The provisions of this statement shall govern and control any and all transactions between Erin Auctions Limited and the prospective buyer, the bidder, and the Winning Bidder. Erin Auctions Limited acts as an agent for the Consignor and the relationship between these parties is subject to the Consignor Agreement.
Erin Auctions Limited dedicates many resources to identify and research each item but cannot guarantee its accuracy. Descriptions provided by Erin Auctions Limited shall not serve as a representation of the Item and Erin Auctions Limited does not guarantee the complete accuracy of description. Any description provided by Erin Auctions Limited, implied or expressed verbally, visually, or through any other medium is not a guarantee of accuracy nor will Erin Auctions Limited provide warranty for the description. All Items are available for inspection by prospective buyers. Erin Auctions Limited strongly suggests a full and thorough inspection by the interested parties prior to bidding as any failure on behalf of the prospective buyer, bidder, or Winning Bidder to notice or realise an inaccuracy in the description and/or illustration of the Item will not result in the withdrawal or reversal of the sale. Arrangements for viewing are subject to availability and the process for each sale will be announced prior to the auction date. Advisors and independent guarantors are welcome to accompany the interested parties for a viewing to provide their own guidance; however, Erin Auctions Limited will not be responsible for their statements, interpretations, or advice.
Erin Auctions Limited charges the Winning Bidder a buyer's premium of 15% in addition to the winning bid price. An additional charge of 13% Harmonised Sales Tax (HST) will be collected as per the Government of Canada and Province of Ontario. The 13% HST will be applied to both the buyer's premium collected by Erin Auctions Limited and the winning bid price. For Items that are to be shipped outside of the Province of Ontario but within the country of Canada, the applicable taxes of the destination Province or Territory will be applied. On Items that are to be shipped outside of Canada, the Winning Bidder will be solely responsible for the organisation and completion of the necessary duties, taxes, and fees for their Items. All Items leaving Erin Auctions Limited must be collected from the premises of Erin Auctions Limited with the appropriate documentation and shipping labels. It is the sole responsibility of the Winning Bidder to ensure the accuracy of the destination and tax related obligations. Erin Auctions Limited will not be responsible for inaccurate, incomplete, or fraudulent representations by the Winning Bidder. The Winning Bidder acknowledges that Erin Auctions Limited will not be liable or responsible for any damage or loss once the Item has left the premises.
All participants acknowledge and accept that Erin Auctions Limited may collect the buyer's premium, HST, and other government-required fees as necessary from the Winning Bidder. All participants also acknowledge that Erin Auctions Limited may collect a commission for the sale of an Item from the Consignor as per the Consignor Agreement.
Erin Auctions Limited cannot guarantee that the purchase of an Item necessarily includes the copyright or copyright allowances for that Item. This limitation includes the intellectual property rights, commercial rights, publication rights, etc. Erin Auctions Limited will not be responsible or liable for disputes related to copyright of an Item sold through Erin Auctions Limited.
An Item may be withdrawn from the sale for any reason at the sole discretion of Erin Auctions Limited. All participants agree that Erin Auctions Limited will not be held liable for any loss or damage resulting from an Item's removal prior to the total completion of the Item's sale. Erin Auctions Limited reserves the right to present an Item for sale in any fashion they see fit.
Every person or entity that wishes to participate in a sale facilitated by Erin Auctions Limited agrees to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of Sale as well as agreeing to register prior to the sale. By registering, each person understands that they represent themselves and are bidding solely on their behalf and are personally responsible for every bid they place. By registering, each person also certifies that they are of at least eighteen years of age or older at the time of registration. A registered bidder may represent another party only in the event that this arrangement is documented and expressly approved by Erin Auctions Limited prior to the sale as well as an agreement between the representative and the person they are representing. A prior representative arrangement will not apply to any other sale except the one expressly agreed upon by all parties. Erin Auctions Limited reserves the right to deny any request of arranging a representative at their sole discretion. If the Winning Bidder fails to comply with these requirements, they agree to be seen as wholly responsible for the Item that they had bid on and are representing themselves. Transference of an invoice to a third party by a representative will be done at the sole discretion of Erin Auctions Limited and with authorisation by the party in which the invoice is to be transferred to.
Erin Auctions Limited reserves the right to refuse any bid at their sole and absolute discretion. Erin Auctions Limited reserves the right to deny any person or entity requesting bidding registration at their sole and absolute discretion. Erin Auctions Limited also reserves the right to cancel or suspend any account used for bidding at their sole discretion. Under no circumstances may a bidder withdraw or change their submitted bid.
