GENERAL CONTRACT INFORMATION: SUCCESSFUL BIDDER: The highest bidder shall be the buyer, but in the event of a dispute between bidders, the auctioneer shall have the discretion to determine the successful bidder, or to re-offer the article in dispute. Such determination shall be final and binding.
REVOCATION OF BIDDING PRIVILEGES: Maynards reserves the right to (a) refuse to grant or to revoke the privilege of attending an auction sale to any person, at any time, who may have been granted such privilege at previous sales, and (b) to refuse to grant or to revoke the privilege of bidding granted by Maynards to any person at any previous auction.
AUCTIONEER'S LIEN: Maynards expressly reserves the right to retain possession of all goods sold at this sale until payment is received in full, in keeping with these Conditions of Sale.
RIGHT OF SALE: Should any bidder default in paying for lot(s) purchased by that bidder or their agents, the bidder shall also be responsible for:
o any deficiency in the price between the resale amount which should have been paid by the bidder;
o any costs incurred by Maynards for the care and custody of such goods until they can be resold;
o the amount of commission that Maynards would have earned had the bidder not refused payment, including the buyer's premium.
BIDDER'S RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties of the bidder are to inspect any goods upon which they are planning to bid, to check carefully for any damage or loss, and to satisfy themselves during the days of public preview as to the accuracy of our catalogue descriptions.
BIDDER'S ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The bidder acknowledges his or her acceptance of these Conditions of Sale when he or she exercises the option to bid.
CONDITION and RELATED : BIDDER'S RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties of the bidder are to inspect any goods upon which they are planning to bid, to check carefully for any damage or loss, and to satisfy themselves during the days of public preview as to the accuracy of our catalogue descriptions. Please contact Maynards staff prior to the auction for condition reports however Maynards staff is not responsible for mis-information or omitted information.
PREMIUM: BUYER'S PREMIUM: All sales will be subject to a Buyer's Premium of 20% (23% on-line) that will be added to the purchase price of any lot. Any taxes will be applied to the aggregate amount of Bid Price and Buyer's Premium.
CREDIT CARD RULES: We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express up to a limit of $5,000 Canadian Dollars.
PAYMENT: PAYMENT: Total purchases of less than $1,000.00 may be paid by cash or uncertified personal cheque only if sufficient identification is provided to the cashier when paying. As well by American Express, Visa, MasterCard, traveler's cheques, or bank draft drawn in Canadian dollars. Total purchases over $1,000.00 may be paid by certified cheque, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, traveler's cheques, or bank draft drawn in Canadian dollars. Total purchases over $5,000 may be paid by certified cheque, cash, debit or wire transfer. Please note there may be a financing handling fee on any transaction that is not cash. A deposit of 25 percent may be required as a down payment, with the balance to be paid no later than 3 days after the last session by 5:00 P.M.
CANADIAN FUNDS: International bidders are reminded that bidding is in Canadian dollars and that payment is to be made in Canadian funds whether by cashier's cheque, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, traveler's cheques or money order, etc.
TAXES: FEDERAL SALES TAX: Federal sales tax (GST) of 5% and Provincial sale tax (PST) of 7% is applicable on all lots except books, which are 5%. All persons or organizations are required to pay the federal sales tax if they take immediate possession of their purchases within B.C. The sales tax will be refunded if a commercial 3rd party carrier ships the item(s) directly from Maynards premises to a destination outside this province or country, and supplies Maynards with a copy of the Bill of Lading as proof; the Canadian Federal Tax (GST or PST) in the Province of destination will be charged.
Shipping Terms: The auction house does not have a shipping department, and will not ship items won; however, there are local recommendations for which the contact information can be given. We will assist purchasers in organizing shipping.
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REMOVAL OF GOODS: Purchases must be completed and items removed no later than three days after the last session.
ASSISTANCE IN REMOVAL OF GOODS: Maynards may provide assistance to the bidder with packing or removing goods from the auction floor once sold but we are not responsible for any damage which may occur during that time. Clients are further advised that check-out of small items may be permitted after 9:00 p.m. on sale nights. Large pieces of furniture, rugs, sets of china and crystal, large paintings, etc. may only be removed at the end of that sale session. It is the responsibility of the buyer to bring sufficient wrapping material and boxes, etc. In the event of fire or theft of goods, however caused, Maynards' responsibility will be to the amount of the purchase price only. We are not responsible for the security of goods left after the removal deadline.