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Conditions of Sale

Terms and Conditions of Auction Personal Property

IDENTIFICATION:
All purchasers are required to have a bidder's number card or have registered to bid online via bid.mbaauction.com, Liveauctioneers, or Invaluable. The bid card or absentee form is available at the registration desk and will be received by completing the supplied registration form. The bid card or online registration will be valid for this Auction only.

ADDITION TO OR WITHDRAWAL FROM SALE:
The Auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw from Auction any of the items listed or to sell at this Auction items not listed, and also reserves the right to group one or more lots into one or more selling lots or to subdivide into two or more selling lots. Whenever the best interest of the seller is served, the auctioneer reserves the right to sell all of the items listed, in bulk.

DISPUTE BETWEEN BIDDERS:
If any dispute arises between two or more bidders, the Auctioneer may decide the sale or may immediately put the lot up for sale again, and resell to the highest bidder. The decision of the Auctioneer shall be final and absolute.

RESERVE:
The Auctioneer reserves the right to reject any and all bids. On lots upon which there is a reserve, the auctioneer shall have the right to bid on behalf of the seller.

TIMED AUCTION TERMS: 

Buyer's must register to bid for each auction through bid.mbaauction.com. A valid credit card will be required to register. When registering you are agreeing to our terms and conditions of sale. Once registered you will receive two emails, one stating that you registered and one stating that you have been approved to bid. You may start bidding after receiving the second email. To leave absentee bids you must select a price from the drop down box and then click the green "check mark icon" next to it to register it. All bids are subject to a 25% buyer's premium. All bids must be placed online as no in-house absentee or phone bidding is available. Invoices must be paid within 48 hours of auction close. ALL MERCHANDISE MUST BE REMOVED WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF AUCTION CLOSE OR IT WILL BE FORFEITED AND RESOLD. If not removed, the buyer may be subject to suspension of bidding at our auctions. Timed auction lots will close once every minute from start time. If a lot gets a bid within the last minute, it will stay open for another minute until there is no more bidding. Absentee proxy bids may be placed through bid.mbaauction.com. Absentee bids placed through bid.mbaauction.com cannot be withdrawn by the bidder. Please call our gallery at 425-235-6345 if any bid needs to be withdrawn. We must be contacted at least 2 hours prior to auction start to modify/retract any absentee bids. If any item(s) must be shipped, please contact one of the shipping companies from our Preferred Shippers List as we do not offer in-house shipping for timed auctions. 

ABSENTEE AND PHONE BIDDING FOR LIVE AUCTIONS:
Telephone bids are only accepted for items starting at $500 or more. Absentee bids are accepted for items of all values. Telephone/Absentee bidders should examine all lots offered as all items are sold as-is. Bidders agree to accept our Terms of Auction when bidding and a 20% In-House/Absentee and 25% Online/Phone Buyers Premium will be added to all bids.

CONDITION OF ITEMS SOLD:
The Auctioneer shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness of, or defect in any lot, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance will be made or sale set aside on account of any incorrectness error in cataloguing or any imperfection not noted. No deduction will be allowed on damaged articles as all goods being exposed for public exhibition are sold "as-is" and without recourse.

PAYMENT AND BUYERS PREMIUM:
All bills must be paid in full before leaving the premises on the day of the auction, unless other arrangements have been made. All other purchases must be paid for within 48 hours after notification of being the successful bidder. The full purchase price on lots sold to the same buyer must be paid for within the time fixed and before removal of any of the items. Payment may be made by cash, credit card, debit card, or approved check. We do not accept Discover cards. For invoices totaling $10,000 or more bank wire transfer or certified funds are required. For credit card payments there will be a 2% processing fee for purchases over $4,000. All bids are subject to a 20% buyer's premium for in-house bidders. Internet and phone bidders will be subject to a 25% buyer's premium. All in-state buyers must pay Washington State sales tax (currently 10.0%) on purchases unless a copy of a valid resale certificate is provided.

PAYMENT TERMS FOR COIN & JEWELRY SALES:
Absentee and phone bids accepted with a $2,000 deposit made by bank wire transfer, cash, or cashier's check. NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED, certified funds only. Coins are represented as authentic by auctioneers.

PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR COIN & JEWELRY SALES:
Payments accepted via bank wire transfer, cashier's check, bank money order, cash, or approved checks. NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED FOR THIS SPECIALTY SALE.

COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS OF SALE:
In default of payment of bills in full within the time herein specified the auctioneer in addition to all other remedies allowed by law, may retain all moneys received as deposit or otherwise, as liquidated damages. Lots not paid for and removed within the time specified herein may be resold at public or private sale without further notice, and any deficiency, together with all expenses and costs of re-sale will be paid by the defaulting purchaser.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION:
This agreement is governed by the law of the State of Washington, applicable to all contracts made and performed solely in such faith. Any controversy or claim arising out of, or relating to, this agreement or breach thereof shall be settled by arbitration in SEATTLE, WASHIGNTON administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules, then in effect. The arbitrator(s) shall award to the prevaling party as determined by the arbitrator(s) all of the costs and fees in enforcing this agreement. Judgement upon each arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.

ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Any additional terms or conditions of sale, added by Auctioneer, shall be announced prior to the Auction.

REMOVAL:
Removal shall be at the expense, liability, and risk of the purchaser. Purchases can be removed only upon presentation of a paid bill. Auctioneer shall not be responsible for goods not removed within the time specified, and shall have the option of removing and storing at the expense and risk of the purchaser any article purchased.

NON-DELIVERY RESPONSIBILITY:
Auctioneer shall not, in any event, be liable for non removal or for any other matter or thing, to any purchaser of any lot, other than for the return to the purchaser of the deposit or sum paid on said lot, should the purchaser be entitled to it.

CLAIMS:
No claims will be allowed after goods are removed from premises.

PERSONAL AND PROPERTY RISK:
Persons attending during exhibition, sale or removal of goods assume all risks of damage of or loss to person and property and specifically release the Auctioneer from liability therefore. Neither the Auctioneer nor his principal shall be liable by the event of any dispute. Auctioneer may tape record and/or video tape any auction and buyer agrees to allow such tape recording and/or video tape to be submitted as evidence in a court of law. Buyer agrees to pay all reasonable fees incurred in enforcing these terms.

AGENCY:
The Auctioneer is acting as agent only and is not responsible for acts of its principals.

REAL ESTATE:
Specific terms may apply. Please see Real Estate Auctions for specific terms or details.

SHIPPING:
WE DO NOT SHIP COINS, FINE JEWELRY, GUNS, OR ANY ITEMS CONTAINING IVORY. Buyer Pays All Actual Packing and Shipping Costs. MBA will only ship item(s) that will fit into a 12"x12"x8" box and will not ship item(s) out of the country. We ship within the US ONLY. Any item(s) larger than that the buyer can use any company from our Preferred Shipper List.

The UPS Store
art.upsstore5819@gmail.com
100 Andover Park W, #150
Tukwila, WA
206-246-0464
Charles Berry
(Our Preferred Shipping Service for Any Items)


The UPS Store
store5264@theupsstore.com
17701 108th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98055
425-282-0900
Ti Vuong
(Preferred for Clients Seeking Shipment to China)


Navis Pack & Ship
7082 S 220th St
Kent, WA 98032
wa1100@gonavis.com
www.gonavis.com
253-872-4443, 425-681-0087
Steven Maggied
(Preferred for Large and Small Items)


PakMail Store
2620 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA, 98004
425-803-0627
F: 425-803-2916
Web: www.pakmail.com/bellevue
Email: info@pakmail726.com
(Preferred for Small Items)


Gateway Crate & Freight SEATAC
805 Industry Dr
Tukwila, WA 98188
206-886-3983
Adam Husser
(For Large Items and Furniture)


JM Shipping Services
Jakob Maier
jaydobem@hotmail.com
425-923-9660
(For Larger Items, blanket wrap & delivery, Seattle, LA, NY)


itransport4u
Fine Art Handlers
650-218-3064
bob@itransport4u.com
www.itransport4u.com
Ship Hawk
805-335-2432
connor@shiphawk.com


Crate Tech, Inc.
8247 S 194th St
Kent, WA 98032
Phone: (253) 872-6857 Fax: (253) 872-6863
(For Large Items and Furniture)


Crater
117 E Louisa St, #467, Seattle, WA 98102
crater@spiretech.com
Matt Kramer
206-778-3801
(For Large Items and Furniture)


Craters & Freighters of Seattle
Serving the Puget Sound since 1990
6649 South 216th Street
Kent, Washington 98032
P: 253-872-6869
TF: 800-854-3342
F: 253-872-6829
seattle@cratersandfreighters.com
(For Large Items and Furniture)


Cascadia Express ~ Custom Transport & Logistics Service Coast to Coast Specialty Transport
Art Work, Antiques, Vintage Furniture, Collectibles.
UK, Europe, Australia ~ Overseas and Air Transport.
Personalized Service Door to Door or Port to Port.
352-208-7517 Charles
352-895-1093 Sandra
(For Large Items and Furniture Shipped Internationally)


Art Work Fine Art Services 
Isntallation, Crating, Shipping, Storage
Robert Saccardi
206-762-4040
www.artworkfas.com
rob@artworkfas.com
Seattle - Portland
(For Fine Artworks)


Artech
Fine Art Shipping
Door to Door Service for Fine Art
First Class Shipping Services
Museum Grade Packing & Crating
206-728-8822
artechseattle.com
(For Fine Artworks)