Conditions of Sale
All property offered and sold through Elite Auctioneers, LLC, ("Auctioneer", or "Broker", or the
"Company") shall be offered and sold on the terms and conditions set forth in these Conditions of Sale.
By participating in any sale, you acknowledge that you are bound by these terms and conditions.
Elite Auctioneers, LLC has made every effort to catalogue and describe accurately property to be sold.
The Company, however, assumes no risk, liability or responsibility for the identification or authenticity
or authorship, or weight, count, or measure of any property identified in its catalogue or lists of sale.
This shall include, among others, the identity of the creator, the period, culture, source of origin, as the
case may be, with which the creation of any property is identified in any publication.
ALL PROPERTY IS SOLD "AS IS". THE CONSIGNOR MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF
ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO ANY PROPERTY OFFERED FOR SALE, SINCE THE AUCTIONEER IS ACTING
SOLELY AS AN AUCTION BROKER, AND, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, DOES NOT OWN THE PROPERTY
OFFERED FOR SALE. THEREFORE, THE AUCTIONEER MAKES NO WARRANTY OF TITLE, WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY OR
REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND OR NATURE WITH RESPECT TO THE PROPERTY.
The majority of property offered at Elite Auctioneers, LLC comes directly from estates and private
collections, and may show signs of use and age. The absence of condition remarks in the description
DOES NOT mean the item is in perfect condition. We encourage you to thoroughly examine the property
before bidding. If you cannot personally inspect a lot, you may request a Condition Report prior to
bidding. This service is provided for guidance only, without legal obligation. All lots are sold "AS IS" and
there will be NO RETURNS BASED ON CONDITION. Again, prospective buyers are in ALL CASES
responsible for determining the physical condition of lots as there are NO RETURNS based on condition.
THERE WILL BE A 20% BUYERS PREMIUM APPLIED TO ALL SALES PLUS AN ADDITIONAL 5% FOR ONLINE
BIDS. ALL DEALERS MUST PRESENT A FLORIDA RESALE CERTIFICATE PRIOR TO ACCEPTANCE OF A
BIDDERS CARD FOR TAX EXEMPTION, OR A 7% FLORIDA SALES TAX WILL BE APPLIED. THERE ARE NO
In no event shall it be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or
warranty of description, genuineness, attribution, provenance or condition of the property and no
statement by anyone or in the catalogue, in any advertisement, or which is made at the sale, in the bill
of sale or invoice, or elsewhere, shall be deemed such a warranty or representation or an assumption of
liability. Without in any way waiving the foregoing, any complaint regarding authenticity, genuineness,
attribution or provenance shall be made within twenty-five (25) days of the day of sale or such
complaint shall be waived. All bidders acknowledge their right to have made or requested full inspection
of any and all properties prior to sale and agree to be charged with all matters such inspection may have
disclosed or indicated. Inspection on the day of sale will be permitted only upon prearrangement with
Elite Auctioneers, LLC reserves the right to withdraw any property at any time before the fall of the
hammer in its sole and exclusive discretion.
The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the event of any dispute
between bidders, the auctioneer shall have the sole and final discretion either to determine the
successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the article in dispute. If any dispute arises after sale, the
Company's sale record shall be conclusive in all respects.
If the auctioneer determines that any opening or later bid or any advance of bidding is not
commensurate with the value of the article offered, the auctioneer may reject the same and withdraw
the article from sale.
Upon the fall of the hammer, title to any offered lot or article will immediately pass to the highest
bidder as determined in the exclusive discretion of the auctioneer. Such bidder thereupon assumes full
risk and responsibility for the property sold, agrees to sign any requested confirmation of purchase, and
agrees to pay the full purchase price therefore or such part upon such terms as the Company may
require. All property shall be paid for and removed by the purchaser at his/her expense within seven (7)
days of sale and, if not so removed, may be sold by the Company, or sent by the Company to a public
warehouse, at the sole risk and charge of the purchaser(s), and the Company may prohibit the purchaser
from participating, directly or indirectly, as a bidder or purchaser in any future sale or sales. The
Company will not be responsible for any loss, damage, theft, or otherwise responsible for any goods left
in the Company's possession after seven (7) days. Clients are welcome to pick up their items from our
location or make their own shipping arrangements. However, please be aware that items not picked up
or shipped within thirty days following an auction will be repossessed by Antiques & Modern, LLC. If the
foregoing conditions or any applicable provisions of law are not complied with, in addition to other
remedies available to the Company and the Consignor (including without limitation the right to hold the
purchaser(s) liable for the bid price) the Company, at its option, may either cancel the sale, retaining as
liquidated damages all payments made by the purchaser(s), or resell the property. In such event, the
purchaser(s) shall remain liable for any deficiency in the original purchase price and will also be
responsible for all costs, including warehousing, the expense of the ultimate sale, and the Company's
commission at its regular rates together with all related and incidental charges, including legal fees.
Payment is a precondition to removal. Payment shall be by cash, certified check or similar bank draft, or
any other method approved by the Company. Merchandise will be held for 10 business days if paid by
personal or business check. Credit cards will not be accepted for domestic invoices over $2,000 and
International invoices over $500. For the convenience of our online bidders, we accept payment via "Pay
Now". The processing fee of 2.8% for Live Auctioneers and 2.99% for Invaluable, Auctionzip and Ebay
Elite Auctioneers, LLC.
Live is passed directly onto the buyer. In order to avoid this processing fee, please contact us to make
Unless the sale is advertised and announced as "without reserve", each lot is offered subject to a
reserve and the Company may implement such reserves by bidding through its representatives on
behalf of the Consignors. In certain instances, the Consignor may pay less than the standard commission
rate where the Company or its representative is a successful bidder on behalf of the Consignor. Where
the Consignor is indebted to the Company, the Company may have an interest in the offered lots and
the proceeds there from other than the broker's Commissions, and all sales are subject to any such
No "buy" bids shall be accepted at any time for any purpose. Any pre-sale bids must be left in writing
with the Company prior to commencement of offer of the first lot of any sale. The Company's copy of
any such bid shall conclusively be deemed to be the sole evidence of same, and the Company shall not
be held responsible for any failure to execute any pre-sale bid.