Registration: By registering and bidding for the auction, you agree that you have read and agree to abide by all terms and conditions contained herein. When you register for the auction, you will receive a bidding number via email. This bidding number is valid for all online auctions conducted by Burns & Associates, Inc.
Any bidder who does not comply with the terms and conditions may have their bidding privileges revoked.
Buyer's Premium & Sales Tax - ALL SALES are subject to a 10% Buyer’s Premium that will be added to the high bid. All buyers must pay sales tax at current rate of 7%, unless you have a retail sales license on file with us for your online buyer number. If you wish to add your resale license to your online bidder number, please email a copy.
Staggered Closing: This online only auction has a staggered closing. The staggered closing works as follows: All items will close in increments of 1 item every 15 seconds, until all lots are closed.
Extended Bidding: This online only auction has an extended bidding feature. The closing time of a lot is automatically extended 5 minutes whenever a bid is placed in the last 5 minutes of the lot’s closing time. The bidding for the lot will close when a period of 5 minutes has expired without an additional bid.
Maximum Bid: When you place a bid under the Maximum Bid Column, the online bidding system will enter your bid as the next required bid and continue to bid for you up to your Maximum Bid amount. For example, if the next required bid is $2,000.00, and you enter $5,000.00, then the online bidding system will immediately enter your bid as $2,000.00. The online bidding system will continue to bid up to $5,000.00 on your behalf using the preset auction increments as other bidders place their bids.
If you are the high bidder at $2,000.00 with a Maximum Bid of $5,000.00, and another bidder places the next required bid of $2,100.00, then the online bidding system will bid for you at the next increment of $2,200.00, and so on. If at such time a bidder places a bid that is higher than your Maximum Bid, then you will be outbid. If you are not outbid, then it is possible that you may win the bid for an amount less than your Maximum Bid.
Removal: If you cannot have all of your purchases removed by the end of the removal period, DO NOT BID. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO REMOVAL DATE. No refunds or charge-backs will be granted due to a lack of removal during the designated times. Merchandise becomes the full responsibility of the bidder at time of payment, and the bidder assumes all risk of loss and damage to property at that time. Burns & Associates, Inc. does not provide labor, equipment, tools or supplies needed to package or remove purchases. Please bring sufficient tools and labor. Purchaser is responsible for proper disconnection of all appliances.
Damages: Any damages caused by a purchaser or other party during the inspection period or during the removal period must be corrected by the purchaser or party causing the damages.
Warranty: Unless otherwise noted, you are buying used merchandise. Neither the seller nor the auctioneer makes any warranty or guarantee to the condition of any item. All items are sold “as is, where is”. Item descriptions have been derived from sources believed to be correct; however, neither the seller nor the auctioneer guarantees these descriptions. RELY ON YOUR OWN PERSONAL INSPECTION. The failure of any bidder to inspect, or to be fully informed as to the condition of the property, age, value or other determinative factor, will not constitute grounds for any claim or demand for adjustment or withdrawal of bid.
Agency: All transactions are between the seller and the buyer. The auctioneer is acting only as the seller’s agent.
Winning Bidder Notification: If you are the winning bidder for a lot or group of lots, you will be notified with an invoice via email within following the close of the auction.
Catalog Discrepancies: You are bidding on the item as described. Do not rely solely on the photograph. Occasionally, the wrong photograph may be displayed, or other additional items may be pictured which do not sell with the current lot.
Bidding Errors: If you mistakenly increase your own bid, place your bidder number in the bid field, or make any other gross bidding error, you must contact our office immediately by email. If an adjustment is made to your bid, you must remain the high bidder. We will not reverse bids that have caused another bidder to be outbid. We will not reverse any bids after the auction has begun to close, no exceptions.
Chargebacks: Bidder agrees that under no circumstances will he or she initiate a chargeback.
Shipping: No shipping available for this auction. You must make your own shipping arrangements. Shipper will have to pick up items during pickup times listed above.
Server & Software Technical Issues: In the event there are technical difficulties related to the server, software or any other online auction-related technologies, the Auctioneer reserves the right to extend bidding, continue the bidding, or close the bidding. Neither the Auctioneer nor the online bidding software and service provider shall be held responsible for a missed bid or the failure of the software to function properly for any reason.
The Auctioneer reserves the right to cancel, suspend, extend or reschedule an individual item or auction event. The auctioneer reserves the right to make changes to the auction closing times or inspection or removal times. Email notifications will be sent to registered bidders with updated information as deemed necessary by the Auctioneer.
Important Auction Information
Inspection Date: August 10, 2023 from 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Removal Date: Friday, August 11, 2023 starting at 8:30 AM by appointment.
Buyer’s Premium: 10% buyers premium is added to all purchases.
Sales Tax: 7% per Lexington County.
Payment Options: Payment for invoices greater than $2,000.00 must be made by cash, cashiers check, or wire transfer. For wire transfer instructions, please email mail@JoeBurns.com. For purchases of less than $2,000.00, the credit card (Visa or Mastercard only) on file will be charged for the full amount of purchases following the end of the auction. If you wish to arrange for an alternative payment method for your purchases, you must notify the auctioneer before the close of bidding. Cash purchases must be paid for with exact change only. Personal checks or company checks will not be accepted.
See Terms link above for additional auction terms & conditions.
Pickup Location: MAP - Use 434 Wise Ferry Road, Lexington SC for GPS. Pickup area is next door inside chainlink fence area, near Hwy. 378. Please watch for auction signs.