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PHONE NUMBERS: Each Auction posted on Columbus Online Auctions, is written or hosted by an independent Owner / Operator of an online Auction Business. Each Auction will have its own contact phone number and email address for that Auction Manager. Please call that number for questions or to pay for your merchandise.
BRING WITH YOU: Please bring packing material and boxes that you may need. Please bring assistance to move heavy items to your vehicle and any tools for dismantling.
"I DIDN'T GET AN INVOICE": Invoices are automatically sent by a $5 million dollar program, operating on a $500 million dollar server. It wasn't over looked. Columbus Online Auction sends approximately 80,000 emails weekly. Please check your Spam File. Your ISP (Internet Service Provider), will at times put email into your 'Spam or Trash' box. A user on your machine may have done this and it will be important to un-due their spam report. Your ISP also does this at random, forcing you to agree that our notices are not spam. Road Runner, Wow and AOL are famous for this. Invoices are sent via email the same evening as the auction ends. If you feel the invoice is delayed call the AUCTION MANAGER at the number above. The Auction Writer will have a copy for you at the pick-up, but you will need the address. NOTE: It is incumbent upon you to locate your invoice, find the location, or contact us prior to the end of the auction pick up time, in order to retain your bidding privileges. A copy of the invoice will be available at the Pick-Up location.
LOSS OF BIDDING PRIVILEGES: If you have failed to pay for an item, or failed to timely pick-up items, your bidding privileges have been revoked. If acceptable to Kevin Burchett, Auctioneer, your privileges may be restored by, (1) paying for the item or repaying for the loss of revenue due to the items not having been sold AND (2) placing a credit card number on permanent file whereby future purchases will automatically be charged.
'BREAD BOX' TRANSPORTATION: NO BREAD BOX
REGISTERING? NEW TO ONLINE BIDDING? PLEASE READ THIS.
TERMS OF PAYMENT: Cash is preferred. Credit Cards are accepted with an additional 3% users fee per transaction.
This Auction has a 10% Buyers Premium. A Buyers Premium is a common Industry-wide practice. Sometimes called 'convenience fee', 10% of your purchase price will be added onto all of your purchases to help pay for the cost of Web-presence and software fees. This also allows us to be most competitive in the market place, ensuring we continue consigning the best merchandise, the best Estates and the best collections in Central Ohio. What can we sell for you?
Each Auction posted on Columbus Online Auctions, is written or hosted by an independent Owner / Operator of an online Auction Business. Each Auction will have its own contact phone numbers and email address for that Auction Manager. Please call that number for questions or to pay for your merchandise.
Please note the pick up times, as other than those times, you cannot get your things but will have to pay for them anyway. Bidders not paying for the merchandise won, will be barred from participating in any future, Kevin Burchett auctions, Live and Online.
Please check your Spam File. Invoices are sent via email the same evening as the auction ends. Please check your "spam file" for 'outbid notices' and if you feel the invoice is delayed.
Please inspect all photos as to condition and finish of items being offered for auction. Pay close attention to the description and photos. Call, text or Email The Auction Manager posted on the Auction Catalog for any questions.
We want you to win, and be happy!
GETTING REGISTERED: A Credit Card is Required to Register. REGISTRATION IS FREE! YOUR CREDIT CARD WILL NOT BE CHARGED, EVER, WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION. All information provided for registration is accepted upon immediate verification, and random verification in the future. You must enter 2 different contact telephone numbers to avoid confirmation delay. Your registration information is matched against a 'program of probability'. * An area code not matching the zip code(as an example) will flag further investigation. Other mismatched registration information will do the same and may delay your getting a bidder number. * Do not a register a PO Box. * If another individual at the registered address has had bidding privileges suspended, this will prohibit any other individuals ability to participate in our auctions. * OUT-OF-STATE 'winning bidders' must contact us during (or before) the described pick-up hours to arrange payment and shipping.
OVERVIEW: (How the Online Auction Works/How to Bid): Our system is affectionately named Max. Max will tell you what the Current Bid is, accept your bid as the next increment, or accept you highest Max Bid, and execute your Max Bid by proxy, (only as competing bids come in, if any), kind of like an absentee vote. If you have made an error in typing your bid, call us immediately and we can fix it, prior to 24 hours of the ending time. No modifications to the bid price can be made after the auction.
Max will promptly close (end) the bid on items in the first nano-second of each 1 minute from the posted “Ending Time”. If 2 bidders go at it in the last 5 minutes, Max will extend that auction (on that item) for another 5 minutes. Max has seen “snipers” go at each other for hours, it’s all right if that’s your method. The real Auction Staff would prefer to see you bid a high number and let Max work for you, he is on your side, and will keeping your Max Bid a secret.
Max Notes: Other items will continue to end every 1 minute, even if there is a heated battle going behind him. Don’t ‘rubber neck’ you may miss out on the upcoming good stuff. Please pay attention to the order and speed of items selling. Max recommends Manually Refreshing Your Browser, otherwise you will not see the progress of bids ending. Due to inconsistencies with the internet and various bandwidths being used by the server, and your neighbors, this could be a dangerous approach and you may lose the item to a competitor due to internet traffic, American Idol, or Paris Hilton's Blog fans. Anyway it hurts the most to lose an item this way. The Management cannot be held responsible for glitches or delays.
Max Notes: No “outbid notices” will be sent during the final hours of the auction. Prior to that, Max will nudge you with an email and encourage you to bid again in the event you have been outbid. You would simply return to the auction page and enter the next increment, or in a sign of strength, show your vigor & intent by raising the bar by leaving a “High Bid”. Utilize the “Review Bids” button to quickly see the items you are bidding on, and the status thereof.
At the end of the auction, if you are watching, you will see what items you were successful on. Otherwise Max will be cleaning up both the digital confetti from the celebrations and the electronic tears that come with not winning. Max will send an email to all the winning bidders the morning after the auction. Check your email! If you feel Max has dropped the ball, feel free to follow up, better safe than uncertain. That email will also reiterate the time of pick up and the address.
Max Notes: Bring your emailed invoice, your Drivers license, Cash or Credit Card with you during the described hours for “Pick Up”. Oh, and if we don’t know you, an ID will be necessary, so we can make sure the items are going to the winner with the best bids. Simply put, if you can’t pick-up the items on the assigned times, don’t bid. All participating bidders electronically agree to enter a contract agreeing to all terms present and to pay for items bid upon and won.
Payment is due immediately after the auction. Failure to pay or to pick-up items that have been paid for, may result in an individuals being banned from future auctions. This information will be shared with other Columbus Ohio Auctioneers.
The Management retains the right to end, delay or extend the length of an auction or the time and location of pick-up, for any reason. In addition, any item may be removed from the catalog at anytime. The management reserves the right to refuse sale any time before payment is made and therefore tittle and ownership is transferred. The item being marked 'sold' or the issuance of an invoice requesting payment, does not supersede/over ride The Managements right to Not Sell, Not Complete or Cancel the sale of such item(s)..
DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS: The bidder that has not paid for, or has not removed their items from the auction site, will be subject to The Managements forwarded cost of storage, trucking, re-sale, deficiency balances (like a repossessed car), collection fees (third party), and any legal fees for recouping a loss due to the bidder’s negligence.