Schultz Auctioneers Terms & Conditions

Bidding Information/Online Registration Requirements

Schultz Auctioneers runs live and online auctions, at times concurrently. All purchases represent a contract of sale between the winning bidder and Schultz Auctioneers. Arrangements can be made to bid on your behalf as an absentee bidder or to execute phone bids. Phone bids are offered for a minimum bid per item on a first-come, first-served basis and must be arranged in advance of the sale days. All absentee and telephone bidders are required to register online, to provide & verify their information including a credit card and agreeing to our terms. Schultz Auctioneers makes every effort to execute all bids. Schultz Auctioneers cannot be held responsible for missed bids or failure to execute your bid. Schultz Auctioneers cannot be held responsible for internet issues or outages as it may affect an auction. At Schultz Auctioneer’s discretion, we reserve the right to not accept a bid or to withdraw an item for any reason. The buyer will be the highest bidder as acknowledged by the auctioneer, who has sole discretion. Any dispute over the auction process is decided solely by Schultz Auctioneers and will be deemed final and binding. It is the sole responsibility of the bidder, particularly regarding online bidding, to pay careful attention to the process. Schultz Auctioneers will not refund or rescind a sale in which the winning bidder claims to have won a bid mistakenly or unintentionally.

Registration online is for a specific auction only. You must register for each day individually you wish to bid online. Schultz Auctioneers has the authority to approve or deny an individual for bidding at their auctions. All online registrations must be filled out completely with your current address and with a valid credit card. In addition to the requirements, Schultz Auctioneers may require an individual to submit a Proof of ID or valid credit card prior to the auction to be accepted for bidding in person.  Non-paying bidders or bidders that do not abide by these terms will not be allowed to bid at future auctions and may jeopardize their ability to participate in future auctions.

Guarantees, All Sales are Final

There are no warranties of any kind, including but not limited to representations of age, origin, condition, restoration, dimensions, authenticity, provenance, or authorship. Any condition reports, artist, authorship that are part of an item’s description are the opinion only of Schultz Auctioneers and do not represent facts or guarantees that may substitute for research and inspection of items by the bidder. Schultz Auctioneers makes every effort to describe items being auctioned accurately, however written and oral descriptions should in no way be considered a guarantee or accurate. Items auctioned are not new. There are inherent imperfections in old and antique items. Any estimates listed with auction items are solely based upon an approximation of the range within which an item may sell for, as determined by Schultz Auctioneers, and in no way represents the value or selling price of those items. All items are available for your examination prior to bidding. Your bidding will signify that you have examined the items, or that you have chosen not to examine them. We encourage in-person inspection as well as questions or requests for additional information or images. Schultz Auctioneers will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions pertaining to items listed in the catalog. It is the sole responsibility of the bidder to inspect an item prior to bidding to determine size, condition, authenticity and whether there has been restoration or repair. All items are sold as-is, where-is. We do not accept returns and do not give refunds. All sales are final.

Payment Terms

**All credit cards on file with Live Auctioneers, Invaluable & Schultz Auctioneers will automatically be charged 72 hours after invoices have been sent out. Payment for purchases must be received within 3 consecutive days of the auction.  If you are mailing a check, sending a wire or paying when you pickup in person please let us know immediately by emailing info@schultzauctioneers.net or call the auction house at 716-407-3125 within the 72 hours to stop your credit card from being charged. A late fee charge of 1.5% of the invoice total will be charged for payments past due. We accept payment in cash, check, wire transfer and credit cards. Payments made using credit cards are assessed an additional fee of 3% of the purchase price, which includes the hammer price, buyer’s premium and sales tax if applicable (see below). There is a 4% surcharge for processing firearms and higher risk items if paying through the Live Auctioneers Live Payments. Credit Card Payments can be made by clicking the “Pay Now” Button on Live Auctioneers or Invaluable.  We do not accept credit card payment for JEWELRY, COINS, SILVER, unless paying through the Live Auctioneers. If paying by credit card, we do not allow shippers to ship to an address that is not associated with the credit card being used. Invoices over $5000 must be paid by cash, check or wire transfer. Any fees associated with wire transfers will be the responsibility of the buyer. Checks should be made out to Schultz Auctioneers and mailed to: Schultz Auctioneers 11177 Main Street Clarence, NY 14031. Checks will be held for 7-10 business days or longer until payment has cleared then your items will be released. Please note, even if the funds are removed from your account that does not mean they were deposited in our account.

