Online Bidding Terms & Conditions
A buyer's premium of 25% is added to the hammer price of each item when bidding online.
All bids online are confidential to the online console operator, the auctioneer or any BHA staff member.
As an online bidder you will be bidding against other bidders in the audience, over the phone and with any other left bids that the auctioneer will execute. The online bidding system is a random system. If you bid against another online bidder, whomever the lot is hammered to is the highest bidder. This means that your bid can be rejected at any amount if another bidder, online or otherwise is competing at the same time at your bid price. This is the normal auction process. Your bid is not a guarantee that you will win the item for that particular bid as anyone registered is able to bid as you are.
Please do not place a bid online and come to the sale in person to bid or arrange a telephone or absentee bid. You will be bidding against yourself. Your bid is your contract. There are no "mistake" bids. If you have registered or if you have been registered in absentia for any reason, to bid at any one of our Sales, past or present and a bid has been executed in your account, you are responsible for that bid. No staff member of BHA will cancel any bids or entertain the request to do so at any time after a bid has been placed online.
These terms and conditions apply to all online bidding at auction sales conducted by or in conjunction with Boston Harbor Auctions, BHA or Lannan Gallery, Live Auctioneers, Invaluable or any other advertised Internet Bidding console, software or platform advertised with regard to this sale (“Internet Bidding"). By registering to participate in a Boston Harbor Auctions auction sale (a "Sale") via Internet Bidding, you expressly agree to these terms and conditions.
These Boston Harbor Auctions Internet Bidding Terms and Conditions shall apply in addition to the general Terms & Conditions of Sale and other terms and conditions applicable to bidders and buyers participating in the subject Sale. The general Conditions are published in the catalog for the Sale (the "Catalog") and/or on our website, among other places. Additional information applicable to the Sale may also be sought out on our web site, and/or in a notice displayed at the Sale venue, and it is the bidder or buyer's responsibility to review that information. Please be aware that announcements affecting the Sale may also be made orally before and during the Sale without prior notice. In registering to bid at any Sale, you agree to the applicable Bid Conditions
In addition, use of the any Internet Bidding service or platform listed above is at all times subject to the Boston Harbor Auctions use of website.
If you have never bid at an auction and/or do not have dependable Internet skills or connection Boston Harbor Auctions and Lannan Ship Model Gallery, LLC strongly advise you to consider bidding in person or over the telephone.References in this document to Boston Harbor Auctions, "we" or "us" mean any representative of Lannan Ship Model Gallery, LLC or Boston Harbor Auctions, References herein to "you" and "your" mean the person or entity registering to bid or bidding in a Sale via the any of the listed Internet Bidding services.
- Before you can bid online, you must register to bid online. If you have bid online with us before, all bidders must register for each sale you intend to place bids with. If the sale is two days, you must register for each day. Please note that you must be registered at least 24 hours prior to the start of any Sale or you may not be able to bid online in that Sale.
- Once you have registered you should keep your account details strictly confidential and you must not permit any third party to use or access your account on your behalf or otherwise. You will be liable for any and all bids made via your account.
- Online Bidding Process
- Once you have successfully registered for Internet Bidding in a Sale, you will be eligible to bid online at that Sale.
- During a Sale, you can bid for a lot by clicking the Bid button. Each bid shall be final and binding as soon as the bid button has been depressed by you. There are no mistake bids. Bids cannot be retracted so bid wisely and accurately.
- The current bid will be displayed on your screen during the Sale. In the event of a tie between a bid placed by you online and any other identical bid(s) (including bids made in person at the Sale, telephone bids, absentee bids, and other online bids), it will be at the auctioneer's discretion as to which bid shall be accepted.
- You acknowledge that you are bidding in a live auction and you agree that each bid submitted as provided in these terms and conditions is irrevocable and cannot be amended or corrected, even if submitted in error and notified to us. You accept full liability for all bids submitted via your Online Bidding account (including the liability to pay in full and on time in accordance with the Bid Conditions for any lot that is the subject of a successful bid submitted from your account).
- Please note that Boston Harbor Auctions and Lannan Ship Model Gallery, LLC reserves the right to reject a registration to bid online, withdraw its permission for you to use Online Bidding, or terminate an Online Bidding account, for any reason at any time prior to, during or after a Sale
- After Sale
- To find out if you have been successful in your bidding, you may check the results that are published by the live Internet bidding site that you chose to bid with.
- You agree to pay for and collect any lot that is the subject of a successful bid submitted by you or from your Online Bidding account, in accordance with the Bid Conditions.
- Use of the Online Bidding Service and Limitations of Boston Harbor Auctions and Lannan Ship Model Gallery, LLC Liability
- Lots are available for inspection prior to any Sale, and it is for you to satisfy yourself as to each and every aspect of a lot. You are strongly advised to examine in person any lot on which you may bid or have it examined on your behalf before any Sale.
- If you choose to use an Internet Bidding service, you do so entirely at your own risk. Access to and use of Internet bidding is dependent upon, among other things, the availability of the internet and the speed and quality of internet connections, and we therefore encourage bidders to attend Sales in person whenever possible.
- The content displayed via on any Internet Bidding service may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors and we do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the content or that any defects will be corrected. Any reliance on any such content, advice, statement, or other information shall be at your sole risk. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Internet Bidding service and to make any changes to the features, functionality or content of the Internet Bidding service at any time.
- Access to the any of the Internet Bidding services is made available as a convenience and on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to suspend or terminate any aspect or feature of the Internet Bidding service (including the Boston Harbor Live) at any time, with or without notice. Without limiting the foregoing, we may suspend access to the Internet Bidding service to carry out scheduled or unscheduled maintenance or for any other reason at any time.
- WE ACCEPT NO LIABILITY FOR ANY FAILURE OR DELAY IN EXECUTING BIDS OR ANY ERRORS CONTAINED IN BIDS PLACED VIA THE ONLINE BIDDING SERVICE.
- BOSTON HARBOR AUCTIONS, LANNAN SHIP MODEL GALLERY, LLC AND ITS SUPPLIERS PROVIDE THE INTERNET BIDDING SERVICE AND THE BOSTON HARBOR AUCTIONS AND LANNAN SHIP MODEL GALLERY, LLC WEB SITE "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE ACCEPT NO LIABILITY FOR ANY FAILURES, DELAYS OR ERRORS CAUSED BY INTERRUPTIONS IN THE AVAILABILITY OF THE ONLINE BIDDING SERVICE OR OUR WEB SITE OR ANY ERRORS OR DEFECTS IN THEIR CONTENT OR FUNCTIONALITY, ANY SOFTWARE AND/OR HARDWARE DEFECTS (WHETHER YOURS OR OURS) AND/OR ANY INTERNET CONNECTION PROBLEMS (WHETHER YOURS OR OURS), AND WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE ONLINE BIDDING SERVICE OR THE WEB SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE, FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED
- Changes to These Terms & Conditions
- We may from time to time make changes to these terms and conditions. Any changes may be posted on our website at bostonharborauctions.com and we will endeavor to notify you of the same by means of a notice and link to the revised terms on our web site. Please review these terms and conditions regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by us. If you use Internet Bidding after changes have been made and posted, you shall be deemed to have agreed to such changes. If you do not agree to such changes, you should not make any subsequent use of the Internet Bidding service.
- Governing Law, etc.
- These Boston Harbor Auctions Internet Bidding Terms and Conditions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws that govern the general Bid Conditions in respect of the applicable Sale as specified therein, and by the other terms and conditions as are set forth in such Bid Conditions.