Erin Auctions Limited is not responsible for any technical errors that may arise through the use of the online bidding platform used to host the auction. By using the online bidding platform, all users agree to hold Erin Auctions Limited free from liability to any damage or loss resulting from the online platform's use, including the inability to place a bid, register, participate, or access the site. All users also agree that any errors published to the online platform fall under the conditions releasing Erin Auctions Limited from liability, including but not limited to, descriptions, illustrations, and technological errors.
Upon completion of the sale, the Winning Bidder will assume the complete risk and responsibility for the purchased Item, complying with the Terms and Conditions of Sale. If the result of a sale is disputed, Erin Auctions Limited reserves the right to rescind any transaction with the Winning Bidder and designate another winner or remove the Item from the sale entirely. The result of a sale and outcome of an Item shall be determined by Erin Auctions Limited at their sole discretion.
Immediately following the completion of the sale, the Winning Bidder will be charged the total amount listed on their invoice. The Winning Bidder hereby authorises Erin Auctions Limited to charge the Winning Bidder's registered payment method with the full amount of their invoice. The Winning Bidder authorises Erin Auctions Limited to make a second attempt of charging the Winning Bidder's registered payment method for the full invoice price in the event that the first charge for the Winning Bidder's total invoice is unsuccessful. The Winning Bidder also agrees that the Item they placed the winning bid on may not be removed from the premises of Erin Auctions Limited or Erin Auctions Limited's secondary storage locations without full and complete payment of their invoice. The Winning Bidder agrees to settle final payment of their invoice within 3 days following closure of the sale. Failure to settle an invoice or collect an Item within 3 days will result in added storage fees of $10 per day to a maximum of 10 days. Items held on the premises of Erin Auctions Limited or its secondary storage locations are done so at the sole risk of the Winning Bidder and may not hold Erin Auctions Limited liable for damages or loss resulting from an Item's storage. If complete payment is not made within 10 days then Erin Auctions Limited reserves the right to void the purchase, retain any amount paid as liquidated damages, and determine the appropriate management of the Item(s) at their discretion. Erin Auctions Limited reserves the right to suspend or remove the account associated with the Winning Bidder and/or their representatives due to a failure to complete payment. Items must be collected by the Winning Bidder, their representatives, or organised shipment method within 10 days.
Erin Auctions Limited, its agents or employees, will not be held liable for the loss or damage of any Item purchased through Erin Auctions Limited, including negligence, while the Item(s) remain in the possession of Erin Auctions Limited.
Winning Bidders may request a shipping and handling quote from Erin Auctions Limited and they will be provided with details from a third-party shipping company. Erin Auctions Limited may outsource the responsibility of packaging Items for shipment and will not be held liable for loss or damage resulting from inadequate packaging. Erin Auctions Limited strongly suggests the Winning Bidder of an Item to insure all shipments. The Winning Bidder agrees not to hold Erin Auctions Limited liable for any and all loss and damages that may have occurred in transit in any way, including inadequate packaging or securing.
Without limitation, the Winning Bidder accepts that any Item purchased through Erin Auctions Limited may be subject to provisions of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act (Canada).
Erin Auctions Limited reserves the right to refuse admission, enrolment and/or participation in any of their events and/or auctions. Erin Auctions Limited reserves the right to refuse admission to their premises to any individual or group of individuals.
These Terms and Conditions of Sale and all agreements related to the business of Erin Auctions Limited shall be construed under the laws of Ontario, Canada, and the parties hereby attorn to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Ontario Courts. All dispute resolutions are to occur within the Ontario Court System.
Erin Auctions Limited accepts payment by cash, certified cheque, wire transfer, Electronic Money Transfer (EMT), VISA, and Mastercard for the settlement of invoices. Credit card purchases are limited to a maximum of $10,000 CAD. Items purchased with a certified cheque will not be released by Erin Auctions Limited until the clearance of the cheque has been confirmed by Erin Auctions Limited's bank. Payments arranged by wire transfer may be subject to administrative charges related to the transfer and banking processes. Erin Auctions Limited reserves the right to require government issued photo identification for all transactions. Erin Auctions Limited reserves the right to request certain methods of payment on a case-by-case basis.
This agreement may be executed and delivered in a number of counterparts, each of which when executed and delivered is an original but all of which taken together constitute, as applicable, one and the same instrument.
These Terms & Conditions of Sale are subject to change without notice and are effective immediately following their publication.