Online Only Timed Auction: Contents Of "The Shelter" Rhinebeck's Underground Wine Bar. Restaurant & Bar Equipment, Fixtures, Furniture, Glassware, Etc... Etc... Invoices Will Be Emailed To Winners with 2 Hours Following The Close Of The Last Lot. Winners Must Pay In Full With 24 Hours Of The Close Of THe Last Lot. Winners Can Pay The Invoice Electronically, Over The Phone, Or In-Person At Our Auction Hall. All Items Are Being Sold In Place And Must Be Removed From "The Shelter" By The Winner. Winners Must Remove All Items, (By Appointment Only), Between Noon on Monday July 18th and Noon on Wednesday July 20th. Invoices Must Be Paid In Full Before Merchandise May Be Removed. Further Questions Give a Call - 845.758.9114
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THERE IS NO SHIPPING... ALL ITEMS MUST BE PICKED UP BY YOU OR YOUR AGENT, BY APPOINTMENT BETWEEN NOON ON MONDAY JULY 18TH , AND NOON ON WEDNESDAY JULY 20.
The terms "GCA" "us," "we," or "our" as used herein all refer to George Cole Auctions, Inc. Unless otherwise indicated in the catalog or at time of sale, GCA acts at all times solely as the agent for the seller. All sales are As-Is, Where-Is. All sales shall be deemed to occur in New York regardless whether by telephone, mail or through the Internet or the physical location of the buyer. DEFINITIONS: -HAMMER PRICE: The highest bid received for a lot upon the fall of the auctioneer's hammer. -BUYER'S PREMIUM: The amount paid by the buyer as a percentage of the hammer price and in addition thereto. -PURCHASE PRICE: The aggregate of the hammer, buyer's premium and applicable taxes or other fees, if any, as may be required by law. -RESERVE: The minimum price at which the lot may be sold. -BUYER: The person or entity who buys property at auction or private sale. -CONSIGNOR: The seller, or the seller's representative, on behalf of whom we are selling the Property. -LOT: The single item or group of items offered by us for sale. -PROPERTY: The item or items comprising an auction lot being offered for sale. TERMS OF SALE: a. The Purchase of and Payment for Property The sale of a lot shall be to the highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer, in accord with these Conditions of Sale. Title to the lot shall pass with the fall of the Auctioneer's hammer. Buyer shall pay the Purchase price, as defined above, and such other fees as may be due, in full, within TWENTY-FOUR (24) hours of the close of the auction. Sale is not final and property will not be released to Buyer until good funds for all amounts due, are received by GCA. No lot shall be transferred by Buyer to another person until the sale is final. In the event of partial payment for any lot or lots we shall apportion charges and apply payments, in our sole discretion. The Buyer grants GCA a security interest in the purchased Property, and we may retain as collateral any property purchased and any funds in our possession, to secure a Buyer's obligations to us, if any. We retain the rights of a secured party under the New York Commercial Code. All fees, taxes, premiums or other sums due and not paid pursuant to this paragraph shall be subject to storage fees and will bear interest at 1.5 % per month from the 8th day following the sale to the date paid in full. b. Collection of Property: Upon transfer of title, Buyer assumes full responsibility, including risk of loss and damage, for the Property. Purchased property shall be removed at Buyer's expense according to the shipping policies published herein. If, for any reason whatsoever, property is damaged between the fall of the hammer and the pick up by buyer or agent of the buyer, GCA shall be liable to the Buyer only for the Purchase price paid by the Buyer and in no event shall we be liable for incidental or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, business interruption or loss of profit. THE AUCTION PROCEDURE: a. REGISTRATION: Bidders must register in advance to bid at auction. There is no in-person bidding… This is an Internet-only timed auction… b. MODIFICATIONS - We may, at the commencement of, or during the Auction, announce changes in or modifications to the Lot Order, Lot Structure, Combine Lots, Split Lots, Modify the Catalog, Modify Conditions of Sale or descriptions of Property. Modifications may make a lot difficult or impossible to sell online. c. ABSENTEE BIDS - For a Buyer's convenience, and to avoid internet service interruptions or any other situations which could impair your ability to bid live during the last few seconds, we highly encourage bidders to utilize absentee bids. However, we neither accept any responsibility to an absentee bidder, nor any liability whatsoever for a failure to execute the absentee bid for any reason. In the event that identical multiple absentee bids are attempted, the highest bids received for the same lot then the earliest received of the competing absentee bids shall prevail at that bid amount. d. AUCTIONEER'S DISCRETION - Auctions can be fast