TERMS & CONDITIONS
General Terms and Conditions:
By attending or participating in an auction operated by Duke City Auctions, LLC, (hereafter referred to as Duke City Auctions), in any way or in any capacity, whether in person, online, absentee, or acting as an agent for a participant, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth in this document.
All bidders must be registered with Duke City Auctions and be in possession of a valid bid card when participating in an auction offered by Duke City Auctions. All bidders must have and be in possession of a valid state or federal ID card and be at least 18 years old the day of sale to participate as a bidder of an auction offered by Duke City Auctions. Your bid is a contract and is considered as an acceptance of these Conditions of Sale.
All items and/or property sold is offered ‘AS IS’ and ‘WHERE IS’ and without recourse, and neither the consignor(s) nor Duke City Auctions make any representations or warranties, expressed or implied with respect to age, condition, size, count, weight, style, authenticity, genuineness, attribution, origin, quality, quantity, value, material, period, culture, rarity, importance, provenance, exhibitions, literature or historical relevance, manufacturer or any other warranty on any property offered for sale. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot offered is in good condition.
The photo captions, catalog, internal or external search engines, advertising and/or auctioneer’s statements, etc, are a courtesy provided by Duke City Auctions, and meant as a descriptive guide only. The bidder is cautioned to use the preview and/or photographs to examine all merchandise using his/her best judgment as to whether or not the photo captions, catalog, internal or external search engines, advertising and/or auctioneers statements, etc, are accurate.
Duke City Auctions reserves the right to withdraw, combine, or divide any lot at its sole discretion prior to the commencement of bidding.
Duke City Auctions and its consignor(s) make no warranty or representation, expressed or implied that the bidder will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights to any lot sold. Duke City Auctions reserves the right to reproduce any image of any consigned lot. Duke City Auctions is the exclusive owner of all images used on our website. Unauthorized reproduction will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Duke City Auctions reserves the right to withdraw any lot at any time prior to the commencement of bidding for such lot.
The purchase price payable by highest in-house, absentee or telephone bidders shall be the sum of the final bid plus the buyer’s premium of 15% in-house, and 18% for internet bids, less any discounts, if offered.
All highest bid purchase prices will be in U.S. dollars. We accept cash, checks (with proper identification and an approved bank letter of guarantee), Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit or debit cards. All purchases must be made in-house, (except for internet bidders), and are due the Day of Sale. As a courtesy and with prior approval, Duke City Auctions may extend the payment deadline to highest telephone and absentee bidders to the end of the following business day.
Consignor buybacks are allowed. The fees are set by Duke City Auctions in advance, and consignors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the fees and conditions of the buyback program offered by Duke City Auctions.
Consignors are responsible for arranging their own lots. Lots or lot components are expected to be in working condition, as well as clean and presentable. Any lot containing items found to be non-working or dirty, can be returned or disposed of at Duke City Auctions discretion. Duke City Auctions will provide lot arrangement or lot boxing for an additional fee that is set in advance and will be provided upon request.
Duke City Auctions reserves the right to reject any bid, as well as the right to refuse to acknowledge any bidder. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer will be the purchaser. In the event of a dispute between bidders, the auctioneer has the final discretion to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer the lot in dispute to any point where a bid may have been acknowledged. If any dispute arises after the sale of any lot, Duke City Auctions sales records shall be conclusive.
No auction lot may be removed during the sale or at any time until the full purchase price has been paid. All lots must be so paid and removed at the highest bidders expense by the Thursday following a Tuesday Night auction or they become subject to a storage fee of $15.00 per invoice, per day and without exception. Absentee and phone highest bidders must arrange pick up of their purchases by the Thursday following a Tuesday Night Auction or they become subject to a storage fee of $15.00 per invoice, per day and without exception. Duke City Auctions will not be held responsible for loss or damage to items not picked up the day of the sale. If storage fees are equal to or greater than the purchase price at any point after the day of sale, the item then becomes the property of Duke City Auctions and may be disposed of as seen fit.
Duke City Auctions does not provide assistance in the removal of any lot purchased by the highest bidder, nor does Duke City Auctions provide any packing or shipping materials required for the safe or secure removal of any lot, except for sales made to internet bidders paying for Duke City Auctions shipping, if offered. Not all internet auctions offer shipping services by Duke City Auctions. If shipping is offered by Duke City Auctions, it is usually offered at USPS published rates based on weight and destination plus a nominal fee for packaging and/or handling. Oversized or heavy items may be shipped via other carriers of Duke City Auctions choosing. Bidders may contact Duke City Auctions before an auction event and receive an estimate for shipping for any particular lot in an upcoming sale, though actual shipping cost may differ from an estimated cost for any reason.
If, for any cause, a purchased lot is found to be stolen, broken or lost prior to highest bidder pickup during the day of, or after the end of the day of sale, Duke City Auctions shall not be liable for any amount paid by the purchaser. It will be at Duke City Auction's discretion if any refund or partial refund will be allowed.
Employees of Duke City Auctions are not prohibited from bidding on lots. In the course of their employment it is possible that they may have access to information not available to the public.
All measurements and weights offered for any lot by Duke City Auctions are approximate and are made as a courtesy to bidders.
Duke City is not responsible for typographical errors in regard to any description of any lot offered for sale.
Duke City Auctions is not responsible for damage of glass covering paintings, drawings, and other works or frames regardless of cause.
Duke City Auctions will not guarantee the authenticity of any signature unless so stated at the time of auction.