TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
All invoices will be sent by email on Thursday, January 25th and all payment is due by Friday, February 2nd.
PAYING IN PERSON:
We accept approved checks, money orders, cashiers checks or cash. Visa and MasterCard are accepted IN PERSON ONLY with photo id. (NO EXCEPTIONS).
SENDING IN PAYMENT (within the USA):
Payment is due by check or cashier's check and all payment should be mailed to: Fairfield Auction,
P.O. Box 783, Newtown, CT 06470. We do not accept credit cards over the phone. We can also provide bank wiring instructions if you would like to expedite shipping.
PAYMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:
Payment is due by bank wire. We will provide you with the bank wiring instructions when your invoice is emailed to you.
Payment must be paid in full within 7 days of the auction, otherwise Auctioneer may resell merchandise at public or private sale and retain 20% deposit as liquidated damages. Auctioneer may, at his discretion, hold purchases until check clears.
2. BUYER'S PREMIUM
A buyer' premium of 20% is added to the price knocked down by the Auctioneer. If you are the successful bidder on a lot at $100, your invoice will include a buyer's premium of $20 for a total of $120. Sales taxes are applied to all purchases unless a valid resale number is on file.
3. WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS:
Though all description and commentary are believed to be correct, neither Auctioneer nor Consignor makes any warranties or representations of any kind with respect to merchandise with the exception of the catalog description which shall be honored with respect to age and origin and only to the extent that any such errors in the catalog description materially affect the value of such item. Condition reports are made to the best of our ability, but are not guaranteed. Buyer shall not rely on the Auctioneer, employees, or advertisements in any part, and must rely only on the catalog description and his own inspection and opinions of all items. No employee is authorized to make any warranties, expressed or implied, on behalf of Fairfield Auction.
Guarantee is limited to bold and capitalized portion of catalog description. Additional description reflects our best opinion. Any and all claims made to Fairfield Auction or consignor regarding age, authenticity, origin must be made within 10 days of the auction date in writing. Age is always approximate. No other claims are made or should be infered. Our guarantee is limited to the selling price or low estimate- whichever is lower and to errors that are substantial to value. Claims must be made against the final catalog as revised by any addendum or auctioneer announcements. Claims may not be made against advertisements, website descriptions, or the preliminary catalog offered on our website. Items described as "possibly", "probably" or "attributed to" are not guaranteed, but represent our best opinion. No guarantees are made as to condition. All items sold AS IS, WHERE IS. Buyer acknowledges that items may contain lead, mercury and other hazardous materials. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
4. AUCTIONEER AS AGENT
The Auctioneer is acting as agent only and is not responsible for acts of its principals. If any dispute arises, the Auctioneer's word is final. Where the Consignor is indebted to or has a monetary guarantee from Fairfield Auction, and in certain other instances, Auctioneer may have an interest in the offered lots and the proceeds there from other than its commissions, and may bid therefore to protect its own interests. Auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any lots from the sale or cancel a sale at the Auctioneer's discretion. All lots are subject to a reserve, a price below which a lot will not be sold. The Auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid or eject any person from the premises.
5. STORAGE & PICK-UP OF ITEMS
Removal shall be at the expense, liability and risk of the purchaser. All arrangements for removal must be at convenience of Fairfield Auction. We can suggest names and phone numbers of appropriate firms to assist with delivery. If arrangements can't be made within 20 days of sale, items may be removed and stored at the expense and risk of the buyer. After 20 days, a storage fee of $50 per lot plus $5 per day thereafter shall be charged. After 45 days, items may be sold . Auctioneer shall apply any deposit or payment to loss, damages, and expenses incurred in the storage and resale of goods not paid for in full or removed in the time specified and shall retain any balance as liquidated damages.
Loading is the responsibility of the buyer. Fairfield Auction may offer assistance, Fairfield Auction and its employees shall not be held liable for any damages or accidents that may result from handling, lifting, moving, loading and packing of purchases.