paced and there are many moving pieces. Many times, snap decisions are made, and mistakes can be made easily with an errant click or with a misspeak. We have been in business over 47 years and have been recognized as the Best Auction House in the Hudson Valley 16 years running. However, we are only human and we realize now that mistakes have been made in the past and in advance, we realize that mistakes will be made by our staff, by users, and by computer systems in the future. We understand from experience that losing a lot because of a clerking error can be emotionally impacting and we work hard to both avoid mistakes, and still keep up the fast-paced exciting atmosphere that we are known for. Regarding resolution for discrepancy and errors, the Auctioneer has the absolute discretion to; -(a) pass a lot or withdraw it from sale at any time prior to its actual sale; -(b) refuse to recognize any bidder in the interest of time or for any other reason; -(c) refuse to recognize any bid in the interest of avoiding trouble collecting, maintain a peaceable auction event, or for any other reason; -(d) resolve any dispute between bidders or resolve any doubtful bid by deciding who is the successful bidder or nullifying the auction of the lot and reoffering it for sale. The Auctioneer's decision is binding as to disputes arising at auction. If a dispute arises post sale, our records of the sale shall be conclusive. Both the Auctioneer and GCA shall be without any liability whatsoever resulting from the exercise of the discretion referred to herein. -(e) resolve any issue occurring from any error made by auctioneer, recording clerk, and or any other auction staff. e. RESERVES - All Property is offered for sale subject to a Reserve unless otherwise stated by us at time of sale. GCA may protect the Reserve by an initial bid or continued bidding on behalf of the consignor. Neither the consignor nor an agent or representative of the consignor is allowed to bid on their own property. POST AUCTION: PAYMENT: IF YOUR INVOICE HAS TAX ON IT, YOU MUST PAY THE TAX. IN ORDER TO HAVE TAX REMOVED, YOU MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF YOUR RESALE CERTIFICATE. Winning Bidder must complete payment in full for items won within 24 hours of close of auction. Payment may be made by in person, over the phone or through electronic payment processing only... No lot shall be transferred by Buyer to another person until the sale is final. For in person pick up, winning bidders may also pay in cash, certified funds, or with major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover). Sorry but we we no longer accept livestock or knit mittens as payment. :-) TAKING POSSESSION OF ITEMS WON: ++++++++++++++ ALL MERCHANDISE IS SOLD AS IS, WHERE IS... We are in the selling business, not the packing, or shipping and handling business. We do not source, or hire, or charge for, or pay for shipping or delivery, The Buyer pays any cost related to shipping directly to the shipper. Time Is Of The Essence With Regard To Removal Of Items. All items Must Be Removed By NOON on Wednesday July 20. Failure to do so could generate additional storage charges of up to $10 Per Lot Per Day and or loss of property if considered abandoned. Pick Up MUST Be Done By ADVANCE Appointment... Two options: 1). Pick Up In Person – By Appointment Only 2). Authorize Someone To Pick Up Merchandise For You (AND TELL US WHO YOU AUTHORIZE) – By Appointment Only Winning Bidders need to bring their own helpers, padding, tie downs and any other needed packing/moving supplies. If you have a specific request, or want to confirm supplies are available, you can call in advance and we will do our best within reason to accommodate you. Any paid merchandise not claimed and removed by the deadline will be deemed abandoned by the buyer and will be disposed of. Any revenue generated from disposal of abandoned merchandise will NOT be credited as it was abandoned. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES: Except for warranty of title, neither we nor the Consignor make any warranties, guarantees or representation, express or implied, with respect to the Property, including, but not necessarily limited to, any implied warranty of "fitness for purpose" or "merchantability." Any and all statements and descriptions in any catalogue or elsewhere by GCA, relating to age, attribution, authenticity, size, genuineness, provenance, historical relevance or significance, physical condition, importance, quality, quantity, rarity, period, culture, source or origin, are presented as statements of qualified opinion only. GCA's disclaimer of liability covers information contained in catalogues, and all other printed material published by us, including condition reports. Buyers assume the responsibility to inspect the Property and make their own decision as to the nature, quality and value of the Property. Neither GCA nor the Consignor make any warranty or representation with regard to the existence