THE STEIN AUCTION COMPANY
Illinois Auction License: 044000119 & 041000152
TERMS OF SALE
The manager determines the highest bidder & resolves any disputes. Merchandise is guaranteed as outlined below.
The minimum acceptable bid is usually 50% to 80% of the low side of the estimate. Lots with the low side of the estimate of $160.00 or less have minimums of 50% or less.
A buyer’s premium (commission) of 20% of the selling price will be added to the winning bid. A sale at $500.00 will be billed $500.00 plus $100.00 (20%), for a total of $600.00.
Illinois residents will be charged Illinois sales tax. Illinois residents providing a signed resale certificate and a copy of their current resale permit are exempt from sales tax. Residents of other states who have their purchases shipped out of Illinois will not be charged Illinois sales tax. This auction is conducted in Illinois, bidding in this auction indicates your understanding that any and all disputes will be resolved under applicable Illinois rules, regulations and/or laws.
We guarantee the merchandise offered in this sale to be free of repairs or damage unless noted in the description of each lot. Please refer to the DEFINITIONS for terms used in this catalog for clarification of our terminology. Sizes may be approximate. Should you need additional information about an item in our auction, please contact us. If the condition is found not to be as stated, the item may be returned within one week of receipt, but not later than 30 days after the auction date.
The highest bid will be reduced to one increment over the next highest bid, or to the minimum acceptable bid, whichever is higher. In case of ties, the first bid received wins. We can accept contingent bids. That is to say, you can bid on numerous items and specify a limit. Contingent bids must be submitted by mail, fax, phone or email, they cannot be entered on our internet auction bidding site. We reserve the right to reject any bid.
Each lot description ends with an estimate. The purpose of the estimate is to give bidders an approximate idea of the value of each lot. Estimates reflect the normal low and high range that can be expected for the item. There is no guarantee that any specific lot will sell within the estimated range. You should bid whatever is the maximum that you are willing to pay.
RESULTS - INVOICES
Successful bidders, who have bid on our website or have provided an email address, will receive an email invoice. Successful bidders, who have not provided an email address will be mailed invoices. Unsuccessful bidders, who have not provided an email address will be mailed results. Results of the auction will be available online within 48 hours after the close of the auction. Please do not call prior to 24 hours after the auction for results. Please do not call outside of our normal hours, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Central Time), Monday through Friday.
Payment is due 15 days following the date of the auction. Payments later than 30 days from the auction date are subject to late payment fees. Payment is due in U.S. Funds; checks must be drawn on U.S. Banks. German and other European customers can make payments with Euros.
For payments made by Visa, MasterCard there will be a 3% administrative fee. For payments made by PayPal there will be a 3% administrative fee for U.S.A. based customers, for PayPal payments from other countries there will be a 4% administrative fee.
SHIPPING CHARGES by FedEx Ground or U.P.S. (within the United States)
Shipping charges include FedEx or U.P.S. charges, insurance, boxes, wrapping materials and all other related costs.
When several items are shipped in one box, there will be a discount in the shipping charges. All items are shipped with signature-required.
Approximate shipping charges:
.5L stein, 1.0L stein, beakers, small items up to 10" height, diameter or length: $20.00 to $24.00
2.0L to 5.0L steins, items over 10" height, diameter or length: $25.00 to $60.00.
Very large items: please inquire.
Insurance: $1.50 per $100 value will be added to the shipping charges.
Post Office: When shipment by U.S.P.S. is requested, the shipping costs will be significantly higher.
Europe & other countries outside the U.S.A.: Please inquire for shipping rates. Export shipments will be sent without insurance. If insurance is needed, it must be specifically requested.