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Conditions of Sale

Terms & Conditions:


Goose & Co. was created to make the process of buying and selling objects in the online marketplace easy, intuitive and enjoyable.  The auction site provides a streamlined user interface, the ability for Bidders to easily browse the catalog, create customized notifications, watch the auction and bid from anywhere around the world.  Bidders can participate through their mobile phone, tablet and web interface.  To download the app please search for Goose Auctions in your app store.

REGISTRATION is free and enables you to participate and bid in ALL upcoming auctions, not just one auction.  You will register by credit card (Visa/MC/Amex/Discover) via our SECURE site.  This credit card will be charged at the conclusion of each auction.  Please make sure you have a sufficient available balance to cover your bids, associated buyer’s fee and tax if applicable.  Read ALL general Terms & Conditions carefully.  Read ALL additional Terms & Conditions for each specific auction, such as Preview & Removal information, carefully.  By participating, all Bidders agree to be bound by ALL Terms & Conditions.


BY PARTICIPATING, BIDDERS AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS & CONDITIONS

All items are sold "AS IS / WHERE IS", with all faults, known & unknown, with no guarantees or warranties, expressed or implied, of any kind, including but not limited to condition, authenticity or testing, completeness, suitability, fitness or merchant-ability for any purpose.  This is not a retail store, and all sales are final; no credits or refunds of any kind are given.  You are bidding and buying based upon your own inspection, your own determination of value and your own decision to bid.  Fakes & Forgeries may be present in any sale; Goose & Co. takes no responsibility for errors or omissions of any kind, including catalog descriptions and photographs.

PREVIEW

For most auctions, Live On-Site / In-Home Preview times will be posted.  This is your opportunity to determine the condition, usefulness and any other purchase criteria to make your own informed bidding decisions.  The pictures and descriptions given on-line are purposefully limited in nature and in no way represent a guarantee or warranty of any kind.  If a discrepancy exists between description and photograph, the description takes precedence, however Goose & Co. takes no responsibility for errors or omissions of any kind in photographs or descriptions.

MARKINGS

Goose & Co. generally reports or photographs markings/stampings found on an item, but does not verify nor test for authenticity!  For example, a reported stamp of "14K" is NOT a guarantee that it is 14K solid gold.  Bidders should inspect in person and determine for themselves the authenticity and value of any item before bidding.

BIDDING ERRORS

If you make an error in bidding, you must IMMEDIATELY contact Goose & Co. at info@GooseEstateSales.com or (804) 339-3921 BEFORE that auction item closes.  Bidders are responsible for allowing sufficient time for any corrections & confirmations to be made prior to an auction item closing. Goose & Co. will not reverse bids after an auction item has closed.

AUCTION CLOSINGS

STAGGERED CLOSING

The online auction closes 3 items per minute (may differ on each auction). This feature will close the bidding on intervals. This feature works great with the auto-extend feature to closely emulate a ‘live’ auction.

DYNAMIC CLOSING

The closing time of an item is automatically extended an additional 2 minutes whenever a bid is placed within the last 2 minutes of the item’s closing time. Thus, if an item is set to close at 8:05pm, and a bidder places a bid on the item at 8:04pm, the item’s closing time will be extended to 8:06pm. If another bid is placed at 8:05pm, the item’s closing time will be extended to 8:07pm, and so on.

PAYMENT

BUYER'S PREMIUM

Unless otherwise stated, a 15% Buyer’s Premium will be added to each purchase.

SALES TAX

Virginia (or other applicable) State Sales tax will be collected.  If you are tax exempt, you must email/fax a copy of your ST-10 tax exempt form PRIOR to auction closing.  Email your ST-10 form to info@GooseEstateSales.com.  We CANNOT accept a verbal number.  You can obtain a VA form online at www.tax.virginia.gov.  Sales tax will NOT be credited if your signed tax exempt form is not on file prior to the close of an auction; you will have to apply to the state for a refund for that sale. (However, once your state form is on file, future sales in that state will be tax exempt.)

CREDIT CARD CHARGES

If you win, we will charge your credit card for your purchases plus the buyer’s premium and applicable sales tax.  Please ensure that you have an adequate available balance to complete your purchase.  If your credit card is declined, your items are subject to forfeiture and you may not be able to participate in future auctions.

