TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SALE
PAYMENT AND BIDDER AGREEMENT
All payments need to be settled immediately after the auction. Kindly provide a valid phone number for Bid Global International Auctioneers to contact you after your winning bid.
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This agreement binds you to arbitration and by agreeing to the terms herein you are giving up your right to bring a lawsuit against BGIA.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
1. All items are sold AS IS, WHERE IS WITH ALL FAULTS. ALL SALES ARE FINAL – NO REFUNDS AND NO EXCHANGES. WE AND THE CONSIGNOR, AS APPLICABLE, DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO WARRANTIES ARE MADE THAT ANY OF THE MERCHANDISE COMPLIES WITH ANY APPLICABLE GOVERNMENTAL RULES, REGULATIONS OR ORDINANCES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE WHATSOEVER. All items are available for inquiries prior to bidding. Written and oral descriptions are the opinions of BGIA, 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. BGIA believes to the best of its knowledge that the information presented in any auction has come from reliable sources. However, such information is presented solely for the convenience of the prospective purchasers. BGIA attempts to catalogue every lot correctly and will attempt to point out any defects but will not be responsible or liable for the correctness of the catalogue or other descriptions of the lot. It is the responsibility of prospective bidders to examine all items in which they have an interest. By placing a bid, in any capacity, you signify that you have examined the items as fully as you desire and have had the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from BGIA that you deem adequate. If you require absolute certainty in all areas of authenticity, and the results of your evaluation leave uncertainty in your mind, do not bid on the lot in question. We are not affiliated with any government entity and not all of the items sold were seized. Items sold by us are sourced from multiple channels and there are no assurances that any of the items being sold have been seized. All pictures of loose diamonds displayed are generic, bidders should always refer to the respective certification for clearer details of the diamonds.
2. Neither BGIA nor the consignor, as applicable, make any warranties or representations of any kind or nature with respect to property or its value, and in no event shall be responsible for the correctness of description, genuineness, attribution, provenance, authenticity, authorship, and completeness, condition of property or estimate of value. Any appraisals, Estimates (as defined herein) or evaluations provided are solely for the convenience of the bidder and BGIA makes no warranties of any kind relating to them. Appraisals may include valuations which reflect the full, highest retail price of the item in a specific geographic region.. The terms Estimate or Estimated Value (collectively “Estimate”) as used herein may be an arbitrary value and may fail to represent an actual resale value, insurance replacement value, or cost of a similar good. Similarly, no appraisal value should be considered to represent the actual resale value, insurance replacement value, or cost of a similar good. No statement (oral or written) shall be deemed such a warranty or representation, or any assumption of responsibility. In no circumstance will a vastly different appraisal or estimate of any third-party given on behalf of a purchaser in a BGIA auction be grounds for a return, cancellation or refund. All measurements given are approximate and within industry standards and customs.
3. In no event shall BGIA’s liability for any breach, or act or omission exceed the Purchase Price (as defined herein) actually paid by the buyer, and in no event shall BGIA have any liability under any circumstances for special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages (including for loss of profits or revenue, costs of obtaining alternative property, claims of customers of buyer or otherwise), whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or otherwise, arising out of, resulting from or in any way relating to the lot or its purchase, sale, delivery or non-delivery, or the acts or omissions of BGIA.
4. The successful bidder is the highest bidder acknowledged by BGIA. In the event of any dispute between bidders, or in the event of doubt on BGIA’s part as to the validity of any bid, the BGIA 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, BGIA’s sale record is conclusive. While BGIA makes every effort to guarantee accuracy, in the event of a mistake on the part of auctioneer, and a lot is accidentally declared sold by mistake of the auctioneer, BGIA reserves the right to cancel the sale and relist the lot in its sole discretion. Bids may be received by BGIA through the internet, telephone, facsimile, or e-mail. Bidding through a telephone, facsimile, or e-mail are only available to pre-qualified dealers or resellers. If you desire to qualify as a qualified dealer, please contact one of our dealer development specialists to receive an application. Approval as a qualified dealer is at the sole discretion of BGIA and requires a bank approved line of credit that is reviewed and approved by a dealer development specialist at BGIA.
