• •A bid is construed as a legal agreement to purchase the listed lot(s) at the amount indicated. All bidders must be 18 years of age or above. The auction bid sheets will serve as prima facie evidence of the terms of the sale. Any modification of bid sheets immediately invalidates an auction item.
• Please do not remove or relocate auction bid sheets. If you need more information on a lot, please seek the assistance of auction staff or volunteers.
• To place a silent auction bid, legibly print your name and telephone number in the starting bid space or on the line following the highest current bid.
• Indicate your bid in the appropriate space on your bidding row. All new bids must be higher than the previous bid by at least the minimum raise indicated at the top of the bid sheet, in order to be valid.
• In order to protect the integrity of all bidders, please do not scratch out bids. Bids may only be voided by an auction volunteer or staff member due to valid bidding error. Please seek assistance if you find an invalid bid or make a mistake during bidding. Any modification of an official bid sheet will result in cancellation of the auction.
• The auction will close at 4:15 p.m., at which time the highest bid on each bid sheet will be declared the winner. A silent auction official will highlight the top bid number and amount. You can see if you are the successful purchaser by looking at a copy of the silent auction bid sheet, which will be left in its place after the auction is closed.
• If conflict arises over identifying the last valid bid for a lot(s), auction staff has the sole discretion to determine the winner or to impose an alternate method of closing the item for interested parties, including, but not limited to, a sealed final bid or removal of item from auction.
• Giving Back Magazine reserves the right to withdraw any of the lots listed for sale or cancel any sale arising from error, modification, or dispute.
• The value listed is only an estimate of the appraisal value.
• All lots are sold on an “as-is” basis and without warranties.
• Winning bidders may pay by cash, check or money order, made payable to “Giving Back Magazine” on the day of the silent auction, or by cash, check, money order, credit, debit or check cards by September 20, 2011.
• If not present, the winning bidder will be notified by September 19, 2011. Once the bidder receives acknowledgement of winning the bid, payment must be made in full by September 20, 2011.
• If for whatever reason Giving Back Magazine is unable to contact the bidder by September 19, 2011 and/or there is a problem with payment or auction item then Giving Back Magazine will be entitled, in their sole discretion, to offer the lot(s) to the next highest bidder, to re-auction the lot(s), or dispose of the lot(s) by any other means or cancel the sale of the item and refund monies.