PAID RECEIPT

You will receive an emailed receipt for your purchases by the end of auction closing day.  If you won items and do not see an email receipt from us, please check your spam box/filter.  If you still can't find any emailed paid receipt, please contact us immediately to obtain one.  It is your responsibility to let us know if you did not receive a paid receipt in a timely manner.  Your paid receipt printout is your ONLY ticket which allows you to pick up your items.

DELINQUENT/UNPAID ACCOUNTS

The Bidder agrees to pay all deficiencies, legal, collection, transportation, storage and removal fee expenses associated with any delinquent accounts or abandoned items.

REMOVAL

RECEIPT REQUIRED

You must take your original paid invoice receipt with you for merchandise pickup/removal.  ANYONE PICKING UP MERCHANDISE ON YOUR BEHALF - INCLUDING SHIPPERS/MOVERS - MUST HAVE YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT WITH THEM.  NO EXCEPTION!  Duplicate Sales Receipts for pickup can only be obtained from the Auctioneer. Purchases will be released only upon presentation of a paid receipt.

REMOVAL DAYS/TIMES

All items must be removed during the schedule pickup time(s).  Any items not removed during the pickup times will become the property of Goose LLC. (unless other arrangements have been made).  Please bring plenty of help and proper equipment needed to remove your items. Auction staff is NOT available to assist with loading.  Do not bring a Pinto to take home a bedroom suite, please.

MOVER

Goose & Co. does NOT offer moving services.  A link to a list of potential movers is posted on each auction.  Bidders are responsible for their own timely removal arrangements, and ensuring a mover is available - prior to bidding.

SHIPPER

Goose & Co. does offer shipping services.  We charge $20.00 in addition to shipping expenses.  We ship through USPS, UPS and FedEx.  Please email the paid receipt to info@GooseEstateSales.com.  Our in-house shipper will contact you asap.

FIREARM SALES

Bidders must be eligible to purchase a firearm under Local, State and Federal guidelines.  Shipping provided to continental US FFL holders for most gun purchases.  Additional charges will apply.  See details in the firearms auction for shipping rates.

VEHICLE TITLE & INSURANCE

Titles are only released upon cleared or wire transferred funds. Any removal from premises is also solely the responsibility & risk of the Bidder.  Ownership, responsibility and insurance for any titled vehicles becomes solely the Bidder's responsibility.

ABANDONED ITEMS

Any items NOT picked up by the set time will be considered forfeited and abandoned.  NO EXCEPTIONS!  IMPORTANT:  Goose & Co. will have the option of reselling, removing, storing or abandoning, at the expense and risk of the Bidder, any unclaimed and/or unpaid items not removed within the specified time.

REFUNDS/CREDITS

In the event an item is not available for pickup, the Bidder must notify our onsite staff immediately and forward a claim to info@GooseEstateSales.com within 24 hours of the auction pickup/ removal date.  After 24 hours, Goose & Co. and Bidder agree that no adjustment or refund will be made.  NO refunds, credits or charge back's will be granted for forfeited / abandoned items due to a lack of removal at the designated times.  It is the Bidder's sole responsibility to verify completeness of purchased lots prior to removal.  Once a lot or any part thereof has been removed from Goose & Co.’s care and control Goose & Co. cannot issue any refunds or adjustments.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Goose & Co. reserves the right to add, change or remove any items, and/or to cancel, extend, change or delay the closing of any auction at any time prior to the auction/item closing.  Goose & Co. reserves the right to place a starting price / reserve / bid on items on behalf of the Seller or for any court or other legally empowered entity with authority to so direct Goose & Co.


Bidders agree to hold harmless, indemnify and defend, Goose LLC.  dba Goose & Co. estate sales, its employees, officers, owners, affiliates, agents and representatives from and against any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, judgments, fees, costs and expenses, including attorney fees, related to, arising from, or associated with Bidder’s participation in the preview, bidding, sale or removal of goods, in this auction, including, but not limited to, personal injury, property damage or other injury caused at any sales site (whether physical or online) or during removal or transportation of items won at auction, a dispute with another bidder, or any violation of the Terms and Conditions set forth in this Agreement.