Conditions of Sale
Your bid is a contract. Place a bid only if you're serious about buying the item. If you are the successful and winning bidder, you have entered into a legally binding contract to purchase the property bid on from the seller. You should contact the seller to resolve any questions before bidding. The successful bidder is the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer. In the event of any dispute between bidders, or in the event of doubt on Apple Tree Auction's part as to the validity of any bid, the auctioneer will have the final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the article in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, Apple Tree Auctions, sale record is conclusive. NOTE FIREARMS CAN NOT BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE U.S.A.
All firearm purchases require ATF form 4473 completed by customer and background check completed by Apple Tree Auction. Once background check is approved, customer may remove firearms from premises. Dealers must provide copy of current Federal Firearms License prior to firearm removal.
Antique, MZ and flintlocks designated in description by ******** do not require ATF background checks.
All firearms being shipped must go to an ATF dealer of your choice. Copy of Federal Firearms License is required prior to shipping. Some states have additional laws regarding firearms sales. Please bid in accordance with your state laws. You will be responsible for payment on items where you are the winning bidder. Contact the ATF for specific questions.
For items bought through Invaluable.com, it is the buyer's responsibility to contact Apple Tree Auction Center via telephone 740-344-4282 or email at [email protected] to arrange payment. Apple Tree Auction will email an invoice to you within 3 days from the date of the sale. We accept cash, personal or company check with proper ID, cashiers check, traveler's check, money orders, wire transfers, Visa or MasterCard. We will run partial payments on credit cards if amount will not process. If you have not contacted Apple Tree Auction to arrange payment within 24 hours of time that invoice is sent, we will charge the credit card you used to register for the auction for the amount of your invoice. Failure to make payment arrangements within 7 days following the auction will result in a NPB being placed on your Invaluable account. If paying by check, Apple Tree Auction reserves the right to hold the property until the check has cleared.
Shipping of small unbreakable items will be handled in house. For fragile items, such as glass, china, pottery & figurines, we recommend the local UPS Store. They can be reached at (614) 939-5195 or [email protected]. Any item that cannot be sent through USPS or similar carrier must be sent by common carrier or specialty delivery services. You may contact these shippers for quotes on larger items. We will also provide the buyer with a list of alternative local shippers that have been used in the past if you would prefer. It is the buyer's responsibility to pay all fees associated with shipping and packing. Estimates for in house shipping: $11 for material and labor for 12 x 12 x 12 interior carton. Actual shipping cost and insurance are not included in $11 handling cost. Adjustments will be made for smaller or larger shipments. Contact [email protected] for additional shipping information. All property should be removed from our premises no later than 5:00 P.M. of the 7th business day following the end of the auction. Any property remaining on Apple Tree Auction Center's premises more than five (5) days after purchase will be subject to a five dollar ($5.00) fee per day, per item. Buyer's property remaining on the premises more than seven (7) days after the auction will be considered abandoned and will then become the property of the Auctioneer. Apple Tree Auction Center reserves the right to dispose of, sell, or otherwise distribute these goods without notification or dispute to/from the Buyer.
There will be a buyers premium of 23% for Internet bidders added to the hammer price of each lot and it will be considered part of the total purchase price.
All purchases will be subject to a 7.25% Ohio sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a valid tax-exempt number. Out of state internet bidders are not subject to Ohio sales tax.
All items are sold "AS IS, WHERE IS". There are no warranties or representations of merchantability, of fitness, nor of any other kind, express or implied. Condition requests are available upon request, but must be submitted no later than 24 hours prior to start time of auction. All items are available for your examination prior to bidding. Written and oral descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to authenticity, age, condition, materials or any other feature of items being sold. Apple Tree Auction attempts to catalog every lot correctly and will attempt to point out any defects but will not be responsible or liable for the correctness of the catalog or other descriptions of the lot. Jewelry and precious metals are not automatically tested. This includes items that are stamped and hallmarked. Some items have been scanned in the Niton DXL. The readings have been noted, but this IS NOT A GUARANTEE. Personal inspection is always the best way for an individual to make the most informed bidding decisions. Precious stones are not tested or removed from mountings to determine carat. Appraisals are attached for some items. THIS IS ALSO IN NO WAY A GUARANTEE. An appraisal is based on one professional's opinion. WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL EXPRESSED AND OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY WITH REGARD TO ANY SALE MADE THROUGH APPLE TREE AUCTION CENTER. We recommend prospective bidders examine all items in which they have an interest. By placing a bid, either in person, by phone, absentee or via the Internet, you signify that you have examined the items as fully as you desire to or that you have chosen not to examine them. If you require absolute certainty in all areas of authenticity, and the results of your evaluation leave uncertainty in your mind, we recommend you have an expert examine the lot for you or do not bid on the item in question. If your item(s) are damaged in shipping, you will need to contact the shipper to file a claim. If your item(s) are being shipped and there is a condition problem upon receipt, you are expected to notify us immediately by phone at 740-344-4282. All sales are final!