Terms and Conditions

Note Regarding Website Absentee Bidding:

Weiss Auctions offers Absentee bidding through our website. Bidding through our website ends 15 minutes before the actual auction begins. Therefore, having the high bid on our website does not guarantee you will be winning bidder. Bidding on our website places you in the running and your bids will be executed once the auction begins live. Your bid will be used to place bids for items on your behalf even though you are not there. If you would like to bid in live time you may call and request a phone line (if available) during the auction or visit www.proxibid.com or www.invaluable.com to bid live during the sale. 

Items Offered Are Part Of A Live Auction At Weiss Auction's Gallery. Items Are Offered In Numerical Order And Are Auctioned At A Pace Of Approximately 75-100 Lots Per Hour. Absentee Bids Left On Live Auction websites ARE NOT the Same As Bids Left With The Auction House Directly. They Are Executed From A Proxy Computer Terminal In The Room Against Other Internet Bidders. Other Competitive Bids Include Bidders On The Telephone, In The Room, And Absentee Bids With The Auctioneer. In Some Cases Tie Bids May Occur Between On-line Absentee Bids And Other Bidders. Tie Bids Are Broken By The Order In Which The Auctioneer Accepts The Bids NOT When The Bids Were Entered with the Webcast Service. For Example, If There Is A Tie Bid With A Live Present Bidder And A Proxibid Live Bidder, Preference Will Be Give To The Live Bidder Present. In All Cases The Auctioneer Has Final Discretion Over Which Bids To Accept.  We Are Not Responsible For Inadvertent Bids, Or Problems Arising Due To Internet Connections, Incorrect Computer Settings Or Other Website Related Problems Beyond Our Control. 

Everything in our Auctions is SOLD AS IS, RETURNS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED, and WITH NO EXCEPTIONS! All of our descriptions are written as accurately as possible, with all sizes approximate, and all apparent faults noted. Because of the volume of material we place in each of our sales, some descriptions may contain erroneous information or minor faults could be missed. It would be in your best interest as a serious buyer, for yourself or a reliable representative come to our Gallery to Pre-view the items in person, or at the very least, call us during pre-view hours so one of our representatives can look at the item while you ask specific questions.
You, the customers, are the experts. While our staff has a wide range of knowledge in the collectibles and memorabilia field, we cannot possibly have expertise in every specific category of collectible. PLEASE BE COMFORTABLE WITH THE ITEMS YOU ARE BIDDING ON, IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS, WE PREFER THAT YOU DO NOT BID! This is not because we don't value your business, but more the fact that WE WANT HAPPY CUSTOMERS!

Any Claims As To Authenticity Must Be Brought To The Auctioneer's Attention Within Two Weeks Of Auction Closing. Lots May Be Withdrawn By Auctioneer Prior To Sale Without Notice.

Estimates Printed In Our Catalogue Reflect What We Feel Is A Fair Market Value. Terms For Payment May Be Made For Large Purchases Prior To Bidding, Kindly Inquire For Details. All Items Remain In Custody Of Weiss Auctions Until Payment Is Made In Full. Group Lots Should Be Expected To Be In Mixed Condition With Items Ranging From Low Grade To Higher Quality Condition. Please Ask For Specific Condition Information Before Placing Bids. Grading And Conditions Are Subjective And Should Only Be Used As A Basic Guide To Aid In Your Bidding.
New York State Residents Must Add 8.625% State Sales Tax Unless You Submit A Valid Resale Certificate.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Credit cards will NOT be accepted for payments on Coins or Jewelry. Also, credit cards will NOT be accepted on International invoices over $1000 or Domestic invoices over $5000. All International invoices over $1000 must be paid by Bank Wire Transfer or Certified Check in US Dollars. This rule applies to all other invoices over $5000. Please contact us for our bank details, or with any questions you may have.

All Domestic Buyers Are Required To Pay The Proper Shipping And Handling Cost Including Insurance, And International Buyers Are Required To Pay The Proper International Air Mail Delivery Cost. All Items Shipped Outside The U.S. Will Be Declared At Full Value For Customs. Weiss Auctions Is Not Responsible For Any Additional Customs/Duty Taxes That May Incur.

Local Buyers May Also Pick-Up Items Directly. Buyers Of Larger Items, I.E. Furniture, Should Contact Us Prior To Bidding And Arrange Carrier Service / Pickup. In Some Circumstances, We Can Arrange Shipping, But Again This Must Be Arranged Prior To Purchase.

FRAMED PIECES: Please be Aware That You Are Bidding on the Framed Item and Not the Frame Itself. We Are Not Responsible For Any Damage to the Frames Themselves, and No Refunds Will Be Given Due to the Damage Frames. Weiss Auctions Makes a Great Effort to Protect Framed Pieces While in Our Care and During the Shipping Process. Contact us if you wish to have the frame removed prior to shipping which may help to reduce the cost. 

All Buyers Must Confirm Purchase Within 3 Days Of Auction Close. Actual Payment Must Be Received Within 10 Days Of Auction Close. Payment Must Be In U.S. Dollars Only. Accepted Forms Of Payment Are: Bank Check, Bank Wire Transfer, Personal Check (Must Clear, And Be Drawn On A U.S. Bank), Cashier's Check, Money Order, MasterCard, Visa, Cash (In House Only), Or Paypal (Domestic Only).

Bidding In This Or Any Of Our Sales Constitutes Acceptance By The Bidder Of All Above Terms And Conditions. Thank You And Kindly Check Our Other Auctions For More Interesting And Great Items.

BUYER'S PREMIUM: At All Auctions, There is a 15% Buyers Premium Added to All Lots Won Directly Thru Our Gallery. If You Choose to Bid Live Thru Proxibid or Invaluable, the Buyers Premium is 20%. We Offer a 2% Discount on the Buyer's Premium for Invoices Paid in Full with Cash, Money Orders, or Checks. (NOTE: For Invoices Paid with Checks, All Material Shall Remain with PWA Until Payment Clears) We Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Debit Cards. Tax is Added to All New York State Residents Unless A Valid Resale Certificate is Provided. Out of State Residents Who Choose to Pickup Items Are Also Liable for NYS Tax, Unless a Resale Certificate is Provided.