Previewing a sale in person is recommended as all items are sold AS IS, WHERE IS. These items are antiques or elderly in nature and are not free of damage, losses or the effects of time. Any condition report written or verbal is a statement of our opinion and makes no warranty of age, quality, merchantability or authorship. Please preview before hand and if you are not completely satisfied as to an items authenticity or origins please do not bid on that lot
We do not ship in house. We are happy to make arrangements to drop off purchased lots with a third party shipper at no cost. We highly suggest Pack and Send Plus for shipping their phone is 802-560-4111 or Ship@packandsendplus.com. We are unable to provide shipping estimates, Nor are we responsible for shipping costs accrued by bidders. Payment must be received before we will deliver purchased lots to a shipper. Due to potential fraud concerns any new credit card transactions may be held for up to two weeks at our discretion to allow for funds to clear.
International bidders must provide a credit card to register for our sale.Payment is required ONE WEEK from date of sale. Funds must clear before items are released. A valid phone is required to bid.Payments not received within a week will result in disputes being filed with Live Auctioneers and other sanctions.
Accepted payment methods
We are not responsible for lag/delay/ response time errors in on-line bidding. In the event of an equal online bid and floor bid the floor will receive presidence. On-line bidders are encouraged to leave absentee bids in advance to avoid any difficulties in executing bids. At our clerks discretion any online lot may be passed if it differs from the given description.
Absence of a condition statement does not imply that a piece is perfect, free from defects or the effects of aging. Any condition statement is a courtesy to our buyers and should be considered our opinion and not a statement of fact or free from human error. Condition requests can be made by email or phone.
FIREARMS SALES: ALL FIREARMS ARE SOLD IN ACCORDANCE TO ATF REGULATIONS
A VALID FFL (or C&R on valid firearms) will be required to ship firearms. Duane Merrill and Co are not responsible for failed background checks. Duane Merrill and Co are not responsible for local laws or firearms regulations outside of the State of Vermont, Please check your local laws to ensure you can posess specific firearms prior to bidding. Payment must be cleared prior to shipping. UNDER NO CONDITIONS WILL WE SHIP or SELL FIREARMS OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.
Terms and Conditions
DUANE MERRILL & COMPANY
AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISERS
AUCTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
PAYMENT Cash or approved check with dealer I.D. which must be approved by the clerks. The clerks may require a current letter of credit from your bank. All purchases must be paid for in full before the removal of any item from the sales room. We allow no charge accounts. Canadian funds will be accepted at our banks current exchange rate. Bad checks will be prosecuted to fullest extent of the law. The auction house may at its discretion hold property until funds have cleared.
SALES TAX Unless exempt by law the purchaser will be required to pay the sales tax. Current rate is 7%.
* A buyers premium of 20% applied to cash or approved check purchases will be added to the successful bid price and is payable by the purchaser as part of the total purchase price.
ALL GOODS ARE SOLD AS IS AND ALL SALES ARE FINAL WITH NO IMPLIED OR EXPRESSED WARRANTY It is the responsibility of prospective bidders to examine items and decide their level of interest. Neither the auctioneer, consignor, or seller are responsible for the accuracy of any printed, written or verbal description. PLEASE ATTEND THE AUCTION PREVIEW AND EXAMINE THE ITEMS.
BUYER IS RESPONSIBILITY On the fall of the hammer or in the customary manner, title to the offered lot will pass to the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer, subject to the conditions set forth herein, and such bidder there upon assumes full risk and responsibility for the article. Our employees will exercise caution in handling the goods but do so at the buyer's risk.
CONTESTED BIDS In the event of any dispute between bidders, or in the event of doubt on the part of us as to the validity of any bid, the auctioneer will have final discretion either to determine the successful bidder, or withdraw the lot, or to re-offer and resell the article in dispute.
UNRESERVED AUCTION This is a legal term to show that the items will be sold to the high bidder regardless of price, and that the owner nor auction house has set No reserved or minimum selling price.
Note: UNLESS THE ADVERTISEMENT OR TERMS STATE "UNRESERVED" THE AUCTION IS WITH RESERVE.
OPENING & NOMINAL BIDS Small bids made with the purpose of disparaging an item may be rejected by the auctioneer. The auctioneer reserves the right to reject an opening bid that, in his opinion, is not commensurate with the value of the lot. The lot will be passed.
POOLS are an association of dealers or collectors formed with the purpose of keeping down auction prices for the benefit of its members. They are illegal and under no circumstances will they be permitted. The auctioneer may at his discretion bid on behalf of the seller or elect to with-draw a lot if in his opinion a pool is operating.
FIREARMS SALES: ALL FIREARMS ARE SOLD IN ACCORDANCE TO ATF REGULATIONS
A VALID FFL (or C&R on valid firearms) will be required to ship firearms. Duane Merrill and Co are not responsible for failed background checks. Duane Merrill and Co are not responsible for local laws or firearms regulations outside of the State of Vermont. Please check your local laws to ensure you can posses specific firearms prior to bidding. Payment must be cleared prior to shipping. UNDER NO CONDITIONS WILL WE SHIP or SELL FIREARMS OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.
Items may be withdrawn at any time prior to the offering of each lot. Any online item may be passed if it differs from given description or photograph.
THE RECORD OF SALE kept by the auction clerks will be taken as final in the event of any dispute.
ABSENTEE BIDS will be executed when possible as a convenience to the customer. The auction house will not be held responsible for any errors or failures to execute bids. The bid will be executed competitively. A down payment may be required. We will notify the bidder if successful. The decision to accept an absentee bid will be left to our discretion. Payment is due upon notification of a successful bid. All payments must be made within one week of auction
PACKING and Shipping may be arranged as a courtesy and at the buyers expense. DUANE MERRILL AND CO DO NOT SHIP IN HOUSE, delivery to a third party unaffiliated shipper will be arranged after full payment has been received. Duane Merrill and Co cannot provide shipping estimates, nor are they responsible for shipping charges accrued by buyers. The auction house must have received cleared funds to release absentee purchased property.
ABSENTEE BIDDERS must give lot number and description of item, amount of bid, day phone number, complete address and tax number. Bids will be accepted up to 1/2 hour before the start of the auction - And No Later.
PHONE BIDDING Phone bidding is executed as a convince to the buyer. A minimum starting bid of $500.00 applies when a phone line is requested to bid on a item. A down payment and or credit card may be requested prior to sale. Payment is due upon completion of sale. Packing & shipping arrangements may be arranged at the buyers expense.
EXCEPTIONS to these terms or conditions of sale will be announced at the start of the auction.
We take pride in our auction business and hope you enjoy our auctions. We look forward to serving you and thank you for your attendance.