5. The bidder assumes full responsibility for items at the fall of the hammer (or expiration of time in an online auction). A bid entered by mistake on the part of a bidder is NOT grounds for a cancellation of the bid. Each bidder is responsible for his or her own account and bids. By allowing access to another who enters a bid without your knowledge will NOT be grounds for a rescission of the bid(s). Therefore, any bid made on your account will bind you to the bid in accordance with these terms. If an entity places a bid on a lot, then the person executing such bid on behalf of the entity hereby agrees to personally guarantee payment for any successful bid.
6. All bids are subject to (i) a buyer’s premium which shall be added to a successfully placed bid upon sale of each lot, (ii) any applicable local sales tax, and (iii) shipping and handling costs that are more fully described in the section entitled “Shipping and Handling” below (collectively, the “Purchase Price”). For all residents of Arizona or shipments to Arizona, applicable sales tax will be added to your invoice. Any bidder that represents a purchaser is personally and individually responsible for any obligations of the purchaser set forth in these terms and conditions. All purchasers purchasing pursuant to a valid resale license will need to provide appropriate documentation for removal of state sales tax.
Hammer Price & Buyer’s Premium is as follows per item(s)/Lot #, not per invoice total:
$1 – $200,000 – 20%
$200,001- $500,000 – 17.5%
$500,001- $800,000 – 15%
$800,001 & Above – 13.5%
7. Bidder’s bid at all times represents an irrevocable offer by bidder to enter into a binding contract to purchase the lot in accordance with the specific provisions of the listing and these general terms and conditions, as applicable, even if a higher bid was received by BGIA. In the event that any reserve price of a lot is not exceeded by any bidder’s bid, BGIA, in its sole discretion, with or without the knowledge of or notice to any bidder, may reduce any reserve price to an amount below the bid of bidder at any time during an auction and accept the bid made by bidder. Reserve prices are always the confidential information of BGIA and are not disclosed to bidders unless specifically stated as such during bidding. Nothing contained in any listing shall be construed to disclose any reserve price. In the placing of any bid the bidder understands and agrees that the bid, once accepted by BGIA, will be the winning bid if there is no higher bid by another bidder and if any reserve or reduced reserve on the lot is exceeded by the bid. All bids are binding, irrevocable and non-cancellable by bidder. BGIA has final discretion on sale of a lot. The decisions of BGIA are final. In the unlikely event that we lose our internet connection, BGIA reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to cancel the remainder of the auction.
8. PAYMENT: We accept Visa/Mastercard/Discover/American Express/BANK WIRE (Preferred Method). Visa/Mastercard/Discover have a $10,000 max limit, 3% credit card service fee added to total invoice amount. American Express have a $50,000 max limit, 4% credit card service fee added to total invoice amount.
Wire Details are as follows:
Beneficiary’s Name: BID GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL AUCTIONEERS
Address: 11445 E.VIA LINDA #2314 SCOTTSDALE ARIZONA 85259
Account #: 613821532
Beneficiary’s Bank Details Name: JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, ADDRESS: 14140 N 100TH ST, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85260
SWIFT CODE: CHASUS33 (International wire only)
ABA : 021000021 ( USA wire only)
Direct Line: +1 (201) 981-3763 (Julian Turobiner, CEO/Owner), or
: +1 (480) 363-4540 (Martha Turobiner, CFO/Owner)
All international duties and international taxes are the responsibility of the buyer. For items purchased online, you will be emailed an invoice within 30 mins after the auction (if you do not receive within 30mins check spam folder). This email provides bank wire transfer information. It is your responsibility to contact BID GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL AUCTIONEERS at +1 (201) 981-3763 or email BID GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL AUCTIONEERS at email@example.com once the transfer has been completed.
If paying by money order, or cashier’s check, BGIA reserves the right to hold all purchases until the check has cleared to the satisfaction of BGIA and its bank.
