Terms of Sale
All property is sold as-is. While JMC Auctions takes great lengths to offer an informed opinion of the property offered for sale, neither the auctioneer nor the consignor make any guarantee, warranty, or representation with respect to the items offered or the accuracy of the descriptions contained in the catalog including: authenticity, age, country of origin, authorship, size, quality, rarity, or condition. Property offered at auction online may be subject to limited guarantees as described at the bottom of this page.
Some lots are offered subject to a reserve, a confidential price mutually agreed to by consignor and JMC Auctions, below which the lot will not be sold. On any given lot carrying a reserve, said price shall not exceed the low estimate, but may be less than the low estimate. JMC Auctions reserves the right to reject on behalf of the consignor any bids deemed to be not commensurate with the value of the lot being offered .
Prospective bidders are encouraged to explore the variety of methods available to them to participate in one of JMC Auctions' sales. Generally available are absentee bidding, online bidding via multiple platforms, and phone bidding. Phone bidding will be limited to a first come, first serve, basis and is very limited. Absentee bids are held in the utmost confidence and executed totally competitively. In the event of multiple absentee bids, the lot will open at the next increment beyond the second highest bidder. In the event of only one absentee bid, the auctioneer will seek an opening bid elsewhere first, and only open the bidding on behalf of the absentee bidder if no other bids are made.
A buyer's premium will be added to the successful bid price on each lot, and is payable as a part of the total cost by the purchaser to JMC Auctions. The premium for online bidding is 20%.
Payment is due no later than 5 calendar days after the date of the auction. If payment is not received within 10 calendar days from the date of the auction, the invoice total will be charged to the credit card held on record upon registration with JMC Auctions. Buyers failing to pay for their purchases within 30 calendar days from the date of the auction shall forfeit their ability to complete the transaction, and the items will be re-offered for sale or returned to the consignor(s).
JMC Auctions accepts the following methods of payment for domestic (United States) buyers: cash, money order, cashier's check, personal or business check, and credit cards or bank transfers exclusively via Paypal. JMC Auctions accepts the following methods of payment for international buyers: credit cards and bank transfers exclusively via Paypal.
Shipping and Collection of Merchandise
Shipping will be handled by The UPS Store #4435, 73 Greentree Drive, Dover, DE - 302-346-1010, firstname.lastname@example.org. We reserve the right to hold items until checks and Paypal payments have cleared. JMC Auctions is not able to offer in-house shipping for any of the items offered. In-person collection will be by appointment only.
Terms of Guarantee
All property is sold as-is. While JMC Auctions takes great lengths to offer an informed opinion of the property offered for sale, neither the auctioneer, John Chaski Antiques, nor the consignor make any guarantee, warranty, or representation with respect to the items offered or the accuracy of the descriptions contained in the catalog including: authenticity, age, country of origin, authorship, size, quality, rarity, or condition.
Strictly for lots offered via 3rd party online bidding platforms, these terms are amended as follows: JMC Auctions shall offer a limited guarantee, for a period of 21 days following the date of the auction, covering the following categories: authenticity and authorship. Regardless of the cause for dispute, purchaser is required to submit in writing notice and explanation of their complaint within 21 calendar days of the auction date. Disputes of authenticity assert that the object is significantly different in a way that affects its value. For example, a chest of drawers that was cataloged as circa 1760, found to be dated 1790, does not constitute a difference acceptable for return. Were the chest cataloged as circa 1760, but was determined to the satisfaction of JMC Auctions to be made up of parts or otherwise forged in the 20th century, a return would be warranted. In all cases, the burden of proof will be placed on the purchaser. In disputes of authorship, it must be proven to the satisfaction of JMC Auctions that authorship by the individual mentioned in the catalog description is impossible.
In the event of an accepted return, JMC Auctions and John Chaski will be responsible solely for the purchase price of the item including buyer's premium if the object is returned in the condition in which it was released by aforementioned. Neither JMC Auctions nor John Chaski shall be held responsible for any damages arising from said purchase to the purchaser.
Failure to take physical ownership of any property within the 21 day limited guarantee period shall not entitle purchaser to an extension thereof, but on the contrary represent forfeiture of those rights entirely. Bidders wishing to retain their rights to this limited guarantee are recommended to make prompt payment and shipping arrangements.