Terms and Conditions for Online Auctions

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There is a 10% Buyer’s Premium. We will offer a 2.5% discount on the Buyer's Premium if you pay with CASH. Local and state sales tax (here in Geauga Co. the sales tax is 6.75%) will be applicable unless bidder has a current Sales Tax Exemption Certificate on file (please email this to downhometap@gmail.com before the close of the auction that you plan to bid on). As a Bidder, placing a bid is a binding contract and the bid cannot be retracted. Once you place a bid, and if you win, you will be obligated to pay for the item at the said price you indicated as your bid and remove item at the designated date/time and location. Placing a bid on this site, and winning, then not paying for the item or removal of item will result in storage fees and removal of bidders account on this site.

Staggered Closing:
Our auction software closes 1-3 items every minute, depending on the number of items in the auction. This feature will close the bidding on intervals.

Dynamic Closing:
The closing time of an asset is automatically extended an additional 5 minutes whenever a bid is placed with the last 5 minutes of the asset’s closing time. This is to ensure fair opportunities for all bidders.

Item Descriptions:
The descriptions of item/lots appearing in the auction and in advertising prior to the auction are believed to be correct. Nevertheless, neither those descriptions nor any oral statements made concerning any item/lot shall be construed as a warranty either express or implied. ITEM/LOTS ARE SOLD AS IS - WHERE IS and WITH ALL FAULTS.

A shipping request must be emailed to downhometap@gmail.com immediately following the end of the auction. Shipping is available on only those items marked as available to ship in the listing. There is a $5.00 handling fee charged per item plus the actual cost of shipping. Shipping and handling fees will be added to your final sale price at end of auction. Any additional shipping and handling fees and or restrictions will be posted in the item description on a per item basis.

Item Pick Up:
Auctions have a designated pick up date/ time. Bidder must have a printed receipt to pick up items. A receipt will be emailed to the bidder at the close of the auction. It is the bidder’s responsibility to know the designated pick up date/time. After the pick up date, there will be a $10.00 per week, per auction/lot storage fee charged to the Buyer. If merchandise is not removed within fifteen (15) days after the designated pick up date/time, the ownership of the merchandise will revert back to Down Home Trading and Properties LLC. Seller may dispose of or resale the item/items at their discretion and a disposal fee may be charged to the bidder’s credit card on file and bidders number may be permanently revoked.

We accept CASH, VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, AMERICAN EXPRESS, PAYPAL, and MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO DOWN HOME TRADING AND PROPERTIES. A credit card is not currently required to register as a bidder on this auction site. Upon auction close an invoice with your winning auctions will be emailed to your email on file. You will pay for your items upon pickup. Your credit card will be charged immediately following the close of the auction and a receipt will be sent to your email on file. Items must be picked up at the designated date/time, failure to do so will result in bidder number being suspended and all items returned. There is a $35.00 fee charged on all returned checks.

All sales are final:
These items are sold as is and all sales are final. Down Home Trading and Properties LLC will not be held responsible for any errors in lost items, missing items, or discrepancies or unviewed damage of any item. It is the buyer's responsibility to view items and ask questions prior to bidding. We do not accept returns or offer refunds.

Bidder accepts responsibility for and agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Down Home Trading and Properties LLC and their employees, governing body, officers, owners, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, agents and representatives from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, liabilities, judgments, fees, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) related to, arising from or associated with Buyer’s, his agents or representatives, use of the Site, including but not limited to personal injuries , death or property damage incurred on the sale premises or during removal and transport of any auction item/lots, and arising out of, based upon, or resulting from any breach or violation by Bidder of this site. You release for myself, heirs, executors, administrators and assigns hereby releases, waive and forever discharge Down Home Trading and Properties LLC, its Board of Directors and its officers, agents and employees from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or causes of actions arising out of or related to any injury or illness including death that may be sustained by you or which you may cause during your course of your participation in the Auction or any loss or damage to property, or costs, including court costs and attorney fees that may arise from participation. Auctioneer cannot, and will not, be held responsible for any interruption in service, errors, and/or omissions, caused by any means and does not guarantee continual, uninterrupted or error free service or use of the Site. Bidder acknowledges that this auction is conducted electronically and relies on hardware and software that may malfunction without warning.

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Garrettsville, OH 44231

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