Terms & Conditions

 1. USE OF SITE

You may use the Site only in accordance with and subject to these Terms of Use.  Once you complete and submit your registration you have opted-in to receive email communication from us and in order to remain a member of this Site, you must agree to receive email from us. Trading Post Estate Sales (TPES)

You must also authorize Trading Post Estate Sales to charge the credit or debit card you have entered on this site for the hammer price of an item which youwere 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 Trading Post Estate Sales, an itinital $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 TPES 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 TPES.

       3.   BUYER’S CONTRACT 

Bids placed on the TPES website are a binding contract and you are responsible for paying all amounts due to TPES 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.  While TPES 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 TPES sells are antique, vintage or used.  You should expect signs of wear consistent with age.  TPES sometimes offer previews of the estates but for the most part TPES does not offers preview inspections  so please study the photos and inspect them thoughouly  before placing your bids.  Condition reports may be available. All sales are final. No returns, credits or exchanges.

       5.  BUYER’S PREMIUM

A buyer’s premium of 15% will be added to the hammer 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 TPES 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 TPES, 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 TPES, you authorize TPES 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 Trading Post 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.

8.    PICK-UP

Successful buyers must pick up their items at the designated sale location within the assigned time frame as stated in the sale details page. A $50.00 per lot disposal fee will be charged for any items left behind by the buyer

If after winning an item you determine you are unable to pick up your items during the scheduled removal times and dates, you must contact TPES within 24 hours prior of the pick-up date and we will determine if alternate arrangements can be made.  These arrangements will be at the sole discretion of TPES and will be subject to transport, labor and/or storage fees. If an alternative method can not be arranged, TPES has the right to cancel the sale and retain the said item

9.       FORFEITURE OF ITEMS

You will forfeit any items not paid for or picked up at the time of designated pickup in accordance with the Site’s Terms & Conditions.  TPES at its sole discretion will reoffer the items or donate them to a charity of TPES’s choosing.  TPES reserves the right to report your account to collections for the combined total of the original invoice amount and any moving or disposal charges.  You membership with TPES will be revoked unless past due invoices and any additional charges are paid in full.

 

10. AS IS - WHERE IS 

All items and lots are sold on an 'AS-IS', 'WHERE IS' and 'WITH ALL FAULTS' basis 'WITHOUT EXCEPTION' with no warranty of any type expressed or implied as to the merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose of any goods offered in this sale. Trading Post Estate Sales and Seller expressly and specifically disclaim, without limitation, any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Removal is at the Buyer's sole obligation, risk and expense. No sale will be invalidated by reason of any defect or inaccuracy in any of the items or lots by reason of their being incorrectly described orally or written, invoiced or cataloged, and no liability will be borne by Trading Post Estate Sales, , licensees, employees and agents in respect to any such faults or errors. All marketing and information has been prepared only as a guide and is not offered as completely accurate, nor does it give the Buyers all of the information on the item or lot. Except as herein contained, there shall be no guarantees or warranties, expressed or implied, statutory or otherwise of any nature whatsoever. The Buyers will accept the items or lots in spite of any defects or conditions, known or unknown, visible or not visible, and therefore Buyers do by these presents remise, release, acquit, quit claim and forever discharge the Sellers, Trading Post Estate Sales,from any and all claims now and in the future. The Buyers should avail themselves the opportunity to inspect all items and lots. All Buyers are urged to physically inspect the item during the pick up period and before leaving the premises. All sales are final. No bids can be withdrawn during or after the auction for any reason. Buyer understands that these terms as well as all other terms and conditions can not be amended.  Buyer also agrees that any oral, written or electronic representation made by Trading Post Estate Sales, shall not modify these "AS IS - WHERE IS" terms. Buyer understands that any description given in the catalog or written on the equipment is not guaranteed, and Buyer will rely entirely on their own inspection and/or investigations. All information and descriptions contained in advertising this sale are believed correct, but no responsibility is assumed by Trading Post Estate Sales or Seller for any errors or omissions.

 

       11.    PROHIBITED USE

       You agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from content or materials on the Site. Use of the content and materials for any purpose not expressly permitted in these Terms of Use is prohibited. You may not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the Site to a human-perceivable form, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law, and in that case, only if you notify us in writing in advance. You may not copy, frameset, enclose or otherwise distribute any part of the Site.All photographs and descriptions on this site are the property of TPES and any use not expressly consented for by TPES will be subject ot intellectual property rights violations and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

12. Cancelation of Items for sale

Trading Post Estate Sales. reserves the right to cancel, delete or modify any purchase, item or auction for any reason and at any time with no prior notifacation.  This applies to all sales, past, present and future.