Auction Terms & Conditions Real estate auctions will require payment of 10% of the final sales price (including the buyers premium) on the day of the auction close and the remainder paid within 30 days. Changes may be made by the auctioneer to the terms and conditions until the closing of the auction and will take precedence over any printed or advertised material(s). Please review the terms and conditions each time you use this site.
DISPUTES: Any dispute(s) between Creative Realty & Auction Company (the auctioneer), its Agents or Representatives and the Buyer(s) will be tried in a court of jurisdiction in Knox County, Kentucky. By bidding on the property, buyer agrees to all terms and conditions. Buyer and or Bidder agrees to hold harmless and indemnify Creative Realty & Auction Company, and its Agents and its Representatives from any and all claims, damages or suits including but not limited to awards, judgments, costs, fees, etc.
PAYMENT: Cash, Cashier's Check, Personal/Business Check, (Visa or Mastercard with a 3% processing fee, minimum processing fee of $3) or wire transfer. All fees incurred by wire transfers will be paid by the purchaser. All winning bids must be paid for in U.S. dollars. All sales are final. Bidder agrees that there will be no refunds or adjustments for any reason(s). All purchases that have not been paid by the day following the close of the auction will be charged to the credit card used at registration plus a fee of 3% of the total sales price or $3.00 (whichever is greater).
BUYER'S PREMIUM: There will be a 10% Buyer’s Premium on Real Estate or a 20% Buyer's Premium on all other items added to the winning bid. The sum of the winning bid plus the Buyer’s Premium will be the sales price.
SALES TAX: Kentucky Sales Tax ( 6% ) will be added to all taxable items sold. Anyone that is Exempt from paying sales tax must provide proper documentation to Creative Realty & Auction Company before bidding.
CLOSING DATE(S) AND TIMES: The auction will have 'STAGGERED CLOSING' times. Bidding will close for the first lot number at the specified date and time. The rest of the lots will close one at a time in numerical order after an amount of time that is set by the auctioneer. The auction will also have 'SOFT CLOSING' of lots. (i.e. if a bid occurs within the last 2 minutes of the auction, the closing time for that lot will be extended by an additional 2 minutes until no bids occur within the last 2 minutes). For example: If a lot is scheduled to close at 5:00 pm, but someone makes a bid at 4:59 pm, the closing of that lot will be changed to 5:01 pm. The bidding will close if there are no more bids between 4:59 pm and 5:01 pm. The closing time for each lot will continue to be extended by 2 minutes until no bids occur in the last 2 minutes.
MINIMUM BID INCREMENTS: 'Minimum Bid Increments' are the minimum amount of money that anyone can increase the current winning bid. These amounts change by the dollar amount bid. Please see the Bid Increments schedule within each auction.
BIDS: The auction will use a maximum bidding system. This makes bidding more convenient and less time consuming. Your account will bid for you using the 'minimum bid increment' until it reaches your maximum bid. You don't have to bid again every time someone outbids you until the current winning bid is above your 'Max Bid'. For example: You place a bid on an auction item which has a current high bid of $10 by entering the maximum amount you're willing to pay for the item (New Max Bid = $20). Your account will place a bid of $12 on your behalf ($10 current winning bid + $2 minumum bid increment). Then, someone else bids $14. Your account will automatically bid $16 on your behalf. Your account will continue to bid for you (using the minimum bid increments) until you reach your 'New Max Bid = $20'. When the current winning bid is more than your 'Max Bid', your account will not bid again for you (i.e. If someone else bids $22). You can change your New Max Bid until the auction closes. The seller and other bidders cannot see your New Max Bid.
INSPECTION and GUARANTEE: Property is available for inspection during dates and times set by the auctioneer. It is the bidder's responsibility to determine the useability or condition of auction items. All property is sold in “AS IS” and “WHERE IS” condition. The lot description information and photographs are reliable to the best of the auctioneer's knowledge, but they are not guaranteed. There are no warranties or guarantees of any kind. Auctioneer reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any item, lot, photograph or description in the auction until the close of the auction.
PICK UP AND SHIPPING: All items must be picked up by the date(s) and time(s) stated in each auction. No shipping or loading assistance will be available. Removal of items from the auction location(s) are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Any items not removed from the auction location(s) will, at the auctioneer's discretion, become the property of the auctioneer. There will be NO REFUNDS or adjustments given for these forfeited item(s).
TECHNICAL ISSUES: Bidder agrees that neither the auctioneer nor the seller are liable for any technical issues that may occur. In the event there are technical difficulties related to the server, software or any other online auction related technologies, Creative Realty & Auction Company reserves the right to extend bidding, continue the bidding, or close the bidding. Neither the company providing the servers, the software the internet connections nor the auctioneer SHALL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR A MISSED BID OR THE FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE TO FUNCTION PROPERLY FOR ANY REASON.
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