee. In the event, that for any reason, the forum is deemed to be sufficiently inconvenient or the agreement on the forum selection is unenforceable it is still the intention of the parties that the Laws of the State of Tennessee govern the parties agreement and their rights attended thereto. Buyer agrees that any legal filed action will take place within the county of Sevier, City of Sevierville, State of Tennessee.
T3) ALL SALES ARE FINAL. A successful bid at auction, whether live or online, constitutes a legally binding contract of sale. All sales are final. There will be no refunds, returns or exchanges.
T4) Absence of Warranties. The condition of the items being offered varies. The Buyer understands and agrees: (1) that any description or sample of the items given or furnished by Auctioneer is solely for identification, and does not create any warranty expressed or implied, that the item actually conforms to such description or sample, (2) that Buyer or agent on Buyer's behalf has inspected or has had the opportunity to inspect, all of the items upon which Buyer will be bidding and/or does purchase, (3) that all items are purchased and accepted by Buyer "AS IS", "WHERE IS" and "WITH ALL FAULTS". AUCTIONEER MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES WHATSOEVER WHETHER WRITTEN, ORAL OR IMPLIED AS TO QUALITY, AUTHENTICITY, QUANTITY, CONDITION, USEABILITY, SALEABILITY, WEIGHT, MEASUREMENT, YEAR, MODEL, MECHANICAL CONDITION, PERFORMANCE, OR OTHER SPECIFICATIONS, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR WARRANTY AGAINST PATENT, TRADEMARK, COPYRIGHT OR TRADE SECRET INFRINGEMENT, (4) in the event there are manufacturer warranties in effect for the item purchased, Buyer must make all claims thereunder directly with the provider of the warranty. No statement or statements of any other paragraph herein shall be construed to in any way contradict the provisions of this paragraph.
T5) Bidder's Number. The bidder's number is nontransferable. All bids, online or in-house, made using the bid number will be the responsibility of the Buyer.
T6) Failure to Remove Purchases. In the event items are not removed within three (5) calendar days after the auction(s) end OR freight/large items shipping information has not been received within five (3) calendar days after the full payment of the item(s), the items purchased will be assessed a $10/day storage fee up to 10 calendar days. After the 10 days, the item (s) shall be deemed abandoned and Buyer will lose any right, title, or interest Buyer may have acquired and the items shall revert and repossess to Auctioneer without further notice to Buyer. Auctioneer shall also be entitled to any costs associated with the removal, storage and reselling of Buyer's items, and any other charges, fees, and expenses incurred as a result of Buyer's failure, including all attorney fees and costs incurred by Auctioneer to enforce Buyer's obligations hereunder.
T7) Buyer's Premium. Buyer's premium is 19%, with a 3% discount for payments by cash/check.
P1) By agreeing to our terms and conditions you agree to allow us to charge the credit card on file if you are the winner upon close of the auction. Any purchases exceeding $1,000 may require wire transfer as payment.
P2) Local bidders, you may pay with cash, a personal or cashier's check. You must contact the office prior to the close of the auction and indicate that you will pay with cash or check. You may also pick up your items or have them shipped. If you are a TN resident, please contact the office if you would like your item(s) shipped.
P3) We accept all major credit cards.
Any declined credit card payment will have two (2) business days to contact the office (865-234-0808) and pay with a valid credit card, cash, or check. If payment has not be successfully received with two (2) business days, you will no longer be authorized to bid at Smoky Mountain Auction and negative feedback left.
P5) Personal Information
It is vital that your personal information (name, address, phone number, and email) are correct. We ship and contact using that information and if it is not correct, delays will occur. Smoky Mountain Auction is not responsible for correcting your information and is not responsible for any delays or incorrect delivery of items due to incorrect personal information. Please contact the office if you would like to verify your information: 865-234-0808.
S1) We offer in-house shipping for coins, jewelry, and rugs. Buyer to pay all shipping charges. Shipping will be added to the total cost of the item(s) (hammer price + buyer's premium + sales tax (if applicable).
S2) Non-Payment of Shipping
See (para T6) If the buyer refuses or does not pay for shipping, Smoky Mountain Auction will not refund the purchase for any reason.
S3) INTERNATIONAL BUYERS
You are responsible for any and all customs fees in addition to USPS International First Class or USPS International Priority shipping. Depending on the item, UPS/FedEx International may be used to ship your winning item(s)
S4) Shipping process and time
We first process payments and then flag items for shipping. Shipping processing can take anywhere from four-10 business days due to the high volume of internet bidders so please plan accordingly and your patience is greatly appreciated. If you need your package faster, please let us know via phone call and we will expedite your item(s).
S7) State Taxes:
All Tennessee residents must pay sales tax unless a Tennessee Sales and Use Exemption is on file with Smoky Mountain Auctions prior to paying for your items. If you are from out of state and have a state sales tax exemption form and travel to our office to pick up, please bring a copy of your exemption form. If you do not provide an exemption form on file and you pick up in Tennessee, you will have to pay Tennessee State sales tax. Please contact our office with any questions, 865-234-0808, M-F 10am-5pm EST.
To submit your signed Tax Exemption form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: Tax Exemption.
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