9. NON-PAYMENT. IF THE BUYER DOES NOT MAKE FULL PAYMENT FOR THE PURCHASES WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED, BGIA IS AUTHORIZED IN THEIR ABSOLUTE AND SOLE DISCRETION TO EXERCISE ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING REMEDIES, IN ADDITION TO OTHER REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO BGIA AND THE CONSIGNOR BY LAW: BGIA IS AUTHORIZED TO: (A) HOLD THE BUYER LIABLE FOR THE TOTAL PURCHASE PRICE; (B) CANCEL THE SALE, RETAINING AS LIQUIDATED DAMAGES ALL PAYMENTS MADE BY THE BUYER; (C) RESELL THE PROPERTY AT PUBLIC AUCTION OR PRIVATE SALE WITH TERMS THAT BGIA DEEMS APPROPRIATE; (D) TO RESELL THE PROPERTY AT PUBLIC AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE AND THE BUYER SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY, COST, HANDLING CHARGES AND THE EXPENSES OF BOTH SALES AND THE COMMISSIONS ON BOTH SALES; (E) TO OFFSET THE FULL PURCHASE PRICE AGAINST ANY AMOUNT OWED BY BGIA TO THE BUYER; (F) TO NOT ALLOW ANY BIDS AT ANY UPCOMING AUCTIONS BY OR ON BEHALF OF THE BUYER; AND (H) TO TAKE OTHER ACTIONS AS BGIA FIND NECESSARY AND APPROPRIATE. THE BUYER GRANTS BGIA A SECURITY INTEREST IN ANY PROPERTY IN BGIA’ POSSESSION WHICH IS OWNED BY SUCH BUYER AND BGIA IS AUTHORIZED TO HOLD SUCH PROPERTY AS COLLATERAL SECURITY FOR SUCH BUYER’S OBLIGATIONS. BUYER SHALL BE LIABLE TO BGIA FOR ALL OTHER CHARGES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF BUYER’S NON-PAYMENT, INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES, EXPENSES AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES. AS BETWEEN BGIA AND CONSIGNOR, IF THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER DOES NOT PAY FOR THE PROPERTY, COLLECTION PROCEDURES SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CONSIGNOR AND NOT BGIA. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REPORT SUCH NONPAYMENT TO CREDIT AND COLLECTION AGENCIES IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION.
10. BGIA reserves the right to reject any bid at any time and at his sole discretion. BGIA additionally reserves the right in its sole and unlimited discretion at any time prior to, during, or even after the close of the auction to exclude any person or individual bid and to award any lot to the highest accepted bid. BGIA reserves the right to withdraw any lot at any time before, during, or after the auction without liability.
11. On the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer (or expiration of time in an online auction), ownership of the offered lot will pass to the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer, subject to fulfillment by such bidder, of all the conditions set forth herein, and such bidder thereupon, a) assumes full risk and responsibility thereof, but not limited to, insurance, fire, theft, removal and storage or damage from any and all causes, and b) will pay the full Purchase Price thereof or such part as we may require. In addition to other remedies available to us by law, we reserve the right to impose a late charge of 1.5% per month of the total Purchase Price if payment is not made in accordance with the conditions set forth herein. If any applicable conditions herein are not complied with by the purchaser, in addition to other remedies available to us and the consignor by law, including, without limitation, the right to hold the purchaser liable for the total Purchase Price, we at our option may, a) cancel the sale, retaining all payments made by the purchaser, b) resell the property at public auction with or without reserve, and the purchaser will be liable for any deficiency costs including handling charges, the expenses of both sales, our commissions on both sales at our regular rates, reasonable attorney’s fees, incidental damages, and all other charges due hereunder, c) reject future bids from the buyer or render such bids subject to payment of a deposit, d) charge interest at 18% per annum from the date payment became due until the date the Purchase Price is received in cleared funds, e) subject to notification of the buyer, exercise a lien over any of the buyer’s property which is in the possession of BGIA and no earlier than 30 days from the date of such notice, arrange the sale of such property and apply the proceeds to the amount owed to BGIA or any of our affiliated companies after the deduction from sale proceeds of our standard commission rates and sale-related expenses, f) commence legal proceedings to recover the Purchase Price, together with interest and the costs of such proceedings, g) set off the outstanding amount remaining unpaid by the buyer against any amounts which BGIA, or our affiliated companies, may owe the buyer in any other transactions, or h) take such other action as we deem necessary or appropriate. In the event that such a buyer pays a portion of the Purchase Price for any or all lots purchased, BGIA shall apply the payment received to such lot or lots that BGIA, in its sole discretion deems appropriate. In the case of default, purchaser shall be liable for legal fees, costs and expenses associated with an attempted collection of payment from purchaser. In addition, a defaulting purchaser will be deemed to have granted us a security interest in, and we may retain as collateral security for such purchaser’s obligations to us, any property in our possession owned by such purchaser. Furthermore, in the event that a purchaser fails to make any payments under these terms and conditions, a 20% charge as liquidated damages will be administered as described in Section 9. We hereby reserve the right to report such non-payment to credit and collection agencies in our sole discretion.
