5% Buyer's Premium on Credit Cards.
Cash is Accepted, We waive buyer's premium on Cash Purchases.
6% Sales Tax where applicable
All Items are sold As-Is.
There are No Returns.
A $1 Authorization Charge will appear on your bank statement each time that you register a new account or update your credit card. This is not an actual charge, just verifies that card and account numbers are accurate and can be charged if required.
Please make a point to preview the items, we strive to “call out” damage when we see it, or at least, provide detailed photographs, however, we are NOT SPECIFICALLY LOOKING for damage. All items are sold AS-IS, unless explicitly stated otherwise in the description. Furthermore, our descriptions of the items are merely our honest opinion of material, date, or origin of the item, but should not be considered to be absolute fact, please use your own judgment or seek outside experts where necessary.
Again, Sold As-Is and No Returns.
Placing a bid with us constitutes that you are agreeing to these terms and will be familiar with our rules and expectations.
This auction allows you to place MAX BIDS - Otherwise known as a Proxy Bid. You may place the highest price that you are willing to pay for an item into the bidding field, the system will bid for you until you are the highest bidder and will continue to bid for you until somebody outbids you. Your bid will never exceed this amount, though it may be less if nobody has or does bid against you.
Sometimes you may find that you have been IMMEDIATELY outbid, it is because somebody has already place their own higher Max Bid on that item and the software automatically placed a bid for them against you.
As we do not disclose anybody's Max Bid before it has been met, sometimes the bidding history may appear a bit strange, or as though the increments are not being followed.
The current bid on an item is $60 and the bid increment is $5. You must bid at least $65
Instead, you choose to bid higher and enter a maximum bid of $91 dollars
You become the lead bidder at $65
Another bidder comes in and must bid at least $70
So, he bids $70, then $75, then $90 in an attempt to become the highest bidder.
You become the lead bidder at $91 because your maximum bid is higher and was placed first
In the above scenario, if the other bidder only bid the next required increment each time, his bidding would have looked like:
$70, $75, $80, $85, $90 and then he would have been required to bid greater than $95 to beat you, as at $90, the increment is $5.
However, when the bidding was only at $70 and had he placed a max bid of $93, he would have won it for $93 as that was higher than your previously placed Max Bid of $91, even though it was not a full increment higher than your Max Bid, it was a greater amount than the $5 that was required to take the bid to $75. If they had instead bid $99, they would have won it for $96 as their max bid exceeded your bid plus the $5 increment, but did not need to go all the way up to their $99 to win.
TIE BREAKERS - When two bidders place a proxy bid for the same amount or when a straight bidder matches another bidder’s proxy bid, the bidder who placed the bid first will become the Tie Winner.
Bids must be placed in whole numbers. I.E. $1.00, $5.00, $23.00. Not $1.27.
Bidding Increments: You will be prompted to enter a bid that is at least one increment greater than the current bid. Bidding Increments increase as the bidding progresses according to this table
Up to... Increment
Carefully Consider Your Bids:
Once a bid has been placed, you are now bound to honor it. You are responsible to pay for it and to pick it up at the specified pick up time. BIDS WILL NOT BE RETRACTED ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED.
Double Check Pick Up Dates and Location:
Each auction has a specified Pick Up Window. This should be considered an Event, unlike a retail store with open hours, this is essentially a one-time offering. You are expected to pick up your items at the time, on the date, and at the location that has been provided. You need to make it to the pick up, otherwise your items very likely will be forfeited, yet you will still be expected to pay for them. Have a contingency plan in place. We understand that "things happen" but we can only be of so much aid as our resources are limited especially when we are operating out of a remote location.
That being said, we definitely would prefer a phone call or email BEFORE the auction if you know that you can not make the pick up as opposed to you forgoing your bid, we will do our best to make alternative plans whenever those are available to us.
Any bidder with an item not paid for by the close of the scheduled pick up day will immediately have their cards charged unless prior arrangements have been made. In some cases, additional disposal fees (especially for bulky items) or transfer fees (if we elect to bring your items back to our warehouse from a remote location) may be charged in addition to your invoice.
A Buyer's Premium may be in effect. This is listed as a percentage on the actual auction page and is charged in addition to your bid.
Sales Tax is applied to all applicable sales unless a proper Exemption Form gets filed.
Shipping: WE DO NOT OFFER SHIPPING
Additional Bidding Notes:
If a bid is placed within the last minutes of an item closing, the clock will reset a few minutes to give you some additional time to place your bid, this prevents people from “sniping” in at the last second.
Once the auction begins, several lots will close each minute. So, items 1, 2, & 3 may close in the first minute. Items 4, 5, & 6 in the second, etc.
Notifications, Outbid and Items Won:
You will be notified by email if you are outbid on item.
Sometimes these emails will get directed into your spam folder, we highly recommend that you manually check in on the auction, especially as it is ending to see your standing.
We will email out invoices to the winning bidders shortly after the entire auction has ended.
COMING TO PICK UP YOUR ITEMS:
Please do not arrive early and please do not intend to stay past the pick up window.
For most auctions, we collect payments upon pick up. We only charge your card if you ask us to, or if you fail to show.
Please bring payment with you. Cash or Credit Card, or Checks are for Established Bidders only.
You are also personally responsible to pack all small items, so bring boxes if necessary.
Crescent Twp, Pennsylvania 15046
Crescent Township Estate Auction
Pick Up By Appointment Only on Friday, September 22, 10 am to 4 pm
Or, On Saturday, September 23, 10 am to 2 pm (no appointment required)
342 Hart Drive, Crescent Twp, Pennsylvania 15046
Bidding Registration: We manually approve all new bidders, which may result in a delay, possibly a few hours, between registration and your ability to place bids, especially for registrations made overnight or on weekends.
Note about Yahoo Email Addresses: Please be aware that if you use a @yahoo.com email address, you won't receive our outbid notifications and invoices. Yahoo doesn't even send these to your spam folder; they simply do not deliver them.
Registration Confirmation: On occasion, we may reach out with a phone call before final approval. If you're registering with an address that's more than a 1-2 hour drive away, please call us to confirm your ability to pick up items.
- Bidding opens on Sunday, September 17th.
- Preview: You can view items in person before bidding on Sunday, September 17th, anytime between 2 pm and 6 pm.
- Bidding ends on Wednesday, September 20th.
- The first 3 lots will start closing at 6 pm, with 3 lots closing each minute afterward.
- Bids placed within 3 minutes of an item's end time will extend the countdown by an additional 3 minutes.
- Pickups are scheduled for Friday, September 22nd, by appointment only between 10 am and 4 pm. We will add a link above AFTER the auction ends where you can schedule a time, the link will also be in your invoice.
- Additional pickup availability on Saturday, September 23rd, with no appointment required, between 10 am and 2 pm.
Item Condition: Everything is sold "As-Is." We do not authenticate or guarantee any item. Typically, we lay items out on a table and take a few photos for reference. We do not extensively inspect for damage or missing parts. If an item is listed as "tested ok," it means it passed basic functionality tests but not full testing. Otherwise, assume items have not been tested.
Fees and Taxes:
- There is a 5% Buyer's Premium in effect (additional charge on the hammer price of each lot that is paid by the winning bidder), however we waive buyer's premiums for bills paid in CASH.
- A 7% Sales Tax applies where applicable.
- Checks are accepted only from known and frequent bidders.
Shipping: Please note that we do not offer shipping; items are for local pickup only.
If you have any questions or need further information, don't hesitate to reach out. We look forward to your participation in this estate auction.