of or the transfer of intellectual property rights, except and to such extent as may, from time to time, be explicitly stated. No employee of GCA is authorized to nor shall make any warranty or representation on GCA's behalf, except as stated in the catalog or in any written addendum. ESTIMATES OF VALUE - All estimates of value as published in our Catalogues or elsewhere are statements of qualified opinion as to the range of the price a willing buyer might pay for the Property at auction. The actual price paid at auction or subsequently, may vary substantially from the estimates. GCA shall not be liable for any such differential. BUYER'S DEFAULT - If a Buyer fails to pay for purchased Property, or otherwise does not comply with these Conditions of Sale, the Buyer shall be in default. In addition to all remedies available in law, to GCA and to the Consignor, the Buyer shall be liable for the entire Purchase price. Additionally, at our option, we may either cancel the sale and retain all payments made by Buyer as well as retain any and all Property of Buyer in our possession as security against payment of the sums in default, or we may re-offer the Property for sale, at auction or privately, without reserve. Buyer shall be liable to us and the Consignor for the additional fees, commissions and costs on both sales (including handling, storage and court costs and attorney's fees) resulting from the cancellation or resale of the Property and in the event of resale, any deficiency which may result. RESCISSION - The sole and exclusive remedy, available only to the original buyer, is the limited right of rescission set forth herein. GCA will cancel the sale of Property if the original buyer establishes to our satisfaction that there has been a breach of the Consignor's warranty of title, or that the identification of Authorship* of the Property as set forth in Bold Type Heading is not substantially correct, based on a fair reading of the Catalogue (as may be amended by posted or announced changes.) IN ALL INSTANCES, YOU MUST GIVE WRITTEN NOTICE TO US WITHIN SIX (6) MONTHS OF THE SALE OF THE PROPERTY, SETTING FORTH THE BASIS FOR YOUR CLAIM AND, AT YOUR SOLE EXPENSE AND RISK, RETURN THE PROPERTY IN QUESTION TO GCA WITHIN SEVEN (7) DAYS AFTER NOTICE IS GIVEN AND IN THE SAME CONDITION AS WHEN SOLD. Upon review of the claim and the property, if we are satisfied with the bases for your claim and the property is in the same condition it was in when sold, GCA will rescind the sale and return to you the Purchase price, unless we have already remitted funds to the Consignor. In that event, and at GCA's sole discretion, GCA shall either pay you as provided above, or shall pay you only that portion of the Purchase price retained by us (the Seller's commission, the buyer's premium and any sales taxes collected) and on your behalf make demand on the Consignor for the balance and upon receipt of the funds remit same to you. Should the Consignor refuse to return the funds to you or to GCA, we shall disclose the Consignor's identity and assign to you any and all rights GCA may have against the Consignor. Any and all liability GCA may have as agent for the Consignor shall thereupon terminate. BUYER EXPRESSLY UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT GCA SHALL HAVE NO OTHER LIABILITY TO THE BUYER EXCEPT FOR THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE AND THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL GCA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR COMPENSATORY DAMAGES OR LOSS OF PROFIT OR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. *Authorship refers to the maker or creator of the Property, and the period, social culture, and origin of the Property as stated in the Bold Type Heading for a given lot in our catalogue. It does not refer to the descriptions which may be contained in the information below the Bold Type Heading. MISCELLANEOUS: a. Modification: No modification or amendment of the Conditions of Sale shall bind GCA unless contained in a writing signed by GCA, except as may be posted or published as noted above or verbally announced at time of sale. b. Severability: If, for any reason, any part of the Conditions of Sale is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining portion shall be valid and enforceable. c. Successors and Assigns: The Conditions of Sale shall be binding on all the heirs and assigns of the Buyers and bidders and inure to the benefit of GCA's successors and assigns. d. Jurisdiction, Venue, Choice of Law: Dispute resolution shall occur in Red Hook, Dutchess County, New York, USA. The provisions of the Conditions of Sale will be construed and disputes determined by application of New York Law, without regard to conflicts of law. e. Notice, Service of Process: Buyers agree to accept all notices and service of process relating to dispute resolution at the address provided by Buyer on any registration forms required to be executed as a condition of bidding in our auction.