12. At the request of the auction company, this auction permits bids to be placed by the auctioneer, an employee of the auctioneer, or the seller or an agent on the seller’s behalf. While Invaluable/LiveAuctioneeers/ProxiBid unified user agreement prohibits this behavior, in accordance with UCC 2-328, this auction is permitted to engage in this activity by providing this clear disclosure to you, the bidder.
BGIA, and any consignors, reserve the right to bid on any lot(s). Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all lots are subject to a reserve price that shall be hidden from all bidders. BGIA shall act to protect the reserve by bidding in the auction process up to the undisclosed reserve amount. BGIA will open bidding on any lot below the reserve by placing its own bid(s). BGIA will continue to bid on behalf of itself up to the amount of the undisclosed reserve, either by placing consecutive bids or by placing bids in response to other bidders.
13. If any dispute occurs between a bidder and BGIA that cannot be resolved, then the parties agree to the rules, regulations and procedures of the dispute resolution described herein and agree to the following procedures for resolution of the dispute: If either party alleges that the other party is in default under this agreement, then the dispute or allegation shall be submitted to binding arbitration in the State of Arizona. BGIA shall select a neutral arbitrator. The arbitration process shall be initiated by either party requesting arbitration which must be served upon the other party by certified mail. Failure to participate in the arbitration is a default. In the event that an arbitration procedure is initiated by request of a bidder, the bidder shall bear the financial burden of fees to be paid to an arbitrator to that maximum amount available by law. Each party shall simply present their case (limited to a maximum of one hour for each party) to the arbitrator. By bidding on any lot, the bidder hereby agrees and acknowledges that it is completely waiving its rights to have the dispute heard in a court of law. The bidder agrees that the arbitrator shall have complete jurisdiction over the dispute and can issue an award to the prevailing party. Arbitration fees shall be paid by the party prevailing in the dispute or as seen fit by the arbitrator. Any award determined by the arbitrator shall be binding and the prevailing party shall be awarded full reimbursement of its actual paid fees in connection with the dispute. By participating in an BGIA auction, bidder specifically agrees to the dispute resolution specified in the foregoing paragraph as bidder’s SOLE means to resolve any and all disputes which may arise with BGIA. By doing so bidder specifically agrees that bidder will not file a dispute of any kind with an online venue, a credit card, or any other third-parties. Bidder specifically waives the right to initiating a credit card chargeback dispute on any basis of claim and agrees that bidder will pay BGIA a minimum of $300 plus hourly charges and costs for any such chargeback dispute opened, due to the severe administrative burden of such disputes and their direct violation of the dispute provisions above. In the event that Bidder violates this dispute resolution provisions, in consideration of BGIA’s approval of the application of the bidder to bid in BGIA’s auction, bidder confesses judgment to fraud having been committed by bidder against BGIA and further agrees that bidder is liable to BGIA for all damages, losses and costs, including time charges, resulting.
IMAGES- The first image of diamond(s) in our catalog are usually stock photos of diamond(s) and do not represent the actual diamond itself. Each lot’s actual images of the diamond, along with any of its other grading reports and heart & arrow images are included from the second image thereafter. For HD 360 degrees video, it can be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org.
14. The bidder hereby waives, releases, remises, acquits, and forever discharges BGIA and any consignor, and shall indemnify and hold them harmless against any claims, actions, cause of action, demands, rights, damages, costs, expenses, or compensation whatsoever, direct or indirect, known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, which the bidder now has or which may arise in the future on the account of or in any way growing out of or connected with any defects, latent or otherwise, or the physical condition of any items or lots purchased or any law or regulation applicable thereto. BGIA or consignor shall provide notice to bidder promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding.
15. If any provision of these terms and conditions or of any listing be void, unlawful or unenforceable under applicable law, that provision shall be modified to the minimum extent possible to comply with applicable law, or if modification is not possible, deleted and severed from the remaining provisions. Any such modification, deletion or severing shall not affect the enforceability or validity of any of the remaining provisions.
16. These terms and conditions, the contents of any listing and the contractual relationship between BGIA and any bidder shall be interpreted under and governed by the laws of the State of Arizona.
