1. USE OF SITE
You must also authorize Devlin Estate Sales to charge the credit or debit card you have entered on this site for the hammer price of an item which you were the high bidder plus the buyer's premium and all applicable sales tax. Your card will be charged within 24 hours of auction end. Failure to keep valid credit card information on file will result in your use of the site being terminated.
To initiate your ability to bid with Devlin Estate Sales, an initial $1.00 pre-authorization transaction will appear on your statement. This pending transaction will not settle and will drop off after 5 -7 business days.
You certify that you are an authorized user of this credit card and that you will not dispute the purchase payments with your credit card company provided the transactions correspond to the terms indicated in this authorization outline.
2. MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY
The Site is available to members who are 18 years and older and who have not been suspended or removed by Devlin Estate Sales for any reason. By becoming a member, you represent that you are of legal age. As a member, you agree to provide true accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site’s registration forms. In addition, as a member, you agree and acknowledge that you will maintain valid credit card info within your membership profile so long as you maintain an account with Devlin Estate Sales.
3. BUYER’S CONTRACT
Bids placed on the Devlin Estate Sales website are a binding contract and you are responsible for paying all amounts due to Devlin Estate Sales including sale price, buyer's premium and all applicable taxes. Please do not bid if you are unable to pay and take possession of the items in the specified time periods for each auction, sale or event. All sales are final. No returns, credits or exchanges.
4. ITEM DESCRIPTIONS
All items are sold as-is, where-is. Devlin Estate Sales will do its best to list any damage, repairs or restorations, the absence of these descriptions or conditions must not be taken to imply that the lot is in perfect condition. Most of the items Devlin Estate Sales sells are antique, vintage or used. You should expect signs of wear consistent with age. All sales are final. No returns, credits or exchanges.
5. BUYER’S PREMIUM
A buyer’s premium of 12% will be added to the final price in all auctions and will be charged along with the hammer prices and applicable sales tax to the credit or debit card you have on file with Devlin Estate Sales within 24 hours of the auction end.
6. SALES TAX
All sales are subject to appropriate sales tax laws. Tax exempt buyers must provide the appropriate state sales tax exemption certificate prior to the end of the sale. Upon receipt of such information by Devlin Estate Sales, your future purchases will not be taxed. Tax resale forms can be submitted in your membership profile. Your profile name and address must be the same as your resale certificate.
7. RETENTION OF CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
By providing your credit card information to Devlin Estate Sales, you authorize us to charge your credit card for the purchase amount of any successful bid plus the buyer's premium and any applicable taxes.
Your card will be charged within 24 hours of auction end. Failure to keep valid credit card information on file will result in your use of the site being terminated.
To initiate your ability to bid with Devlin Estate Sales, an initial $1.00 pre-authorization transaction will appear on your statement. This pending transaction will not settle and will drop off after 5 -7 business days. You certify that you are an authorized user of this credit card and that you will not dispute the purchase payments with your credit card company provided the transactions correspond to the terms indicated in this authorization outline.
Devlin Estate Sales does not store your credit card information for security purposes. It is held by a reputable third party processor, Stripe.com
Successful buyers must pick up their items at the designated sale location within the assigned time frame as stated in the sale details page.
9. FORFEITURE OF ITEMS
Any items not paid and / or not picked up during the specified pick up time in accordance with the Site’s Terms & Conditions will be forfeited by you without refund. Devlin Estate Sales at its sole discretion will re-offer the items or donate them to a charity of Devlin Estate Sale’s choosing. Devlin Estate Sales reserves the right to report your account to collections for the combined total of the original invoice amount and any moving or disposal charges. Your membership with Devlin Estate Sales will be revoked unless past due invoices and any additional charges are paid in full.
10. PROHIBITED USE
11. A NOTE ABOUT EXTENDED BIDDING ("SOFT CLOSE"):
What is extended bidding?
Devlin Estate Sales online auctions feature extended bidding (a.k.a. "soft close"). It is the closest way to mimic the actions of an auctioneer (in a live auction) in an online/automated format. During a live auction, the auctioneer gives bidders opportunities to increase their bids before hammering the winning bid (when there is no further interest in the lot). Our online, automated system will automatically extend the closing time of a lot (auction item) whenever a bid is placed within the last five minutes of its scheduled closing to allow other interested bidders an opportunity to increase their bid (if they wish to do so). This may occur multiple times on any given lot depending on bidder interest. Once all interest and bidding in a lot ceases the clock will run out and the lot will close.
12. A NOTE ABOUT BIDDING INCREMENTS: What is a bidding increment?
Bidding increments refer to the minimum amount an auction bid must be raised during bidding. For example: If an item is currently at a high bid of $20 and the bidding had been going in $1 increments ($17, $18, $19, etc.) the new increment will jump to $2 per bid ($22, $24, $26, etc.), as indicated by Devlin Estate Sales bidding increments. Devlin Estate Sales follows the following bid increments:
If the bid is between: Then the bidding increment is:
$1 - $20 $1
$20 - $60 $2
$60 - $200 $5
$200 - $500 $10
$500 - $1,000 $25
$1,000 - $2,500 $50
$2,500 - $5,000 $100
$5,000 - $10,000 $500
$10,000 - $25,000 $1,000
$25,000 - $60,000 $2,500
$60,000 - $120,000 $5,000
$120,000 - $200,000 $7,500
$200,000 - $350,000 $10,000
$350,000 - $9,999,999 $15,000