1. All items are sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" with all faults. There are no warranties or
representations of merchantability, of fitness, nor of any other kind, express or implied.
All items are available for your examination prior to bidding. Written and oral
descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any
kind as to authenticity, age, condition, materials or any other feature of items being sold.
Apple Tree Auction attempts to catalog every lot correctly and will attempt to point out
any defects but will not be responsible or liable for the correctness of the catalog or
other descriptions of the lot. We recommend prospective bidders examine all items in
which they have an interest or contact us prior to bidding for a condition report or to
express concerns with the description. By placing a bid, either in person, by phone,
absentee or via the Internet, you signify that you have examined the items as fully as
you desire to or that you have chosen not to examine them. If you require absolute
certainty in all areas of authenticity, and the results of your evaluation leave uncertainty
in your mind, we recommend you have an expert examine the lot for you or do not bid
on the item in question. If your item(s) are damaged in shipping, you will need to contact
the shipper to file a claim. If your item(s) are being shipped and there is a condition
problem upon receipt, you are expected to notify us immediately by phone at
740-344-4282. Refunds or adjustments will be handled on an individual basis.
2. The successful bidder is the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer. In the
event of any dispute between bidders, or in the event of doubt on Apple Tree Auction's
part as to the validity of any bid, the auctioneer will have the final discretion either to
determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the article in dispute. If any
dispute arises after the sale, Apple Tree Auctions sale record is conclusive.
3. The purchaser assumes full responsibility for items at the fall of the hammer.
4. As a convenience to customers, absentee bids and phone bids will be executed by
Apple Tree Auction personnel in a fair, competitive and confidential manner. Phone bid
arrangements must be made 24 hours prior to start of the auction. Apple Tree Auction
will not be responsible for failure to execute absentee or phone bids. $500 minimum.
5. Buyer's premium of 10% for Gallery, Phone and Left Bid Cash/Check purchases, 15% Gallery, Phone and Left Bid Credit Card purchases, and 20% for all Internet purchases will be added to the hammer price of each lot and it will be considered part of the total purchase price.
6. All purchases will be subject to a 7.25% Ohio sales tax unless the purchaser possesses
a valid tax-exempt number. Out of state internet bidders are not subject to Ohio sales
tax. Apple Tree Auction must have a blanket exemption certificate with permit number
and signature on any tax exempt sale except for out of state internet bidders.
7. PAYMENT - All items purchased in person must be paid for on the day of the auction
in cash, personal or company check with proper ID, cashiers check, traveler's check,
money order, Visa, MasterCard. All items purchased through absentee and phone
bidding will be paid for in the manner described on the Absentee Bid Form which is
available at the gallery or online at through Artfact Live! Live Auctions, it is the buyer's responsibility to contact Apple Tree Auction Center via telephone 740-344-4282 or email at arrange payment. Apple Tree Auction will email an invoice to you within 3 days from the date of the sale. We accept cash, personal or company check with proper ID, cashiers
check, traveler's check, money orders, wire transfers, Visa, MasterCard, or American
Express. Failure to make payment arrangements within 7 days following the auction will
result in a NPB being placed on your Artfact account. If paying by check, Apple Tree
Auction reserves the right to hold the property until the check has cleared.
8. SHIPPING - Shipping of small items will be handled in house. Any item that cannot
be sent through USPS or similar carrier must be sent be by common carrier or specialty
delivery services. You may contact these shippers for quotes on larger items. We will
also provide the buyer with a list of alternative local shippers that have been used in the
past if you would prefer. It is the buyer's responsibility to pay all fees associated with
shipping and packing. Estimates for in house shipping: the actual shipping costs charged by carrier (usually USPS or UPS) plus $9 per box packing fee. Adjustments will be made for smaller or larger shipments. property should be removed from our premises no later than 5:00 P.M. of the 14th business day following the end of the auction. Unless prior arrangements have been made with Apple Tree Auction, items not removed by the specified time will be charged storage and handling fees of $10.00 per item per day until removal. Please note that removal deadlines are strictly enforced.
9. If we are prevented by fire, theft, or any other reason whatsoever from delivering any
property to the purchaser, our liability shall be limited to the sum actually paid, by the
purchaser for such property.
10 Apple Tree Auction reserves the right to withdraw any lot at any time before the
auction without liability.
11. The auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid not commensurate with the value
of the property offered.
12. A range of estimates is given on each lot with a low and a high estimate. Estimates
should not be relied on as a prediction of the actual selling price, Estimates are simply
13. If any applicable conditions herein are not complied with by the purchaser, Apple
Tree Auction at its option may either (a) cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated
damages all payments made by the purchaser or (b) resell the property at public auction
without reserve or minimum selling price, and the purchaser will be liable for any
deficiency and costs, including handling charges, expenses of both sales, the
commission on both sales at regular rates, all other charges due hereunder and