17. For all items, hammer prices are subjected to consignors and vendors approval.
18. Complimentary settings:
$1-$10,000 – 14k white/yellow gold
$10,000- $20,000 – 14k or 18k white/yellow gold (your choice)
$20,000 and above – 14k, 18k or Platinum (your choice)
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AS YOU HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED BY AGREEING TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AUCTION, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. IN THE EVENT THAT YOU REQUEST AND ARE GRANTED BY BGIA, A RETURN OR REFUND, YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING A 20% RESTOCKING FEE BASED ON THE HAMMER PRICE OF EACH ITEM THAT IS RETURNED, LESS APPLICABLE TAXES, PLUS THE ENTIRE BUYER’S PREMIUM FOR EACH ITEM AS WELL AS ALL OF THE SHIPPING/HANDLING CHARGES. ACCORDINGLY, THE RESTOCKING FEE, BUYER’S PREMIUM, AND ANY SHIPPING AND HANDLING COSTS ARE NEVER ELIGIBLE FOR A RETURN OR REFUND. IN THE EVENT THAT YOU REFUSE PAYMENT FOR A WINNING BID YOU WILL BE SUBJECT TO A 20% LIQUIDATED DAMAGES CHARGE OF THE HAMMER PRICE AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SECTION 9 HEREIN.
SHIPPING & HANDLING
All domestic packages within U.S. shipping time frame are 10-12 business days. All international shipping time frame are 12-14 business days. Shipping Fees will be included on your invoice.
INTERNATIONAL Shipping Fees:
Under $25,000 Fees are $200.
$25,000 to $100,000 Shipping Fees are $275.
Anything $100,000 and above, please email email@example.com for quote.
Shipping fees may change depending on location.
International packages may be subjected to their respective country’s customs, duties and taxes and bidders are responsible to pay this charge. BGIA is not responsible in paying your customs, duties and taxes. Please notify BGIA if you would like your item(s) shipped to a different location.
Please note that as the value of the package goes up shipping charges go higher as well. Please contact BGIA if you want quotation of shipping charge.
NOTICES & DISCLAIMERS REGARDING SPECIFIC ITEM TYPES
Regarding Appraised Jewelry, Watches and Loose Stones –
BGIA sends most jewelry, watches, accessories and loose stones out to a third-party for appraisals. All such lots are sold AS IS and may have been worn, been previously repaired, altered, customized (including having been modified with after-market stones or had the bezel changed in its entirety on certain jewelry or watches), or been embellished. For purposes of our actions, the terms custom, modified, or after-market may be used interchangeably. Such wear, repair or changes may display varying levels of evidence. The bidder hereby acknowledges that the absence of any reference to the condition of a lot does not imply the absence of wear, repairs, customization, or defects. While BGIA makes every effort to call to the attention of bidders the use of after-market parts in jewelry and watches sold, the use of such parts or stones shall not constitute a warranty or representation that the items are original in their entirety. These modifications, customizations, and alterations may impair the ability of the original manufacturer to repair such item or certify the item as authentic.
For all items, hammer prices are subjected to consignors and vendors approval.
All descriptions and statements related to such lots, including measurement, authorship, source or origin, or other aspects are qualified opines and do not constitute a warranty or representation, and are provided for identification purposes only.
Not all Jewelry, watches or loose stones are appraised and the appraisals are provided for bidders only in certain instances at the discretion of BGIA. Our appraisals are conducted by independent third-party appraisal firms. Such firms may be certified GIA Graduate Gemologists or have education in the industry or alternative certifications. Appraisals should be used for verification of gemstone and/or metal weight, size, and grade only, not actual value for resale or insurance purposes. Appraisal value should be not considered for actual value, as price varies greatly from retail locations and other merchants in different geographic locations. All Items auctioned by BGIA should not be purchased with a view or expectation toward resale for appraisal price given, or to make a profit. The ultimate value for which an item can be resold may vary drastically from the appraisals listed by BGIA.
All dimensions and weights of such lots are approximate and are consistent with standards and practices in the industry. Condition reports are provided as a service to prospective bidders. Bidders should note that such descriptions are not warranties and that watches may need general service, change of battery or further repair work for which the buyer is solely responsible. Certain watch bands from protected species of animals (i.e. alligator, crocodile) and items made of ivory and tortoise may be subject to restrictions in certain countries.
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ALL PAYMENTS NEED TO BE SETTLED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE AUCTION. KINDLY PROVIDE A VALID PHONE NUMBER FOR BID GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL AUCTIONEERS TO CONTACT YOU AFTER YOUR WINNING BID.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any further enquires.