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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Terms & Conditions
The terms and conditions of auction purchases ("Sale") are outlined here and are applicable to any and all sales made through A&A Auction Gallery. This includes sales completed in person, online, or absentee/phone bid. All sales will be completed at the discretion of A&A Auction Gallery and the Gallery reserves the right to cancel any sales and deny future transactions with any customer ("Buyer") if these terms are not met. All merchandise brought to sale at A&A Auction Gallery has been consigned by independent owners ("Consignor).
BEFORE THE SALE
All buyers are strongly advised to preview / inspect any items before auction as all items are sold AS IS, WHERE IS. A&A Auction Gallery and it's employees makes every effort to express accurate descriptions, commentary to Buyers online, in A&A Auction Gallery's catalog, marketing material or verbal interactions, A&A Auction Gallery makes no guarantee or warranty of any kind with respect to the physical condition, size, quality, rarity, medium and materials, age, authenticity, provenance, culture, source, or historic significance of any items. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy, and is only an opinion, not a statement of fact. A&A Auction Gallery shall have no responsibility / liability for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply the lot is in perfect condition, or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Employees, consignors or any other representative of A&A Auction Gallery are not authorized to provide written or verbal guarantees. Buyers must depend on their own inspection / preview of the merchandise.
All merchandise is sold AS IS, WHERE IS, regardless of condition, or additional review of merchandise gained after the sale. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
Absentee bids and Phone bids are accepted at A&A Auction Gallery's discretion. Buyers registering for phone or absentee bids must do so before 5:00 p.m. the day of the the auction. All phone or absentee bids must be submitted by Buyer via email or phone. A&A Auction Gallery will not be held responsible if unable to reach buyers wishing to bid by phone. A&A Auction Gallery shall not be held responsible or liable for absentee bids that are missed or otherwise not executed. Cancellation of any phone or absentee bids must be submitted by phone or email at least one hour prior to the start of the auction. Submission in writing via phone (831)226-2321 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org will be the only methods of cancellation that guarantee acceptance.
Online Bids are accepted at A&A Auction Gallery's discretion through LiveAuctioneers.com. All buyers who register to bid online via LiveAuctioneers.com are also subject to approval by A&A Auction Gallery before registration is approved and must submit a signed agreement of the terms. Only those who submit for registration (24) hours prior to auction date will be guaranteed consideration for registration. All those submitting less than (24) hours before the start of an auction are only approved based on the discretion of A&A Auction Gallery. The Buyer is responsible for all bids made on their online bidding account. All bids received via online bidding platforms will be final.
A&A Auction Gallery and its employees shall not be held liable for any damages or injury to person or property sustained as a result from handling merchandise including, but not limited to lifting, moving, loading, or packaging of merchandise before or after the sale. Buyer is responsible for the packing, loading and removal of all merchandise.
DURING THE SALE
The auctioneer is acting as agent only to the sale of merchandise and is not responsible for any actions of Consignors. This auction is being conducted in pursuant to section 2328 of the commercial code, 535 of the penalty code and all provisions of the auction license act. In accordance to the California state law, all items are subject to a confidential reserve unless otherwise stated. Auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any lots from the sale and to deny Buyer's participation during a sale for any reason. Auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid or eject any person from the Auctioneer's premises.
Upon the occurrence of a dispute during or after a sale, Auctioneer's decision will be FINAL.
All information regarding merchandise is subject to clarification, changes or disclaimer at the time the item is being auctioned and will be sold based on Auctioneer's verbal or written information at time of the Sale.
All bids via phone, email or in person are final and binding regardless of Buyer's input errors. Auctioneer also does not accept liability for technology, website or internet failure, or unforeseen circumstances that may influence the execution of bids.
Immediate removal of purchased merchandise is requested when payment is received, and shall be done at the expense, liability and risk of the Buyer. All arrangements for removal will be at the convenience of A&A Auction Gallery. Failure to remove merchandise immediately after completion of payment within the (2) business days following sale completion will be subject to storage fees of $(25.00) per day per item. After (14) days items will be considered abandoned. Auctioneer will apply any deposit to loss, damages, and expense incurred in the resale of merchandise not paid for in full or removed in the time specified and shall retain any balance as liquidated damages.
SALE of SPECIFIC and/or RESTRICTED GOODS
It's the Buyers responsibility to inspect / preview any potential jewelry items of interest up for auction by A&A Auction Gallery. Gemstone weights are approximate. A very large majority of gemstones today are subjected to a variety of treatments/enhancements. This includes diamonds and colored stones, the purpose is to improve their appearance color and/or clarity. Treatments such as heat, diffusion, irradiated, oiling, resin, bleaching and dyeing are just a few techniques used. Not all treatments are detectable using standard gemological equipment. Prospective buyers are therefore reminded that unless otherwise noted in the description(s), or condition report, it must be assumed that some form of enhancement may have been used. Regarding Laboratories Reports: only reflect the opinions of the laboratory on that date. Please see photos and certificate card if available.
No Guarantee of Authenticity for Jade: Due to the fact that jade can be bleached and dyed among other techniques, A&A Auction Gallery CANNOT GUARANTEE the authenticity of the COLOR, AGE, or QUALITY of any jade items sold. All Jade will be sold AS-IS, without any warranties. All sales are final in Jade purchases, NO RETURNS will be accepted. Judgment of such qualities is the sole discretion of the Buyer.
Endangered Species and CITES Permits: A&A Auction Gallery adheres to the California and Federal laws pertaining to the sale of items containing endangered or protected species, and WILL NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY of items that may include any material such as ivory, tortoise shell, coral, endangered woods, and whalebone. In the event an item is found to contain any amount of these products, it is the SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER to perform their due diligence and acknowledge any laws and regulations that apply to purchasing, importation and exportation laws.
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