Buyer’s Premium

The hammer price, as executed by the auctioneer, is the final sale price. A buyer’s premium of 20% is added to all hammer prices of lots purchased through Schultz Auctioneers internet platform or in-house absentee, phone bidding or live bidding. A buyer’s premium of 25% will be added to the hammer prices for lots purchased through Live Auctioneers & Invaluable internet platforms. **Sales tax and credit card fee, and processing fees, if applicable, are added to the hammer price and, along with the buyer’s premium, constitutes the total final purchase price.

Sales Tax

All sales are subject to New York sales tax unless the buyer holds a valid tax exempt/resale certificate (from any state) and submits a signed and dated State of New York Resale Form with their tax-exempt information prior to release of the purchases, even for tax exempt bidders who will be having their items shipped out of state. We do not collect sales tax on items shipped to other states unless a particular state’s sales tax nexus has been met. Sales to out-of-state buyers without a resale certificate, that are picked up by the buyer’s representative, will be charged New York sales tax unless the representative is a licensed commercial shipper and provides a Bill of Lading with their DOT # at the time of pick up. If paying through Live Payments on Live Auctioneers or Invaluable, you must upload your valid tax exemption certificate to your online account to ensure your purchases are not subject to sales tax.

Firearms & Ammunition Terms

You must be 18 years of age or order to purchase a firearm and 21 years of age or older to purchase a handgun. Semi-Automatic Rifles cannot be sold to a NY State resident unless they are 21 years of age and have semi-automatic rifle endorsement on their pistol permit. If picking up firearms in house, background checks will be conducted and will require a valid form of identification. If purchasing firearms out of state or any firearms that needs to be shipped must be shipped to another valid FFL dealer. Ammunition cannot be shipped to the following states unless shipping to an FFL dealer, New York, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, & Washington DC. It is the buyer’s responsibility to know the laws of their state and will be responsible for their purchase regardless. New in NYS: There are fees associated with in-house background checks for guns and ammunition which the buyer will be responsible for. 

Shipping/Pickup/Outside Shipper

Schultz Auctioneers provides In-House shipping for most items. Schultz Auctioneers reserves the right to forward your item to an outside shipper if the item is too large or fragile. You can pick up your items in person or arrange your own shipping. Schultz Auctioneers will assist with finding a 3rd party for delivery if requested. Live Auctioneers also offers Live Shipping that is optional for customers that pay through Live Auctioneers Live Payments. Their shipping partners are working with us to offer convenient shipping within the United States, all US territories, Canada and select European countries.  This can be selected and paid through your Live Auctioneers invoice. Live Shipping through Live Auctioneers includes pickup, packing, shipping, delivery and insurance. The buyer is responsible for paying all packing, shipping, and handling (time and materials to pack) and any other costs associated with the shipment of your purchases. In-House Shipping charges are not determined until AFTER your merchandise invoices are paid for. You will be billed separately for shipping charges. If you would like an estimate to ship, please email us 48 hours prior to the auction at shipping@schultzauctioneers.net. We combine shipping items when possible, provide tracking numbers and require insurance on all packages. Any packages valued at $1000 and above will be shipped with signature required. Items won will be shipped within 2-3 weeks after payment is received and/or payment is cleared. If you need your items sooner – please arrange your own shipping or pick up. If your credit card is automatically charged after 72 hours, please contact Schultz Auctioneers by email info@schultzauctioneers.net or call (716)759-8483 to provide your shipping preference.

Our staff will not be available to help move heavy items. Auction items will not be released unless they are fully paid for and payment has cleared.  If payment is made by an out of state check, items will be held 7-10 business days minimum before an item is released for shipping. Please note funds may have been removed from your account but that does not mean they have been deposited into our account at the same time. 

Items can be picked up in person or by a shipper at 11177 Main Street Clarence NY 14031 – BY CONFIRMED APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please contact the auction house 24 hours in advance to make an appointment. Pickup can be scheduled for Monday through Friday between 9am – 4pm beginning the Monday after the date of the auction. Please note that all first-time buyers that wish to pick items up in person must pay with cash. We DO NOT accept out of state checks for immediate pick up unless the check has been mailed and cleared before pickup. If you have any questions regarding shipping contact Schultz Auctioneers by email shipping@schultzauctioneers.net

Purchased items that have been paid for but not picked up or shipped from our auction facility within 2 weeks of the auction will be charged a minimum storage fee rate of $5 per day per lot.

Storage fees and late fees must be paid before items are released. There are no exceptions. Items not picked up within 30 days of the auction date will be considered in default and become the property of Schultz Auctioneers. ***